For boys and girls ages 12-18
For girls ages 7-18
For beginner adults (parents in particular)
For anyone over 18
For experienced 18-35 year olds
Coaching accreditation information is available on the Orienteering Australia website: Coaching Accreditation
Level 0 and 1 coach accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of Orienteering ACT. Level 2 and above accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of OA.
Please contact the Coaching Administration Officer if you need help.
Also known as a community level coach. This level is suitable to become a Sporting Schools coach. The basic requirements are to complete an online course (approx. 3-4 hours), attend a short workshop, and be a regular participant at club level events. Note that the Level 0 course is not an accredited course, but has been recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).
Children aged 7-13
Children aged 12-18
Canberra’s elite team
Children aged 7-13 (programs typically involve half a day for 4 weeks at a time)
Coaching Scholarships Program
Working With Vulnerable People
The law in the ACT requires coaches and others carrying out activities with children to be registered under the Working With Vulnerable People Act 2011.
There are certain circumstances where a coach may not be required to be registered for one-off type activities. These circumstances are described in s.12 of the Act here: WWVP ACT – s12 exceptions to registration.
If you have any queries about how the WWVP legislation applies to you, please read the guidance from Access Canberra here or contact the primary schools coaching coordinator in the first instance: