For boys and girls ages 7-13
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
Orienteering Instructor and Learn and Play Coach accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of Orienteering ACT. Competition Coach and Performance Coach accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of OA.
Please contact the Coaching Administration Officer if you need help.
Orienteering Instructor Accreditation is the entry point of the Orienteering Australia (OA) coaching accreditation structure.
Orienteering Instructor Accreditation has been designed to meet the needs of both:
- School teachers wanting to deliver orienteering in primary or secondary schools.
- Community members, who could be current orienteers, wanting to deliver orienteering coaching/skill instruction in community or school setting.
This level is suitable to become a Sporting Schools coach. For community members, the basic requirements are to attend a short workshop, hold a WWVP card, and be a member of an orienteering club. For teachers, only workshop attendance is required. Completion of an ASC online course (approx. 3-4 hours) and a first aid certificate are also recommended.
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.
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: