Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibilitySkip to content


ASAPD Coaching Course

The Australian Sporting Alliance for People with a Disability (ASAPD) course is designed to provide basic skills, understanding and knowledge in a practical real-life framework so as you can be a more inclusive coach of people with a disability in sport and active recreation programs and activities. This free online course has been designed so you can learn at your own pace – anytime, anywhere, on any device. You will get practical tools and tips, hear valuable experiences and advice from individuals with disability and coaches providing confidence to support players and athletes to access sport and physical activity options and pathways. The course is available on the Australian Sports Commission’s Learning Centre.

To sign up to the course – click on here

ASC Community Coaching Essential Skills Course

Australian Sports Commission has created a modern approach to community coaching.

Developed in collaboration with the sport sector, the new approach is about supporting the development, education and training of coaches and empowering them to provide safe, fun and inclusive environments that focus on the needs of participants.

Learn more about the Essential Skills Course

Sport modifications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf Sports Australia has some great advice for modifying your approach when coaching or running games for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Sport modifications for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Riding for the Disabled Australia

Want to become a coach with Riding for the Disabled Australia? They have created programs that are delivered by volunteer coaches who have been especially trained with skills in horsemanship.

Become a Riding for the Disabled Australia Coach today

Special Olympics Coaching

The role of a Coach is multidimensional, complex and challenging. Special Olympics Australia has an extensive group of resources for coaching people with an intellectual disability.

Coaching Special Olympics Athletes

Special Olympic Team Photo


Some great Toolkits exist to help coaches work effectively with person’s who have a disability, ensuring that everyone has a great experience.

Check out this great Toolkit from the Inclusion Alliance.

National Sporting Organisations

Are you looking for information specific to a sport?

National Sporting Organisations in Australia are responsible for providing Coach Accreditation and Development programs for coaches in their sports. It’s likely, that their Coach Accreditation or Education program will have modules built in for coaching people with a disability.

We encourage you to look for your chosen sport’s Coach Accreditation program and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we would be happy to help you!