To remain registered as an accredited coach with the Australian Fencing Federation, coaches must satisfy the requirements listed below. Coaches must log in and declare that they have met the minimum requirements in the AFF's Portal.

Refer to individual state websites for the relevant membership category and fee.

The certification process varies from state to state. Please check with your state association if you are unsure.

All coaches must hold a current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) qualification.

This is a free, online course provided by Sports Australia. It contains four modules, including assessment, and takes around four hours to complete. It must be completed every four years.

To do the course, first register here:

› Sport Australia Community Coaching General Principles course

Each coaching level requires the following number of annual coaching hours to remain current.

Level 0 0
Level 1 0
Level 2 10
Level 3 20

The AFF has a prescribed list of Continual Learning Activities (CLAs). The list of CLAs is located in the portal. For 2019/2020 the AFF has a list of 23 CLAs. Level 2 and Level 3 must be able to declare that they have met at least 5 of the 23 possible CLAs.

Level 0 and Level 1 Coaches do not have a CLA requirement. 

Click the link below to view CLAs from within the Portal.


Accredited coaches who provide details of where they coach have public liability insurance coverage under the AFF national insurance scheme.

Ensure your insurance coverage is up-to-date by declaring your coaching locations with the AFF.

"A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life."

John Wooden