How To Become A Coach

Getting started

Whether you are thinking about becoming a coach or looking to build on your existing skills and expertise, Fencing WA offers support and opportunities to assist you on your journey.

To become a coach you will need to do the following:

  • Register with FencingWA  

    • All coaches must be affiliated with FencingWA to take participate in FWA events and courses .   

    • Coaches are not covered by the National Insurance Program unless they are an affiliated with FencingWA.  

    • FencingWA Coaching Affiliation must be renewed annually.

    • Coaching Affiliation is FREE

  • Have a Working with Child Check

    • The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) is a compulsory screening strategy in Western Australia and the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

    • A WWC Check is required by a person if they are coaching anyone under the age of 18 years old.

    • For further information on the process and exemptions go to

  • Complete the Sport Australia Community Coaching Principles Course   

    • The Sport Australia Essentials Course helps coaches create a fun, safe and inclusive environments for participants.

    • The free online course has been designed so coaches can learn at their own pace and complete eight modules anytime, anywhere on any devices.


FencingWA Coach Affiliation Requirements

  • Coaching in a FencingWA affiliated club.

  • Have a Working with Children Check Card.

  • Completed the Sport Australia Community Coaching Principles Online Course.

  • Register as a FWA coach annually.    

  • Register with AFF as a trainee coach. 

Coaching Accreditation Courses

FencingWA recognises the importance of having accredited coaches within the sport of Fencing and supports the coaching accreditation by:

  • Conducting coaching courses.

  • Providing administrative support for coaches to obtain or upgrade their accreditation through courses and Recognised Prior Learning (RPL)

Requirements of Becoming a Level 1 Accredited Coach

  • Be a member of FencingWA

  • Have a WWC Check Card

  • Certified in the Sport Australia Community Principles

  • Certified in First Aid (HLTAID003)

  • Attend a coaching course