The following coaching courses will be running for NEW coaches. Sessions are ideally suited to coaches who regularly work at club level, either coaching a team or individual coaching. Coaches who oversee a Pennant team can also benefit from obtaining this accreditation.

The course covers areas including, but not limited to:

  • Demonstrate the legal and ethical responsibilities of a club coach
  • Identify the roles and information needs of a club coach
  • Review the coaching session
  • Demonstrate appropriate risk management audit
  • Apply risk management principles

Cost: $100.00

Courses have restarted and new courses will be set up shortly.

Register now:
Online registration only. Click here to register.

You can enter the coach accreditation pathway at either the Introductory Coach or Club Coach Level. Read on to determine which level suits your preferred coaching environment. The pathway is outlined in the diagram below.

Each level of accreditation is supported by a coaching manual with all the information you need to coach you players in your environment. Attending the course provides you with the opportunity to meet other coaches who can share ideas and provide an insight as to what they are doing to improve their players.

The courses are conducted by Assessors & Presenters approved by Bowls Victoria and Bowls Australia. They are skilled coaches who are dedicated to providing you with a quality education experience.

To attend a course, contact your club’s coaching committee, your Region coaching committee or Bowls Victoria, or check the list below for course contacts.


Ideally suited to coaches working with schools, social bowlers and those introducing a new participant to the game.


Ideally suited to coaches regularly working at club level, either coaching a team or individual coaching.


The online form to complete to register to attend an upcoming course or module. Dates of courses are listed in form. If there are no suitable dates please send an expression of interest to suggested email address.


Ideally suited to Division / Region level coaches, junior state coaches, state assistant coaches, development squad coaches.


A focus on minimising subjectivity as a basis for selection and a module on tactics.