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Updating your NCAS Accreditation

Updating Policy


All levels of coaching accreditation are current for a four year period.  To re-accredit, coaches must undertake a range of updating activities outlined in the updating policy.

Update Points for Re-Accrediation


PCA requires all accredited NCAS Pony Club Coaches to complete updating tasks in line with the requirements of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

Our policy requires Preliminary Coaches to attain 12 points over a four year period and Level 1 Coaches to attain 24 points over a four year period to remain accredited.

Following verification of the Update information, your State/Territory Association office will forward a completed NCAS Update Registration Form to Pony Club Australia for processing and forwarding to the Australian Sports Commission.

Level of Accreditation

Points per 4 years

Minimum per year

Points in excess available to carry over

Preliminary

12

2

3

Level 1

24

4

6

 

Updating activities are those which will help you as a coach to improve your knowledge and skills in the sport and your teaching and communication skills.

The types of activities attracting points are many and varied. The examples on the next page will provide you with a good idea of what you can do to earn points. Coaches are encouraged to obtain and maintain First Aid qualifications which will attract updating points.

Update Points


Preliminary Coaches must attain at least 5 points through practical teaching at a recognised Pony Club activity during the four year period and at least 3 points must be gained from attendance at a Pony Club Coaching & Professional Development Course during the four year period.

Level 1 Coaches must attain at least 12 points through practical teaching at a recognised Pony Club activity during the four year period and at least 6 points must be gained from attendance at a Pony Club Coaching & Professional Development Course during the four year period.

Activity Points

Coaching at an affiliated Pony Club. List the total number of days spent coaching

6

Act as a Mentor Coach for a coaching applicant for a period of not less than 6  months

4

Coaching other than at Pony Club, on a regular basis. i.e. RDA

2

Participate in NCAS refresher training or professional development course, including examiners or coach educator workshop

6

Attend judges school/course building/technical delegate course (run by Pony Club or EFA)

4

Obtain or renew First Aid Certificate

4

Act as a demonstration rider in a coaching/judges course

3

Write an article in a magazine/newsletter on coaching riding or horse management

2

Complete TAFE or other recognised equine course at tertiary institution.  
(If in doubt check with your Pony Club State Association)

10

Attend a train the trainer course (TAFE, EFA or private provider run).  
These courses can be of value even if not directly related to equine topics

4

Involvement in State/Territory, National or International competitions as a coach (not a competitor).

3

Attend a clinic as a rider or a spectator with an internationally recognised coach or a Level 3 coach. 
The clinic can be of one or more days and the coach must spend at least 8 hours watching and participating.

4

Examine at Pony Club C Certificate level or a higher level

4

Please forward all updating paperwork with the $15 renewal fee to

Pony Club Association of Victoria

73 - 75 Mackie Road

Mulgrave   VIC   3170

Payment can be via direct deposit, credit card or cheque made out to Pony Club Association of Victoria (NOT PCAV please)

 

Other Links
 Coaching Activity Sheet
 NCAS Updating Policy

 

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