NSW Rugby Union – Education & Training aims to improve the coaching standards across NSW. Our objective is to provide you with the relevant information and resources to assist you in your endeavours in becoming a coach in Rugby Union.

From coaching courses, accreditation's, drills/activities and employment opportunities, we hope to create an easy to navigate, up to date and comprehensive web page.

For any enquires about NSW Rugby - Education & Training contact:
Michael Doyle
0412 608 496


SmartRugby – to be a coach or referee in Australia SmartRugby is the minimum qualification required

Coaching Kids – this course is to give you activities and ideas to coach younger age groups

Foundation – gives participants the basic structure to coach and officiate. To gain an ASC Level 1, you must attend a Foundation course

Development – designed for senior coaches (+U16s). To gain an ASC Level 2, you must attend a Development Coach course

Performance – designed for coaches coaching elite or semi-elite. This course is run by the ARU and is the first step to obtaining a Level 3 in Coaching

Re-Accreditation – each qualification & accreditation has an expiry date, ensure you are aware of when yours expires


FutureTahs Coaching Series – for coaches wanting to gain further knowledge and activities on how to coach the Core Skills for Rugby Union

Waratah Ways – programs for clubs to have specialise coaching for their coaches held at their own club

Advanced Coaching Seminar – for coaches looking to gain the latest in coaching methodology from a range of guest coaches and specialists in their field

Advanced Coaching Program – for Level 2 coaches who would like to obtain the necessary skills to progress through to the Performance Coaching course (Level 3)


Pathways – Are you coaching for the first time or coaching a younger age group?

Positions Vacant – NSW Rugby Union – Education and Training are looking for the right people to take up a number of positions and opportunities