2023 Accreditation Framework Updates

Starting January 1st 2023, the following Level 2 and Level 3 Coaching Accreditations will undergo the changes as listed below:

Existing accreditation periods and expiry dates will remain the same for Coaches and Referees who are currently Level 2 or Level 3 Candidates. The new 4-year accreditation period for “Associate” Accreditation will only apply to accreditations attained from 1 January 2023.

Renewal of Accreditations under the updated framework:

  • Changes to the Coach/Referee accreditation renewal policy will also take place in 2023.
  • Coaches and Referees will be able to renew their accreditations using the previous process for the first 6 months of 2023. From 1 July 2023 any expired accreditations will have to undergo the new renewal.

Details of the updated renewal process and all other accreditation process are detailed in the updated Volleyball Australia Coach Accreditation Framework and Volleyball Australia Referee Accreditation Framework.

NEW Online Accreditation Management System:

VA Accreditation Portal

Volleyball Australia are launching a NEW Online Accreditation Management System on January 17th 2022 using the Revolutionise (RevSport) platform.

This will include NEW Level 1 Coach and Referee Courses which will be available from January 17th 2022.

Volleyball Australia will send an email via the Revsport Portal to all coaches and referees in the first week of the new system going live to inform them of the switch to the RevSport System with instructions on how to register, check their accreditation information in their account, as well as all information on how accreditation will be managed from January 17th 2022.

The NEW System will be the only source of accreditation registration, upgrade and renewal from now on and will replace the Volleyball Queensland online forms used to date.

With the NEW System in place, accreditation is the sole responsibility of individuals. To check accreditation status, enroll in courses, submit paperwork for accreditation upgrade or renew accreditation, individuals will need to log in and use the NEW Online Accreditation Management System (RevSport system). The accreditation certificates will be on the portal and can be downloaded by individuals directly.

Please note that Volleyball Queensland does NOT keep records of individuals’ paperwork on file and this is the sole responsibility of the individual.

Level 1 Coaching Course

The online Fundamentals of Coaching Course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in a range of volleyball coaching concepts and skills. It is targeted towards those engaged in coaching at local junior club and school-team level, as well as primary school (Spikezone) programs. A Level 1 Coaching Accreditation is the minimum requirement for coaches at certain competitions throughout Australia, and is an important stepping stone for those looking to reach higher levels of Accreditation.

Price: $55.00
Pre-requisites: Participants must be turning at least 14 years old in the year the Accreditation starts.
Includes: Nationally recognised Level 1 Accreditation and certificate.

The following steps must be completed to gain a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation:
1. Complete the Fundamentals of Coaching Course (link above) and upload your completion certificate to the Accreditation Portal for assessment.
2. Ensure you have a current Volleyball Queensland membership (any level is fine).


Please note, content from the following online modules is now included in the Fundamentals of Coaching Course so applicants will no longer be required to upload completion badges from the SIA/PBTR courses listed below. These completion badges are still required for Level 2 and above Accreditations.

Register and access the online course through Volleyball Australia’s Accreditation Portal.

VA Accreditation Portal

Level 2 Coaching Course

The Volleyball Australia Level 2 course is designed to provide volleyball enthusiasts with a deeper understanding of volleyball coaching principles and practice. The program is delivered face-to-face and generally conducted over one full day or two half days/evenings.

Prior to attending the course, Level 2 candidate coaches are to:

Upcoming Level 2 Coaching Courses:

L2 Coaching course – EOI

VA Accreditation Portal

IN-HOUSE L2 Coaching course request form

Level 3 Coaching Course

This three day face-to-face coaching course is the highest coaching qualification available through VQ and refines previously developed skills. Participants must hold a current Level 2 coaching accreditation and have completed the Intermediate Coaching General Principles which will cost $150.

Price: $480
Pre-requisites: Participants must be a current Volleyball Australia Level 2 Coach
Includes: Nationally recognised Level 3 accreditation, certificate, and Advanced Coaching Manual

Please note, all new coaches must complete the following Play by the Rules courses:
Harassment and Discrimination
– Child Safeguarding in Sport Induction (For 18 year olds and over only)

VA Accreditation Portal

L3 Coaching course – EOI

Level 4 Coaching Course

VA is currently in the process of developing a level 4 criteria and process, but does not currently offer this qualification.

Click here for further updates.

Upcoming Coaching Opportunities

Sporting School Coaches
We are currently seeking coaches (Level 1 minimum) to assist in delivering the Sporting School program to Queensland Schools. If you are interested, please contact our Education and Participation Coordinator, Jason Matulick – education@vq.org.au
Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities. Volleyball Queensland is a proud Sporting Schools provider, and has delivered programs to various primary and high schools across Queensland.

Accreditation FAQs
Q: I am trying to apply for an Accreditation but when I go to register I am getting one of the messages below:  

A: If you have never created an account in the accreditation system (Revsport) before you will need to create a new account using the button below on the register page. The Volleyball Queensland membership system is separate from the accreditation system, so even if you are already a Volleyball Queensland member you will need to create a new account.

Q: What is the process for renewing my Level 1 Coaching/Refereeing Accreditation?

A: The renewal process for L1 Accreditations is the same as applying for a new L1 Accreditation:

The following steps must be completed to renew a Level 1 Coaching Accreditation:
1. Complete the Fundamentals of Coaching Course and upload your completion certificate to the Accreditation Portal for assessment.
2. Ensure you have a current Volleyball Queensland membership (any level is fine).


The following steps must be completed to renew a Level 1 Refereeing Accreditation:
1. Complete the Fundamentals of Refereeing Course and upload your completion certificate to the Accreditation Portal for assessment.
2. Ensure you have a current Volleyball Queensland membership (any level is fine).


Q: What is the process for renewing my Level 2 or above Coaching/Refereeing Accreditation?

A: Renewal of Level 2 or above Accreditations is slightly different for each level, but the general requirements are below:

  1. Be a current member of Volleyball Queensland (any level).
  2. Have a current Coaching/Refereeing Accreditation at the level you are renewing.
  3. Complete/update relevant PBTR/SIA online courses.
  4. Complete the activities required to earn sufficient Continued Development Credit (CDC) points and record on the relevant VA CDC points log-sheet (verification documents required):

Referee CDC Points Log-Sheet

Coach CDC Points Log-Sheet

VA Accreditation Renewal Policy (CDC information)


For further information contact VQ.

For more information about the accreditation process, please refer to Volleyball Australia’s Coach Education and Development Program.

For more coaching resources, please refer to the FIVB tools and resources centre.

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