Rugby Australia – Foundation Courses (Coaches and Referees)


Rugby Australia will be conducting Foundation Courses (Coaches and Referees) at Sunshine Coast Grammar Schools on Saturday 17 November commencing at 9:00am. Register here:


The Foundation Certificate Course is an excellent way for coaches and referees to improve their knowledge of Rugby and represents the first step in the pathway towards Level 1 accreditation.

The course is targeted at coaches and referees involved with youth coaching (U13 to U19 level).

It focuses on the Core Skill areas of the game, how to coach, how to referee, and the relevant Laws related to each area of the game.

Course modules include:

  • Rugby – The Game Balance & Stability
  • Attack and Defence
  • Tackle, Ruck and Maul
  • Game Elements
  • Scrum and Lineout
  • Kick Offs & Restarts
  • Coaching, The Role of Referee and Accreditation Requirements

This course also covers the requirements of SmartRugby.

You will notice you have access to ARU’s online version of Smart Rugby when you enrol in the Foundation Certificate Course.

You are welcome to complete the online version but you are NOT REQUIRED to.

Your online Smart Rugby learning will be marked as complete by an administrator once your attendance is confirmed at the Foundation Course.

Accreditation Pathway:

Awarded on successful completion of the following learning event:

  • Foundation Certificate Course (face to face)
  • Smart Rugby.

A Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for enrolment into the following accreditation pathways:

  • ARU Coach Level 1
  • ARU Referee Level 1.

Course Prerequisite:

  • Nil

Enrolment Eligibility Rules:

  • No younger than 15 years of age at the time of enrolment.

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