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Once you have gained a qualification as a coach, you are will need to become accredited with Badminton Australia this accreditation lasts 4 years. Your Badminton Australia Coach Accreditation will detail the expiry date.

During your 4 years, you need to be coaching and complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points by taking part in general and specific coaching courses and updates, attending coach education conferences or undertaking teacher training.

As a minimum you need to undertake at least 10 hours of coaching per year plus at least 20 CPD points.

To stay accredited you need the following:

Stage 1:

  • Take a Badminton Australia approved coaching course
  • Register for your Coaching Accreditation with Badminton Australia when you successfully complete the coaching course – if that has not been included in your coaching course program.
  • This accredits you as a coach, at the level of the course that you have passed, for four (4) years.

Stage 2:

  • You need to keep up-to-date – that is to you need to prove that you are coaching and that you have undertaken professional coaching training or relevant education each year
  • The number of coaching hours and the amount or type of education/training depends on the level at which you have qualified.

Hours of coaching need to be verified by the head coach or board member, such as the president, of your club.

Below are two tables that outline; a. your practical hours per year required and minimum professional development points you must accrue, b. a list of example professional development activities that will give you points. Be aware that this list is not exhaustive and if you have other training that you have undertaken and believe it constitutes recognition please get in touch so that Badminton Australia can assess your application and activity.

Level of Qualification

Hours of Practical Coach p/ Year

CPD Points Required Over 4 Year Accreditation

Shuttle Time



BA 1



BWF 1/ BA 1A



BWF 2/ BA 2



BWF 3/ BA 3



Continued Professional Development Activity Points Allocated
Attain next level of badminton coaching qualification 20
Present BWF level 1 course 15
Present or assess at a Badminton Australia coaching workshop 15
Present or assess at a Badminton Australia coaching course, including Shuttle Time 15
Complete Shuttle Time Tutor course 15
Complete a sport related tertiary degree or equivalent (e.g. Diploma Sports Coaching) 10
Complete Shuttle Time Teacher course 10
Attend a Badminton Australia conference, seminar or workshop 10
Selection to coach a state/territory team 10
Complete an approved First Aid course 5
Attend/Complete ASC online courses (e.g Coaching Principles, Play by the Rules) 5
Attend/Complete a course delivered by State/Territory Department of Sport and Recreation or equivalent 5
Attend/Complete a Badminton Australia approved State/Territory Coaching Workshop 5

To complete free online courses that can contribute to your re-accreditation you can visit the Sport Australia learning portal or theSport Integrity learning portals.


Badminton Australia want to ensure that its coaches can keep their experience sufficient and current, to have an accredited and knowledgeable coaching network. However, we also recognise that from-time-to-time, that coaches may take a break from the sport. We value and respect your experience. If you have taken a break from coaching but would like to get back involved as a coach please contact BA at  education@badminton.org.au to find out more.