EA’s education policies and structures aim to provide all EA Members with a platform by which they can increase their participation in Equestrian activities. This is done through the continual improvement and expansion of member education opportunities and training services.
Equestrian sports are dynamic activities that involve blending knowledge and experiences. Equestrian Australia offers certificate and accreditation courses in three areas:
- General Education;
- Coaching; and
The Welfare of the Horse is the first priorty of Equestrian Australia, therefore it is the underpinning principle of all EA Certificate and Accreditation Courses.
EA Coach Courses Accredited with the NCAS
NCAS stands for National Coaching Accreditation Scheme and was started in 1980 by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). NCAS is not specific to equestrian, there are nearly 100 Sports registered with the NCAS program.
Entry level is Introductory which is aimed at coaches who want to specialise in coaching beginners. Level 3 is the highest standard of accreditation - and is for coaches who work in the high performance areas and/or coach elite riders. At present Equestrian Australia offers coach accreditation in:General, Dressage, Eventing, Jumping, Vaulting and Carriage Driving
NEW!! EQ Sport Development Program for EA Coaches and Officials
In 2014 EQ has developed a NEW Sport Development Funding Program which is open specifically to assist in the upgrading of EA/FEI Officials and Coaches. Please note to apply for these you must already be registered and qualified under the EA NOAS/NCAS programs and attending official EA/FEI courses to upgrade/refresh.
CLICK HERE to view the 2014 application forms, criterias and terms
Notice to ALL EQ NCAS Coaches:
As a new incentive to coaches, you will receive a rebate of $10.00 for every new member that takes out a EQ Membership for the first time.