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Level 1 - Instructor Coaching Course - Overview

Australian Martial Arts Coaching System Level 1


Module Code       Module Title

PRAC001           Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
PWHS001          Participate in workplace health and safety
PCP001             Plan and conduct programs
IBSD001           Instruct the basic skills of unarmed self defence

Enrolment Period      12 months - Can be in a matter of weeks it is up to the individual

Delivery Mode            Online


This course covers instructing others in basic unarmed self-defence skills against a single, unarmed opponent and is aimed at those working as self-defence instructors in a community recreation environment. Participants can start at any level which they feel matches their martial arts qualifications or industry status. If you prefer the units in a Level 2 or 3 you can enrol in a higher level. 

Other areas covered in this course include undertaking a risk-analysis process in relation to activities, applying general work health and safety requirements and implementing basic warm up and cool down programs to assist participants to prepare for activity and also aid in post activity recovery.

Course content

  1. Program planning.
  2. Identifying and managing risk.
  3. Instructing basic unarmed self-defence.
  4. Conducting basic warm-up and cool-down programs.
  5. Reviewing and evaluating performance.

Teaching and learning processes

Online lectures, presentations, forums and self-assessment activities.

Learning Outcomes

At completion of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify participant needs and expectations.
  • Plan a basic self-defence program.
  • Instruct a basic self-defence program.
  • Implement a warm-up and cool down program.
  • Evaluate and review performance of self, and the program, and identify potential improvements.
  • Identify risks, conduct a risk analysis and risk assessment of all activities.
  • Treat and manage risk appropriately in line with organisational and national standards.
  • Monitor and review risk management strategies.
  • Work safely and contribute to the management of Workplace Health and Safety whilst minimising risk.

Qualification Outcome

  1. Industry Recognised 'Assistant Instructor' certificate issued by MAA (Peak Industry Body)
  2. Business Resources Pack - 1A for school operations
  3. Access to Free Business Webinars
  4. Access to Business Mentoring by industry experts (discounted rates)
  5. Can be used to qualify for an Instructor Accreditation (meeting martial arts skills requirements).

Who is this course aimed at? This is our entry level martial arts instructor's course for people to gain a core base understanding of coaching and business operational principles. Ideally it is for teacher helpers /assistant instructors to senior instructors (2+ years of training - purple / brown / black belt level equivalent) 

Prerequisites for enrolling for this course: A student is required to have a minium level of martial arts skills / knowledge (2 years). Currently training at a martial arts school and is working / planning to work to help the Chief Instructor / Owner take classes / run the school.

* Cost: $250
* Group School Packs available upon requests

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