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Instructor Training Course
The Yachting Australia Instructor Training Course
Yachting Australia's Instructor Training Course provides pathways for all who complete the course and the associated assessments to receive a Statement of Attainment for one unit of competence as partial completion of TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment - TAADEL301C - Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills and also be eligible to gain accreditation from the Australian Sports Commission through the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) .
Anyone who currently holds Yachting Australia Instructor qualifications will have the opportunity to apply for recognition of their competencies through the Recognition of Prior Learning procedure (RPL). RPL is also available for those who have gained experience in other facets of their life.
The Yachting Australia Instructor course is conducted and recognised nationally and is applicable to all schemes. As such, a person seeking instructor endorsement for multiple schemes need only undertake the course once and would then undertake an assessment for each scheme (or part there of) for which they wish to gain their instructor endorsement.
Yachting Australia Instructor Courses are organised by Yachting Australia in conjunction with the Member Yachting Associations (MYAs). Please contact your relevant MYA if you are interested in attending this course or being assessed to achieve the outcomes of the course.
|Overview||This course builds on prior knowledge gained in the Assistant Instructor course. It is designed to extend those skills and fully prepare those who wish to provide quality instruction to yachting to beginners and intermediates. This course is applicable across all the Training Schemes. Each of the Schemes has pre-requisite certification requirements before you can become an Instructor in that Scheme.|
|How does this course differ from the current Yachting Australia Instructor's Course?||
The course content is the same, there are some differences in the assessments. The differences in the assessments were a requirement of VETAB in order to gain recognition for a unit of competence.
As some Maritime Statutory Authorities require for training to be conducted by suitably qualified people in order to be recognised by the Maritime Authority, there is a need for these instructors to hold nationally recognised training qualifications, or part thereof. An example of this is power boat training which is recognised for licensing purposes.
Yachting Australia has modified some of the assessment activities in order that, at any stage someone who has undertaken the Instructor's Course should not need to undertake additional training if they wished to be assessed to gain recognition for the Unit of Competence linked to this course.
|How long does the course take?||The Yachting Australia Instructor Training Course takes sixteen (16) hours of training plus time for assessment at a later date. It is usually conducted over 1 weekend plus one additional day at a later stage for assessment; there are both practical and theory assessments. There are five topics covered in the course (listed below in greater detail). The course may also be timetabled in a variety of different ways (eg conducted one night a week over several weeks). Contact your MYA for details as to the delivery strategy planned for each course.|
|Outcomes||The YA Instructor course will provide you with a good foundation in instructing technique. Following the course, you will be mentored whilst you gain instructing experience. You will then be able to undertake an assessment for each of the schemes you wish to instruct in.|
|Certification Awarded as a result of successful completion||
In order to attend the course:
Where can I take the course?
Please contact the MYA in your state. Their contact details can be found here.
What to do afterwards?
On completion of the course, you will need to instruct for 40 hours under a qualified Yachting Australia Instructor and your
To gain a YA Instructor Endorsement, you need to:
- What is an instructor and what is their role?
- Your instructing philosophy
- Code of Conduct / Ethics
- Drugs in sport
- Working with parents and officials
- Relationships with sports administrators
- Opportunities for ongoing professional development
- The importance of planning
- What is learning?
- Effective training and trainers
- Learning Principles, styles and stages
- Dimensions of competence
- Training needs analysis
- Setting goals and their relationship with individual training sessions
- Learning outcomes
- Task analysis
- Delivering training including presentation methods, using games, on water and shore based training
- Tips of using training aids
- Measuring success of your participants
- Developing session plans
- Communication including active listening, inclusiveness and question styles
- Barriers to communication
- Group management and dealing with difficult participants
- Flexible delivery
- Duty of care
- Your role in providing a safe environment
- Risk Management
- Emergency action plans
- Keeping of records
- Minimising risk
- Dealing with participant injuries
- Vessel inspections
- Stages of development
- Catering for individuals
- Accommodating varying motivations for participation
- Physical requirements for sailors
- Stretches prior to practise
- Physical limitations
- Administrative requirements
- MyCentre tool
- The Yachting Australia National Training Schemes.
The Assessment Procedure
- Conduct 3 different sessions of no longer than 15 minutes each
- These sessions should be about different topics, however topic selection is up to you. It must be relevant to the Scheme in which you are aiming to achieve Instructor recognition.
- You will need to supply a session plan for each of these sessions and show that you can follow your session plans
- Respond to a series of questions regarding your theoretical knowledge of instructing
All of the details and resources for the assessment are in the Instructor Diary. Prior to requesting assessment, make sure you have a look as they will help you prepare for a successful assessment.