Coaching general principles courses have been developed by the Australian Sports Commission, and cover the aspects of coaching common to all sports. There are two coaching general principles courses available :
Beginning Coaching General Principles
This program is aimed at the new or first time coach, who has no previous coaching experience. In particular, it is aimed at coaches working with children. There are five modules in the course and it takes approximately 6-8 hours to complete. This course is available online (see related links at the bottom of the page for further information).