Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)

The RCC process allows coaches with historical qualifications or qualifications gained overseas to be assessed (both on-court and off-court) with the aim of attaining a current Tennis New Zealand coaching qualification.  

What is Recognition of Current Competence (RCC)?

Coaches gain skills and knowledge through a range of experiences. Previous learning, however achieved, can significantly contribute towards a person’s current level of competence.

Each of the coaching qualifications offered by Tennis New Zealand are made up of a number of units of competency. Each of these units consists of elements of competency that describe the essential outcomes participants must achieve.

RCC is a process that assesses the individual’s formal and informal learning to determine the extent to which that individual has achieved the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes or standards for entry to, and/or partial or total completion of a coaching course.

RCC is the process of an assessor collecting evidence and making a judgement against the requirements of one or more units of competency.

Who can apply?

You can apply for RCC if you feel your learning and experiences meet the requirements for one or more of the units of competency for either the Junior Development Coaching or Club Professional Coaching qualifications offered by Tennis New Zealand.

A key factor in this process is the provision of evidence by the candidate. This evidence must be current and provided to allow Tennis New Zealand RCC assessors to assess your application.

Benefits of RCC

Completing RCC comes with some great benefits:

  • Speeds up the process of becoming a tennis coach with a current and internationally recognised qualification
  • Avoids the problem of participants having to unnecessarily repeat learning experiences
  • Encourages the development of various assessment procedures
  • Assesses the candidate’s current competence in comparison to the stated standards of competence required
  • Clarifies what relevant skills the participant does and does not possess – so the learning program can be tailored accordingly


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