Quality education is vital to the development of the AusCycling Coach and Instructor Pathway. This ensures that our people are knowledgeable and skilled at all levels.
The Coach and Instructor Education Framework supports an individual to focus on either working as a participation instructor or performance coach (or both).
Additionally it provides specific add-on specialisation courses based on the interest and focus of each Coach or Instructor.
AusCycling courses aim to increase the quality of coaches and instructors by:
All courses require participants to demonstrate required competencies for each level and discipline. Coaches and Instructors progress from a gained knowledge (theory) to sessions of delivery (practical).
The AusCycling courses provide an aspiring coach/instructor with the opportunity to learn more about the process of coaching (what, when, where and how) through a mixture of practical and theory based learning. This approach ensures the competencies required at each level are progressed in an appropriate and robust format.
The Community Instructor course is the entry point to the AusCycling Coach and Instructor Pathway.
The Community Instructor course provides participants with an underpinning knowledge of cycling and it's disciplines, the roles and responsibilities of an AusCycling Instructor, and a range of fundamental instruction skills.
This course is fully delivered through e-learning and after completion of the Course the participant is accredited to assist coaches and instructors across the AusCycling disciplines of BMX, MTB, CX, Road and Track.
The AusCycling Community Instructor is able to include course extension areas of Mini Wheelers sessions (suitable for parents and junior riders from 14yrs).
The BMX School Track Teacher extension course provides teachers with the knowledge to assist with delivery of school based BMX sessions on accredited BMX tracks.
You will be able to enrol in the Mini Wheelers and BMX School Teacher sessions once you have completed the Community Instructor modules.
The AusCycling Foundation Instructor course gives the participant a taster of Instructor practices with the theory component delivered through E-Learning. The course is aimed at individuals who want to assist others to learn the skills and tactics of riding a bicycle within the AusCycling recognised disciplines within the community and club levels.
The course works examines areas of:
The Foundation Instructor will be able to become accredited in one or more of the following disciplines:
The theory components of this course are delivered through e-learning followed by a face-to-face practical component.
A Foundation Instructor is able to be accredited in one or multiple disciplines. Any Foundation Instructor who has completed an accreditation in one discipline does not need to retake the common modules. They will only be required to undertake the discipline specific modules and practical training requirements.
This course is the equivalent of the MTBA Level 1 Skills Instructor, CA Community Club Coach, CA Introductory Skills Instructor (Road) and BMXA Club Coach accreditations.
This course is aimed at individuals who want to coach at club level and State/Territory Championship/Open level. The course focuses on supporting coaches to develop and advance their knowledge on development of advancing riders technical skills, fitness and racing skills.
The Development Coach will be able to become accredited in one or more of the following disciplines:
Any instructor or coach who has completed accreditation in one discipline is able to undertake additional specific modules and practical training requirements and does not need to retake the common theory modules.
This course is delivered via face-to-face delivery and requires practical components post-course.
This course is the equivalent of the BMXA, CA and MTBA Level 1 Coach.
The AusCycling Advanced Coaching course is aimed at the coach who works with elite athletes competing in National Championships. In particular, this course provides the underpinning knowledge for coaching an emerging elite / young athlete who seeks to represent Australia at Junior or Under- 23 international events.
The course provides in-depth information on the physiology and physiological assessment of a cyclist, performance assessment and monitoring, sports psychology in cycling, advanced racing skills and race preparation, recovery techniques and crisis management of the injured cyclist.
The course is delivered face-to-face in a 4-day period and requires practical components post-course.
This course is not discipline specific however successful candidates will need to show competency in one nominated discipline. Coaches will be accredited in that chosen discipline.
This course is the equivalent of the CA or UCI Level 2 Coaching Course, Level 2 MTBA Coaching Course.
The AusCycling Elite Coaching Course focuses on working with the coach to explore their full potential as a coach through the lens of Mastery under the FTEM model with the knowledge and skills to work as the lead coach of an Australian team at National and World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
This 12-month course provides self-directed learning completed through a structured and supervised research project on a topic new to the coach and which shows the potential to build the capacity and success of the Australian Cycling Team or other High Performance environments.
Areas in AusCycling the Elite coach may work in include mentoring of Advanced coaches, the development of National cycling coach policy, supporting athlete development for major international competition, leading research and development teams in a high performance environment.
This course is not discipline specific however successful candidates will need to show competency in one nominated discipline.
This course is the equivalent of the CA Level 3 Coaching Course.
The Sport Director course has been developed by AusCycling in order to help develop the skills required to undertake this role within a road team. The course provides Sport Directors with opportunities to learn, to study and be assessed for both the theoretical and practical aspects of acting in this role.
The course aims to provide candidates with the advanced skills to act in the role of Sport Director at continental and national events.
The course is an interactive and practical course that examines the principles and practises of this role. The course is delivered over two days of presentations, discussions and practical workshop activities.
Many road cycling groups have set their own “bunch rules” and social norms which make for safe and considered bunch riding. The language, verbal and non-verbal, is paramount to safety while riding as it informs every rider in the bunch and ensures the enjoyment of cycling in bunches.
Historically, road riding bunch norms have been handed down through the generations of cyclists and generally by a former elite athlete.
Recognising the shift of new individuals coming into the sport, the need to have consistent knowledge of bunch riding standards, ride planning, conduct and evaluation is a priority of AusCycling.
The Road Ride Leader course prepares persons who find themselves leading the decision making in daily rides by offering a set of ground rules and approaches to dealing with everyday bunch situations.
The remit of a Road Ride Leader is the ability to lead a group of up to 30 adults, 15 adolescents, or 10 children in planned, risk managed and documented low traffic riding environments.
Please note, it is outside the scope of practice for a Road Ride Leader (non-accredited coach) to provide any physiology-based training programs to any rider.
Potential Ride Leader groups are:
The Track Motor Pacer course has been developed by AusCycling in order to help develop the skills required to act in the ‘Motor Pacer’ role at club racing and training.
The course provides participants with the opportunity to develop competency in track motorcycle riding, communications skills and risk management.
The course is an interactive and practical course that supports the demonstration of competency in this role.
All candidates must have be a current Member of AusCycling and have an Australian Motorcycle license (non-probationary).
This course is offered by State and Territory offices from time to time.