Foundation Instructor Course

Foundation Instructor

Cost:   Mountain Bike, Road, Track: $290
             BMX: $200

The AusCycling Foundation Instructor course introduces the participant to coaching a cycling discipline.

The course is aimed at club and community members, parents and teachers who want to learn the basics of group management, risk assessment, and teaching techniques to assist others to develop their cycling skills within the AusCycling discipline at the community and club levels.

The Foundation Instructor can become accredited in one or more of the following disciplines: 

  • BMX
  • Mountain Bike
  • Road
  • Track

What's Included

The AusCycling Foundation Instructor course examines the areas of;

  • Managing group and individual behaviours
  • Risk management
  • Skills analysis and development 
  • Basic Mechanical skills
  • Basic bike setup

At the completion of the course, Foundation Instructors will be able to plan, develop and review introductory skills sessions appropriate to beginner to intermediate level riders.

Foundation Instructor Pre-Requisites

Minimum Age16 years of age 
AusCycling MembershipMinimum of Lifestyle MembershipCLICK HERE
Working with
Children Check
Required for all coaches and instructors (some individuals may be exempt based on location or age)CLICK HERE
First Aid CertificateProvide First Aid - HLTAID011  
Child Protection *online course onlySport Integrity Australia - Safeguarding in Sport InductionCLICK HERE
Clean Sport *online course onlySport Integrity Australia – Clean Sport 101CLICK HERE



Course Outline

Mountain Bike (MTB) 

The Foundation Instructor MTB course combines both the theory and practical components in a full one-day Face-to-Face course. 

Due to this system, for a Foundation Instructor MTB course, use the Course Calendar link found here to find a course near you.

If there is not a course listed in your area, please enter your details into the EOI list click here or email [email protected] for further information.

*Note: there is no online component for this discipline*

BMX, Road and Track

The Foundation Instructor BMX, Road and Track courses are a combination of a theory component delivered on-line and a Face-to-Face practical assessment. 

You will be required to complete the three (3) components listed to be issued with an accreditation;

  • Completion of all on-line modules
  • Attendance of a face-to-face assessment
  • Meet the pre-requites requirements

Ready to Get Started? 

Already have an e-learning account? Log into your existing account CLICK HERE
 If you are taking your first course via the e-learning system, click on the discipline below you’d like to start your accreditation with. 
Foundation Instructor - BMXCLICK HERE
Foundation Instructor - Road CLICK HERE
Foundation Instructor - Track CLICK HERE


Coach and Instructor Remit

Foundation Instructors need to operate under the discipline-specific remit, which outlines such items as instructor/rider ratios and the skills that can be taught based on the level of accreditation.  

CLICK HERE for the coaching remit of a Foundation Instructor for each discipline.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Face to Face Practical Assessments

Practical assessments are generally held once every 2 to 3 months in metropolitan capital cities and major regional centers in each state. 

CLICK HERE for information on locations of practical assessments.

If there isn’t a practical assessment showing close to you, please enrol into the Foundation Instructor Course and start your theory modules. AusCycling monitors the locations of members enrolled into theory modules and seeks to have assessment sessions set up regularly. 

  • Remote Practical Assessment

While AusCycling is willing to travel to deliver bike education through out Australia (minimum of 6 participants required for a course), we also recognise the challenges for those who live in remote parts of Australia.

If you live more than 300km from a capital city or main regional centre in your State or Territory and your address is classified as Rural (RRMA 3-5) or above, you may qualify for a practical assessment by video.  To apply for a remote practical assessment, you are required to have completed your theory modules.

To check the classification of your address, visit RRMA Classification  

A remote practical assessment requires the completion of a video regarding a number of practical assessment tasks. Further information regarding the remote practical assessment is available in the Practical Assessment module of your on-line Foundation Instructor course.


  • Additional Discipline Foundation Instructor Accreditation

A Foundation Instructor is able to be accredited in one or multiple disciplines.  Any Foundation Instructor who has completed accreditation in one discipline does not need to retake the common theory modules.  They will only be required to undertake the discipline-specific modules and practical assessment requirements.   

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