AusCycling | Foundation Instructor Course

Foundation Instructor Course

Foundation Instructor


  • MTB, ROAD, TRACK: $290
  • BMX: $200


The AusCycling Foundation Instructor course introduces the participant to Instructor practices. The theory component is delivered on-line and once completed, is followed by a practical assessment. 

The course is aimed at individuals who want to assist others to learn the skills and tactics of riding a bicycle within AusCycling recognised disciplines at the community and club level. 

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

  • BMX
  • Cyclo-Cross (under development)
  • Mountain Bike
  • Road
  • Track


What's Required

  • Complete the on-line theory modules 
  • Attend a practical face to face assessment 
  • Complete the pre-requites requirements 

Once all three (3) components are completed, an accreditation will be issued. 

MTB Practical Assessments

Due to system changes, 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.

Foundation 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.

Pre-Requisite Requirements

AusCycling Membership – minimum of Lifestyle Membership  CLICK HERE
Minimum - 16 years of age  
Completion of AusCycling Community Instructor Course CLICK HERE
Working with Children Check or equivalent CLICK HERE
First Aid Certification – Provide First Aid HLTAID011 or HLTAID003 as a minimum   
Sport Integrity Australia Clean Sport 101 CLICK HERE
Sport Integrity Australia Child Protection & Safeguarding CLICK HERE


What's Included

The AusCycling Foundation Instructor course examines the areas of 

  • Managing group and individual behaviours
  • Risk management
  • Planning and developing skills sessions appropriate to beginner to intermediate level riders

Foundation Instructor Course Overview and Pre-requisites


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 - MTB - practical assessments, please see note under 'Whats Required'CLICK HERE
Foundation Instructor - Road CLICK HERE
Foundation Instructor - Track CLICK HERE


Face to Face Practical Assessments

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

CLICK HERE for information on locations of practical assessments.

CLICK HERE for a MTB 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 recongnise 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.   

For more information please contact [email protected]

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