Development Instructor Course

Development Instructor 

Cost:   Mountain Bike, Road $495

The AusCycling Development Instructor course is a two-day theory and, on bike, intensive course aimed at Foundation Instructor accredited members wanting to accelerate their instruction to the next level.

The Development Instructor Course will feature an emphasis on instructor's ability to demonstrate riding skills to the best industry standard as well as consolidation of introductory instructing methods.

The Development Instructor will be able to become accredited in one or more of the following disciplines:      

  • Mountain Bike
  • Road  

What's Include

The AusCycling Development Instructor course examines the areas of;

  • Managing group and individual behaviors 
  • Risk management documentation 
  • Quick fix mechanical skills
  • Bike setup for intermediate riders
  • Skills for the intermediate rider

At the completion of the course, Development Instructors will be able to plan, develop and review intermediate skills sessions, group training sessions and group rides appropriate to intermediate level riders.

Development Instructor Pre-Requisite Requirements

Minimum Age18 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  
Hold Current AusCycling Foundation Instructor Accreditation 
Pre-course Worksheet *MTB onlyComplete the Pre-Course Local Trail Audit worksheetCLICK HERE
Anti-dopingSport Integrity Australia – Anti-Doping FundamentalsCLICK HERE
SafeguardingSafeguarding in Sport InductionCLICK HERE
Minimum Requirement - Completed 20 hours of logged instructing since completing Foundation InstructorCLICK HERE



What's Required

Mountain Bike (MTB) 

The Development Instructor MTB course combines both the theory and practical components in a pre-course trail audit and a two-day Face-to-Face course.

Due to this system, for a Development 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*


The Development Instructor Road course is a two-day Face-to-Face course. The course is listed as Day 2 and 3 of the Development Coach course.

Days 2 and 3 take the learner through practical delivery skills of the technical and tactical skills of riding in larger groups. The completion of days 2 and 3 can be recognised independently as "Development Instructor" and enables a Development Instructor of road-based cycling skills to work within the remit.

The course includes requires completion of all three (3) components for accreditation to be awarded:

  • Mechanical assessment  
  • Delivery of Development level skills 
  • Contribution to group discussions

*Note that the Development Coach and Development Instructor are recognised as 2 separate qualifications. Days 2 and 3 of the Development Coach Course can be attended purely for gaining a Development Skills Instructor qualification which enables the holder to work on skills only with riders at the intermediate level.

Coach and Instructor Remit

Development 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 Development Instructor for each discipline.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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