AusCycling | Coach & Instructor | Frequently Asked Questions

Coach & Instructor | Frequently Asked Questions

Your current accreditation will continue to be recognised until you are re-accredited or undertake further training.

If you are part-way through a current BMXA, CA or MTBA course you should continue to finalise the requirements to receive your accreditation.

After re-accreditation your coaching accreditation will change as follows:

 

AusCycling Community Instructor

BMXA Club Coach, CA Community Club Coach, MTBA Level 0 Skills Instructor

AusCycling Foundation Instructor (BMX, MTB, CX, Road, Track: relevant to the discipline you accredit)

BMXA, CA, MTBA Level 1 Skills Instructor

AusCycling Development Instructor or Coach (BMX, MTB, CX, Road, Track - relevant to the discipline you accredit)

CA Level 2, Coach UCI Level 2, MTB Level 2 Coach, BMX Level 2 Coach

AusCycling Advanced Coach

CA Level 3

AusCycling Elite Coach


We encourage all Coaches and Instructors to attend one of our coaching or instructing courses as opposed to attaining Recognition of Current Competency (RCC), as the knowledge obtained on the course and the direct contact with experts and other coaches is extremely valuable.

However, it is possible to have some prior learning and current competence recognised in order to bypass certain elements of AusCycling coaching courses.

RPL or RCC applicants must provide detailed written evidence and proof of achievement relevant to the Coach Course learning outcomes from AusCycling.

RPL or RCC to different disciplines is highly unlikely however may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

For further information on undertaking an RCC please contact [email protected] 

Refunds of course fees for the in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of AusCycling’s Refund Policy Section 4. Click here to review.

Please note: refunds do not apply to practical assessments. In the case of a practical assessment cancellation, a participant is required to transfer to another practical assessment session.

Please see Clause 4.10 of the AusCycling Refund policy.

Your accreditation will last until the re-accreditation date for the latest discipline you were accredited in.

Auscycling recognises the skills instructor qualificaiton of a number  of skills mountain bike instructor providers.

If you have completed the Australian MTB Instructor (AMBIA) Level1, the Professional MTB Instructors Association (PMBIA) Level 1 course or Bike Instructor Certificate Program Level 1 (BCIP) you can apply for accreditation using the Recognition of MTB Instructor Skills Application Form.

All coaches and instructors must maintain their membership to be accredited with AusCycling. 

A Non-Ride membership is a minimum requirement for any Community and Foundation Instructors.  All Development, Advanced Coaches & Instructors and Elite Coaches must, at minimum, have a Lifestyle Membership.

If you intend to ride during any of your Coaching or Instructing activities you must have a Lifestyle Membership.

For more information on how to become a member of AusCycling please visit https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership

If required and permitted by state or territory legislation, Coaches and Instructors must hold an appropriate and up-to-date Working With Children Check if you are working with children or vulnerable people. 

It is the responsibility of the Coach and Instructor to keep this up to date at all times and provide the required records to the appropriate government authority. 

It is recommended that the WWCC be gained prior to attending an AusCycling course. An aspiring coach or instructor cannot gain their accreditation until such a time that they have completed their Working with Children Check and it has been cleared through the relevant state authority. 

For further information regarding Working With Children Checks relevant to your state/territory please refer to the relevant fact sheet below:

Note: If a coach or instructor in WA is not working with children OR are exempted you are not permitted to gain a Working With Children Check.  In the case of an exemption you must complete a Member Protection Declaration

Individuals may not be required to obtain a Working With Children Check if you are registered with a State or Territory Institute of Teaching, Department of Protective Services or similar.  In this case proof of registration must be provided to AusCycling.

AusCycling believes that it is an essential safety requirement for all coaches, instructors and leaders to possess the knowledge and skills to be able to deal with an accident or emergency in the coaching setting. The aim is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of coaches and athletes alike.

The minimum qualification required is Provide First Aid (HLTAID003/HLTAID011). 

An individual who has a higher level of professional accreditation (e.g. Medical Doctor, Paramedic) must provide evidence of their registration to AusCycling for recording on your membership profile.

To coach at a BMX Track a rider is required to be a BMX Coach or Instructor.

However, it is possible to have some prior learning and current competence recognised in order to bypass certain elements of AusCycling coaching courses.

RPL or RCC applicants must provide detailed written evidence and proof of achievement relevant to the Coach Course learning outcomes from AusCycling.

RPL or RCC to different disciplines is highly unlikely however may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

For further information on undertaking an RCC please contact [email protected] 

AusCycling coach and instructor accreditions are valid for 4 year window. For the accreditation to be considered valid during this 4 year period coaches must maintain:

To maintain your accreditation a coach or instructor must:

  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate: Provide First Aid (HLTAID003/HLTAID011 or higher).
  • Hold a  membership with AusCycling (in line with your level of accreditation).
  • Have a current coach or instructor accreditation relevant to the discipline you are instructing.
  • Maintain a Working with Children check (or equivalent) in your State or Territory. *
  • Renew your accreditation every four years.

Additional Information:

  • Coaches and Instructors who wish to operate under AusCycling Insurance, also need to operate under the discipline-specific remit, which outlines group ratios and the skills that can be taught based on the level of your accreditation. Additional information can be found here
  • Coaches and Instructors are expected to manage and mitigate risk to ensure a safe and rewarding session for the participant. An AusCycling Incident Report form can be found here.

*If a coach or instructor in WA is not working with children OR are exempted you are not permitted to gain a Working With Children Check.  In the case of an exemption you must complete a Member Protection Declaration

Individuals may not be required to obtain a Working With Children Check if you are registered with a State or Territory Institute of Teaching, Department of Protective Services or similar.  In this case proof of registration must be provided to AusCycling.

If you've forgotten your username or password visit:  https://auscycling.etrainu.com/training/index.cfm?event=page.login

AusCycling has launched AusCycling Coaches and Instructors Membership Upgrade with a nationalised approach towards providing increased insurance product options to our network of affiliated members, businesses, and stakeholders across the Road, Track, MTB, and BMX communities.

The objective is to roll the Coach and Instructor Membership Upgrade with a transition window that allows affiliated members, businesses, and stakeholders to ensure they are educated on the compliance, and meet all of the necessary requirements regarding standards for the program.

Once we arrive at 1st of April 2023 the expectation will be that all necessary fundamental aspects of the program are mandatory, and these will be embedded in the application process as minimum expected standards and requirements across all disciplines.

 

To be eligible for the AC Coach and Instructor coverage the following items need to be current on the AusCycling system:
•    Active AusCycling membership – Lifestyle or above recommended
•    Current accreditation for the discipline you wish to instruct/coach
•    Current Working with Children relevant to your state or territory 
•    Current First Aid Certificate – Provide First Aid – HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 as a minimum.

 

For more information visit the Coach and Membership Upgrade portal here

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