Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I apply to attend a Coaching Course?
- Can I get Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
- What coaching insurance do I get when I become accredited as a coach?
- Do I need to get a background check before I apply to attend a coaching course?
- Do I need a First Aid qualification?
- How do I keep my Coach Accreditation updated?
- Looking for a coach?
- Can I request to get further information put on the coaching website?
If you wish to attend a:
· AustCycle Skills, Road and Track Skills or Level 1 Road & Track Cycling Coach Training Program, please visit your State/Territory Cycling Organisation website or contact their relevant development/coaching representative.
· Beginner BMX or Level 1 BMX Coach Training Program, please contact your BMX State/Territory Coaching Director or development/coaching representative.
· MTB Skills or Level 1 MTB Coach Training Programs, please contact email@example.com
· Level 2 Road & Track or Level 2 BMX Coach Training Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
· AustCycle Level 1 Teacher please visit AustCycle for further information
It is possible to have some prior learning and current competence recognised in order to bypass certain elements of Cycling Australia's NCAS coaching courses. This may be a coaching course from another sport or other cycling organisation.
It is necessary to provide detailed written evidence of achievement of the relevant Training Program's learning outcomes, as outlined by Cycling Australia, in accordance with the Australian Sports Commission's guidelines.
For further details of Cycling Australia's RPL/RCC process and guidance on applying for RPL/RCC, please email email@example.com.
Cycling Australia NCAS CycleSkill and AustCycle Skills Coaches are insured to coach activities within the remit of the accreditation. This incorporates the development of skills for beginner to intermediate level riders.
Cycling Australia NCAS Coaches who are accredited at Level 1, 2 or 3 are covered by insurance to coach the development of skills, fitness, tactics and competition skills. They are also covered to coach riders in the competition environment.
Insurance for Cycling Australia, BMXA and MTBA is now provided through Willis Insurance.
You can download the Summary of Insurance Cover as of March 2012.
For further information, please see www.willis.com.au/cycling or alternatively contact the Cycling Australia office on (02) 9339 5800.
Please Note: Riders in coaching sessions MUST be members of Cycling Australia, BMX Australia or MTBA (or affiliate members) in order for the coaching insurance to apply, unless covered by Novicover insurance. If Cycling Australia NCAS accredited coaches are coaching non-members or do not have Novicover insurance they MUST seek their own insurance cover
As of January 2014 it will become mandatory for all Cycling Australia accredited coaches to submit a Working With Children Check relevant to your State/Territory. This requirement is currently being gradually introduced through the coach re-accreditation process where this is now a requirement to gain re-accreditation.
Currently coaches are not required to submit a Working With Children Check prior to attending a course however given this will be a mandatory requirement as of January 2014 it is recommended that this is provided to Cycling Australia upon submission of your assessment material.
For further information regarding Working With Children Checks please refer to the Become a Coach section of the website.
It is a requirement of Cycling Australia, BMX Australia, Mountain Bike Australia and the State/Territory Cycling Organisations that coaches uphold health and safety practices by holding an up-to-date First Aid certificate.
The minimum content that a First Aid course will cover is outlined as:
- What to do in an emergency
- Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
- First aid for the unconscious casualty
- First aid for the wounded or bleeding
First aid courses are available through various organisations including:
As a coach, it is a requirement to keep your First Aid qualification up to date and submit relevant updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details on how maintain your coach accreditation and the re-accreditation process, please visit the Coach Re-accreditation page here.
Are you a rider looking to be coached in cycling? Do you want to improve your cycling skills, your fitness or your race tactics? Do you want to work with another coach in your region?
Contact your local club or State / Territory Cycling Organisation by following the 'Find a Cycling Club or Coach' link and provide them with details of your cycling/coaching background. They will help you to locate the right type of coach for you.