Coaching - Victoria

Coaching - Victoria

Coaching Courses

During the outbreak of COVID-19, Cycling Australia has moved their coaching courses online with the practical component of the courses to be completed through Cycling Victoria once we are back to normality. 

Cycling Australia Coaching Pathway

Online Coaching Courses - April/May





Ride Leader

The Ride Leader course provides persons who find themselves leading the decision making in daily rides a set of ground rules and approaches to dealing with everyday bunch situations.

The remit of a Ride Leader is the ability to lead a group of up to 30 adults, 15 adolescents, or 10 children in planned, risk-managed and documented low traffic riding environments.

This is a 1 x 3 hour session.

Prerequisite: CA Member

The learner will attend the seminar and then undertake a short, self-directed assignment for assessment post-course. The assignment will be completed and saved as a PDF and forwarded to for marking and final accreditation.

Seminar 1:
6–9pm AEDT Thursday 14 May


Seminar 2:
1pm -4pm EST Sun 17 May


Seminar 3: 6–9pm AEDT
Monday 1 June



Level 1

The Level 1 is a 16-hour coaching course being held via Zoom webinar over 4 x 4-hour sessions.  The course is provided for people who want to coach club level and state/territory championship level road and track riders, to develop and advance their road and track technical skills, riding fitness and racing skills. The course addresses the generic science of coaching and its application to road and track coaching, teaching coaches how to nurture and develop road and track riders. The accreditation allows you to independently plan, prescribe and evaluate road and track training for road and track riders. The work of coaches at this level will be vital in supporting new, developing riders and enhancing the performance of existing riders.

Completion of the Level 1 course is achieved by full attendance at the course and submission of completed L1 workbook with logged supervised hours*.

For details of Level 1 Road and Track coaching course, review the Course Details Overview.


  • Current paid membership with Cycling Australia
  • Current Cycling Australia Community Club Coach (former RTSC) Accreditation
  • Current Working With Children Check (relative to your State/Territory Law)
  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 or greater)**

* Supervised hours can be completed post webinar after current social distancing regulations have ceased 

** First Aid can be completed after social distancing regulations have ceased, no coach qualification will be provided until receipt by CA of your completed First Aid certificate

Group 1: 1pm – 5pm EST

May 16, 17, 23 & 24


Group 2: 9 am- 1pm EST

May 30 & 31, June 6 & 7


Level 2

The Cycling Australia Level 2 Road and Track Coaching course is aimed at the coach who works or wishes to work with elite athletes competing in National Championships. In particular, this course provides the underpinning knowledge for coaching an emerging elite/young athlete who seeks to represent Australia at Junior or Under- 23 international events.

The course provides in-depth information on the physiology and assessment of a cyclist, performance assessment and monitoring, sports psychology in cycling, advanced racing skills and race preparation, recovery techniques and crisis management of the injured cyclist. The Level 2 R&T coaching course is delivered over 36 hours (3 x weekends)

For details of Level 2 Road & Track Coaching Courses please review the Course Information Links

Prerequisite: Current Level 1 Cycling Coach Accreditation with minimum 12 months active coaching at Level 1

10 am-4:30 pm

June 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 



Cycling Victoria Coaching Opportunities

Both our Cycling & Co. and Power 2 Pedal programs are on hold at the moment, however, we are still looking to get people ready to deliver the programs once we get the green light. Contact Sarah Smith - - for more information.

Program Role About Job Description
Cycling & Co.  Ride Leaders The Cycling & Co. program is seeking coaches to deliver 4-6 week programs over the next 12 months (beginning early 2020)

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Power 2 Pedal Program Coach The Power 2 Pedal program is seeking coaches to  deliever 8-weeek programs over the next 12 months. Click Here

Ride Leader Course

The Ride Leader course will permit you to lead groups in low traffic conditions. The course is an assessment of your ability to organise and lead group recreational rides safely, and your ability to respond to the various situations which can arise on a group ride.

Introductory Skills Instructor (ISI)

Beginning participation and the process of skills acquisition through simple motor learning.

The Cycling Australia ISI course provides participants with an introduction to the beginner level of teaching cycling, including the planning, implementation, analysis, and revision of beginner cycling skills coaching sessions. This is achieved through an understanding and application of the basic underpinning knowledge specific to cycling.

The ISI will work with community groups, clubs and schools that offer an introduction to cycling.

Community Club Coach (CCC)

The CCC involves a primary focus on participation in sports process by facilitating improved skills performance of a rider at club level. The CCC will have a basic understanding of kinetics and motor learning/control and their applications to cycling.

The CCC course is designed and targeted for intermediate skills coaches who assist beginner and club riders to develop their riding skills in the disciplines of road and track cycling.

Run as a 2-day course that establishes planning, implementation, analysis and revision of intermediate cycling skills coaching sessions. This is achieved through the application of the underpinning knowledge specific to intermediate skills and tactics for club to state level cycling.

The CCC is part of the club volunteer pathway and does not work within a commercial setting.

The CCC is a citizen of the club and will provide the best of evidence-based skills coaching for the members of the club.

Level 1 Road and Track Coaching Course

The L1 course is designed for beginning to intermediate cycling specific physiology and skills. Coaching within a club strategy and framework or beginning the commercial coaching pathway is the target audience for the L1 course. Development of coaching skills for the coach with a vision for assisting beginner and club riders to improve their physiology and riding skills in the disciplines of road and track or cyclocross and gravel cycling.

Delivered over two days, the L1 course establishes planning and implementation of beginning science-based training programs to enhance the physiological adaptation of athletes wanting to compete at the state and national levels under the performance lens of cycling. The analysis and revision of intermediate to advanced cycling skills coaching sessions is a large component of the L1 course structure and utilises theoretical and practical sessions to achieve competency.

Developing an understanding and application of the underpinning knowledge specific to intermediate skills and tactics for club to state level cycling through scenario-based learning.

The L1 can be part of the club volunteer pathway, or, application to a "beginning" commercial coaching setting.

The L1 coaching courses are aimed at people who want to coach club level and state/territory championship level riders to develop and advance their skills, tactics, health, fitness, and racecraft.

The L1 course addresses generic coaching and its application to cycling also teaching coaches how to nurture and develop riders and apply the "Art" of coaching and commencing the "Talent" aspect of the FTEM pathway.

Level 1 Cyclo-cross and Gravel Coaching Course

The L1 CXG coaching course is aimed at people who want to coach at club level and state/territory championship level cyclo-cross and gravel riders who want to develop their skills and tactics, riding fitness and performance.

- Principles of training, planning implementation, analysis, and revision
- Interactive and Practical Course
- Plan and modify a season training plan
- Cater for the physical and social development of all riders

Other pre-requisites before attending are:
• Participants must be financial members of Cycling Australia. The minimum level required is Non-Riding, which can be accessed here:
• Current first aid (HLTAID003) or equivalent.
• Current Working with Children Check (Victoria – volunteer is free) or equivalent, relevant to your state or territory.
• Participants must be 18 or over, due to duty of care in applying science of sport.
• Signed code of behaviour form, sent to those registering for the course
• ASADA level 2 eLearning. Upon completion of the course a certificate is provided, which can be sent to your course provider. ASADA eLearning can be accessed from here:

Level 2 Coaching Course

The L2 coaching course delivered over 4 days intensive face to face and 2 post-course assignment tasks sets the standard for minimum level competence with complex and critical evaluation of performance aspects relative to elite cycling under the FTEM model. Course competencies of physiological, psychological, biomechanical, nutritional and strength and conditioning interventions and testing, aimed at improving the performance outcomes for J19 and U23 athletes wishing to represent Australia at international events. The L2 coach will be a competent mentor for elite athletes and level 1 coaches with a clear understanding of the attributes and potential of the elite athlete.

Leading complex interventions in coaching and a strong focus on applying the art of high-performance coaching with skills in international travel and management of the athlete and team structures.

The L2 coach will apply researched principles in cycling relative to the specific pathway and discipline, assist with discipline-specific research in multidisciplinary elite performance support teams, deliver discipline specific high-performance strategies.

Level 3 Coaching Course

The L3 coaching course will work with the trainee to explore their full potential as a coach under the lens of Mastery under the FTEM model with the knowledge and skills to work as the lead coach of an Australian team at World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic games.

The 12 month face to face and self-directed learning L3 course is completed by way of a structured and supervised research project on a topic new to the trainee and which shows the potential to build the capacity and success of the Australian Cycling Team through new investigations into performance and management of the athlete and , or, equipment specific to the chosen discipline.

The trainee will also receive lecture and tutorial based learning either face to face or e-delivery in research, development, planning and monitoring along with structured supervisor contact.

The L3 coach may be involved in the mentoring of L2 coaches, the development of National cycling policy, supporting athlete development for major international competition, lead research and development teams and supervise university student placements within a cycling context.

For more information relative to L3 applications, please contact the Cycling Australia Learning and Development Coordinator.


To find out more visit coaching over at Cycling Australia.