Follow us on: facebook icon twitter_icon Instagram you tube icon

TOKYO 2020
TOKYO 2020
TOKYO 2020
 > Home Page > Coaching > Coaching


Triathlon in Australia has a proud history of excellence from community participation to elite performance. Excellence in any sport requires excellence in coaching. Quality coaches have a huge impact on our triathlon communities, they spend time with triathletes, young and old, and have a positive influence on the life and values of those they come into contact with. The role of the coach is fundamental to the success of all triathletes at every level.

Accredited Coach button V5
Coach Development Button
Coaching Framework button
Start your coaching journey with us to become an accredited coach. Gaining your coaching accreditation is only the start of your journey. Each stage of the National Coaching Framework is unique.
 Find out more  Find out more
Find out more
Safe coaching button
Coach membership
Find a coach button
Providing coaches with the essential tools and resources to safely support triathletes on their journey.

Providing coaches with support and piece of mind to allow them to coach.

Find an accredited Triathlon Australia Coach to help you on your triathlon journey - beginner or experienced!
 Coming soon  Find out more Find out more


Interested in Triathlon Coaching

Become an Accredited a Coach

Coaching is a rich and rewarding experience helping others develop and achieve their personal triathlon challenges.
There are a variety of reasons people get involved in coaching, from parents wanting to help out with their child’s triathlon club, or an experienced athlete looking to give something back to the sport they enjoy.
Triathlon Australia offer a range of accreditations and professional development opportunities to suit any aspiring coach.
Levels of coaching vary and can be very participation focused at the entry level and in clubs. At the other end of the spectrum highly qualified coaches work with high performing athletes.

What does a Triathlon Australia Coach Accreditation mean:

• The coach has attended a world leading coach training program in which they learned from experienced coaching mentors and  experts to develop their coaching skills and knowledge. 
• The coach has committed to upholding a range of world leading quality coaching standards endorsed by Triathlon Australia and Sport Australia including:

- Triathlon Australia Integrity Framework including Australian standards in ethics and integrity, antidoping and member protection
- Working With Children Check/Vulnerable People compliance
- First Aid & CPR certified (Development Coaches and above);

By committing to these standards, you can be confident our accredited coaches have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the highest quality coaching environment. 
• Covered by Triathlon Australia Coaches Insurance for their work in regards to triathlon coaching
• Are kept up to date with the State and National bodies on everything Triathlon;
• Participated in world leading training programs to provide the best training experience to their athletes.

Triathlon Australia Coach accreditation requirements are developed to continually further coaches knowledge base and help coaches evolve over time. Triathlon Australia Accredited Coaches are always striving to be the forefront of triathlon coaching skills and knowledge. Triathlon Australia currently offers five different coaching accreditation as described in the National Coaching Framework.


If you don’t have any experience of coaching, a good starting point would be to shadow a coach at your local triathlon club, they will appreciate the help and you will get a feeling of what coaching actually is. Try and support a variety of people, working with young people can bring a set of different challenges, but also be one of the most rewarding groups to work with.

When you are ready, have a look at the National Coaching Framework which outline the accreditations and provides more information on our coach training programs to find out the best path for getting started on your triathlon coaching journey.


Each stage of the National Coaching Framework offers a set of skills, and experiences to help coaches develop their athletes.

The National Coaching Framework is continually evolving to better match the needs of the sport and the coaching requirements of our many thousands of athletes.

 Target Group More Information 
TRYstars Coach  Coaches working specifically with the TRYstars children's participation program

Contact your STTA 
TriActive Coach Coaches working specifically with the TriActive adult's participation program
Email interest
Foundation Coach  Coaches working with a group of novice triathletes under the supervision of a higher accredited triathlon coach.  See More 
Development Coach Coaches working with a group of recreation focused triathletes/paratriathletes who are preparing to participate in triathlon races.  Pre-requisite: Accredited Foundation Coach See More
Performance Coach  Coaches working with performance focused triathletes/paratriathletes who are preparing to compete in triathlon races.  Pre-requisite: Accredited Development Coach. Contact TA 
High Performance Coach  Coaches working with triathletes/paratriathletes who are specifically targeting success in elite level international competitions.  Pre-requisite: Accredited Performance Coach Targeted Coaches

Click here to see more information on the National Coaching Framework

register your interest

To find out more information or register your interest, contact us via and we will answer your query or pass this onto the relevant STTA representative.


As a Triathlon Australia accredited triathlon coach, you will:

  • Gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to coach triathletes in the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running and transition;
  • Develop knowledge of the basics of the science of triathlon, e.g. planning and programming, nutrition, sports physiology and growth and development;
  • Learn about the “art of coaching” – the fundamentals of communication and relationship building which are critical to quality coaching.


Coaching accreditation is directly linked to your Triathlon Australia annual membership. Each year, when you renew your Triathlon Australia membership, you will be required to demonstrate evidence that they have completed a level of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) in order to retain your coaching membership.

This process will include reading, acknowledging and electronically signing the Coach’s Code of Behaviour, the Triathlon Australia member protection policy and a statutory declaration regarding your ongoing learning and continuous improvement.

find a coach

For more information on how to become a triathlon coach or to see a list of accredited triathlon coaches in your state, please visit the State and Territory association websites.

   2016 ACT Logo   2016 NSW Logo    2016 NT Logo
  2016 QLD Logo   
  2016 SA Logo    2016 TAS logo    2016 VIC Logo    2016 WA Logo