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Triathlon Australia boasts an enviable record on the world sporting stage and behind world class athletes are world class coaches. If you are dedicated to helping athletes reach their potential, passionate about triathlon and want to make a difference in the sport you love, coaching could be the next step in your triathlon journey.


  • Gain the skills, knowledge and expertise to coach triathletes in the fundamentals of swimming, cycling, running and transition
  • Develop knowledge of the basics and the science of triathlon, e.g. planning and programming, nutrition, sports physiology and growth and development
  • Learn the art of coaching – the fundamentals of communication and relationship building which are critical to quality coaching
  • Be recognised as a Registered Practicing Coach and will be entitled to be listed on the Triathlon Australia website and State Association website.
  • Receive an individual certificate of currency for the current membership season



The fundamental aim of coach accreditation is to equip coaches with the knowledge and skills they need to help triathletes improve their training and racing safely and systematically.

  1. The first step to becoming an accredited Triathlon Australia coach is to attend a Club & Community Coaching accreditation course
  2. Join Triathlon Australia with a Coaching membership. There are lots of different membership options depending on what type of coach you want to be (volunteer or professional) and whether you want to also compete throughout the year. If you are already a member your membership can be upgraded top include coaching. 
  3. Once you’ve completed your relevant coaching course and joined Triathlon Australia you will be issued an individual Certificate of Currency as proof of coaching insurance and acknowledgement as a Triathlon Australia Recognised Practicing Coach. 
  4. Each year, when you renew your Triathlon Australia membership, you need to demonstrate evidence that you 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.



Each level of the National Coach TED (Training, Education and Development) pathway offers a set of skills and experiences to help coaches help athletes. The Triathlon Australia Coach Education Framework has been designed to match the needs of the sport and cater for the coaching requirements of our athletes.


Type of coach


Club & Community Coach


Coaches working with young and relatively inexperienced triathletes under the direction of a more senior triathlon coach. This includes TRYstars school & club coach accreditation. 


Development Coach


Coaches working with triathletes / paratriathletes who are preparing to compete in triathlon races.


Performance Coach


Coaches working with triathletes / paratriathletes who are preparing to compete in national and international level races.


High Performance Coach


Coaches working with triathletes / paratriathletes who are specifically targeting success in elite level international competitions at ITU or equivalent level, e.g. elite level Para-triathlon, elite level World Ironman Championships.

View the Triathlon Australia Coach Education Framework >








 Development Coaching Course*







Club & Community Coach (GAQAP1)






Triathlon Coaching course events run as part of the Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program.
*Development Coach course is open to Triathlon Australia members only

Performance Coach Course
For further information, please contact

High Performance Coach Course
Contact Triathlon Australia Centre of Excellence on (07) 5576 8099



Triathlon Australia Coach Education Framework 

Club/Community Coach Course Overview

Development Coach Course Overview

Triathlon Queensland Accredited Coaches


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