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Becoming a Coach
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 The ‘levels’ system which has existed for many years has been replaced by a new accreditation system designed to better match the needs of the sport and the coaching requirements of our many thousands of athletes. Here is an outline of the Triathlon Australia Coach Education Framework.
HOW DO I BECOME A COACH?
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.
The first step in becoming an accredited Triathlon coach is to contact your State or Territory Triathlon Association (STTA). The STTAs conduct triathlon coach accreditation courses regularly and can connect you to right people with specialist expertise in triathlon coach training, education and development.
Once you have completed a triathlon coaching course, you would then need to take out a coaching membership with Triathlon Australia. If you are already an annual member, your membership will be upgraded to a coaching membership.
All coaches who complete their Triathlon Australia coaching accreditation through the Triathlon Australia membership system will be issued an individual Certificate of Currency as proof of their coaching insurance and be recognised as a Triathlon Australia Recognised Practicing Coach (RPC). A Triathlon Australia Coach membership includes all of the benefits of an Adult membership.