Aligned to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete Categorisation Framework, the purpose of the Triathlon Australia (TA) Athlete Categorisation Guidelines 2021-2024 is to provide an outline of the process by which athlete categorisation will be assessed and conducted.
The purpose of athlete categorisation is to identify athletes who have the potential to achieve Olympic and Paralympic Podium Success within two Olympic and Paralympic Cycles and support the achievement of the aims of the Triathlon Australia high performance program. Categorisation levels reflect the timeframe around which an athlete is likely to achieve podium success based on patterns of progression of podium athletes within the sport.
Athlete categorisation is the primary mechanism for access to TA high performance environments (and agreed external daily training environment (DTE) support for Paralympic Pathway athletes) and other daily training environment support (including high performance coaching).
Athlete Categorisation Guidelines 2021 – 2024 (2022 update)
Athlete Categorisation Guidelines 2021 – 2024 Supporting Documents (2022 update)
2023 Athlete Categorisation Timeline
Athlete Categorisation new athlete FAQs 23-Sep-22
Applications for athlete categorisation for 2023 are now open.
Eligible athletes who are not currently categorised and want to be considered for categorisation, should complete the online application form by 9 October 2022.
Athletes who are currently categorised do not need to complete the online application form to be considered.
The Athlete Categorisation list is current as of December 2021 (to be updated in January 2023).