The coaching accreditation program is a national program administered by Triathlon Australia but delivered locally by state triathlon associations. In Western Australia all triathlon coaching programs are delivered by Triathlon Western Australia. The coaching education program is fully accredited by the Australia Sport Commission and is comprised of five accreditation levels as outlined below.
|Requirements||TRYstars||Club & Community||Development||Performance||High Performance|
|Previous Coaching Course||No||No||No||Yes - Development||Yes – Performance|
|Age||Minimum 16||Minimum 16||Minimum 18||Minimum 18||Minimum 18|
|Pre Course Work Requirements||-|
|Australian Sports Commission – Community Coaching General Principles Online||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Play By the Rules – Child Protection Online||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Play By The Rules – Harassment & Discrimination Online||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority – Level 1 Anti-Doping Course Online||-||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Triathlon Australia – Triathlon Club/Community Coach Online||-||Yes|
|Triathlon Australia – Triathlon Development Course Online||-||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Working with Children||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Practical Course||Yes ( 1/2 day)||Yes (1 day)||Yes (2 days)||Yes (4-7 days)||Yes (module based)|
Post Course Assessment
|Program Design||-||Yes (session)||Yes (3 month)||Yes (seasonal)||Yes (seasonal)|
|Practical Coaching Experience Log||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Practical Coaching Competency||-||Yes (10 hours)||Yes (24 hours)||Yes (60 hours)||Yes (80 hours)|
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The dates for coaching course are outlined below. Please check back to view updates on course dates or send an email to Frank Stapleton at email@example.com to be put on the course update email distribution list.
|Club & Community Coach||As required||Based on demand|
|Development Coach||TBA||Contact Frank Stapleton: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Performance Coach||Spring 2017||Triathlon Australia host a Performance Course once per year at the AIS, Canberrra.|
|High Performance Coach||As determined by Triathlon Australia||Program based on coaches needs and pre-set course requirements|
Coaching accreditation once achieved is valid for one year with further accreditation renewal dependent on the coach registering each year as a coach with Triathlon Australia. If an accredited coach does not register as a coach with Triathlon Australia then they are not considered a coach in the view of Triathlon Australia and Triathlon Western Australia. Ongoing accreditation with Triathlon Australia is a requirement to maintain your coaching accreditation. If you have let your accreditation lapse by not registering as a coach with Triathlon Australia and wish again to regain your accreditation you must complete the Recognition of Prior Learning document (please contact Frank Stapleton at email@example.com).