Becoming a Coach

Becoming a Coach

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
  Course Prerequisites          
TA Membership Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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

Workbook - Yes Yes Yes Yes
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)



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 to be put on the course update email distribution list.

Coaching Course Dates Information
Club & Community Coach As required Based on demand
Development Coach May 19 & 20, 2018   Cost:
 $350 TA members
$400 Non TA members

Presented by:
Dr Grant Landers
Stuart Denton
Stuart Durham
Steve Gleeson

To register: Click Here
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