What training is required to become an AustCycle Teacher?
Become a Teacher/Provider > What training is required to become an AustCycle Teacher?
To become an AustCycle Teacher you need to:
Complete a one-day CycleSkill Coach Training Program conducted by Cycling Australia OR complete the free online Beginner Coaching General Principles course found at https://learning.ausport.gov.au/jPortal/Courses/tabid/62/Default.aspx or hold an NCAS Level 1 Coach Accreditation OR
be a Registered School Teacher with a Bachelor of Education (or equivalent School Teacher university qualification).
- Complete a 2-day NCAS Level 1 AustCycle Teacher Accreditation Program.
Following successful completion of the AustCycle Teacher Accreditation Program, you will be able to:
- Explain the roles and ethical responsibilities of the AustCycle Teacher and act in an ethical manner at all times.
- Work cooperatively with Providers, parents, administrators and venue managers.
- Organise and utilise teaching and cycling equipment to facilitate and enhance AustCycle sessions.
- Identify the parts of a bike, correctly fit a cyclist on a range of bikes (road, MTB, BMX, hybrid, cruiser) and explain basic maintenance requirements for these bikes.
- Assess and manage the risks of conducting AustCycle sessions for beginner/intermediate level cyclists in a range of environments (nontraffic; intraffic and school).
- Assist AustCycle participants to develop beginner/intermediate level cycling skills in a range of environments (non‐traffic; intraffic and school).
- Adapt AustCycle sessions and programs to include and cater for a range of individual needs (ability, disability, gender, age group, cultural and linguistic background).
- Plan, organise, conduct and review AustCycle sessions for beginner/intermediate level cyclists that are safe, fun and maximise participation in a range of environments (nontraffic; in‐traffic and school).
- Design activities/sessions and provide advice for cycling in‐traffic.
- Design activities/sessions and provide advice for school groups.