Coaching Levels

Motorcycling Australia (MA), in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission, have developed the two current levels of accreditation:

Level 1 Introductory and Club level coaching
Level 2 Intermediate and National level coaching
Updating Accreditation (Re-accreditation)

Level 1 Coaching Accreditation

The Level 1 course is an introductory course deigned to equip coaches with useable coaching knowledge and skills. The course is particularly aimed at:

  • Beginner coaches, working in introductory programs at the club level
  • Parents and those persons coaching juniors
  • People who coach once or twice per week up to 6 hours per week

A Level 1 Motorcycle Sport Coach can:

  • Conduct basic licence testing (ie. Kick Start or competency upgrades in the Junior Coaching Program)
  • Assist Level 2 coaches and supervise structured coaching days
  • Coach a maximum of 6 riders in a coaching session

Accreditation Requirements of Level 1 are:

  • Be 18 years of age and have at least 2 years practical experience in motorcycling competition as a competitor or official, together with a sound knowledge of motorcycling technique
  • Attend and pass a Level 1 Motorcycle Sport Coaching coordinated by an SCB
  • Within 12 months of the course complete:
    • 20 hours of practical motorcycle coaching
    • The ASC Community Coaching General Principles online course
    • Fulfil Child Protection requirements for the State/s or Territory in which you wish to coach
    • Complete and return the Level 1 Coaching Accreditation and Licence Application form to the relevant SCB

Attaining a Level 1 Motorcycle Sport Coaching Accreditation

Level 1 Coaching Accreditation courses are conducted by the State Controlling Bodies (SCB's) of MA - please contact your relevant SCB for further information about courses.



Level 2 Coaching Accreditation

Level 2 Coaching Accreditation is administered by Motorcycling Australia, and conducted through an intermediate course designed to extend the Level 1 coach's ability to confidently and safely coach. The course is aimed at Level 1 coaches seeking to coach at a higher performance level.

A Level 2 Motorcycle Sport Coach can:

  • Conduct advanced licence testing
  • Create their own coaching sessions
  • Utilise Level 1 accredited coaches as assistants
  • Coach a maximum of 15 riders, with an additional 10 riders per Level 1 assistant coach


Attaining a Level 2 Motorcycle Sport Coaching Accreditation

To obtain a Level 2 Motorcycle Sport Coaching Accreditation (and coaching licence), the following is required:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a Level 1 Motorcycle Sport Coaching Accreditation
  • Have obtained the Intermediate Coaching General Principles or Level 2 General Principles of Coaching Accreditation
  • Attend a Level 2 Motorcycle Sport Coaching Course and fulfil the following:
    • Pass the Practical Coaching Assessment during course
    • Pass the Motorcycling Specific take home assessments within 1 month after course
    • Undertake 40 hours practical motorcycle coaching (10 hours supervised) within 12 months after course
    • Fulfil the Child Protection requirements of the state you wish to coach in with final application
  • Complete and return the Level 2 Coaching Accreditation and Licence Application form to Motorcycling Australia.



For more information, please contact MA on


Updating Accreditation (Re-accreditation)

Coaching accreditation lasts four years, but a Motorcycle Sport coaching licence is for one year. For a Motorcycle Sport coach to be recognised by Motorcycling Australia they must renew their coaching licence on an annual basis.

To renew a Coaching licence, please download the Level 2 Coaching Accreditation/Licence Application Form.

In order to extend the accreditation period by another four years (re-accredit) it is necessary to perform updating activities that develop your skills as a coach - this includes both sport specific tasks and general sports tasks.

The following are examples of activities that will count towards your re-accreditation:



Obtain a higher level of coaching accreditation

Attend State Department of Sport & Recreation courses

Attend motorcycling courses

Attend other NCAS courses

Conduct practical club coaching

Obtain Sport Trainer accreditation

Present/lecture at courses

Obtain First Aid Certificate

Attend coaching workshops

Obtain CPR accreditation

Attend training camps

Obtain an officials accreditation

Work with a Level 2 coach

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