Course cost – $240. 

The Level 0 MTB Skills Coach course is the entry point to the MTBA coaching pathway and is aimed at parents, clubs and teachers who want to learn the basics of group management, risk assessment and skills teaching techniques. Participants successfully completing the course will be equipped to lead beginner group rides and assist Level 1 coaches in delivering basic skills instruction sessions. The accreditation involves approximately 3 hours of pre course work followed by a 1 day face to face course. There are no post course requirements and successful participants will gain their accreditation at the end of the course.

For more information you can download the MTBA Level 0 Skills Coach Course Overview

MTBA also recognises the skills instructor qualifications of a number of commercial skills instruction providers. If you have completed the Australian MTB Instructors (AMBIA) Level 1, the Professional MTB Instructors Association (PMBIA) Level 1 course or the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) ICP Level 1 course you can apply for MTBA accreditation using this Application Form. Additionally coaches with other forms of accreditation (for example BMX Level 1) and/or extensive practical experience may also be eligible to apply for recognition of current competency (RCC). For additional information on this please contact MTBA’s Education Officer – Cearna (CC) Mckenzie

Current courses open for registration can be found on the Upcoming Courses Page.

The pre-course readings and worksheet can be downloaded below.

** Register your interest in attending a course here and you will be notified when a course is scheduled in your area. **


Course Cost – $495. 

The Level 1 Mountain Bike Skills Instructor course is a two-day theory and trail intensive aimed at Level 0 Instructors wanting to accelerate their instructing to the next level. Upon successful completion participants will be equipped to teach CX style mounting and dismounting, cornering, pumping the trail, track stands, riding rock gardens, small step ups, small drop-offs, steep climbs and switchbacks on blue trails.
Level 1 will feature an emphasis on instructors ability to demonstrate trail riding skills to best industry standard as well as consolidation of level O instructing methods

Accreditation will involve a pre-course trail audit and a two-day course split between theory sessions and plenty of time on the trail. Assessments will include pre-course trail audit, instructing on a blue trail, risk management documentation and trailside mechanical repairs. There are no post course requirements and successful participants will gain their accreditation at the end of the course.

There are the following pre-requisites to attend this course

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a financial member of Mountain Bike Australia
  • Hold a current recognized First Aid certificate (Provide First Aid – HLTAID003 or higher)
  • Hold a current Working With Children Check that meets State/Territory legislation
  • Completed compulsory pre-course activities
  • Completed Level 0 Mountain Bike Skills Instructor
  • Completed 20 hours of logged instructing since completing Level 0 Mountain Bike Skills Instructor 

Register your interest to attend here and you will be notified when the new course begins delivery.


This course is for accredited NCAS Level 1 MTB coaches who want to work with elite athletes competing in National Championships or International competition. In particular, this course provides the underpinning knowledge for coaching an emerging elite young athlete who seeks to represent Australia at Junior or Under 23 international events.

This course is delivered over six days by a leading expert chosen by the UCI. The course provides in-depth information on the physiology and physiological assessment of an athlete, performance monitoring and assessment, sports psychology in cycling, advanced racing skills and race preparation, and recovery and crisis management of the injured cyclist.

For more information contact MTBA’s Sport Manager – Evan James

Register your interest in attending a course here and you will be notified when a course is being planned.


Coaches working outside of direct club activities with MTBA members are not covered by MTBA insurance however coaches working as sole traders and earning income now have the option to join the MTBA coach affiliation program.

The program extends the MTBA insurance cover to provide MTBA accredited coaches with professional indemnity and public liability insurance cover for both voluntary and paid work when coaching or instructing both MTBA members and non-MTBA members.

The affiliation form and other documents can be found below:

MTBA Coach Affiliation Application

MTBA Summary Coach Insurance Remit

2017/2018 Summary of Insurance Accredited Coaches Upgrade

Most importantly to remember is coaches must have completed MTBA Level 0, MTBA Level 1 or UCI Level 2 to be able to coach at your club. If you do not have a NCAS certificate you are not covered by the MTBA insurance program if instructing or coaching.

For more on the latest measures contact MTBA’s Education Officer – Cearna (CC) Mckenzie

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