Help Desk

Logging into the Learning Management System (LMS)

LMS Support

Coaching Framework

Face to Face Course Enrolment Forms

Beginner Coaching Accreditation

    - What Can I Coach as a Beginner Coach?

    - Where to from here for a Beginner Coach

Intermediate Coaching Accreditation

   - Mentoring

   - Intermediate Pre-Course Workbook

   - First Aid Requirements

   - Intermediate Coaches Course Skill Matrix

   - Where to from here for an Intermediate Coach

   - How to find the Intermediate Coaches Course Resources

Advanced Coaching Accreditation

   - Where to Start?

   - What can I coach? Skills Matrix

   - Online Advanced Coaching Principles Course

   - Online Advanced Gymsport Coaching Course

   - Why are my online advanced course assessments not saving?

   - Advanced Face to Face Coaching Course

   - Who is Eligible for the Face to Face Course?

   - Expectations of the Advanced Face to Face Course

   - What are the Requirements of a Demonstrator?

   - Mentoring

Supervisors

   - Who Can I Supervise?

Others

   - Traineeships

   - What Can I Coach in the Gym? FAQs

   - What Can I Coach at Competitions?

Logging into the Learning Management System (LMS)

• All coaches course enrolments (including the supervisors online course) are now through the Gymnastics Australia's Learning Management System (LMS)

• You will need create an account in LMS to access and enrol in courses

• The link is www.learning.gymnastics.org.au or can be found on the GQ website under ‘Education – Coaching’

Please Note: This is a different system to the National Database and therefore you will need to sign up with a new account.

 

 

Face to Face Course Enrolment Forms

• All candidates will receive an enrolment form attached to the confirmation email of the face to face course. All candidates must complete this enrolment form prior to or at the face to face course.

 

 

Beginner Coaching Accreditation

What Can I Coach as a Beginner Coach?

Training and competition

A Beginner Coach:

• Can coach under supervision, with a supervision ratio of 1 Supervisor to 3 Beginner coaches
• Can coach skills up to those allowed for an Intermediate Coach
• Cannot coach salto skills and is not qualified to teach inverted rotation involving height and flight
• In competition, a Beginner Coach can coach under direct 1 on 1 supervision up to skills allowed for an Intermediate Coach with the supervisor physically present at the same apparatus as the coach they are supervising.

Supervision is defined as follows:

• The Supervisor can supervise a maximum of 3 Beginner Coaches
• The Supervisor must be on the gym floor in the proximity of the Beginner Coaches
• The Supervisor and/or Clubs need to exercise a duty of care to participants and discretion should be made when supervising a Beginner Coach. A Supervisor should ask the question ‘can I adequately supervise the Beginner Coach if I…?'

Where to from here for a Beginner Coach

• To become a fully accredited independent gymnastics coach, you must complete the Intermediate Coaches Course. Please refer to the Intermediate Coaches Course section of the Help Desk.

•  As a Beginner coach you will need to update your technical membership annually and gain 3 updating points per year. For more information please refer to Gymnastics Australia’s Updating Policy.

 

 

Intermediate Coaching Accreditation

First Aid Requirements

• The First Aid certificate is no longer compulsory to gain an Intermediate Coach Accreditation
• Recognised First Aid courses include:
   - HLTFA311A (if completed prior to June 2014)
   - HLTAID003

Please note, GQ regularly schedule First Aid courses and dates can be found on the Education Calendar on the GQ website.

Intermediate Coaches Course Skill Matrix

 

Where to from here for an Intermediate Coach

• The Advanced Coaches Courses are the next level of accreditation in the new coaching framework. Please note that the release of these courses will be staggered.

• As an Intermediate coach you will need to update your technical membership annually and gain 6 updating points per year. For more information please refer to Gymnastics Australia’s Updating Policy.

 

Advanced Coaching Accreditation

Where to Start?

Step 1: Create a profile in the LMS
If you have already registered in the LMS, go straight to Step 2.
Go to http://learning.gymnastics.org.au/ to create a profile in the Learning Management System (LMS). 

Step 2: Complete application form
Open and complete the application form.

Step 3: Wait for email confirmation
Next steps and instructions will be provided in your email confirmation. This will be sent from the education team at Gymnastics Australia.

Step 4: Purchase the course in LMS
Go to <http://learning.gymnastics.org.au/>, log in, go to Find Courses>Browse and purchase the Advanced General Principle Course.

Online Advanced Coaching Principles Course

Please note that due to the assessments included within this online course, you should allow 2-4 months to complete the Online Advanced Coaching Principles Course.

Online Advanced Gymsport Coaching Course

Why are my online advanced course assessments not saving?

The LMS automatically saves the results from the online quizzes at the end of units 2, 3, 4 and 6. There are also non-assessed questions throughout each unit intended as learning tools, and the answers for these questions are not saved at present – although this feature is coming later this year.

The quiz results aren’t visible within the coursework itself, but are saved in the LMS. 

It is possible to reset one’s results, but to do this the coach has to go into the unit and restart the quiz by opening it, which effectively tells the LMS that you’d like to re-sit the assessment.

Advanced Face to Face Coaching Course

This is a 2 day face to face course which includes on the day presentations and assessments.

Who is Eligible for the Face to Face Course?

The requirements to attend the face to face Advanced Coaches Course are that you must:

1. Hold an intermediate coach accreditation in your chosen Gymsport
2. Have completed the pre-requisites for the face to face course:
    • Online Advanced Coaching Principles Course
    • Online Advanced Gymsport Coaching Course
    • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003) uploaded and approved on LMS
3. Access to the resource book ’Championship Gymnastics’ by Gerald George
4. Be 17 years or older at the time of the face to face course

Expectations of the Advanced Face to Face Course

In preparation for an Advanced Face to Face course candidates should:

• Arrive on time
• Dress in appropriate coaching attire
• Ensure they have organised and bring their personal demonstrators to the course
• Be well prepared for all presentations and assessments
• Be proactive and willing to engage in the course
NB. Be prepared to demonstrate the spotting of skills several times to allow assessors to observe all candidates and to ensure competency

What are the Requirements of a Demonstrator?

In preparation for an Advanced Face to Face course candidates should:

• Demonstrators must be a gymnast capable of the performing ALL of the skills in the Advanced skills matrix
• Demonstrators must be comfortable with the candidate/coach attending the face to face course
• Demonstrators do not have to be athletes from the candidate/coach’s current club, however the candidate/coach must have worked with the athlete prior to attending the face to face course

Mentoring

A coach in training for an Advanced Coach accreditation will need a mentor to support training in the workplace. The mentor should:

• hold an Advanced Coach Accreditation or above and where possible this should be relevant to the Gymsport
• provide supervision and guidance for the trainee Advanced Coach, but does not need to provide direct supervision on a daily basis
• assist with and undertake workplace assessment tasks with the trainee Advanced Coach
• ensure the trainee Advanced Coach works within their level of competence
• exercise a duty of care to the coach and participants.

Please see Mentor Handbook for more information.

 

 

Supervisors

Who Can I Supervise?

Supervision is defined as follows:

• The Supervisor can supervise a maximum of 3 Beginner Coaches
• The Supervisor must be on the gym floor in the proximity of the Beginner Coaches
• The Supervisor and/or Clubs need to exercise a duty of care to participants and discretion should be made when supervising a Beginner Coach. A Supervisor should ask the question ‘can I adequately supervise the Beginner Coach if I…?’

The minimum requirements to become a certified Supervisor are as follows:

• Current Technical Member;
• Current Gymnastics Australia Coach Accreditation at Intermediate Level or above; and
• Successful completion of the Gymnastics Australia Online Supervisor Training course (see ‘How to Become a Supervisor’ section of Help Desk).

In making the decision to allocate a Supervisor to oversee the work of a Beginner Coach, consideration should be given to the level of maturity and technical knowledge of the Supervisor.

• A Supervisor must have an appropriate level of maturity to make good decisions while providing supervision, particularly with regard to managing risk.

• A Supervisor must be technically qualified to undertake this role, with the ability to give technical support and feedback to a Beginner Coach. Not every Intermediate Coach will be ready to provide Supervision. Time and workplace experience may be required to develop a good level of technical knowledge prior to completing Supervisor Training and supervising others.

•    Gymnastics Australia highly recommends that a Supervisor is at least 18 years old.