Returning Coach

Are you interested in returning to coaching after an absence?

There are 2 pathways to do this:


Pathway 1: You can apply for a transition into the new framework; this pathway allows coaches to gain exemptions. Do you fall into one of the following categories?


  • Held a level 1 qualification, which has a lapsed technical membership?

  • Attended a level 1 face to face course, completed the work book, but did not complete the technical membership payment?

  • Attended a level 1 course and not completed the work book?

  • Held an Intermediate accreditation, which has since lapsed (more than 3 years since your last renewal?)


To be eligible for this partial exemption pathway, please ensure you have set up your LMS account - link to the LMS below.


Once you have created your account, please request access to the course from the Education Team at Gymnastics Victoria on Provide your full name, LMS username, Technical Member ID (if known) and the exemption category listed above.

You will shortly recieve communication from the Education Team on the exemptions you have be granted and the next steps to take in the pathway.




*The LMS is Gymnastics Australia's Learning Management System

Pathway 2: You can apply to have Recognition of Prior Learning assessment undertaken.


Recognition of prior learning assessment is a process that allows you to show Gymnastics Australia that you already have the knowledge and skills to safely coach gymnastics. If you are able to show evidence of your coaching abilities, you can gain a Gymnastics Australia Coach Accreditation.  Gymnastics Australia is responsible for the RPL process.


This process is also referred to as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competence (RCC).

  • If you consider that you have already acquired the competencies as set down for a particular GA accredited course, you may formally apply to have these skills recognised.

  • This is achieved through completing the relevant recognition application form and forwarding this to GA, along with the required fees.

For information on the RPL Assessment Categories, please click on 'RPL Categories' below.

For more information on the RPL Process, please click on 'RPL Process' below.

For information regarding RPL Assessment Fees, please click on 'RPL Assessment Fees' below.