The Beginner Coaching Course will commence being phased out in mid-2023.

The Beginner Online module will be removed from FLEX as of Friday 28th April and Beginner Practical sessions will no longer be hosted after 30th June.



Ready to start coaching gymnastics? Here's where you start! Follow this step-by-step guide below to gain your Beginner Coaching Accreditation.

Create a Gymnastics Australia account

If you are a new user, you will need to create a Gymnastics Australia account. To do this, please fill out the New User Sign Up form. Please ensure you register with your legal name (including middle name(s)), as this form will be used to verify your Working with Children Check (or equivalent).

For more detailed information on creating an account, please click here


Login to Gymnastics Australia and access Flex

1. Go to the Gymnastics Australia website by visiting

2. In the top right-hand corner, click Sign In

3. Sign in using your Technical Member ID as your username, and your Gymnastics Australia password. If you have forgotten your password, please contact us

4. Once you have signed in, click the top right-hand corner on the Hi, [Your Name] link to access your Gymnastics Australia account.

5. Click Go to Flex (LMS). This should be on the left-hand side of the page. 

For more information on signing into your account, please click here


Enrol in the Beginner Coaching Online Course

The first step to gaining a Beginner Coaching Accreditation involves completing the online theory course. 

1. Access the Training Library by clicking the Bookshelf icon on the left-hand menu bar.

2. Locate the Beginner Coaching Accreditation Courses category and click View Courses.

3. Locate the Beginner Coaching Accreditation – Theory course and click Purchase. You will then be prompted to enter your payment details. Click Process Payment to complete your enrolment. You will be emailed a copy of your receipt.

4. You can access online courses you have just enrolled into through the My Training section of Flex. 

5. Click View under the Beginner Coaching Theory course, and you will be able to see the four online modules. 

6. Click Start or Resume for the part of the course you wish to work through. 

7. If you want to take a break from the course, click the Exit button located in the top left corner of the window.

8. When you complete an Assessment Task or Quiz, make sure to click Print Results on the results page and save a copy for your records.

Enrol in the Beginner Coaching Practical

The practical course is the final part of your Beginner Coaching Accreditation. You must complete the online course before enrolling in the practical course.

1. Go to the Training Library and locate the Beginner Coaching Accreditation Courses category. Click View Courses.

2. Locate the Beginner Coaching Accreditation - Practical course and click Purchase. Enter your payment details and then click Process PaymentYou will be emailed a copy of your receipt with your confirmation email.

4. You now need to book into a training session/event. To do this, head over to the to the Training Event calendar. You can access this by clicking the Calendar icon on the left-hand menu bar.

5. In the Course search bar, type the name of the course you wish to attend (i.e., Beginner Coaching Accreditation - Practical). 

6. You will then see a list of all scheduled sessions for that month. Click the arrow > to see the courses in the following month. 

7. Once you find the session you wish to attend, click Enrol. If a pop up appears, select Enrol again. You are now enrolled in this session. 

8. To check which events you are enrolled into, click the My Enrolled Events toggle.

9. If you are unable to attend a course, you can un-enrol yourself from a session and re-enrol into a future course date. This can be done by selecting Un-enrol on the event session.


Please note that if you choose to un-enrol yourself from an event, you may incur a late cancelation fee from your State/Territory Association. Always contact your State/Territory Association  before unenrolling from an event. 


Complete the Beginner Practical Coaching Course

1. Attend the course on the day. In most cases, you will need to bring a packed lunch. Keep an eye on your email prior to the course for notifications from your State/Territory Association.

2. After attending and passing the practical course, you will be awarded the accreditation. This can take up to three weeks post course date.

3. If you are unsuccessful in passing the assessments during the practical course, you will receive instructions on what to do next.


For questions about practical courses, please contact your State/Territory Association

For questions regarding online course, please contact us.

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