Motorcycling Victoria would like to remind members of the processes required for coaching activities for MA/MV accredited coaches.
This information is important for coaches, parents and riders to understand. If there are any questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A coaching licence is valid for a single year only and needs to be renewed each year. A licence cannot be renewed without the person having a Working with Children Check (this is a requirement for a coach).
A letter and copy of the Coaching Licence Application Form is posted out to expiring coaching licence holders at some stage during the month prior to expiry. For example, if a coaching licence is due to expire in April, a letter will be posted out at some point in March.
To renew the coaching licence, simply complete the form and send back to MV with the $15 renewal fee.
APPLYING FOR PERMITS
If a MA/MV accredited coach wants to conduct coaching, they require a Non-Competition Permit and the form is available off the MV website.
The cost of the permit is $115 OR $15 per rider up to six riders; so if a coach wishes to take out a permit to coach four riders, it will cost them $60 instead of $115. The exception is Kick Start coaching which is no charge.
All coaching activity, whether it be Kick Start, a coaching school, one rider, competency/endorsement etc. requires a permit.
A person who holds a Club Coach (CC) accreditation cannot take out their own permits for coaching days, only Level 1 Coaches (CL1) or above can take out permits for themselves. A Club Coach can conduct Kick Start coaching during a Kick Start Day, as applied for by their club.
CONDUCTING A COACHING DAY
The permit must be on display during the coaching or be readily produced if questioned.
First Aid must be present during the entire coaching day, a coach can be the nominated First Aid (if they have a current Level 2 First Aid Qualification) but they cannot take part in any riding activity if that is the case.
All coaches, including assistants, officials and riders who participate in a permitted event must sign an Indemnity Form.
**FOR parents/riders: If any of the above is not done or available at a coaching day you are attending, it is recommended that you do not participate.
SUBMISSION OF POST-COACHING REPORT
Once a permitted coaching event has taken place a coach is required to complete a Non-Competition Report which is available off the MV website.
This report simply states the number of riders, the coaches details, names of other coaches/officials present and if there were any issues on the day.
If there are any injuries that occur during coaching then an Injury Report must be completed and sent in to the MV Office as well, this form is available off the MV website.
All paperwork must be submitted to the MV office within 5 days of the coaching taking place.
COMPLETING RIDER ENDORSEMENTS
When completing rider endorsement coaching, it is the same as any other coaching day.
A permit is required, First Aid must be present, Indemnity Forms must be signed and post-coaching paperwork must be submitted.
The permit number must be noted down in the Junior Coaching Program or Kick Start books when the rider has their book signed by the coach. **If there is no permit number, the endorsement cannot be accepted.
The endorsement must be done by a currently accredited and licenced MA/MV coach and the coaches licence number must be noted down in the Junior Coaching Program or Kick Start books when the rider has their book signed by the coach. **If the coaching is conducted by an unlicensed coach (this includes expired licences), the endorsement cannot be accepted.
Once a rider has their book signed with all information completed, they are to send a copy of the book into MV so that their new endorsement can be added to their licence. **Level 1 Coaches or higher are the only coaches able to complete endorsement coaching. People accredited at a Club Coach level, can only complete Kick Start coaching.
When it comes to Supercross endorsements, these endorsements can only be done by Level 2 accredited coaches. They will have a separate Supercross Endorsement Form that is completed and then sent into MV for the endorsement to be added to the riders licence. As like every other endorsement coaching; permits, First Aid, Indemnity Forms and post-coaching paperwork must be completed.
LIST OF COACHES
There is a list of coaches on the MV website. This list is updated throughout the year (a couple of times each month).
If the person running a coaching day does not appear on that list, their licence is either expired or they do not hold a MA/MV coaching accreditation.