Triathlon Australia

Triathlon Australia Paratriathlon Team Lead

Triathlon Australia Ltd

  • Gold Coast Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 26 Nov 2018
Applications 0


Primary Job Purpose

In partnership with the TA Performance Programs Manager, to develop and deliver strategic and operational priorities to achieve successful performances at significant events including the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Key Performance Areas & Responsibilities

  1. Lead and support coaches of potential Paralympic athletes during 2019 and 2020 with a focus on athletes who demonstrate high probability of Top 5 outcomes at the 2020 Paralympic Games.
  2. Attend identified key events (see list below) as the team leader supporting all selected athletes in their preparation and on competition day. 
  3. Lead and support coaches of potential Paralympic athletes during 2019 and 2020 with a focus on athletes who demonstrate high probability of Top 5 outcomes at the 2020 Paralympic Games.
  4. Attend identified key events (see list below) as the team leader supporting all selected athletes in their preparation and on competition day. 
  5. Oversee development of the competition and camp calendar, and the logistics relating to teams and camps.
    • Coordination of training facilities, training times and leading training sessions where required
    • Providing expert technical direction to coaches on how best to prepare for and race at the key events. 
    • Contribute to post-race athlete and coach reviews
  6. To monitor and advise on Paralympic Qualification process and status, including working with athletes and coaches to ensure appropriate competition calendar and strategy
  7. Work with the National Performance Director and Performance Program Manager to ensure that potential Paralympic athletes are located in appropriate coach led Daily Performance Environments (DPE’s)
  8. Lead the cultural development of the TA Paratriathlon program in line with the expectations of the TA National Team ethos and Triathlon Australia behavioural standards
  9. Contribute to the Individual Athlete Performance Plan process for all categorised paratriathletes and to manage and monitor the implementation of identified performance and athlete development strategies
  10. Manage the gathering and provision of feedback on Paralympic triathlete and coach performance.
  11. Implement strategies within DPE’s that ensure Paratriathletes are supported toward the achievement of targeted performance outcomes.
  12. Integrate and manage the TA Athlete Availability and SSSM programs within the daily training environments of Paralympic triathletes and coaches
  13. Establish and manage performance reporting systems and processes, and present performance reports against established benchmarks to the TA National Performance Director.
  14. Enhance the domestic competition opportunities available to Australia’s Paralympic Team Members
  15. Contribute to the overall development of paratriathlon opportunities in the sport, including through the TA Participation Framework.
  16. Any other request relating to the delivery of Triathlon Australia programs and services as directed by the National Performance Director.

Key Paratriathlon Races 2019 and 2020

Attendance at all events may not be required, or a reduced time period may be possible.  This will be negotiated in advance and will depend on the confirmed dates and individual circumstances.



  • Devonport Paratriathlon World Cup (PWC) – February 28th to March 3rd.
  • World Paratriathlon Series (WPS) – April, (Europe TBC)
  • WPS Yokohama – May 18th
  • PWC Tokyo (Paralympic Test Event) – August 17th. Training camp in Japan from 6th August. 
  • ITU Grand Final/Paratriathlon World Championships – 31st August.  It is expected that travel will be required with the team to Europe from Japan for a camp prior to travelling to Lausanne.
  • WPS – October, (Americas TBC) 
  • Paralympic Squad Camp – AIS Canberra late November approx. 5 days.


  • Devonport WPS/PWC – February/March
  • APC Misshon 2020 in Tokyo - March
  • Yokohama WPS – May, including pre-camp in Japan
  • World Championships, Europe and pre-camp camp
  • July – camp Gold Coast
  • 10 August          Expected travel to pre-Games camp in Japan
  • 23 August          Expected Village Entry
  • 29 August          Race Day Standing Classes
  • 30 August          Race Day Wheelchair & Vision Impaired
  • 28/8 & 2/9         Contingency race dates

Key Relationships


TA Staff


To support the delivery of a high performance sport program

TA employed and network paratriathlon coaches


To enhance collaboration within the National system


To prepare athletes so they can perform at their best


Experience and Qualifications




  • Extensive high-performance triathlon coaching knowledge and experience.
  • Extensive experience across benchmark competitions in a coaching role.
  • Extensive training camp experience, including the establishment and delivery of day to day training.
  • Demonstrated experience working with other coaches in a leadership or mentoring capacity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including high integrity and the capability to build trusting relationships with coaches, athletes and other team staff.


  • Minimum Level 2 Triathlon Australia Triathlon Coaching Qualification (or the ability to obtain)
  • Qualifications in Exercise Science or Sports Coaching
  • Strong understanding and vision of the attributes and skills required for future success in elite Paratriathlon.


  • Level 1 ASCA coach or above
  • ASADA Level 1 & 2 anti-doping course
  • First aid and resuscitation certificate
  • Working with children check


Competencies and personal attributes

  • An ability to lead and influence others towards a common goal
  • A willingness to work non-business hours and to travel extensively
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, financial and administration skills.


Employer and Other Details

Triathlon Australia (TA) is the governing body for the sport of triathlon in Australia. Triathlon Australia is recognised by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Sport Australia (SA) as the National Federation representing Triathlon.

The Triathlon Australia High Performance program, is a partnership between Triathlon Australia, Sport Australia, Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Australian Paralympic Committee. The program provides a nationally integrated and coordinated approach to assist the development and preparation of elite and sub-elite athletes who have the potential to succeed at international level in International Triathlon Union (ITU) draft-legal racing. The key performance measure for the program is the delivery of medals at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and ITU World Triathlon Series and ITU World Championships.

Apply for this role

Should you wish to apply, please forward all applications to Elissa Dunbavan via email by 9:00am Monday 26th November.

Elissa Dunbavan

(02) 8488 6200

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