Career Guides

Gymnastics Coaches and Instructors

Gymnastics coaches train gymnasts of all ages to about fundamental movements involving dominant movement patterns. Elite-level coaches teach routines and focus on good technique.

Where You Might Work

Gymnastics coaches can expect to work in a range of different environments, including: 

Key Responsibilities

There are many different factors that make up the responsibilities and daily tasks of a coach. These responsibilities are: 

Setting up gymnastics’ equipment/circuits.

Teaching gymnastics using suitable progressions and lesson plans.

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

Salary: ranges from $25 to $35 an hour

Market Insights (2021)

3,700 employed.

Market Insights (2021)

Full-time share of 13%.

Market Insights

Female share of 80%.

Market Insights

Average age of 20.

Market Insights

Retrieved from: Labour Market Insights

Salary: The hourly salary for gymnastics coaches ranges from $25 to $35 an hour, according to current job listings on


The following education pathways map out qualifications that will allow you to become more employable as an entry-level gymnastics coach. 

Course/sPotential Career OutcomesFurther QualificationsDuration and/or number of units
Certificate III/IV in Fitness (SIS40221)
  • Provides a pathway to any type of sport, aquatic or recreation organisation including commercial, not-for-profit, community and government organisations.
  • This qualification will allow some teacher trainees to skip the Fundamental Coaching Accreditation and start at Intermediate.
n/aCert IV: 15 units recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework
Gymnastics Australia Fundamental Coaching Accreditation  6 weeks

For more information on Gymnastics Coaching accreditations, visit the Gymnastics QLD website. visit Gymnastics QLD website

Already qualified? Head to the Gymnastics Queensland jobs board for the best selection of positions currently available in the industry.

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