BECOME A NSW OFFICIAL
As athletics events require a very large workforce, we are always looking for more volunteers and officials. Becoming an official is a lot easier then it may seem with the level 1 course entirely online. Athletics NSW would like to encourage anyone with an interest in athletics to volunteer at one of our events to get a taste for officiating. Anyone can volunteer, and our All-comers and Treloar Shield meets are the perfect opportunity to experience officiating. No passed experience is necessary. If you would like more information, please email email@example.com
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Jetstar Little Athletics Australia, providing a seamless and transparent education pathway for Australian Athletics Officials.
The scheme is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and then follows best industry practice, with online learning coupled with face-to-face delivery. The aim of the AAOES is to ensure an effective and efficient education framework is provided to guarantee Australian Athletics Officials remain world leaders in event delivery at all levels of athletic competition.
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UPCOMING SEMINARS FOR EXISTING OFFICIALS
Hunter Region Rules Update
This workshop is designed to develop and update each participant’s officiating skills and knowledge in accordance with the most recent rule book. This seminar for is for all NSW Officials regardless of organisation and will be presented from both an ANSW and LANSW perspective.
VENUE: Club Macquarie, 458 Lake Rd, Argenton NSW 2284
DATE: Saturday, 26th January 2019
TIME: 7:00pm - 7.45pm
CLOSING: 6pm Friday, 25th January 2019
Officials Development Workshop
This Officials Development Workshop is part of the NSW Athletics Continuing Professional Development Program.
It is designed to develop and update each participant’s officiating skills and knowledge.
The workshop is available for anyone to attend but is particularly relevant to those participants who hold a Level 1 Accreditation and are aiming to advance to a Level 2 Accreditation.
The event groups to choose from are:
Track (including Walks)
VENUE: Barden Park, Gipps Street, Dubbo
DATE: Friday, 1 March 2019
TIME: 5.00pm - 7.00pm (arrival from 4.45pm)
CLOSING: 9am Thursday, 28 February 2019
UPDATING YOUR QUALIFICATION
It will be mandatory that Officials maintain their current qualification or seek a higher qualification within a four-year period or risk the possibility of being down-graded.
To maintain or attain a higher accreditation, each Official will be required to show evidence that they have been involved in a constant process of education and professional development.
This is defined as updating (UPD) and can be achieved by either attending approved accreditation courses or updating activities such as:
Learning at the event (Kinaesthetic Learning)
Attendance at seminars
Being a mentor
Being a presenter at a workshop/seminar
The purpose of updating is to ensure Officials attend a minimum number of activities designed to maintain and extend present competencies. The activities should be diverse with no single type of activity contributing to more than half the number of updating points required.
Officials may accumulate more than the required number of updating points within a year, but these cannot be carried over and used to fulfil the next year’s obligations.
Further Information on the Scheme is available from the Athletics Australia or Jetstar Little Athletics Australia websites
Further information will be disseminated shortly.
INCREASING YOUR QUALIFICATION
Athletics NSW strongly encourages all officials to increase their qualification and are more than happy to offer the necessary support.
Please read through the information that can be found on the Athletics Australia website and email email@example.com
The new officials accreditation scheme is aimed at being widely accessible and encourages a greater number of people to be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to conduct athletics competitions at all levels.
Officials will notice that the names of the levels have changed and in the future will be known as follows:
AAOES Level 1 = Old grading – D
AAOES Level 2 = Old grading – C&B
AAOES Level 3 = Old grading – A