Officials Accreditation




UPCOMING COURSES/SEMINARS  

For information on how to undertake Officials Training and for further details on upcoming seminars, please contact the LAANSW Office on 9633 4511 or email  admin@laansw.com.au.

  

OFFICIALS ACCREDITATION SCHEME 

The Little Athletics Association of NSW has adopted the Australian Little Athletics Officials Accreditation Scheme for training of its officials. The scheme has four levels of gradings, commencing at Centre level with D Grade, progressing through to C Grade for Zone level, and B and A grades for State and National level.

Gradings are assessed on practical experience as well as theory papers, with time frames governing the advancement to higher grades. Officials who successfully complete the exams are issued with an accreditation card outlining the event/s and the grade obtained.
 
The grades are as follows:-
 

D Grade
D Grade qualifies participants to become “Chief Judge” at Centre level and assist in that specific event at Zone Championships. All disciplines are covered at this level except Track Umpires. These are multiple choice question exam papers. The pass mark for the theory paper is 75%.

When the multiple choice exam paper has been completed and passed, participants must officiate at one (1) day/night competition, under the supervision of a C Grade Official or an appointee of the Zone Co-ordinator. Verification Forms are available from the Zone Co-ordinator. 

The participant may do a multiple of D Grade Exams.


C Grade
C Grade qualifies participants to “chief” at Zone and assist in these events at Region. The pass mark for the theory paper is 95%. This is a multiple choice question exam paper. All disciplines are covered at this level.

When the multiple choice exam paper has been completed and passed, participants must officiate at least two (2) days/nights competition under the supervision of a B Grade Official, or an experienced appointee of the Zone Co-ordinator.
 
The participant may attempt only three (3) C Grade exams per season.
 
 
B Grade
B Grade qualifies participants to progress to Region/State level. To attempt the B Grade qualification, participants should have gained at least two (2) seasons experience on the specific event. The pass mark for the theory paper is 80%. These papers are a one-hour (1hr) written exam, undertaken in the company of an Officer of the Association.
 
When the written exam has been completed and passed, the Officials Director will appoint Officials to evaluate the participant at two (2) days competition at Zone, Region or State Championships.
 
The participant may attempt only three (3) “B” Grade Exams per season.
 
 
A Grade
A Grade qualification is issued upon application to the LAANSW Officials Director.