What Happens to My Qualifications in the New Scheme?
Both Athletics Australia and Jetstar Little Athletics have developed a transference scheme for existing Officials. It is important to note that currently, there are four (4) different existing qualifications being converted into three (3) within the new scheme. The transference has been developed to equate the knowledge already developed by Officials into the standard of learning targeted within the new scheme.
All Officials’ qualifications from Athletics SA will be updated to reflect the new scheme as per the diagram below.
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 (Kinesthetic 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 fulfill 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.
Australian Athletics Officials Education Committee