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Training & Development

 

Like all careers and qualfications, there is always more to learn and develop when it comes to Officiating.  No matter how much experience an Official has, what level they have achieved, or what role they hoLd, continual learning is encouraged in all areas of officiating practice.  Swimming Victoria encourages all Technical Officials to undertake as much practical and theoretical learning as they can.  If you have any requests, queries or suggestions regarding Officials Development please don't hesitate to contact Sharon Rich, Clubs & Officials Services Manager.

 

NATIONAL OFFICIATING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The National Officiating Scholarship (NOS) aims to assist in the development of officials and mentors in a high performance officiating environment through facilitated movement along their career pathway. Candidates are identified for the NOS based on their potential to become national or international standard swimming officials.

Visit the Officials Awards & Scholarships page for more information.

 

TECHNICAL OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

2016 TECHNICAL OFFICIALS SEMINAR - Conducted 17/7/2016

 

2014 SEMINAR INFORMATION

CLICK HERE


2013 SEMINAR INFORMATION

CLICK HERE


 

 

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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Swimming Victoria will conducting further Regional Development Days throughout 2015.  These events will provide invaluable education and training to members of the swimming community (swimmers, parents, coaches, officials and volunteers).  

The events will involve interaction with elite athletes, guest spearkers and leading Victorian coaches, with activities ranging from presentations to pool sessions.  There will be full programs of workshops for officials including Inspector of Turns, Judge of Strokes, Marshalling & Check Starting, Starter and SWD Referee Extension.

NEXT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS:

Metro North - Sunday 7 May 2017

CLICK HERE for dates 

 

NATIONAL TECHNICAL OFFICIALS ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

Swimming Australia, in conjunction with the State and Territory Swimming Associations, have created a National Technical Official Accreditation Program. This program aims to promote a professional approach to the identification, training and ongoing development of technical officials, for all levels of swimming, conducted by or on behalf of Swimming Australia.

Please CLICK HERE for further information on the National Technical Official Accreditation Program on the Swimming Australia website.

The Nationally accredited training programs are delivered by the State and Territory Swimming Associations. For further information on undertaking Technical Official education, please contact Sharon Rich, Clubs & Officials Services Manager.

CLICK HERE to view the Accreditation Program Pathway Flowchart.

 

POINTS FOR OFFICIATING PRACTICE:

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the following Officials who have gained or updated their accreditation.

 

JANUARY 2013 MARCH 2013 MAY 2013
JUNE 2103 JULY 2013 AUGUST 2013
SEPTEMBER 2013 OCTOBER 2013  NOVEMBER 2013
DECEMBER 2013 FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014 APRIL 2014
MAY 2014 JUNE 2014 JULY 2014
AUGUST 2014 SEPTEMBER 2014  OCTOBER 2014
NOVEMBER 2014 DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015  FEBRUARY 2015
MARCH 2015  APRIL 2015  MAY 2015
JUNE 2015  JULY 2015  AUGUST 2015
SEPTEMBER 2015  OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2015  DECEMBER 2015
JANUARY 2016  FEBRUARY 2016  MARCH 2016
APRIL 2016  MAY 2016  JUNE 2016
JULY 2016  JULY 2016  (END OF MONTH)  AUGUST 2016 
SEPTEMBER 2016  OCTOBER 2016  NOVEMBER 2016
JANUARY 2017  FEBRUARY 2017  MARCH 2017
 APRIL 2017    

 

NEW OFFICIALS

Swimming Victoria can help you become an official by facilitating training.

The National Technical Official Accreditation Program, conducted by Swimming Australia in conjunction with Swimming Victoria, introduces an individual to the basic competencies required to officiate at Swimming Australia/Swimming Victoria sanctioned events. This accreditation program also provides a clear and defined pathway for Technical Officials to move from officiating at their local club meets to officiating at world class events.
 
If you are interested in starting your training as an Official, let your club know so they can refer you to training arranged in your District, or request training to be arranged through your District. For any other enquiries or for further information please contact Sharon Rich.

 

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

The first step to becoming an Official is to complete the free online General Principles course.

In conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Swimming Australia is recognising the ASC Online Introductory Level Officiating General Principles course.  Start your officiating accreditation by completing the online course and then contact Swimming Victoria, your Club or District to start undertaking specialist units such as timekeeper or recorder.

The free online course is available on the ASC Learning Portal at https://learning.ausport.gov.au

CLICK HERE: FREE ASC Online Introductory Level Officiating General Principles Course.

When you have completed the online General Principles Course, please advise email your certificate to Sharon Rich.

 

OFFICIALS NOP WORKSHOPS

If you would like to attend a workshop in any of the National Offiating Program Modules contact your District Referee or Sharon Rich, sharon.rich@vic.swimming.org.au  at Swimming Victoria.

View Calendar of Workshops Here 

 

DISTRICT REFEREES

In Victoria, District Referee's play a key role in the development of Technical Officials across the State. District Referee's are often the key contact within a District when it comes to arranging workshops and the assessment of Officials in training.

If you are interested in becoming a Technical Official, let your club know so they can request a workshop to be organised through your District, or refer you to a workshop already scheduled.

LIST OF DISTRICT REFEREES & KEY DISTRICT OFFICIATING CONTACTS

 
Metro East Mark Laidlaw mark@plasterboardcity.com.au
Metro North Bob Oldfield bobold@optusnet.com.au
Metro South Harold Gusdorf harold.gusdorf@monash.edu
Metro West Margaret Arnold abung.arnold@optusnet.com.au
D10 Sunraysia Diana Lyons lyonsd@aanet.com.au
D12 Wimmera Catherine Perry cathperry4@gmail.com
D14 North Central Rosalie Bruton bruto1@active8.net.au
D15 Central Margaret Lang margaretelang@bigpond.com
D16 Midlands Robin Alexander - Acting robinfalexander@gmail.com
D19 Goulburn Valley Peter Tindale tindale@mcmedia.com.au
D20 Ovens & Murray Mark Eddy mark.eddy42@gmail.com
D21 Gippsland Jackie Madden bjmadden@netspace.net.au
D22 Hume & Upper Goulburn    
D23 Barwon South West Daryl Kennedy  darylken@bigpond.net.au

 

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ASSESSORS AND PRESENTERS/FACILITATORS

ROLE OF ASSESSORS AND PRESENTERS/FACILITATORS:

The role of Assessors and Presenters/Facilitators is to deliver effective and practical education for officials.

 

NOP ASSESSOR & PRESENTER/FACILITATOR REQUIREMENTS:

Course Presenters/Facilitators & Assessors must have the relevant SAL Technical Officials Certification and

 

Assessor and Presenter/Facilitator training is for those who present and assess competency-based training in their industry area (e.g. the delivery of the National Officiating Program accreditation modules).  As the NOP accreditation modules are Competency Based, Swimming Australia recognise that to ensure the consistency and quality of the training program delivery throughout Australia, standards must be set within the syllabus regarding the experience and skills and of those acting as assessors and presenters/facilitators for the program.

All of the National Officiating Program Accreditation modules must be assessed and presented by qualified personnel.  For information on qualified personnel, or for information on how to become trained and/or recognised under the NOP as an assessor or presenter/facilitator, please contact Swimming Victoria.

LIST OF SWIMMING VICTORIA ASSESSORS & PRESENTERS

Qualified SV Assessors & Presenters listing what Modules each can Aseess & Present - CLICK HERE

Alphabetical Contact List - CLICK HERE

District Contact List - CLICK HERE

 

ASSESSORS/FACILITATORS RESOURCES:

Swimming Victoria can assist Assessors/Facilitators for the National Officiating Program with resources such as printed workbooks, brochures and information for your trainee Officials.

CLICK HERE to downlad form to request resources.

 

 CURRENT OFFICIALS:  

UPDATING OF ACCREDITATION (RE-ACCREDITATION)

As part of Swimming Australia's and Swimming Victoria's ongoing commitment to providing a quality National Officiating Program, Technical Officials are required to undergo a reaccreditation process every four years. This is to ensure that Australia’s reputation for having the best technical officials in the world is upheld. The Re-Accreditation creiteria requires Technical Officials to:

  1. Maintain a log book showing the required number of update points (points are explained in the Re-Accreditation kit) to maintain the current level of accreditation. This can be in the form of a log book, the template provided in the Re-Accreditation Kit or electronically.

  2. Abide by the Swimming Australia Behavioural Guidelines.

  3. Maintain a current Victorian Working With Children Check.
    CLICK HERE to be taken to the Department of Justice website).

  4. Swimming Australia will contact officials that have an accreditation that is due to expire and ask them to complete the 'Reaccreditation Kit' and return it to their state swimming association (Swimming Victoria).

A part of Re-Accreditation is to achieve General Swimming Education points, by attending workshops, seminars or undergoing online training. The Play By The Rules website offers free online training that can be counted as General Swimming Education points. CLICK HERE to access the free training.

Reaccreditation Kit For Technical Officials

 

CURRENT OFFICIALS:
RECOGNITION OF CURRENT COMPETENCY

RCC Application

Applicants who believe they already possess the adequate competencies to obtain or upgrade their SAL National Technical Official Accreditation, are able to apply to their State/Territory Swimming Associations for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) from prior learning and experience. RCC will be granted when all the stated learning outcomes and performance criteria of the SAL Technical Officials Accreditation Course modules have been met. Other requirements will also need to be met before a SAL National Technical Officials accreditation will be issued.

 

 

ACCREDITATION MODULES & CARDS

The following table lists the accreditation modules under the National Accrediation Officiating Program.  Each module has a workshop component - click on the links to view the learner guides.

LG1 - General Principles    
LG2 - Timekeeper LG9 - Chief Recorder LG16 - Advanced Self Management
LG3 - Chief Timekeeper LG10 - Finish Judge/Chief Finish Judge  
LG4 - Check Starter LG11 - Automatic Operating Equipment Operator  
LG5 - Starter LG12 - Meet Manager Operator  
LG6 - Clerk of Course(Marshal) LG13 - Announcer  
LG7 - Inspector of Turns LG14 - Referee  
LG8 - Judge of Stroke LG15 - Referee Multi-Class  

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KEY CONTACTS

 

Sharon Rich - Clubs & Officials Services Manager:  sharon.rich@vic.swimming.org.au

 

 

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