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
2013 SEMINAR INFORMATION
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 to the following Officials who have gained or updated their accreditation.
Swimming Victoria can help you become an official by facilitating training.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org at Swimming Victoria.
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 Laidlawemail@example.com|
|Metro North||Bob Oldfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Metro South||Harold Gusdorfemail@example.com|
|Metro West||Margaret Arnoldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D10 Sunraysia||Diana Lyonsemail@example.com|
|D12 Wimmera||Catherine Perryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D14 North Central||Rosalie Brutonemail@example.com|
|D15 Central||Margaret Langfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D16 Midlands||Robin Alexander - Actingemail@example.com|
|D19 Goulburn Valley||Peter Tindalefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D20 Ovens & Murray||Mark Eddyemail@example.com|
|D21 Gippsland||Jackie Maddenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|D22 Hume & Upper Goulburn|
|D23 Barwon South West||Daryl Kennedyemail@example.com|
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
- Hold a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training qualification, or
- Hold the SAL Training and Assessment qualification (developed in January 2006), or
- Hold the Australian Sports Commission Assessor & Facilitator qualification, or
- Be recognised and approved as an Education deliver; or
- Have been approved by the SAL Technical Swimming Committee; or
- Be approved by the relevant State Association Development Staff member.
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
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.
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:
- 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.
- Abide by the Swimming Australia Behavioural Guidelines.
- Maintain a current Victorian Working With Children Check.
CLICK HERE to be taken to the Department of Justice website).
- 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.
RECOGNITION OF CURRENT COMPETENCY
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|
Sharon Rich - Clubs & Officials Services Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org