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To become an accredited Official/ Commissaire you will need to complete an education and training program to provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to officiate as a Commissaire. Below is a brief outline of how you become a Commissaire.
Officiating courses are delivered under the guidelines of the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS), an Australian Sports Commission (ASC) program, managed by the ASC’s Coaching & Officiating Unit.
There are two components to the officiating programs:
All accredited officials are recognised as having met the standards under the NOAS, recognised by the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments. There are three levels of NOAS Commissaires:
Level 1– a course specifically targeted at the official who desires to assist in the conduct of club racing. The course requires candidates to complete the Online Level 1 Course
Level 2 – a course for the official who assists club and state level calendar events. This course deals more with the technical aspects of each discipline. After completing this level you will be qualified to officiate at State events.
Level 3 – an advanced course for officials who want to officiate at National events and championships. The course is conducted in conjunction with National Championships and provides training and information on the finer points of officiating at the elite level. To sit the course you must have had at least two years experience as an active Level 2 commissaire. The course is conducted by Mountain Bike Australia, further details can be obtained from email@example.com
All NOAS accreditations are valid for four (4) years. At the end of this you must be able to show that you have been an active commissaire and have undertaken activities that will keep you current. To maintain your accreditation you must:
At the end of a 4 year accreditation period, you will be required to submit a log of your commissaire and officiating activities in order to re accredit.
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