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Officials Education

In partnership with the WA Athletics Officials Club, Athletics West offers a range of education opportunities for volunteers interested in upskilling in officiating.

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Coles Little Athletics Australia, providing a seamless and transparent education pathway for Australian Athletics Officials.

The scheme is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and follows best industry practices, with online learning coupled with face-to-face delivery. The aim of the Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is to ensure an effective and efficient education framework is provided to guarantee Australian Athletics Officials remain world leaders in event delivery at all levels of athletic competition.

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme emphasises the power of knowledge and competency. Our aim is for it to be widely accessible and it will encourage a greater number of people to be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to officiate athletics competitions.

The athletics-specific levels of this scheme delivered within Australia are:

  • Club/Centre/School Official AAOES Level 1
  • State Level Official AAOES Level 2
  • National Level Official AAOES Level 3

Visit the Athletics Australia Officials Education page for information on undertaking Officials Education courses.

The World Athletics E-Learning platform, hosted by the World Athletics website, provides educational courses and webinars for those with a general interest in athletics, such as school teachers and club volunteers, as well as key stakeholder groups, including Member Federations, technical officials, coaches and medical professionals.

The initial courses available include those for budding technical officials, organisers of athletics at club and community level and anyone who wants to know more about the rules of the sport.

Over the next year, modules to be introduced include: sustainability and gender leadership training for Member Federations, health and science courses for medical specialists, and coaching certification.

World Athletics E-Learning

Little Athletics Australia has a range of videos to introduce yourself to Little Athletics by explaining the basic techniques used in each event so that you can officiate at your local club or centre.

Little Athletics Australia Officiating Videos