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At the completion of this training, participants will have identified the positives of being an accredited motorsport official.
The Learning Objectives for this module are:
Targeted at officials who generally work alongside the competition surface:
Flag, Grid, Pit lane, Communication, Vehicle recovery, General track, Spectator marshals, Boundary riders, Equipment supply, Course car crews, Sector marshals, Judges/starters, Competitor relations, Safety officer.
The Learning Objectives for this module are:
The roles of Event Administration include: Organisation of the Event, Distribution of relevant paperwork, Schedule of the Event, Arranging officials, Monitoring and fine tuning the event
The main roles of the Event Command Official are as follows.
Manage the safety of those involved in the event, including:-
General public, Spectators, Officials, Competitors, Service and pit crew, Ensure the integrity of the course, including the security of the course, road closures and ensuring there is no accidental intrusion.
Control the event, including emergencies, Maintain the event time table and program and modify as necessary, Apply Motorsport Australia Rules and Event Supplementary Regulations, Co-ordinate officials at the event, Manage Incidents, Ensure Emergency Plan is implemented when and if needed, Liaise with Civil Authorities, Ensure relevant permissions are obtained, Promote the event, General Public, Prospective Competitors, Officials
In addition to these general roles, are roles which are specific to each discipline.
Fire and rescue marshals attend to fires within competition vehicles and on the track and are responsible for the extrication of competitors from their vehicles if required.
The Rally and Off Road Official training covers:
Roles of the Senior Officials of the event, Roles of the Road Official, Preparing for the Event, Arriving at the Event, Safety and personal conduct, Checklist of Personal Items, Stage/Control Setup, Securing a Stage in preparation for competition, Control Official/Spectator Marshal, Spectator Marshal, Safety, Communication and Judicial System, After the Event
Scrutineers are responsible for checking the compliance of vehicles and the eligibility and safety requirements of Motorsport Australia National Competition Rules.
Stewards adjudicate upon any dispute or protest arising during a meeting and are also responsible for ensuring the competition is conducted safely.
The Learning Objectives of this module are:
The Time keeper registers competitors times and produces results using timing equipment.
Bronze Officials who seek to progress and assume team leader roles in officiating complete this training. The Silver Module is a generic training module, applicable to all disciplines and focuses on leadership and management.
There are currently no training modules for Gold graded licences. Instead, progression to Gold level is achieved through a combination of event assessment, supporting references and peer recommendation.
The assessment criteria for Gold upgrades are:
A specialist is defined as those officials who possess specialist qualification/skills for a particular motorsport role.
Course Presenters must hold a Club Chief, Bronze, Silver or Gold officials licence in the relevant category.
Event Assessors are officials who conduct observed assessments on Motorsport Australia officials.
An official must hold a minimum bronze licence to obtain an Event Assessor licence. Event Assessors must hold an officials licence that is at least equal to the level for which they are assessing.
This module is designed to up-skill Motorsport Australia Officials in the area of Occupational Health and Safety with an emphasis on the links with the Vet Sector Certificate II unit ‘Apply Safe Work Practices’ in the Certificate II Motorsport.
This course is designed to provide training to become a Certified and Accredited Testing Official detailing the actions required to select a competitor or official for alcohol testing, through to the reporting and referral to the Stewards of the Meeting following a positive alcohol confirmation reading.
The participants of the CATO Training Module must hold a Motorsport Australia Accredited General Officials licence to ensure a basic understanding of the structures and operational roles within motorsport.
All Event Assessments must be booked via the Motorsport Australia State Office, unless prior approval by Motorsport Australia has been obtained. There are Assessment Booking forms available HERE.
Should you require assistance, please contact Motorsport Australia's Member Services team or, Motorsport Australia’s Officials Coordinator, and they can assist you with locating an assessor and appropriate event(s).
This process helps ensure that all the administrative elements are met and that the official(s) who conducts your assessment has the required qualifications to do so. This all means your licence upgrade can be processed faster.
You will then need to submit your completed Event Assessment Form and supporting documentation to the Motorsport Australia National Office for processing (Motorsport Australia Member Services, PO Box 172, Canterbury LPO, Victoria 3126).
You may like to keep a copy of the form for your own records. You can also fill in a record of the Event Assessment in your Motorsport Australia Officials’ Licence Passbook (inside back cover).
An Event Assessment is a required part of the officials licence upgrade process, along with training via the theory training module. If you have any queries on the following information, you can contact your State Office on 1300 883 959 to discuss further.