PER1205 Officiating


Task 1: Acquisition Of Level 1 Officiating Certificates

Task Description:

Students are required to complete the General Principles Officiating Course in the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

Students will be assessed on:

In combination with the Officiating General Principles Course, students are required to complete 2 further Level 1

Officiating Certificates. These may be (but are not limited to):

  • Australian Athletics (Track and Field) Official Level 1 Important-InformationAustralian Athletics (Track and Field) Official:

AOES Level 1: Level 1 is the entry level (first athletics specifics level) of the new Australian Athletics Officials’ Education

Scheme. Pre-requisites: Before attempting this level, Officials are encouraged to complete the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Introduction to Officiating course. However, it is not compulsory. You do not need to be a registered member of a club or State Association, just simply sign up and start learning.

Enrolment: First you must enrol. This only needs to be done once. Candidates who have already completed the Introduction to Officiating (or any other Australian Sports Commission Course) can use that login information to access the AOES courses. Available at:

Instructions To Register With The Australian Sports Commission Learning

You will be asked to submit your contact information and some details about yourself. You will be then sent an email to your nominated email account. Open that email and click on the link to start learning. Level 1- Candidates must complete online learning and pass a multiple-choice quiz. The learning and quiz will focus on ensuring the candidate has a basic understanding of the rules of the discipline they are attempting.

AAOES Level 1 is made up of 12 separate courses:

  • Track
  • Starting
  • Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Pole Vault
  • Triple Jump
  • Hammer Throw
  • Javelin
  • Discus
  • Shot Put
  • Walks
  • Out of Stadia

Within each course, there are four (4) modules, each with their own content and quiz attached:

  • Rules
  • Officials & Communication
  • Equipment
  • Risk Management

Students can attempt as many of the courses as they like, but for the purpose of this assessment task they need a minimum of 1 x Jumping, 1 x Throwing and 1 x Track event to count as one x Level 1 certification for this task. Once you have completed all four modules and the competency quiz, you have finished the course and will be able to download your Certificate of Completion for an event. Each course should take between 45-90 minutes depending on your prior knowledge of the event and/or athletics. All questions in the quiz are multiple choices.

Task 2: Diverse Essay

Task Description:

Officials are required to work with diverse groups and settings. Identify these groups and settings and articulate the pitfalls and strategies required to be a successful official in these settings.

Students will be assessed on:

  • To identify and define a specific diverse group.
  • For the diverse group, explain and elaborate on particular characteristics that are unique to this particular group.
  • State the challenges and strategies officials may face and have to employ in order to successfully officiate in this setting.
  • Students should include specific supporting evidence (Peer reviewed, primary journal articles)
  • Students should ensure accurate APA referencing (in-text and the reference list) and proofread their work prior to submission.

In all sections students are required to provide specific supporting evidence.