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
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is complemented by two additional invitation-only courses delivered at Oceania Athletics Association or International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) level. These courses are designed to allow Australian Athletics Officials with the opportunity to advance their education past that of existing national officiating levels.
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme currently consists of the following:
||Introduction to Officiating
||An Australian Sports Commission course for all sports in Australia. Although preferred, this is not compulsory for Athletics Officials.
This is aimed at Officials wishing to officiate at a local/ club/centre/school level
||This level is aimed at Officials wanting to:
- be appointed as a Chief or Referee at State Level
- be appointed as a Chief at National Level
||This level is aimed at Officials wanting to be qualified to be appointed as:
- a Chief at National Level
- a Referree at National Level
- a position within Competition Management at a National level
||IAAF Technical Officials Education Certification Scheme - TOECS Level 2 (Diploma)
- conducted by the Oceania Regional Development Centre
|Eligible to be appointed as an Area Technical Official (ATO) - Oceania Athletics Association
||IAAF Technical Officials Education Certification Scheme - TOECS Level 3 (Diploma)
- conducted by the IAAF
|Eligible to be appointed as an International Technical Official (ITO) - worldwide/global