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INTRODUCTION

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Jetstar 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 practice, 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 following information outlines the process for Officials to engage with Officials’ education in Australia.

WHAT IS THE Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme?

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 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:


Grading Level Notes
Level 0 Introduction to Officiating An Australian Sports Commission course for all sports in Australia
Level 1 Club/Centre/School Official Basic Grading.
This is aimed at Officials wishing to officiate at a local/ club/centre/school level
Level 2 State Official 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
Level 3 National Official 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
Level 4 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
Level 5 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
HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Getting started is easy!

Firstly, complete the 'Level 0 - Introduction to Officiating' module by following the links in the 'E-Learning' section to the right of this page. You can then move on to 'Level 1 - Club/Centre/School Official' and beyond.

Once you have completed 'Level 1', we encourage you to make contact with your local member association. They can assist in providing opportunities for you to utilise the knowledge you have learned through officiating. To view their contact details, please click here.

Officiating Levels

For more information on each level of the Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES), please follow the links below.

E-Learning Quick Links

Please click here to commence E-Learning modules that will accredit you as an Australian Athletics Official

More Information?

New and existing Australian Athletics Officials are encouraged to read the detailed explanation of the Officials' Education Pathway by following the links below.

Athletics Australia
Athletics House 
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive 
Albert Park  VIC 3206  

P +61 3 8646 4550 
F +61 3 8646 4560 
E athletics@athletics.org.au