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PHYSICAL impairment information

Classification for Athletes with a Physical Impairment

 

National Body - Athletics Australia

Physical Impairment (Sport Classes T31-T54 & F31-F57)

Physical Impairment classifications are conducted by Athletics Australia and its member associations, a person wishing to obtain a physical impairment classification must complete the stages listed below. There are 2 Stages in the Australian National Physical Impairment Classification System. 

 

STAGE 1 : NEW ATHLETES & ATHLETES COMPETING AT A CLUB AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL

New Athletes or athletes only competing in club and state championships events, are only required to hold a provisional (state) classification. Once an athlete completes the provisional classification form, it is returned to classification@athletics.org.au along with a completed medical diagnostics form for processing. AA will then issue a provisional (state level) classification to the athlete and they are only required to progress to stage 2 of the classifications system if  the athletes plans to compete at a national championship event.  

  STATE Classification FORM 

STAGE 2 : ATHLETES WHO WISH TO COMPETE AT A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OR CLASSIFIED ATHLETES WITH A "NATIONAL REVIEW" STATUS

Athletes who wish to compete at a National Championships or currently hold a national classification with a "Review" or  "Review 2016" status must attend a National Classification opportunity in order to compete at an Australian Championships. 

Athletes can attend a national classification opportunity hosted by their state athletics association or an opportunity that is conducted in conjunction with a National Championships by registering for an upcoming classification via the link below. Athletes must bring with them a completed Medical Diagnostics Form.


National classification Opportunities

 

Medical Diagnostics Form

STAGE 3 : ATHLETES WHO WISH TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT 

Athletes who wish to represent Australia at an international competition must hold a valid IPC International Classification, for more information on obtaining a IPC International Classification please click the link below for more information.

 

2017 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

 

 

For More Information

Contact: Brett Watton

(P) 03 8646 4550

(E) classification@athletics.org.au

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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