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VISION IMPAIRMENT INFORMATION

Classification for Athletes with a Vision Impairment


National Sports Organisation - Australian Paralympic Committee

Vision Impairment (Sport Classes TF11-13)

The APC are responsible for managing classification opportunities for athletes with a vision impairment. athletes wishing to obtain a Vision Impairment Classification must complete the following steps. 

STAGE 1 : NEW ATHLETES WITH A VISION IMPAIRMENT

New athletes who wish to compete at a multi-class athlete with a vision impairment must first complete the Vision Impairment Provisional Classification Form. This will allow athlete to compete in club events and state championship events. The provisional classification form is to be completed by the athlete (section 1) and the athletes ophthalmologist (section 2). Once complete the athlete can return the form to classification@paralympic.org.au. Please download the form via the link below

PROVISIONAL CLASSIFICATION FORM 

STAGE 2 : ATHLETES WISHING TO COMPETE AT A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Athletes who wish to compete at a national championships are required to hold a current national vision impairment classification. Any athlete who currently holds a provisional classification, National "Review" or National "Review 2016" classification are required to attend a National Vision Impairment Classification. Athletes must book a national classification through the Australian Paralympic Committee, and also complete the VI National Medical Screening form and bring this with them to their National Classification. The athletes personal ophthalmologist can complete the medical screening form. 

VI MEDICAL SCREENING FORM

 

BOOK A NATIONAL CLASSIFICATION


STAGE 3 : ATHLETES WISHING TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT

Athletes who wish to represent Australia at an international event must hold a current IPC License and IPC Vision Impairment Classification. To register your interest in obtaining an IPC international classification please contact Athletics Australia by the link below.

 

EXPRESS INTEREST FOR AN IPC CLASSIFICATION

 


 

For More information

Contact: Australian Paralympic Committee

(P) 02 9704 0500

(E) classification@paralympic.org.au

APC VI Classification Information

FAQs & More Information

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