Volunteering Officiating

Foundation Official

The holder of this qualification is qualified to officiate events in leadership roles in their specified discipline.

Suited to officials officiating State events.

The following is required for accreditation as a PA Marathon Foundation Official:

Steps:

1: Hold a Current Working With Children Check obtained online from state government department

2: Complete the Australian Sports Commission Community Officiating General Principles course

3: Read the PA Behaviour Policy and sign the application form

4: Completed and online Foundation Official – Theory Exam

5: Send evidence of all the above to education@paddle.org.au

Learner Resource:

ICF Canoe Marathon Rules – 2019

PA Canoe Marathon Rules – 2020

National Official

The holder of this qualification is qualified to officiate events in leadership roles in their specified discipline.

Suited to officials officiating National events.

This course is delivered in two parts; theory and practical assessments. The practical assessment can be completed at State and National events only.

The following is required for accreditation as a PA National official:

Pre requisite

Foundation official qualification held for 12 months

18 years or older

Steps:

1: Contact your local State Paddle association to determine which events are up coming to complete the practical assessment

2: Current Working With Children Check obtained online from state government department

3: Read the PA Behaviour Policy and sign the application form

4: Complete the minimum logbook/experience, This experience can be recorded in and exported from Paddlelog

5: Completed and online National Official – Theory Exam

6: Send evidence of all the above to education@paddle.org.au

Foundation Official

The holder of this qualification is qualified to officiate events in leadership roles in their specified discipline.

Suited to officials officiating State events.

This course is delivered in two parts; theory and practical assessments. The practical assessment can be completed at State and National events only.

The following is required for accreditation as a PA Foundation Official:

Steps:

1: Contact your local State Paddle association to determine which events are up coming to complete the practical assessment (this requirement is discipline specific)

2: Hold a Current Working With Children Check obtained online from state government department

3: Complete the Australian Sports Commission Community Officiating General Principles course

4: Read the PA Behaviour Policy and sign the application form

5: Complete the minimum logbook/experience, This experience can be recorded in and exported from Paddlelog Completion of a minimum of practical officiating experience (under experience where appropriate) as outlined below:

Aligner: 8 hours

Boat Controller: 8 hours

Capture: 8 hours

Finish line judge: 8 hours

Numbers: 4 hours

Secretariat: 4 hours

6: Completed and online Foundation Official – Theory Exam

7: Send evidence of all the above to education@paddle.org.au

Learner Resource:

ICF Canoe Sprint Rules – 2019

Renewal

How to re register my qualification/s?

Paddle Australia officiating qualifications expire after a term of four (4) years. To re-register, the holder must be able to demonstrate that they have maintained a level of competency equivalent to or above the qualification that they hold.

Sprint officials must complete at least 20 hours a year of officiating for all four (4) years of their qualifications to renew their qualification.

Foundation Officials must complete their hours at either a State or National event and a National Officials must complete their hours at a National event.

The above hours can be recorded in and exported from for renewal in Paddlelog

National Official

The holder of this qualification is qualified to officiate events in leadership roles in their specified discipline.

Suited to officials officiating National events.

This course is delivered in two parts; theory and practical assessments. The practical assessment can be completed at State and National events only.

The following is required for accreditation as a PA National official:

Pre requisite

Foundation official qualification held for 12 months

18 years or older

Steps:

1: Contact Paddle Australia to gain information on upcoming programs.

2: Current Working With Children Check obtained online from state government department

4: Read the PA Behaviour Policy and sign the application form

5: Completed and online National Official – Theory Exam

6: Send evidence of all the above to education@paddle.org.au

Foundation Official

The holder of this qualification is qualified to officiate events in leadership roles in their specified discipline.

Suited to officials officiating Club and State events.

This course is delivered in two parts; theory and practical assessments. The practical assessment can be completed at Club, State and National events.

The following is required for accreditation as a PA Foundation Official:

Steps:

1: Contact your local State Paddle association to determine which events are up coming to complete the practical assessment (this requirement is discipline specific)

2: Hold a Current Working With Children Check obtained online from state government department

3: Complete the Australian Sports Commission Community Officiating General Principles course

4: Read the PA Behaviour Policy and sign the application form

5: Complete the minimum logbook/experience, This experience can be recorded in and exported from Paddlelog 

6: Completed and online Foundation Official – Theory Exam

7: Send evidence of all the above to education@paddle.org.au

Learner Resource:

ICF Canoe Slalom Rules – 2019

Coinciding with National Volunteer Week 2022, Paddle Australia has today released the first phase National Volunteer Strategy, the research and findings, which will aim to inform the overall strategy to improve recruitment, recognition and retention of volunteers in the sport.

Paddle Australia has long boasted a strong, albeit small, group of volunteers who generously give their time to helping the sport from grassroots participation through to elite level competition.

Thanks to the support of Sport Australia, Paddle Australia has launched a review to develop a new national volunteer strategy. With the sport reliant on volunteers, Paddle Australia has invested in a National Volunteer Strategy, designed to attract, empower and retain the next generations of volunteers.

Please find the Final Report of the First Phase of the National Volunteer Strategy below

Paddle Australia Volunteer Project Research and Findings

 

Are you interested in Volunteering? Please fill out the form below.