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At the completion of this training, participants will have identified the positives of being an accredited motor sport official.
The Learning Objectives for this module are:
For those officials who seek to officiate and perform the role of Clerk of Course/Event Director, assume a team-leader role (except Chief Scrutineer) or Chief Steward Role at Club/Multi-Club events (excluding race, rally and off road events).
The Learning Objectives for this module are:
Targeted at officials who generally work alongside the competition surface:
Flag, Grid, Pit lane, Communication, Vehicle recovery, General track, Spectator marshals, Boundary riders, Equipment supply , Course car crews, Sector marshals, Judges/starters , Competitor relations, Safety officer.
The roles of Event Administration include: Organisation of the Event, Distribution of relevant paperwork, Schedule of the Event, Arranging officials, Monitoring & fine tuning the event
The main roles of the Event Command Official are as follows.
Manage the safety of those involved in the event, including:-
General public, Spectators, Officials, Competitors, Service and pit crew, Ensure the integrity of the course, including the security of the course, road closures and ensuring there is no accidental intrusion.
Control the event, including emergencies, Maintain the event time table and program and modify as necessary , Apply CAMS Rules and Event Supp Regulations, Co-ordinate officials at the event, Manage Incidents , Ensure Emergency Plan is implemented when and if needed, Liaise with Civil Authorities, Ensure relevant permissions are obtained, Promote the event , General Public, Prospective Competitors, Officials
In addition to these general roles, are roles which are specific to each discipline.
Fire and rescue marshals attend to fires within competition vehicles and on the track and are responsible for the extrication of competitors from their vehicles if required.
The Rally and Off Road Official training covers:
Roles of the Senior Officials of the event, Roles of the Road Official, Preparing for the Event, Arriving at the Event, Safety and personal conduct, Checklist of Personal Items, Stage/Control Setup, Securing a Stage in preparation for competition, Control Official/Spectator Marshal, Spectator Marshal, Safety, Communication & Judicial System, After the Event
Scrutineers are responsible for checking the compliance of vehicles and the eligibility and safety requirements of CAMS National Competition Rules.
Stewards adjudicate upon any dispute or protest arising during a meeting and are also responsible for ensuring the competition is conducted safely.
The Learning Objectives of this module are:
The Time keeper registers competitors times and produces results using timing equipment.
Bronze Officials who seek to progress and assume team leader roles in officiating complete this training. The Silver Module is a generic training module, applicable to all disciplines and focuses on leadership and management.
There are currently no training modules for Gold graded licences. Instead, progression to Gold level is achieved through a combination of event assessment, supporting references and peer recommendation.
The assessment criteria for Gold upgrades are:
A specialist is defined as those officials who possess specialist qualification/skills for a particular motor sport role.
Course Presenters must hold a Club Chief, Bronze, Silver or Gold officials licence in the relevant category.
Event Assessors are officials who conduct observed assessments on CAMS officials.
An official must hold a minimum bronze licence to obtain an Event Assessor licence. Event Assessors must hold an officials licence that is at least equal to the level for which they are assessing.
This module is designed to up-skill CAMS Officials in the area of Occupational Health and Safety with an emphasis on the links with the Vet Sector Certificate II unit ‘Apply Safe Work Practices’ in the Certificate II Motor Sport.
This course is designed to provide training to become a CAMS Accredited Testing Official detailing the actions required to select a competitor or official for alcohol testing, through to the reporting and referral to the Stewards of the Meeting following a positive alcohol confirmation reading.
The participants of the CATO Training Module must hold a CAMS Accredited General Officials licence to ensure a basic understanding of the structures and operational roles within motor sport.
All Event Assessments must be booked via the CAMS State Office, unless prior approval by CAMS has been obtained. There are Assessment Booking forms available HERE.
Your local CAMS State Office may assist you with locating an assessor and appropriate event(s).
This process helps ensure that all the administrative elements are met and that the official(s) who conducts your assessment has the required qualifications to do so. This all means your licence upgrade can be processed faster.
You will then need to submit your completed Event Assessment Form and supporting documentation to the CAMS National Office for processing (CAMS Member Services, PO Box 147, Caulfield East, Victoria, 3145).
You may like to keep a copy of the form for your own records. You can also fill in a record of the Event Assessment in your CAMS Officials’ Licence Passbook (inside back cover).
An Event Assessment is a required part of the officials licence upgrade process, along with training via the theory training module. If you have any queries on the following information, you can contact your State Office on 1300 883 959 to discuss further.Click here to download the Event Assessment information guide
The Australian Officials Commission’s Fabulous Officials initiative has been designed to recognise our hard working volunteer officials.Nominations are open for anyone who you believe deserves some recognition for their dedication to the sport or their club. All nominees will receive a personalised letter and certificate, signed by the Chairperson of the relevant State Officiating Panel.Thanks to your nominations, the AOC/SOP has sent out over 100 personalised letters and certificates of recognition, thanking our dedicated officials for their contribution. We have received some wonderful feedback from the recipients of the program and find that the value of peer recognition cannot be underestimated.If you know of someone who deserves to be recognised, send us some details on their achievements and we’ll make it happen. Thanks to those who have already nominated someone, and keep up the good work!Click here to download a Fabulous Officials Nomination FormYou can submit the nomination form to your State Officiating Panel Chair, your State Office or email to [email protected]
In keeping with accepted practice by most sporting authorities in the world the CAMS Board has determined that decisions with respect to licence suspensions or disqualifications should be published. This is both a matter of good governance and transparency. Most importantly, it ensures that the various stakeholders in the sport, particularly event organisers, are aware of licence suspensions and disqualifications.
Accordingly, from 1 August 2014, CAMS will publish on our website the following:
a. First and last name of affected individual.b. Penalty imposed.c. Duration of penalty.
The licences of the following individuals have been suspended or disqualified:
Jason O'Mara: Suspension (until 21 June, 2019) & Fine (suspended until 31 December, 2019)Oscar Ciernohorsky: Suspension (Indefinite)Ben Collett: Suspension & Fine (Indefinite)Adrian Menzel: Suspension (Indefinite)Jason Reading: Suspension (Indefinite)Paul Phillips: Suspension (Indefinite)
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The Victorian State Government has made amendments to the Working with Children Check Act 2005 that will come into effect on 1 August, 2017. These changes will now require ALL Victorian Officials to obtain a Working with Children Check as part of their licence. These amendments are being made following a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Information regarding the changes can be found here.For those officials who already hold a valid check, details will need to be emailed to [email protected]The email should include:- Your full name;- CAMS licence number;- Working with Children Check number/reference;- Working with Children Check expiry date; - a scanned copy/photograph of the card.For those that don’t currently have a check, one can be obtained free of charge from the following link.To begin the application, hit the blue ‘start application’ box at the bottom of the page. Once the online application is complete, you will need to visit an Australia Post outlet to verify your identity free of charge. Once you receive approval, please email the same details as above to [email protected]These checks are compulsory for Victorian Officials and need to be applied for by August 1. Any official who is yet to provide their details by this date will be ineligible to participate in CAMS permitted events until they do so. Presently Victoria is the only state expanding their definition of 'direct contact' and removing references to 'Supervision', however CAMS anticipate that these amendments will be adopted by other State Governments over the next 12 months. CAMS recommends officials in other States be pro-active and obtain a check. Please direct all queries to [email protected]
This policy applies to all CAMS Officials under 18 years of age.
Click here to download the CAMS Junior Officials Policy