Are you interested in becoming a cycling Official / Commissaire Cycling NT has a commitment to support and encourage you in developing and contributing to our sport whether it be at a Club, State, National or International level.
To become an accredited Official / Commissaire you will need to complete an education and training program to provide you the skills and knowledge to enable you to officiate as a cycling Commissaire. Below is a brief outline of how you become a Commissaire.
Cycling Australia is the recognised peak body for the competitive cycling disciplines of road, track, mountain bike and BMX cycling within Australia.
There are three levels of officiating accreditation:
Officiating courses are delivered under the guidelines of the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS), an Australian Sports Commission (ASC) program, managed by the ASC's Coaching & Officiating Unit.
There are two components to the officiating programs:
A rules and knowledge test. Candidates are supplied a manual and a workbook to complete and return.
Practical assessment. Once a candidate has passed the rules test, a qualified assessor must assess them as they officiate at an event to ensure they know the rules and can apply them appropriately in competition.
All accredited cycling officials are recognised as having met the standards under the NOAS, recognised by the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments.
Level 1- a course specifically targeted at the official who desires to assist in the conduct of club racing. The course requires candidates to complete and submit a workbook and then be assessed on the practical aspects of the course by an accredited assessor.
Level 2 - a course for the official who assists club and state level calendar events. This course deals more with the technical aspects of each discipline. After completing this level you will be qualified to officiate at State events.
Level 3 - an advanced course for officials who want to officiate at National events and championships. The course is conducted in conjunction with National Championships and provides training and information on the finer points of officiating at the elite level. To sit the course you must have had at least two years experience as an active Level 2 Commissaire and be nominated by Cycling NT. The course is conducted by Cycling Australia, further details can be obtained from Cycling Australia Officiating site here