Commissaires in Tasmania

Commissaires in Tasmania

Commissaires are the officials of the cycling world. Regardless of the level of competition, having qualified sports officials brings value through alignment with cycling best practice, uphold the integrity and due process in competition, and encouraging the right values and etiquette of the sport.  

Our officials are critical in setting a fun, enjoyable and safe environment where the sporting rules are respected. They support organisers, contribute to the improvement of the quality of races and are fully involved in the development of the rules of cycling as a sport. A Commissaire can assist with a wide variety of tasks including course selection, venue layout, program/schedule and advise on the rules of racing.

Commissaires in Australia are trained by CA and are located all around the country. Commissaires volunteer their time to develop the sport.

The Officiating Pathway...

The vision of the CA officiating pathway is to develop skills that enhance the participation experience of both the rider and Commissaire.

The Commissaire pathway focuses on:

  • Providing a clear pathway for Commissaires;
  • Acknowledging development opportunities and education are not only required for higher levels of competition but also can be developed at the local level;
  • Acknowledging the knowledge gained from previous racing experience in the sport;
  • Help Commissaires build on previous learning;
  • Supporting expertise positions for Commissaires (e.g. Moto Commissaire, Secretary) with specific training;
  • Reinforcing to the officiating community that a thirst for knowledge and personal development are important at all levels of officiating.

Fast Track Pathway and Recognition of Current Competency (‘RCC’)

Recognition of Current Competency (‘RCC’) is available for the Community Commissaires Course.  RCC is assessed based on a criteria of demonstrated knowledge and ability of each level of accreditation through cycling experience(s), professional experience and completed formal education.   

Accredited Commissaires from other member National Federations of the UCI, who move to Australia and become CA members, may apply for RCC for all levels of accreditations. Each application will be assessed against the knowledge and ability requirements of the CA accreditation framework.

Commissaire Courses

Education is vital to support the coach pathway to ensure there are sufficiently knowledgeable and skilled Commissaires.

The goal of CA’s Commissaire education program is to ensure competencies for each level are progressed in an appropriate and robust format that is managed from the senior/experienced CA presenter and assessor pool.

The courses provide the trainee an opportunity to learn more about the process of the competencies of officiating through a mixture of practical and theory-based learning. After passing each level of accreditation the trainee will then be given the opportunity to further develop their own style.

The courses outlined in Table 1 require participants to demonstrate required competencies for each level from a gained knowledge (theory) and delivery (practical).

Commissaire Course Overview

To view the Cycling Australia Commissaire accreditation stream, click here. 

Maintenance of Accreditation

The renewal of accreditation every 4 years from year of initial accreditation. Renewal must include:

  • Confirming proof of annual Officiating requirement of 2 events (at any level)
  • a new signed Cycling Australia Commissaire Code of Behaviour
  • Maintain Members and Working With Children Check requirements
  • Competition of annual online refresher course [not yet developed]

Cycling Tasmania Technical Commission

All Tasmanian Commissaires are members of the Tasmanian Technical Commission,
The current Executive members for Tasmania are as follows -


President: Graeme Cure

Secretary - Val James, vjames6@bigpond.com

Member - Michael Bailey

The responsibility of the Executive is to make appointments for all State Track and Road events, to pass on any relative information provided by the Cycling Australia Technical Commission to all the State Commissaires, and offer support, encouragement and advice to all the members.

LEVEL ONE ACCREDITATION

(Club Commissaire)

Cycling Australia has introduced a new Level One accreditation system. Aimed at developing and increasing the numbers of officials at a club level, this new system process involves the potential club Commissaire reading a 'Level One Manual', completing an accompanying workbook (in your own time) and then undertaking a basic competency assessment (preferably at your own club races).
For more information on this Commissaire accreditation, please contact Cycling Tasmania at tas.info@cycling.org.au

LEVEL TWO ACCREDITATION

(State Commissaire)

For more information, or to register your interest, please email us on tas.info@cycling.org.au

LEVEL THREE ACCREDITATION

(National Commissaire)

For more information check out the CA website


Commissaire Appointments July 2020 - November 2020

     Day

 

  Date

         Event

   Venue

  Start

  Time

        Chief

 Commissaire

            Principals

 

Sat

 

11th July

 

Criteriums

 

Symmons Plains

 

T B C

 

GARY

BAKER

         

      H McGovern

(moto com)

 

Sat

 

25th July

Junior Road Time Trial Championships

 

Deloriane

 

T B C

 

MICHAEL

BAILEY

 

G Cure J Bailey

H McGovern

(moto com)

 

Sat

 

8th Aug

 

 

 Time Trial

 

 

Forth

 

T B C

 

Club Event

 

 

 

Sat

 

22nd Aug

Senior

Time Trial Championship

 

Deloraine

 

T B C

 

MICHAEL

BAILEY

 

A Jones

J Bailey

A Wright -moto

 

Sat

 

29th Aug

State Road

Championships

 

 

T B C

 

 

 

GRAEME

CURE

 

G Baker

D Atkinson

 

 

Sat

5th Sept

 

Deloraine

To

Launceston

 

Deloraine

 

 

T B C

 

GARY

BAKER

 

 

K Jamieson

Dale Atkinson

 

Sat

 

19th Sept

 

Railton 40

 

Railton

 

T B C

 

KEVIN

JAMIESON

 

A Jones

A Wright - moto

 

Sat

 

3rd Oct

 

Oatlands 50

 

 

 

T B C

 

JENNY BAILEY

 

A Christopher

D Buckingham

 

Sat

 

10th Oct

 

Devon 80

 

Deloraine

 

T B C

 

GRAEME

CURE

J Bailey D Atkinson

A Wright –moto

K Jamieson

 

Sat

17th Oct

Campbelltown

to

Swansea

 

 

Campbell

Town

 

T B C

 

Adam

Christopher

 

G Baker

A Wright -moto

 

 

Sat

 

7th Nov

 

Criterium

Championships

 

Hobart

 

T B C

 

MICHAEL

BAILEY

 

A Christopher

G Baker

 

Sun

 

8th  Nov

 

Hell of the South

 

Cygnet

 

T B C

Adam

Christopher

W Freeman

E di Domenico

 

Sun

 

15th

Nov

 

Criterium

 

 

Symmons Plains

 

 

T B C

 

GARY

BAKER

 

H McGovern

  • moto

 

Sun

 

22nd Nov

 

Georgetown

Track Carnival

(T B C )

 

Georgetown

 

T B C

 

 

 

 

Any listed official how is unable to attend the event they have been appointed to should arrange a suitably qualified replacement. Any changes should be reported to the Chief Commissaire listed for the event and the Technical  Commission Secretary.

Commissaires should report to the race venue at least 1 hour prior to an event.

Chief Commissaire reports should be forwarded to Tech Commission Secretary -  Val James  vjames6@bigpond.com   within 7 days of the event.

 

Any official who is unable to attend an event they have been appointed to should arrange a suitably qualified replacement. Any changes should be reported to the Chief Commissaire listed for the event & Tech Commission Secretary All reports should be forwarded to Tech Commission Secretary - Val James within 7 days of an event to vjames6@bigpond.com. 


Current Commissaire Expense Reimbursements 

For Open Events in Tasmania Only - Club events are at the discretion of each club. Principal Chief
Open Event where travel from home - event - home is less than 200km $30 $40
Open Event where travel from home - event - home is more than 200km $50 $60
Minimum for all track carnivals $50 $60
Open Event where travel from home - event - home is more than 400km $100 $120
Open Event where time expended is greater than ten hours (inc travel time) $100 $120
Please note total km's include km travelled during the event.    
As this amount has petrol cost etc taken into account, if you 'carpool' only the driver would get the higher amount.    
Claims for reimbursement must be made to Cycling Tas on the approved form to -  tas.info@cycling.org.au    

Please use the approved form Including the required info - Date, Event, Km's travelled and or time spent.

Form can be found here - Commissaire Per Diem claim form

   
Chief Comms are reminded to send their report within 7 days