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 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:
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.
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).
Maintenance of Accreditation
The renewal of accreditation every 4 years from year of initial accreditation. Renewal must include:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
For more information, or to register your interest, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information check out the CA website
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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 - email@example.com|
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|