State Officiating - Level 1 and 2 Official

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Purpose

Level 1 and 2 are the two primary officiating qualification levels defined by AGOA. They are commonly used by local or regional Associations.

  • Level 1 is the first formal training level leading to the award of an officiating qualification

  • Level 2 is the first development level where skills are embedded and experience is broadened.

Annual Currency

AGOA requires that State Officials maintain currency in accordance with the following minimum policy guidelines to remain Active:

  • Complete on field game minimums - 20% of weekends or 5 games.

  • Maintain annual online currency training.

An Official may be Active On Field or Off Field.

Qualification Management Policy

Level 1 – Basic Official                           Level 2 - Intermediate Official

OFFICIATING LEVEL:​​

  • Beginner official in local League games

  • Competent official in local League games

EXPECTED ROLE:

  • A Qualified local Level official. Competent to work most positions.  May work Referee in Junior competitions

  • Local Referee or Specialist

  • Selection for National events and tournaments

  • Can also qualify as Referee, Officiating Instructor

EMPLOYMENT -

ON-FIELD:

  • Specialist in 1 or more crew positions, knowledge of 3 positions

  • On field likely positions: Local Referee or National development panel

AWARDED WHEN:

  • After completion of

  • one season of games,

    • on field assessment, and

    • formal examination – pass mark min 65%

    • Government Sports Authority officiating principles course

    • AGOA certified Basic officiating course

  • Held for three years and renewed if requalified

  • Annual currency criteria apply

  • After the completion of Level 1 plus:

    • additional one season of games

    •  on field assessment, and

    • formal examination – pass mark min 70%

  • Performs in front four positions regularly in Regional Level games

  • Held for three years and renewed if Active

  •  Annual currency criteria apply

ANNUAL CURRENCY:

  • Annual mechanics review

  • Recognised Officiating clinic (one day)

  •  Minimum 20% of available games at local level

  • Annual mechanics review

  • Recognised Officiating clinic (min one day)

  • 20% of available games at local senior level

Officiating Practice

All Officials are to complete the Sports Australia Introduction to Officiating online course.

On Field Practice

All Level 1 and 2 Officials are expected to complete the minimum number of games for currency.