Online course for officials released

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Complete the course at a time that suits you.
Author:  Australian Sports Commission
Issue: Volume 7 Number 1

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has released a new online course for officials. The online Introductory Officiating General Principles course is designed to assist beginner level officials and covers three modules of training; Self Management, Managing the Competition Environment and People Management.

The online course is initially available free of charge to Australian officials. This is due to a subsidy provided by the ASC, as an initiative to encourage beginner officials to undertake training.

A major benefit of the online course is that officials can complete it in their own time, from the comfort of their home.  The course covers a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management.

The course takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included within the course. Officials have six months to complete the course after they register.

The course is available from the ASC’s online learning portal (see related links). From the portal you can obtain further information on the course requirements, including viewing some ‘taster’ pages before you enrol.

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