Controller's Pages (Updated 14 November 2012)
Controllers are our first line of defence in the battle to maintain the technical standards of Australian Orienteering: they provide the quality control on all of our major events.
Changes to ASC provided resources (updated 7 Nov 2012)
Following a review, the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has made changes to Sports Accreditation Online (SAO) and the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS). These changes will be introduced incrementally from late October 2012.
The principal impact on individual controllers is that access to SAO by individuals for read-only access or to update their personal details will be removed on 21 December 2012. The full text of the ASC letter is at Orienteering SAO Changes letter via email October 2012.pdf
For any enquiries please contact Manager (Coaching and Officiating Development).
Australia has a three-tiered Controller Accreditation Scheme which is affiliated with the ASC's National Officials Accreditation Scheme (NOAS).
See this page for a list of accredited controllers.
For more information on how to become a controller, email the Technical Director.
Controller's Code of Ethics
Orienteering Australia endorses the Australian Sports Commissions's Code of Ethics for Officials (Controllers). All Officials (Controllers) are required to sign the agreed ASC-OA Code of Ethics before being accredited.
The Code of Ethics can be found at Officials Code of Ethics - Orienteering.doc. The Agreement form can be found at Officials Code of Ethics Agreement Forms.do .
Controllers Accreditation Syllabus
Note that the syllabus below for each level contain accreditation/re-accreditation requirements as at the time of their publication. However these have been updated, so refer to the OA Foot rules for the current requirements.
Level 1 Controllers Accreditation Syllabus
The current curriculum for the Level 1 Controllers Accreditation is available for download - Level 1 Controller Syllabus.zip. This should be used as the basis for any state based workshops.
Level 2 Controllers Workshop Material
The current curriculum for the Level 2 Controllers Accreditation is available for download - Final L2 Curriculum.zip. This should be used as the basis for any state based workshops
Additional material is available here to help states conduct their Level 2 Controllers workshops. Note that this was based on the former curriculum.
Level 3 Controllers Workshops and Resources
A Level 3 Controllers Workshop was held in 2005 as part of the Australian Championships Carnival in Tasmania. This was the first workshop held since the introduction of OA's new ASC-approved Controllers Accreditation Scheme. A summary of the course material from the 2005 workshop presented on that day is available here (see lower part of page).
Material from subsequent workshops is also available:
- workshop was held in Adelaide in August 2009. Some additional material presented is available here (see middle part of page).
- workshop held in Canberra in 2011. Material presented is here
Resources required by Level 3 controllers in the course of Event Control are listed in OA Level 3 Controller Tool Kit.pdf
Current (2011) Level 3 Curriculum is available for reference - 2011 OA Level 3 Controller Curriculum-Final approved.zip
IOF Event Advisers
The International Orienteering Federation has an accreditation scheme for International Event Advisers. This level of accreditation is required to control a World Ranking Event. The IOF maintains this list for Foot orienteering here. For MTBO the IOF list is here.