Event Controllers are crucial for maintaining the quality, safety and technical standards of orienteering events. OA and member states trains and accredits controllers for Foot and MTB orienteering, as outlined in the Controlling Framework and the individual level Training Curricula.
The Framework outline the administration of the training system and the individual curricula give the knowledge modules for each level of training. All documents can be found in section 4 of the Operation Manual.
For a list of the currently accredited controllers, refer to the document below…
For any errors or omissions, please contact the OA Manager, Coaching and Officiating Development at Manager (Coaching and Officiating Development).
For more information on how to become a controller, email the Technical Director.
Controller Level Approval Responsibility
Level 1 and 2 controller accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of State associations. Level 3 accreditation (and re-accreditation) is the responsibility of the OA Technical Director.
Code of Conduct for Controller’s
OA endorses the Sports Australia’s Code of Conduct for Officials which can be found under Admin> Operation Manual > Section 1.18 > Form B3
In addition to the Official Code of Conduct, the General Code of Conduct must be read and agreed to. It can be found which can be found under Admin > Operation Manual > Section 1.18 > Form B1
All Controllers are required to read and agree to the Code of Conduct for Officials and to submit the Declaration form when applying for accreditation. The Declaration form can be found Admin> Operation Manual > Section 1.18 > Form B8
Controllers Accreditation Syllabus
For the Controller Framework and individual Syllabi, refer to Admin > Operation Manual > Section 4.
IOF Event Advisers
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has an accreditation scheme for International Event Advisers. This is a separate scheme to OA’s. This level of accreditation is required to control a World Ranking Event. The IOF maintains this list for Foot orienteering here and for Mountain Bike orienteering the list is here.