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Training Modules

You can read through each module, or use the links below to head straight to a particular section:

Introductory Module
Club Chief
Bronze Circuit Official
Bronze Event Administration
Bronze Event Command
Bronze Fire and Rescue
Bronze Rally / Bronze Off Road
Bronze Scrutineer
Bronze Steward
Bronze Timekeeper
Silver
Gold
Specialist

 

Some of our modules are available to complete online via our e-Learning environment. These are marked as "available online" in the list below. To enrol in an online module, please contact CAMS Customer Service on 1300 883 959.

 

Introductory Module (available online!)

At the completion of this training, participants will have identified the positives of being an accredited motor sport official.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Identify the purpose of CAMS and the NOP Structure
  • Identify the ethical responsibilities of a motor sport official
  • Identify CAMS Integrity policies and procedures
  • Identify Gender and Cultural Awareness
  • Identify basic conflict resolution principles
  • Prepare for officiating at a motor sport event
  • Identify the many disciplines within Motor Sport Officiating

Club Chief

For those officials who seek to officiate and perform the role of Clerk of Course/Event Director, assume a team-leader role (except Chief Scrutineer) or Chief Steward Role at Club/Multi-Club events (excluding race, rally and off road events).

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Identify relevant documentation before, during and after the event
  • Apply competitor and officiating requirements in Club and Multi-Club non-discipline specific (not race, rally or road) events
  • Identify various roles of the Club Chief at motor sport events
  • Demonstrate judicial procedures at motor sport events
  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to Club Chief role 
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity policies and procedures
  • Identify Gender and Cultural Awareness

Bronze Circuit Official (available online!)

Targeted at officials who generally work alongside the competition surface:

Flag, Grid, Pit lane, Communication, Vehicle recovery, General track, Spectator marshals, Boundary riders, Equipment supply , Course car crews, Sector marshals, Judges/starters , Competitor relations, Safety officer.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Identify the personal resources required to perform various circuit event roles
  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to the various roles of the circuit official in a team environment
  • Identify roles and structure at a circuit event
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of flag use, radio etiquette techniques and hand signal techniques for circuit events and demonstrated ability to apply them
  • Identify and apply circuit event specific NCRs and regulations
  • Identify  the duties of Circuit Officials
  • Illustrate protocols for communicating within a circuit environment
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity policies and procedures
  • Identify Gender and Cultural Awareness

Bronze Event Administration (available online!)

The roles of Event Administration include: Organisation of the Event, Distribution of relevant paperwork, Schedule of the Event, Arranging officials, Monitoring & fine tuning the event

This module is designed for officials in either Circuit, Rally, Off-Road or Motorkhana.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Produce relevant documentation before, during and after the event
  • Apply Regulations and NCRs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of competitor and officiating roles and requirements
  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to the various roles of a motor sport event in a team environment
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity in Motor Sport principles
  • Identify CAMS Gender and Cultural Awareness principles

Bronze Event Command (available online!)

The main roles of the Event Command Official are as follows.

Manage the safety of those involved in the event, including:-

General public, Spectators, Officials, Competitors, Service and pit crew, Ensure the integrity of the course, including the security of the course, road closures and ensuring there is no accidental intrusion.

Control the event, including emergencies, Maintain the event time table and program and modify as necessary , Apply CAMS Rules and Event Supp Regulations, Co-ordinate officials at the event, Manage Incidents , Ensure Emergency Plan is implemented when and if needed, Liaise with Civil Authorities, Ensure relevant permissions are obtained, Promote the event , General Public, Prospective Competitors, Officials

In addition to these general roles, are roles which are specific to each discipline.

This module is designed for officials in either Circuit, Rally, Off-Road or Motorkhana.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to the various roles within the event command team environment
  • Identify the roles and structure of motor sport events
  • Identify protocols for communicating within an event command environment
  • Describe the judicial process potentially flowing from a motor sports event
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity policies and procedures
  • Identify Gender and Cultural Awareness

Bronze Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue marshals attend to fires within competition vehicles and on the track and are responsible for the extrication of competitors from their vehicles if required.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Identify the personal resources required to perform the role of a fire and rescue official
  • Identify the roles and structure at Motor Sport events
  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to the fire and rescue official in a team environment
  • Demonstrate conflict resolution techniques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fire and rescue controls and how to extinguish fires and employ rescue techniques in a motor sport environment
  • Demonstrate understanding of the control of fire and rescue vehicles in response to an incident
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st  requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity in Motor Sport principles
  • Identify CAMS Gender and Cultural Awareness principles

Bronze Rally /Off-Road officials (available online!)

The Rally and Off Road Official training covers:

Roles of the Senior Officials of the event, Roles of the Road Official, Preparing for the Event, Arriving at the Event, Safety and personal conduct, Checklist of Personal Items, Stage/Control Setup, Securing a Stage in preparation for competition, Control Official/Spectator Marshal, Spectator Marshal, Safety, Communication & Judicial System, After the Event

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to the various roles within a Rally/Off-Road team environment
  • Identify Event Safety management principles at Rally/Off-Road events
  • Resolve environmental impacts at a Rally/Off-Road event
  • Demonstrate protocols for communicating within a Rally/Off-Road environment
  • Apply Regulations and NCR’s
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity policies and procedures
  • Identify Gender and Cultural Awareness

Bronze Scrutineer

Scrutineers are responsible for checking the compliance of vehicles and the eligibility and safety requirements of CAMS National Competition Rules.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of Scrutineering in a motor sport environment
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of the relevant Technical Regulations and NCR’s
  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to scrutineering within a motor sport environment
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity in Motor Sport principles
  • Identify CAMS Gender and Cultural Awareness principles

Bronze Steward

Stewards adjudicate upon any dispute or protest arising during a meeting and are also responsible for ensuring the competition is conducted safely.

The Learning Objectives of this module are:

  • Identify the personal resources required to perform the role of a steward
  • Demonstrate judicial procedures at motor sport events
  • Apply communication techniques appropriate to stewarding
  • Identify critical incident procedures and manage it in accordance with the stewards functions
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st  requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity in Motor Sport principles
  • Identify CAMS Gender and Cultural Awareness principles

Bronze Timekeeper

The Time keeper registers competitors times and produces results using timing equipment.

The Learning Objectives of this module are:

  • Operate timing equipment in a motorsport environment
  • Present accurate and credible timing and scoring results
  • Identify and apply Regulations and NCR’s
  • Disseminate results in a timely manner 
  • Apply CAMS Safety 1st requirements
  • Identify CAMS Integrity policies and procedures
  • Identify Gender and Cultural Awareness

Silver

Bronze Officials who seek to progress and assume team leader roles in officiating complete this training. The Silver Module is a generic training module, applicable to all disciplines and focuses on leadership and management.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Perform management techniques appropriate or relevant to leading a team of officials engaged in the conduct of motor sport events up to a National level.
  • Utilise communication and interpersonal techniques appropriate to dealing with a range of motor sport stakeholders.
  • Apply effective Critical Incident Management Techniques.
  • Identify legal issues impacting on motor sport up to and including National level events.

Gold

There are currently no training modules for Gold graded licences. Instead, progression to Gold level is achieved through a combination of event assessment, supporting references and peer recommendation.

The assessment criteria for Gold upgrades are:

  • Perform management techniques appropriate or relevant to leading a team of officials engaged in the conduct of a motorsport event at a national and international level
  • Identify legal issues impacting on motor sport up to an including International level events.
  • Utilise communication and interpersonal techniques appropriate to dealing with a range of motor sport stakeholders.

 

Specialist Training Modules

A specialist is defined as those officials who possess specialist qualification/skills for a particular motor sport role.

Course Presenter

Course Presenters must hold a Club Chief, Bronze, Silver or Gold officials licence in the relevant category.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Facilitate learning by using a range of learning methods
  • Plan and review training to take into account participant needs and use a range of learning aids outline the presenter/facilitator’s role in competency-based training for the NCAS and NOAS.

Event Assessor

Event Assessors are officials who conduct observed assessments on CAMS officials.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Plan and organise an assessment  process
  • Assess the competence of a candidate

CAMS Safety 1st Representative

This module is designed to up-skill CAMS Officials in the area of Occupational Health and Safety with an emphasis on the links with the Vet Sector Certificate II unit ‘Apply Safe Work Practices’ in the Certificate II Motor Sport.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Apply safety procedures
  • Apply emergency procedures

CAMS Accredited Testing Officer (CATO)

This course is designed to provide training to become a CAMS Accredited Testing Official detailing the actions required to select a competitor or official for alcohol testing, through to the reporting and referral to the Stewards of the Meeting following a positive alcohol confirmation reading.

The Learning Objectives for this module are:

  • Create an awareness of the principles of the CAMS Anti-Doping Policy
  • How to follow the CAMS alcohol breath testing procedure
  • How to operate a Lion SD 400 Alcolmeter (breathalyser)
  • How to take a random sample from a subject
  • How to fill out the relevant paperwork

The participants of the CATO Training Module must hold a CAMS Accredited General Officials licence to ensure a basic understanding of the structures and operational roles within motorsport.