The CAMS National Officiating Program was established for the grading, licensing, training and recognition of volunteer motor sport officials.
The purpose of the National Officiating Program (NOP) is to:
- Ensure that motor sport officials are highly skilled
- Provide knowledge of roles and rules
- Demonstrate ethical performance of duties
- Foster personal pride and a respect for the sport
- Provide efficient management
- Achieve local, national and international recognition
Training under the NOP
CAMS provides a number of training courses and programs to accredit volunteer officials under the NOP. This ensures officials have the correct knowledge and skill set required for the role they perform. All CAMS Accredited Official Training Modules are endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission under the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS), You can read more about the NOAS by visiting the Australian Sports Commission website.
The NOP also provides the framework for the structure and grading of officials' licenses and the process of obtaining, maintaining and renewing a CAMS Officials' Licence.
To learn more about CAMS training, licence structure and upgrading, click on the links to the left.
Rights and Responsibilities
Under the National Officiating Program, Accredited Officials are subject to a number of rights, responsibilities and a code of ethics.
The Rights of Motor Sport Officials:
Motor sport officials have the right to expect that:
- Their health and safety are of prime importance
- They are treated with respect
- They are appointed to a level of competition appropriate to their level of competence
- They have access to self-improvement opportunities
Motor Sport Officials Code of Ethics
- Place safety and welfare above all else
- Accept responsibility for all actions taken
- Be impartial
- Avoid any situation that may lead to a conflict of interest
- Be courteous, respectful and open to interaction
- Seek continual self-improvement through training, performance appraisal and regular updating of competencies
- Be positive role models in behaviour and personal appearance
- Maintain equal opportunity and harassment free sport practices
Code of Conduct
- Good sportsmanship
- Integrity, including not gambling
- Compliance with the law
- Consideration of CAMS, event organisers and key stakeholders
- Compliance to venue rules
- Compliance to health, safety and other issues
- Respect of intellectual property
- Appropriate appearance
- Exercise common sense
The rights of motor sport officials and code of ethics is covered in further detail in the CAMS Member Protection Policy, available on the CAMS Website.