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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:
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:
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 roles of Event Administration include: Organisation of the Event, Distribution of relevant paperwork, Schedule of the Event, Arranging officials, Monitoring & fine tuning the event
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.
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 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
Scrutineers are responsible for checking the compliance of vehicles and the eligibility and safety requirements of CAMS National Competition Rules.
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:
The Time keeper registers competitors times and produces results using timing equipment.
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.
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:
A specialist is defined as those officials who possess specialist qualification/skills for a particular motor sport role.
Course Presenters must hold a Club Chief, Bronze, Silver or Gold officials licence in the relevant category.
Event Assessors are officials who conduct observed assessments on CAMS officials.
An official must hold a minimum bronze licence to obtain an Event Assessor licence. Event Assessors must hold an officials licence that is at least equal to the level for which they are assessing.
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.
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 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 motor sport.
All Event Assessments must be booked via the CAMS State Office, unless prior approval by CAMS has been obtained. There are Assessment Booking forms available HERE.
Your local CAMS State Office may assist you with locating an assessor and appropriate event(s).
This process helps ensure that all the administrative elements are met and that the official(s) who conducts your assessment has the required qualifications to do so. This all means your licence upgrade can be processed faster.
You will then need to submit your completed Event Assessment Form and supporting documentation to the CAMS National Office for processing (CAMS Member Services, PO Box 147, Caulfield East, Victoria, 3145).
You may like to keep a copy of the form for your own records. You can also fill in a record of the Event Assessment in your CAMS Officials’ Licence Passbook (inside back cover).
In keeping with accepted practice by most sporting authorities in the world the CAMS Board has determined that decisions with respect to licence suspensions or disqualifications should be published. This is both a matter of good governance and transparency. Most importantly, it ensures that the various stakeholders in the sport, particularly event organisers, are aware of licence suspensions and disqualifications.
Accordingly, from 1 August 2014, CAMS will publish on our website the following:
a. First and last name of affected individual.
b. Penalty imposed.
c. Duration of penalty.
The licences of the following individuals have been suspended or disqualified:
Jason O'Mara: Suspension (until 21 June, 2019) & Fine (suspended until 31 December, 2019)
David Elliot: Suspension (until 23 February, 2019)
Oscar Ciernohorsky: Suspension (Indefinite)
Ben Collett: Suspension & Fine (Indefinite)
Adrian Menzel: Suspension (Indefinite)
Jason Reading: Suspension (Indefinite)
Paul Phillips: Suspension (Indefinite)