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The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) will launch a new look e-learning program for officials training this month.

The new look system, is an update of the online learning which has been available to CAMS officials over the past 5 years. Interactive activities have been developed with the design assistance of the ‘Learning Design and Technology Team’ at Box Hill TAFE and incorporate the Eworks Learning Management System for record keeping.

New content has been developed with subject matter experts pooled from CAMS officials and members nationally to ensure the currency of training materials. The system has been totally revised to match the instructor-led training CAMS delivers in each state and has now become a fully interactive graphical training tool.

It was recently displayed at the 2011 F1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix to demonstrate its interactive capability and simulations.

Julia Farrell, Training Consultant to CAMS, who has project managed this e-learning upgrade says it provides CAMS officials with a higher level of interactivity than has been previously been available through the use of simulations, videos and user friendly activities that will be of benefit to CAMS officials in their officiating pursuits.

Those seeking training will be able to apply for online learning via this new system from 11th April 2011 simply by calling the CAMS Customer Service number 1300 883 959.

Those already enrolled and studying under the current e-learning system will not be disadvantaged - they can complete their current studies without interruption.

There are upgrades to the following units/modules for general officials - Introductory Module, Bronze level officials in Rally, Off-Road, Event Administration, Event Command and Circuit.

Australian Formula 1 driver, Mark Webber provides a welcome to e-learning and a new Officials Briefing Room section presents learners with current information on CAMS Structure.

There is an introduction to IMMS, CAMS Licence Structure, CAMS Event Management, Junior Officials Policy, Pregnancy Declaration, CAMS Officials Insurance Policy, CAMS Occupational Health & Safety Policy, CAMS Safety 1st Executive Summary, CAMS Honours and Awards Officials Sign-On Sheet and Disclaimer, Hand Signals, Flags and a link to the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport

This upgrade to the officials training system has been funded by the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability. As we move forward, CAMS are also hoping to source the necessary funding to upgrade its competitors modules as well.