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ABOUT TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

   

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A TECHNICAL OFFICIAL 

Local technical officials (LTO) operate on site at triathlons throughout Queensland and nationally to ensure events are run safely and fairly for all competitors. Technical officials work on the field of play to enforce the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Rules.

Through volunteering as an official, you'll gain a unique insight into how triathlons and major sporting events are managed, and learn valuable transferable skills. All training is offered free of charge and you'll also receive a financial contribution each time you volunteer to cover your costs. 

 
  •  You'll build and hone strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Gain confidence in decision making, and learn to assess risk in a practical sense, particularly as it relates to the operation of sporting events. 
  • Your accreditation as a triathlon technical official is recognised by the Australian Sports Commission. 
  • If you compete in triathlons, you can get a discount on your competing membership to Triathlon Australia.

 

 

UPCOMING TECHNICAL OFFICIAL COURSES

 

WHAT IS AN LTO COURSE 

The following dates have been confirmed for local technical official courses. Registration links will be updated in due course.

Mackay - Saturday 22 September 2018
Brisbane - Saturday 22 September 2018
Goondiwindi - Saturday 9 February 2019
Gold Coast - Saturday 23 February 2019
Julia Creek - Thursday 11 April 2019
Cairns - Saturday 8 June 2019 

Please contact Tracey at technical@qld.triathlon.org.au if you have any questions. 

 
Participation in a Local Technical Official (LTO) Course involves attending a workshop that runs for approximately 4 hours, completing an open book exam covering the race competition rules and completing one practical session by officiating at a sanctioned race event. 

 

Upon successful completion, your name will be added to the state/national register. You must be a Triathlon Australia member. However, after completing three sanctioned events as a Technical Official, a portion of your membership fees will be reimbursed.

You must be at least 18 years old to qualify. 

 

 

TECHNICAL OFFICIAL RESOURCES & PATHWAYS

   

HOW TO GET ACCREDITED 

As your experience grows, and with further training, you can progress through accreditation levels in the technical program, providing you with opportunities to lead teams, mentor others, and exercise advanced risk management skills as they apply to the operation of sporting events. With advanced officiating skills, you may be selected to officiate internationally.

For more information on the development and training of technical officials, please click here.

For technical resources such as pre-race day documents, policies, guidelines and activity logs, please click here.

Queensland Technical Official claim form

 
To become accredited as a technical official you'll need to complete training and assessment. This process is entirely free of charge:
 
  • Complete an online Introduction to Officiating course offered by the Australian Sports Commission
  • Attend a four hour training course and pass a written exam 
  • Participate in a practical assessment on the field of play 
  • Become a member of Triathlon Australia 
  • Sign a code of behaviour agreement 
  • Attain a Blue Card for child safety  
  • To maintain your accreditation you need to officiate at least three events a year.

 


OFFICIATE AT STATE / NATIONAL EVENTS

   

WANT TO GET IN TOUCH?

If you wish to apply for a role for state run events or Events of National Significance (EONS), click here to apply. 

EONS are Triathlon Australia Championships, Ironman, Ironman 70.3, ITU and OTU events in Australia.

If you would like to be considered for a technical official role at a Queensland sanctioned event, please click here.

 

Email us at technical@qld.triathlon.org.au to let us know you're interested in volunteering as a technical official. Include where in Queensland you live, so we can let you know when the next course will be offered in your area.

If you are a current Technical Official and need to update your details please email technical@qld.triathlon.org.au

  

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