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Becoming a Technical Official


If you are a supporter of triathlon, wish to give back to the sport you love or want something to do while not competing, why not become a Triathlon Australia Technical Official?

Technical Officials are responsible for ensuring that an event is run in accordance with the Triathlon Australia (TA) Race Competition Rules (RCR).  Our aim as officials is to:

  • Create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, equality and fair play;
  • Optimise safety and protection;
  • Penalise competitors who seek to  gain an unfair advantage; and
  • Emphasise ingenuity and skill without unduly limiting the competitor's freedom of action.



Reasons to become a Technical Official


Benefits of becoming a Technical Official 

  • Gain a better understanding of the TA RCR;
  • A chance to give back to the sport and help to develop it;
  • Gain an insight into what is involved in conducting a triathlon event thus giving you a greater appreciation for marshals and officials at future events making you a better competitor.
  • Free education and training
  • Free non-competitive membership discounts off competitive membership (if officiated at 3 events in the season prior)
  • Fee for service payment –please contact your State or Territory Association for details


Upcoming Technical Official Courses


What to do now

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 9th February 2019, Goondiwindi - QLD. Email to register.

  • Level 2, RTO Course - 16th & 17th February 2019, Geelong - VIC (by invitation to those qualified). 

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 23rd February 2019, Gold Coast - QLD. Email to register.

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 23rd & 24th February 2019, Bairnsdale -VIC. Register

  • Level 1, LTO Course -  27th February & 3rd March 2019, South Melbourne - VIC. Register

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 2nd & 3rd March 2019, South Melbourne - VIC. Register

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 16th March 2019, Orange - NSW. Register 

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 11th April 2019, Julia Creek - QLD. Email to register.

  • Level 1, LTO Course - 8th June 2019, Cairns - QLD. Email to register. 

  • Level 1, LTO Course - August/September 2019. Dates and registration TBC - TAS. 

  • Level 1, LTO Course - October 2019. Dates and registration TBC - WA. 

  • Level 1, LTO Course - November 2019. Dates and registration TBC - ACT. 


  • Register your interest by contacting your local State or Territory Association.
  • Your State Association can advise you of the next course in your area and the development path for the programme

    Community Officiating General Principles

    general principles

    The Community Officiating General  Principles online course has been developed to assist officials in learning the basic skills they will need to officiate effectively.

    The online course is provided by the Australian Sports Commission and is initially available free of charge to Australian officials.

    To enrol in the course and for more information, go to the Australian Sports Commission website. From here you can access the online learning portal and obtain further information on the course requirements, including viewing some ‘taster’ pages.

    We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our next course.

    For more information, please contact:

    Technical Administrator
    Triathlon Australia