This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update information on officiating, including the legal and ethical issues that must be considered by officials.

The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend general principles of officiating as well National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements and covers the initial and ongoing development of a person's required knowledge base. It does not cover the technical requirements related to officiating in a particular sport, these skills are covered in other units.
This knowledge underpins effective performance as an official.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - research skills to identify, interpret and sort relevant information; - communication skills including active listening and questioning to obtain information literacy skills to read and comprehend the content of plain English information documents about legal and ethical issues, industry accreditation schemes and codes of behaviour, and; - problem-solving skills to identify methods of incorporating risk management principles into sport specific officiating duties.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - structure and function of the NOAS; - sport specific rules, laws and regulations; - NSO requirements for officials, including member protection; - legal liability and duty of care; - ethical responsibilities of an official; - industry best practice equipment and safety requirements, including risk management principles; - principles of natural justice; - generic reporting procedures and tribunal processes, and; - presentation requirements including physical capability and mental preparation.

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