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Unit of competency details

SISSSOF003 - Officiate sport competitions (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes SISSSOF202 - Officiate games or competitionsNot equivalent. Title changed. Significant changes to content. 10/Sep/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/Sep/2019

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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 092103 Sports Coaching, Officiating And Instruction  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 092103 Sports Coaching, Officiating And Instruction  07/Nov/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.

Application

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to officiate or judge sport-specific competitions according to sport-specific rules and regulations. It includes dealing with disputes and self reflection to improve future performance.

This unit applies to individuals working in community based officiating roles in the Australian sport industry including officials, umpires, referees, judges, timekeepers and scorers in sport-specific competitions. This includes individuals working and volunteering in sport clubs and organisations.

Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific officiating accreditation and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

Pre-requisite Unit

Ni

Competency Field

Sport Officiating

Unit Sector

Sport

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Confirm pre-competition requirements.

1.1. Access and interpret sport-specific rules, regulations and performance standards to identify sport-specific competition requirements.

1.2. Interpret participant competition registration information and check against sport-specific competition eligibility requirements to determine participant eligibility to participate.

1.3. Check sport-specific competition environment, facilities and equipment to confirm competition requirements are met.

1.4. Identify competition hazards, assess risks and incorporate risk control strategies to minimise competition safety risks.

2. Conduct officiating.

2.1. Monitor sport-specific competitions against sport-specific rules, regulations and performance standards to identify breaches.

2.2. Make, communicate and action objective and fair officiating decisions according to sport-specific rules, regulations and performance standards.

2.3. Work cooperatively to make team officiating decisions.

2.4. Respond to participant reactions to officiating decisions according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.5. Document sport-specific officiating outcomes according to organisational policies and procedures.

3. Deal with disputes.

3.1. Analyse disputes to identify the causes of conflict.

3.2. Use conflict resolution techniques to handle conflict situations according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.3. Identify situations where personal safety of others may be threatened and provide assistance according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.4. Resolve disputes arising from competitions promptly according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.5. Check decisions to confirm they are fair, equitable evidence based and adhere to principles of natural justice.

3.6. Record outcomes of disputes according to organisational policies and procedures.

4. Reflect on officiating practice.

4.1. Seek feedback from others to identify areas to improve own officiating practice.

4.2. Reflect on own officiating practice to identify areas for improvement.

4.3. Analyse findings and incorporate learnings in future officiating practice.

4.4. Seek opportunities to address identified professional development needs.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.

SKILLS 

DESCRIPTION 

Oral communication skills to:

  • ask open and closed questions and actively listen to others
  • interact with others in a polite and positive manner.

Numeracy skills to:

  • estimate risk
  • interpret and analyse participant data
  • interpret, analyse and record sport-specific competition data.

Unit Mapping Information

SISSSOF202 Officiate games or competitions

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1ca50016-24d2-4161-a044-d3faa200268b

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Not applicable.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

  • officiate sport-specific competitions on three occasions for a duration of at least 30 minutes each that involves:
  • applying sport-specific rules, regulations and performance standards
  • dealing with a dispute arising during a competition
  • making officiating decisions objectively and promptly
  • reflecting on own officiating practice.

Knowledge Evidence

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • organisational policies and procedures applicable to officiating competitions in a specific sport
  • officiating codes of practice and best practice principles
  • sport-specific rules and regulations:
  • registration and accreditation
  • age
  • certification requirements
  • membership
  • standard of facilities and equipment
  • National Sporting Organisation rules and regulations
  • competition-specific rules and regulations
  • safety rules including the blood rule
  • conflict resolution strategies and procedures for disputes
  • types of officiating styles:
  • friendly and approachable with a professional distance
  • clear, precise and humorous
  • organised and efficient
  • supportive and encouraging
  • techniques for responding to participant reactions:
  • queries about decisions
  • appeals against decisions
  • abuse towards official or opponent
  • abuse of equipment
  • causes of conflict:
  • lack of information
  • ineffective communication
  • frustration
  • provocation
  • vilification
  • sledging
  • types of conflict resolution strategies:
  • identification
  • avoidance
  • problem solving
  • negotiation
  • types of disputes:
  • disagreement with and questioning of decisions and results
  • official protests
  • appeals
  • types of feedback:
  • verbal
  • written
  • visual
  • tactile
  • methods of self reflection.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in :

  • a community based competition environment in a specific sport. This can be a workplace or simulated environment.

Assessment must include access to:

  • first aid kit
  • drinking water
  • sport-specific equipment and facilities
  • sport-specific National Sporting Organisation rules and regulations
  • organisational policies and procedures related to officiating
  • organisational safety, emergency and first aid procedures.

Assessment must ensure use of:

  • participants, coaches, officials, spectators and support staff.

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=1ca50016-24d2-4161-a044-d3faa200268b