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From the Floor - January 2017

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From the Floor - November 2016

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What’s new with accreditations in 2017?

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Women’s Artistic Judge Accreditations

Information as at January 2017

See the table below for current information on updates on your Judge Accreditation.

Current Accreditation

Expiry Date Interim Accreditation as at 01/01/2017
Action needed
2017 Accreditation once recommended action completed
Expiry Date 
FIG  31/12/2016 Intermediate

Attend and pass:

  • FIG Course OR
  • Advanced Silver Course
FIG OR
Advanced Silver 
31/12/20
If you don't attend FIG or Advanced Silver Course, then attend an Advanced Judges Workshop (conducted as a webinar via GoTo Meeting) on 18/02/17 from 1:00 - 3:00pm AEDST  Advanced 31/12/20 
Advanced Silver who has also completed Advanced Course previously  31/12/2016  Intermediate Attend  an Advanced Judges Workshop (conducted as a webinar via GoTo Meeting) on 18/02/17 from 1:00 – 3:00pm AEDST
 Advanced  31/12/20
Advanced Silver who has also completed Intermediate Course previously  31/12/2016  Intermediate
   Intermediate  31/12/20
Advanced  31/12/2016  Intermediate
 Attend an Advanced Judges Workshop (conducted as a webinar via GoTo Meeting) on 18/02/17 from 1:00 – 3:00pm AEDST  Advanced  31/12/20
Intermediate
 31/12/2016  Intermediate
 Attend and pass Advanced Course  Advanced  31/12/20
Intermediate  31/12/2016  Intermediate
   Intermediate
 31/12/20

 

Information as at November 2016

Changes for 2017

  • The Advanced Silver Accreditation will no longer be for IL Judges. International Levels (IL) Judge Accreditations will be removed from the current Framework – (current Advanced Silver Accreditation). In 2017 a judge who completes the IL Judge Module will have an activity and TECHIST listed on their iMis record.
  • FIG, Advanced Silver and Advanced Accreditations will expire on 31/12/2016.
  • The Advanced Silver Accreditation will be awarded to all judges who successfully complete the GA Advanced Silver course. This course is scheduled to be run 9-12 March 2017 at the AIS. This course is for participants who were unsuccessful in their application to attend the International FIG course and for Advanced Judges (upon application and who meet the selection criteria) and coaches working with HP athletes. This course will be a replica of the FIG course and will be delivered by GA.
  • Any judge who is unsuccessful at the GA Advanced Silver Course will remain at Advanced with an expiry date of 31/12/2020.
  • All judges who hold a current FIG accreditation will be given an Intermediate Accreditation as of 01/01/17 with an expiry date of 31/12/20. This means that the judge will have a current accreditation regardless of attendance at a FIG course so eligible to judge at competitions.
  • A current Advanced Silver Judge who has previously completed an Intermediate or Advanced Judge Accreditation will be given an Intermediate Accreditation as of 01/01/17 with an expiry date of 31/12/20. This means that the judge will have a current accreditation and are therefore eligible to judge at competitions.
  • A judge who successfully completes the Intercontinental, International or Australian Advanced Silver Course will have the expiry date on their accreditation changed to 31/12/20.

 

WAG

Re-accreditation

Accreditation expiry date

Notes

BEG

No

31/12/20

 

INT

No

31/12/20

 

ADV

No

31/12/16

Advanced Workshop required

ADV SILVER

Yes

31/12/16

New Course March 2017

FIG

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at International course

 

Upskilling for International Levels (2017-2024)

  • Changes to International Levels will take place in 2017. The launch will occur in October with the roll out of the 2017-2024 IL Compulsories. These are information sessions to learn about the philosophy of IL and the choreography within the routines.
  • It is recommended that the following attend the workshops.
    • All judges who currently judge or wish to judge IL gymnasts
    • All FIG and potential FIG judges
    • Coaches who work in the IL space
  • Attendance at these workshops will not provide a judge with an accreditation; however it is an essential component in gaining the accreditation.  In order to gain the IL accreditation, the judge will also be required to complete assessment. Information regarding assessment is provided below.

WAG International Levels Judging Modules

The International Levels Judging Modules are comprised of 3 parts. These are outlined in the diagram below.


Eligibility to attend the IL Judging Modules

The eligibility of judges to attend the IL Judging Modules is outlined below:

  • FIG judge is automatically eligible to attend
  • A 2017 Advanced Silver judge is automatically eligible to attend
  • Advanced Judge is eligible to attend upon application:
    • Judge to complete application form and submit to State/Territory Association
    • State/Territory Judging Coordinator and SMC to endorse application and submit to GA Judging Coordinator
    • GA Judging Coordinator to assess application and accept attendance at IL Judging Modules

Fast tracking into the IL Judging Modules

Select Individuals may be fast tracked to complete the IL Judging Modules without completing the standard WAG Judge Pathway. This is upon application.

  • e.g. Retired high level athletes (preferably Level 9/10 or Junior International gymnasts and above); Advanced Silver coaches or Advanced coaches working with IL gymnasts.
  • Individuals who are fast tracked must work in conjunction with an identified judging mentor approved by GA Judging Coordinator (e.g. FIG/Advanced Silver Judge who has completed the IL modules) to become knowledgeable on the FIG Code of Points and its practical applications, prior to attending the IL modules.
    • Upon completion of the application form the National WAG Judging Coordinator will work with the National Coach to establish a suitable mentor
    • They can do the IL Module and judge within the State/Territory but must complete a Judging accreditation at some stage to judge at National events.

Women’s Artistic Judging Pathway

All Women’s Artistic judges will follow the pathway below. In most instances a judge will move from one accreditation to the next. Only under special circumstances can a judge miss an accreditation level.

Judges for International Levels (IL) will need to complete additional training. The IL workshop will be offered by Gymnastics Australia as and when required. A judge can move from National Levels to judge International Levels. This is not appropriate for all judges and progression to judge International Levels will be on application. Identified individuals such as former gymnasts can be fast tracked in conjunction with a mentor to complete the IL Accreditation without completing the standard WAG Judge Pathway.

The table gives an overview of what will be covered in the course. For example, a Beginner Judge will learn how to accurately judge the skills for levels 1-2 of the Australian Levels Program (ALP).



Accreditation level

Course content

Judging at competition

Beginner

ALP 1-2

  • NL only

ALP 1-2

  • NL only

Intermediate

ALP 3-6

  • NL only

ALP 1-6

  • NL only

Advanced

ALP 7-10

  • NL only
  • ALP 1-10
  • IL at State events if complete IL training

Advanced Silver

  • FIG Course content
  • Delivered by GA
  • Australian presenter
  • ALP 1-10
  • IL at State and National events if complete IL training
  • Senior and Junior international at State and National events

FIG

  • FIG Course
  • Delivered by FIG
  • FIG nominated presenter
  • ALP 1-10
  • IL at State and National events if complete IL training
  • Senior and Junior international at State and National & International events

 

Men’s Artistic Judge Accreditations

Information as at January 2017

See the table below for current information on updates on your Judge Accreditation.

Current Accreditation Expiry Date
Interim Accreditation as at 01/01/17
Action needed
2017 Accreditation
Expiry Date
FIG 31/12/2016 Intermediate Bronze Attend and pass FIG Course FIG 31/12/20
Don’t attend FIG course 
Attend Advanced Silver GoTo Meeting Workshop in February
Advanced after attending GoTo Workshop February
Advanced Silver after attending Advanced Silver Course May 2017
31/12/20
Advanced Silver 31/12/2016 Intermediate Bronze Attend Advanced Silver GoTo Meeting Workshop in February
Advanced after attending GoTo Workshop February
Advanced Silver after attending Advanced Silver Course May 2017
31/12/20
Advanced  31/12/2016 Intermediate Bronze Attend Advanced GoTo Meeting Workshop in February 2017
Advanced 31/12/20
Attend Advanced GoTo Meeting Workshop in February 2017
Advanced after attending GoTo Workshop February
Advanced Silver after attending Advanced Silver Course May 2017
31/12/20
Intermediate Bronze 31/12/2016 Intermediate Attend Advanced GoTo Meeting Workshop in February 2017 
(E Jury component only)
Intermediate Bronze 31/12/20
Attend Advanced Course February 2017 Advanced 31/12/20

 

Information as at November 2016
Changes for 2017

  • All judges who hold a current Advanced, Advanced Silver or FIG accreditation will be given an Intermediate Bronze Accreditation as of 01/01/17 with an expiry date of 31/12/20. This means that the judge will have a current accreditation regardless of attendance at an Advanced, Advanced Silver or FIG course so eligible to judge at competitions.
  • A judge who successfully completes the Intercontinental, International or Advanced Silver course will have the expiry date on their accreditation changed to 31/12/20. Any judge who does not successfully pass these courses will be awarded an accreditation 1 level lower with the expiry date of 31/12/20.

 

MAG

Re-accreditation

Accreditation expiry date

Notes

BEG

No

31/12/20

 

INT

No

31/12/20

 

INT BRO

No

31/12/20

 

ADV

No

31/12/16

Refresher workshop required
Times TBC via GoTo in Feb
Also prior to Nationals if required

ADV SILVER

Yes

31/12/16

Refresher workshop required in Feb to judge prior to Nationals
Need to attend full course at Nationals

FIG

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at International course

Upskilling for Advanced and Advanced Silver Accreditation

  • An Advanced Silver Accreditation course will be run the weekend before the National Championship in 2017. This course is relevant for all current Advanced Silver Judges plus any Advanced Judges who wish to upskill.
  • Current Advanced Silver judges will be required to attend the Refresher workshop to be held in February to maintain their accreditation currency
  • All current Advanced Judges will need to attend a refresher workshop in 2017 due to changes to the code of points.

Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Judge Pathway



The table gives an overview of what will be covered in the course and what can be judged at competition. For example, a Beginner Judge will learn how to accurately judge the execution of skills for levels 1-2 of the Australian Levels Program (ALP).

 

Accreditation level

Execution

Difficulty

Beginner

ALP 1-2 Compulsory

 

Intermediate

ALP 3-6 Compulsory

ALP 1-2 Compulsory

Intermediate Bronze

ALP 7-9 Optional

ALP 3-6 Compulsory

Advanced

IDP 7-8 Compulsory

IDP 7-8 Compulsory
ALP 7-9 Optional

Advanced Silver

ALP 10 & Senior Optional

ALP 10 & Senior Optional

FIG

  • ALP 1-10
  • IDP at State and National events
  • Senior and Junior international at State and National & International events
  • ALP 1-10
  • IDP at State and National events
  • Senior and Junior international at State and National & International events

 

Rhythmic Judge Accreditations

Information as at January 2017

See the table below for current information on updates on your Judge Accreditation.

Current Accreditation Expiry Date Interim Accreditation as at 01/01/17 Action needed 2017 Accreditation Expiry Date
FIG
31/12/2016 
Intermediate Bronze
Attend and pass FIG Course
FIG
31/12/20
Attend and pass Advanced Silver Course 3 – 5 February 2017
Advanced Silver
31/12/20
Attend Advanced Course within your state
Advanced
31/12/20
Advanced Silver
31/12/2016
Intermediate Bronze
Attend and pass Advanced Silver Course 3 – 5 February 2017
Advanced Silver
31/12/20
Attend Advanced Course within your state
Advanced
31/12/20
Advanced
31/12/2016
Intermediate Bronze
Attend and pass Advanced Silver Course 3 – 5 February 2017
Advanced Silver
31/12/20
Attend Advanced Course within your state
Advanced
31/12/20
Intermediate Bronze
31/12/2016
Intermediate Bronze
Attend and pass Advanced Course within your state
Advanced
31/12/20

 

Information as at November 2016
Changes for 2017

  • All judges who hold a current Advanced, Advanced Silver or FIG accreditation will be given an Intermediate Bronze Accreditation as of 01/01/17 with an expiry date of 31/12/20. This means that the judge will have a current accreditation regardless of attendance at an Advanced, Advanced Silver or FIG course so eligible to judge at competitions.
  • A Judge who successfully completes the Intercontinental or International course in 2017 will have the expiry date on their accreditation changed to 31/12/20.
  • Any judge unsuccessful at the FIG course will have their Accreditation dropped down to Advanced Silver.
  • Any judge unsuccessful at the Advanced Silver Course will have their Accreditation dropped down to Advanced.

 

RG

Re-accreditation

Accreditation expiry date

Notes

BEG

No

31/12/20

 

INT

No

31/12/20

 

INT BRO

No

31/12/20

 

ADV

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit via a new course

ADV SILVER

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit via a new course

FIG

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at International course

 

Upskilling for Advanced and Advanced Silver Accreditation 

  • An Advanced Silver course will take place on 4th and 5th February 2017 in Sydney.
  • An Advanced course is being written to be run within each State by a nationally approved presenter and will be available Feb 1st. This will be suitable for both Advanced judges reaccrediting and Intermediate Bronze judges wishing to upskill their accreditation.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Judge Pathway​​




A brief overview of the judge accreditation

 

 

Execution

Difficulty

Multiples and Group

Beginner

 

Foundation 1 – 2 skill assessment

 

Intermediate

ALP 3 – 4

ALP 3 – 4

Category 1 and 2 multiples

Intermediate Bronze

ALP 5 – 6

ALP 5 – 6

 

Category 3 and 4 multiples

Aesthetic groups

Advanced

ALP 7 – 10

ALP 7 – 9

Open and sub junior groups

Advanced Silver

Junior and Senior International

ALP 10, Junior and Senior International

Junior and senior groups

FIG

Brevet (International)

 

Acrobatic Judge Accreditations

Information as at January 2017

See the table below for current information on updates on your Judge Accreditation.

Current Accreditation Expiry Date Action Needed 2017 Accreditation Expiry Date
FIG
31/12/2016 
Attend and pass FIG Course
FIG
31/12/20
Attend and pass Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
31/12/20
Advanced Silver
31/12/2016 
Attend and pass FIG Course
FIG
31/12/20
Attend and pass Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
31/12/20

Advanced

31/12/2016 
Attend and pass Advanced Silver
Advanced Silver
31/12/20
Attend and pass Advanced
Advanced
31/12/20
Intermediate Bronze 31/12/2016 
Attend and pass Advanced
Advanced
31/12/20
Attend and pass Intermediate
Intermediate
31/12/20

Intermediate

31/12/2016 
Attend and pass Advanced
Advanced
31/12/20
Attend and pass Intermediate
Intermediate
31/12/20

 

Information as at November 2016
Changes to the Framework

  • Intermediate Bronze will be removed from the Framework in 2017. All current IB judges will be required to re-accredit at an Intermediate or Advanced full course.

​​Changes for 2017

  • All judges with the exception of Beginner will be required to re-accredit in 2017. There are significant changes to judging at all levels of ACR, there are wholesale changes to the judging of artistry.
  • Any judge who is unsuccessful at a full course will be dropped down a level should they be unsuccessful with a resit of the assessment.

 

ACR

Re-accreditation

Accreditation expiry date

Notes

BEG

No

31/12/20

 

INT

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at full course

INT BRO

 

 

These judges are now Advanced judges

ADV

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at full course

ADV SILVER

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at full course

FIG

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at International course

 

Acrobatics Gymnastics Judge Pathway

A brief overview of the judge accreditation

 

 

Execution

Difficulty

Artistry

Chair of Judge Panel

Beginner

1 – 3A

 

 

 

Intermediate

Execution 1 – 5

 

Artistry 1 – 5

 

Advanced

Execution 1 – 10

Difficulty 1 – 5

Artistry 1 – 10

CJP 1 – 5

Advanced Silver

Execution 1 – 10

Difficulty 1 – 10

Artistry 1 – 10

CJP 1 – 10

FIG

Brevet (International)

 

Trampoline Judge Accreditations

Changes to the Framework

  • Intermediate Bronze will be removed from the Framework in 2017. This means that all current IB judges will be given an Advanced Accreditation as of 01/01/17. Expiry date on the Accreditation will be 03/06/17.
  • The current Advanced Accreditation will become Advanced Silver as of 01/01/17. Expiry date on the Accreditation will be 03/06/17.

Changes for 2017

  • All judges who hold a FIG accreditation will be given an Advanced Silver Accreditation as of 01/01/17 with an expiry date of 03/06/17. This means that the judge will have a current accreditation regardless of attendance at a FIG course so eligible to judge at competitions until after Nationals 2017.
  • A judge who successfully completes the Intercontinental, International or Advanced Silver course will have the expiry date on their accreditation changed to 31/12/20.
  • Any judge unsuccessful at the FIG course will have their Accreditation dropped down to Advanced Silver with an expiry date of 31/12/20.
  • Any judge unsuccessful at the Advanced Silver Course will have their Accreditation dropped down to Advanced with an expiry date of 31/12/20.

 

TRP – 2016 Accreditations

Re-accreditation

Accreditation expiry date

Notes

BEG

No

31/12/20

 

INT

No

03/06/17

Updating workshop required

INT BRO

 

 

The IB Accreditation will be renamed Advanced

ADV

Yes

03/06/17

The ADV Accreditation will be renamed Advanced Silver
Workshop required to reaccredit for all ADV (previously IB)

ADV SILVER

Yes

03/06/17

Workshop required to reaccredit for all ADV SILVER (previously ADV)

FIG

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at International course

 

Upskilling requirements

  • There will be one workshop developed on the 2017-2020 CoP for all TRP judges who are Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced Silver.
  • Advanced Silver Judges (former Advanced) will be required to sit a workshop of up to 3 hours with a short practical assessment. This course will be run one the day prior to National Championships. This is also available to Advanced and Intermediate judges who are in attendance.
  • The TRP CoP Workshop will be available for States to run with a Nationally approved presenter following Australian Championships. (An Accredited presenter who has attended the FIG Course or attended the National Workshop at Australian Championships).
  • If required this workshop will also be run prior to National Club Championships.

Trampoline Judging Pathway

All trampoline judges will follow the pathway below. In most instances a judge will move from one accreditation to the next. Only under special circumstances can a judge miss an accreditation level. Please note that there is no Intermediate Bronze Accreditation.

The table gives an overview of what will be covered in the course. For example, a Beginner Judge will learn how to accurately judge the execution of skills for levels 1-3 of the Australian Levels Program (ALP), formerly the National Levels Program.

 

 

Execution

Difficulty

Synchronisation

Beginner

ALP 1 –3

 

 

Intermediate

ALP 4 – 6

ALP 1-3

ALP 1-6

Advanced

 

ALP 4-6

 

Advanced Silver

ALP 7 – 10

ALP 7- 10

ALP 7- 10

High Performance

Senior international

 

 

Aerobics Judge Accreditations

Changes for 2017

  • Advanced and Advanced Silver Accreditations will expire on 30/04/17 to allow more details to be confirmed.
  • All judges who hold a current FIG accreditation will be given an Advanced Silver Accreditation as of 01/01/17 with an expiry date of 30/04/17. This means that the judge will have a current accreditation regardless of attendance at a FIG course so eligible to judge at competitions until 30/04/17.
  • A judge who successfully completes the Intercontinental, International or Advanced Silver course will have the expiry date on their accreditation changed to 31/12/20. A judge who is unsuccessful will drop 1 level lower with an expiry date of 31/12/20.

 

AER

Re-accreditation

Accreditation expiry date

Notes

BEG

No

31/12/20

 

INT

No

31/12/20

 

ADV

No

30/04/17

An update workshop will be required

ADV SILVER

Yes

30/04/17

Need to attend full course date TBC

FIG

Yes

31/12/16

Re-accredit at International course

 

Upskilling for Advanced Silver Accreditation 

  • A full Advanced Silver Course will be offered in 2017 after the completion of the International Course. At this stage it is planned to run one course in Melbourne and a second in Perth (TBC). This course will be for current and new Advanced Silver Judges.
  • An Advanced Course update workshop will be required for all current Advanced Judges. This will be offered post the International Course and will be conducted via GoTo Meeting. (Times TBC)

 

Aerobic Gymnastics Judge Pathway

 

A brief overview of the judge accreditation

 

 

Execution

Difficulty

Artistry

Chair of panel

Beginner

ALP 2-4

ALP 3-4
(compulsory routines)

 

 

Intermediate

ALP 5-7

 

ALP 2-4 *

ALP 2-4

Advanced

 

ALP 5-7

ALP 5-7

ALP 5-7

Advanced Silver

GA run FIG courses

FIG

FIG Brevet courses