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Workshops and Seminars

Take your officiating to the next level
LAQ offers workshops and seminars which are generally open to anyone that has an interest in officiating regardless of skill level or affiliated Centre; however, age or accreditation level restrictions may apply.  Instruction on track and field events combining the theory of rules with their practical application form the framework for most workshops or seminars which can be offered for different levels.  Depending on the level and delivery of the workshop or seminars, attendance can assist in various pathways or needs e.g. maintaining current level of accreditation, gaining higher accreditation level, or simply used as an introduction to officiating or as a refresher for the experienced Official.

LAQ workshops and seminars are flexible in format and normally offer at least three (3) event modules (Throws, Jumps, Track).  Some workshops and seminars offer modules for recording, race walk judging, EDM and Photo Finish operations.  Most will have sessions run concurrently or consecutively depending on the number of attendees and Presenters. All LAQ workshops and seminars are offered free of charge; however registration is essential.  Registration can be completed online through the relevant link(s) below.

Any Officials Workshops and Seminars conducting by LAQ, or available to LAQ members will be promoted on this page.

Online Officials learning is also available through the Athletics Australian Officials Education Scheme AAOES.  The LAQ workshops and Seminars would be a useful tool prior to completing the online learning.

Introduction to Officials Workshop (IOW)
The LAQ IOW is ideal for parents / guardians or athletes looking for a solid introduction to officiating (helping out) at Centre meets or Regional competitions.  These can also be a lead-in to gaining AAOES Level 1 accreditation.  If you are considering participating in this level of workshop, you may like to start your pathway by participating in the online Australian Sports Commission Course, Level 0, it’s a great way to start.  Use this link.

To register for one of the LAQs IOW being conducted during the 2021/2022 season:

Bundaberg – 18th September
Ipswich LAC – 10th October
Jimboomba LAC – 24th October
Caloundra LAC – 21st November
Gold Coast LAC – 28th November

Gladstone LAC – 4th September

LAQ Officials Advanced Seminar (OAS)

The LAQ OAS is ideal and orientated towards experienced Officials currently holding Level 1 or Level 2 accreditation, who looking to advance their current level or update their knowledge of the current rules and procedures applied at LAQ State and LAA National competitions. Participants must at least hold Level 1 accreditation.


To register for one of the LAQs OAS being conducted during the 2021/2022 season:
There are no OAS scheduled at this stage.

 Further Accreditation Reading and Links
If you would like more information about becoming an accredited Official or the Athletics Australian Officials Education Scheme AAOES use this link