About a Judge Accreditation

You must be a Technical Member of Gymnastics Australia for the accreditation to be active. The Technical Member Handbook 2016 provides information on, technical membership, accreditation and updating.

How long does an accreditation last?

Most Gymsport judging accreditations are consistent with the Olympic cycle and consequently are only valid for that four year cycle. The accreditation expires at the end of the four year cycle. Judges are required to undertake updating activities to maintain competencies during the four year cycle. Some judge accreditations currently do not expire:

  • Beginner Judge in ACR, MAG, TRP
  • Intermediate Judge in MAG

Who needs to re-accredit in 2014?

It is important to note that if you are required to upgrade or resit your accreditation, it will be listed on your Technical Membership Renewal Form as having an expiry date of 31st December 2013. If your renewal form states that your judging accreditation expires on 31st December 2014 or later then you are not required to resit or upgrade this accreditation until then.

  • If you gained the following judge accreditations for the 2008– 2012 Olympic cycle, your accreditation will no longer be valid:
    • Rhythmic and Aerobic Gymnastics Beginner judges
    • All judges from Intermediate upwards with the exception of MAG Intermediate Judges

You need to re-accredit for the 2013 – 2016 Olympic cycle by either upgrading or resiting your accreditation.

  • Judges who have completed a course during 2012/2013 on the 2013 – 2016 Olympic cycle Code of Points have already completed re-accreditation.
  • If you gained a WAG judge accreditation during the 2008 – 2012 Olympic cycle, your accreditation will be valid until 31st December 2014. This is because the WAG National Commission are currently making changes to the Australian Level Program.
  • If you gained a CHL judge accreditation during the 2008 – 2012 Olympic cycle, your accreditation will be valid until 31st December 2014.

How do I re-accredit?

All information on how to re-accredit can be found in the section, How do I become a coach / How do I register for a judge course. 

It is most IMPORTANT that the training you undertake for your accreditation for the next Olympic cycle is a sanctioned course, and not just a Workshop.  Workshops can assist you with preparing for the course but will NOT be given credit as the formal training course.

Can I have my prior learning recognised?

To find out if you are eligible for RPL and for further support, go to ‘What do I Do? I am …AN OVERSEAS COACH’.