AMENDMENT TO ACCREDITATION – WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECKS
9th June 2017
Please be advised that as a result of amendments made by the Victorian State Government to the Working with Children Act 2005, the AASA has instated new requirements that will affect your role as an AASA Official or accredited media personnel. These changes will come into effect from 1st August 2017, and will require all AASA Licenced Officials (excluding those currently resiging in South Australia) and accredited Media Personnel to obtain a Working with Children check, regardless of the state you work or volunteer in. Please check State legislation regarding requirements if you will be working or volunteering in a State other than your issuing state. If volunteering interstate, there may be temporary exemptions for holding a Working with Children Check.
Should you already have a valid check, please provide these details along with your name, contact details, and licence number at the link found at the bottom of this page: Officials – Working with Children Check.
If you need to obtain a check, please visit the relevant State application link below and follow the instructions to complete the application:
Once your Working with Children Check (or State equivalent) is successfully completed, please provide these details along with your name, contact details, and licence number at the link found at the bottom of this page: Officials – Working with Children Check. Please be advised that this process may take some time to complete.
**New Zealand based officials do not require a Working with Children’s check**
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact our office on 03 5721 7800.
An official is a volunteer who is allocated a specific task or tasks at a motorsport event to ensure that protocols and procedures are complied with. These roles include Safety, Medical, Communications, Clerk of the Course, Flag Marshalls, and so on. Please refer to the AASA Event Operations Manual for detailed descriptions of the various officials’ roles.
An official may not compete in an event at which they are acting in an official capacity, unless their duties are being fulfilled at the time by another qualified person who has been signed on as an official.
To apply for an official’s licence, please complete the form at the bottom of this page, and supply two references who should be known to AASA and can vouch for any prior experience you may have had. You will also need to supply an ID photo of yourself that shows your face clearly. We recommend that this photo comply with Australian Passport Photo Guidelines.
Please note that submission of the application form does not guarantee the issuance of an Officials Licence.