Controllers Pages

(Last update 15th August 2014)

Controllers are our first line of defence in the battle to maintain the technical standards of Australian Orienteering: they provide the quality control on all of our major events.

 Accredited Controllers

Australia has a three-tiered Controller Accreditation Scheme which is affiliated with the ASC's National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS). The ASC has an Introductory Officiating General Principles course which is available online at   

See this page for a list of Accredited Controllers.

For more information on how to become a controller, email the Technical Director

Code of Ethics for Controllers

Orienteering Australia (OA) endorses the Australian Sports Commissions's Code of Ethics for Officials (Controllers). All Officials (Controllers) are required to sign the agreed ASC-OA Code of Ethics before being accredited.   

The Code of Ethics can be found at Officials Code of Ethics - Orienteering.doc.  The Agreement form can be found at Officials Code of Ethics Agreement .

Controllers Accreditation Syllabus

Note that the syllabus below for each level contain accreditation/re-accreditation requirements as at the time of their publication.  However these have been updated, so refer to the OA Foot rules for the current requirements.

Level 1 Controllers Accreditation Syllabus

The current curriculum for the Level 1 Controllers Accreditation is available for download - Level 1 Controller  This should be used as the basis for any state based workshops. (approved to 31 Jul 2013). 

Level 2 Controllers Workshop Material

The current curriculum for the Level 2 Controllers Accreditation is available for download -  Final L2 This should be used as the basis for any state based workshops (current to 15 Feb 2014).

Additional material is available here to help states conduct their Level 2 Controllers workshops.  Note that this was based on the former curriculum.

Level 3 Controllers Workshops and Resources

A Level 3 Controllers Workshop was held in 2005 as part of the Australian Championships Carnival in Tasmania. This was the first workshop held since the introduction of OA's new ASC-approved Controllers Accreditation Scheme.  A summary of the course material from the 2005 workshop presented on that day is available here (see lower part of page).

Material from subsequent workshops is also available:

  • workshop was held in Adelaide in August 2009.  Some additional material presented is available here (see middle part of page).
  • workshop held in Canberra in 2011.  Material presented is here

Resources required by Level 3 controllers in the course of Event Control are listed in  OA Level 3 Controller Tool Kit.pdf 

Current (2011) Level 3 Curriculum is available for reference - 2011 OA Level 3 Controller Curriculum-Final (current to 21 Nov 2015). 

IOF Event Advisers

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has an accreditation scheme for International Event Advisers. This level of accreditation is required to control a World Ranking Event. The IOF maintains this list for Foot orienteering here. For MTBO the IOF list is here.