In order to maintain or regain your Technical Membership as a Gymnastics Coach or Judge, you are required to show evidence that you have undertaken regular learning. This is known as updating and can be achieved by completing approved updating activities that are relevant to the Gymsport and level of your accreditation.
Note: Judge Accreditations are generally valid for each Olympic cycle. Each new cycle, all judges who hold accreditations may be required to attend a new course in order to maintain or extend their judging competencies.
Updating is a term used by Gymnastics Australia to encompass learning, education, professional development, professional learning or training. The purpose of learning is to ensure that you maintain your competency. Learning is seen by some as a chore, and something that you just have to do; it is highly likely that you are actually learning regularly but you don’t recognise it and/or don’t record your learning.
Learning occurs every time you are in the gym, at a competition or event. Learning occurs when you reflect on your coaching or judging performance, discuss your experiences, observe and work with others. Learning will occur in a classroom, on the job, at Congress, reading an article, in a workshop or training course. Your opportunities to learn are endless.
To renew your technical membership annually you are required to provide evidence of your learning. To do this you need to collect points to show that this has occurred. All the information that you need to know about updating can be found in the Updating Policy. The table below illustrates how many points Coaches and Judges are required to earn annually.
For a more detailed look at Coach Pathways and updating, in particular how you can gain updating points, click on the link below.