Australian Officiating Development Schedule (AODS)
The Australian Officiating Development Schedule (AODS) is the foundation document for match officiating in Australia. It represents the only match official qualification system recognised by FFA and its use is mandatory throughout Australia. Officials need a formal, broad, comprehensive and professional development process, comparable to the development they would undertake during their working careers. This document describes the career pathways and professional development of all match officials and their supporting colleagues. All referee, referee assessor and referee instructor classifications and programs as well as the broad protocols and processes to manage the qualification process are documented. Processes, procedures and policy documents must be open and transparent. If match officials are to achieve their personal goals it is essential that they have access to up-to-date information, policies, modern officiating trends, educational programs and support.
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