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International Technical Officials

Recognising that the resources and effort involved in developing a technical officials educational programme may be beyond capabilities on a national level, World Athletics established a Technical Officials Education and Certification System (TOECS) which is available as a service to Member Federations that would like to make use of it.

The goal of the TOECS is to improve the level of athletics officiating all over the world, which means creating a basic level of officiating skills where nothing or only a grass roots situation exists and improving the level of officiating skills where a system is already in place.

The operation of the TOECS is co-ordinated by the World Athletics Development Department and the Area Associations. The TOECS features standard learning materials and specifically trained lecturers for the following three levels of courses:

Level I
The objective of the Level I course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at national level competitions and at international competitions held within the country. The Level I course also identifies candidates for the position of NTO. Level I courses are organised by the Member Federation, however, for approved courses the IAAF will supply the necessary materials. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level I Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level II course.

Level II
The objective of the Level II course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to the Area level. The Level II course also identifies candidates for the position of ATO. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an IAAF Level II Officiating Certificate. Those participants whose examination marks meet the required standards are eligible to attend a Level III course.

Level III
The objective of the Level III course is to provide participants with the theoretical and practical training required to make them capable of officiating at international competitions up to the highest level. Participants who successfully complete the course receive the IAAF Officiating Diploma and are placed on the IAAF ITO Panel making them eligible for appointment to ITO positions.

Oceania International Officials 

The following officials from the Oceania Area have been appointed by World Athletics as International Technical Officials (ITOs), (2018-2022):

Peter Hamilton (Australia)

Helen Roberts (Australia)

Brian Roe (Australia)

Trevor Spittle (New Zealand)

International Technical Official Area:

The following officials from the Oceania area have been confirmed by Oceania Athletics as International Technical Officials Area (2018- 2022):

Anthony Curry (New Zealand)

Christine Christie (Australia)

Kirsteen Farrance (Australia)

Caroline Jackman (Australia)

Richard Lawysz (Australia)

Ruth Liong (New Zealand)

Kim Owens (Australia)

John Phillips (New Zealand)

Peter Roberts (Australia)

Khan Sharp (Australia)

International Photo Finish Judge:

The following officials from the Oceania Area have been appointed by World Athletics as International Photo Finish Judge, (2017-2022):

Janet Nixon (Australia)

International Race-Walking Judges:

The following officials from the Oceania Area have been appointed by the World Athletics as International Race Walking Judges (2019-2023):

Zoë Eastwood-Bryson (Australia)

Kirsten Crocker (Australia)

Oceania Area Race Walking Panel:

The following officials from the Oceania area have been confirmed by the Oceania Athletics Area Technical Officials, Walks (2018-2023):

Geoff Annear (New Zealand)

Zoe Bryson (Australia)

Marion Buchanan (Australia)

Renee Cassell (Australia)

Lisa Colquhoun (Australia)

Kirsten Crocker (Australia)

Grant Lord (New Zealand)

Tony Sargisson (New Zealand)

Previous International Technical Officials Area Appoitments