Ready to start judging gymnastics? Here's where you start! Follow this step-by-step guide to gain a Beginner Judging Accreditation.
If you’re already a judge, you can skip to the Enrol in the Beginner Judging Course section.
Create a Gymnastics Australia account
If you are a new user, you will need to create a Gymnastics Australia account. To do this, please fill out the New User Sign Up form. Please ensure you register with your legal name (including middle name(s)), as this form will be used to verify your Working with Children Check (or equivalent).
For more detailed information on creating an account, please click here.
Login to Gymnastics Australia and access Flex
1. Go to the Gymnastics Australia website by visiting http://gymnastics.org.au
2. In the top right-hand corner, click Sign In.
3. Sign in using your Technical Member ID as your username, and your Gymnastics Australia password. If you have forgotten your password, please contact us.
4. Once you have signed in, click the top right-hand corner on the Hi, [Your Name] link to access your Gymnastics Australia account.
5. Click Go to Flex (LMS). This should be on the left-hand side of the page.
For more information on signing into your account, please click here.
Enrol in the Beginner Judging Course
To attain a Beginner Judging Accreditation, you will need to attend a face-to-face course. You can enrol into this course via Flex. There is no online component of a Beginner Judging course.
1. Go to the Training Library
2. Locate the Beginner Judging Accreditation Courses category. Click View Courses.
3. Purchase the GA - Beginner [Gymsport] Judging Accreditation course in your chosen gymsport (i.e., if you want to be a WAG judge, purchase the Beginner WAG Judging Accreditation).
4. You will then be prompted to enter your payment details. Click Process Payment. You will be emailed a copy of your receipt.
5. You now need to book into a training session/event. To do this, head over to the to the Training Event calendar. You can access this by clicking the Calendar icon on the left-hand menu bar.
6. In the Course search bar, type the name of the course you wish to attend (i.e., Beginner WAG Judging Accreditation).
7. You will then see a list of all scheduled sessions for that month. Click the arrow > to see the courses in the following month.
8. Once you find the session you wish to attend, click Enrol. If a pop up appears, select Enrol again. You are now enrolled in this session.
9. To check which events you are enrolled into, click the My Enrolled Events toggle.
10. If you are unable to attend a course, you can un-enrol yourself from a session and re-enrol into a future course date. This can be done by selecting Un-enrol on the event session.
Please note that if you choose to un-enrol yourself from an event, you may incur a late cancelation fee from your State/Territory Association. Always contact your State/Territory Association before unenrolling from an event.
Complete the Judge Course
1. Attend the course on the day. In most cases, you will need to bring a packed lunch. Keep an eye on your email prior to the course for notifications from your State/Territory Association.
2. After attending and passing the practical course, you will be awarded the accreditation. This can take up to three weeks post course date.
3. If you are unsuccessful in passing the assessments during the practical course, you will receive instructions on what to do next.
If this is your first accreditation, pay your Technical Membership fee
1. First time judges are not given a complimentary year of membership. If this is your first accreditation with Gymnastics Australia, you will need to pay a Technical Membership fee.
2. Once payment is received, your accreditation will appear on your account. Your accreditation will not be valid until payment is received.
3. In order to pay the Technical Membership fee, you will need to complete The Athlete’s Voice course.
4. You will receive an email with instructions on how to pay your Technical Membership fee after your course has been processed.
For questions about judging courses, please contact your State/Territory Association.