Australian Taekwondo has partnered with two Australian based para-classifiers to offer training to become a qualified national classifier for para-taekwondo athletes.
Growing our national classifier personnel is an integral part of our strategic direction as we work to develop para-taekwondo. Becoming a classifier will help us support states with access to more classifiers, providing greater accessibility for para-athletes to engage in para-taekwondo.
Those who nominate will be valuable in Australian Taekwondo's ability to engage with the para community and provide para-athletes (who seek to compete) with more significant opportunities in the competitive field.
The course is open to those who have the following prerequisite:
Medical classifiers Must have a medical qualification, e.g., doctor or physio + taekwondo knowledge
Technical classifiers Must have an exercise science qualification, e.g., bachelor of exercise science/physio etc + taekwondo knowledge.
Date: Friday, December 2, 2022 Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm Location: Bendigo Arena. Cost: Covered by Australian Taekwondo (morning tea and lunch provided)
9am - 3pm - Practical aspect of the course 3pm - 5pm - Observation of athlete classification Theory aspect of course will be done online beforehand. This information will be advised shortly.
Upon passing the course, the candidate will be qualified in the following: AT Level 1 national classifier (either medical or technical, depending on what they applied for).
Please note: Qualification is only recognised by AT and Paralympics Australia. Participants must complete a WT Level 1 National Classifier Course if they wish to become an International Classifier.
In the application email, please outline: your personal details, your education background (e.g. qualification level and area, science, doctor etc) and your motivations for wanting to complete the classifier course.
Winning an Australian sports medal is no easy feat. The national award, bestowed upon those who exhibit sporting excellence, is an incredible achievement for any athlete in a competitive and high-achieving sporting nation like our own. Even more remarkable and rare is to see both a coach and an athlete win the award simultaneously.