The National Rifle Association of Australia
Range Officer Accreditation
The NRAA and Shooting Australia are committed to training Range Officials, especially Range Officers. Shooting Australia’s Officiating Scheme (Range Officer and Match Official) encourages member disciplines to develop levels of accreditation for their sport’s officials.
The NRAA is proactively working toward two such courses – NRAA Range Officer which is accredited through NRAA – and NRAA Match Official which is accredited with Shooting Australia.
These courses aim to give RO/Match Officials knowledge, experience and methods to improve officiating skills.
The NRAA Range Officer course is designed to equip beginner Officials with appropriate methods and confidence to officiate and be an RO at the introductory level of sport – clubs. At this level volunteers can learn new skills to become competent and make a valuable contribution to our sport.
Completion of the NRAA RO course takes the volunteer further along the officiating pathway and leads to the Shooting Australia Technical Official’s ASC accreditation.
The NRAA Range Officer course is the starting point on the Official’s Pathway for fullbore rifle officials.
The OFFICIAL’S PATHWAY is:
- NRAA Range Officer – Club
- NRAA Range Officer – Competition (previous levels – Prize Meeting and State, combined)
- Shooting Australia Technical Official (for those working at National and SA Events)
NRAA Range Officer accreditation is a 4 step process:
- Complete the NRAA Range Officer Handbook
- Successful completion of the Range Officer Assessment Paper
- Practical Assessment of activities undertaken on range
- Nominated/endorsed to the relevant State/Territory by Instructor
The minimum standards for those undertaking the Range Officer course are:
- Applicants must be current financial members of the NRAA.
- Applicants should have at least two years adult experience in the applicable shooting discipline(s).
- Applicants should be nominated as ‘Proper Persons’ by their Club Committee/Captain.
- Applicants should have a grounded capability to read, comprehend and make decisions. Fundamentally being a RO requires people to be well aware of the rules (including range standing orders), abide by those rules and be capable of making sound and timely decisions.
Overview of Course Content
- Chapter 1 – Course Introduction
- Chapter 2 – Legal Responsibilities and Risk Management
- Chapter 3 – Range Officiating
- Chapter 4 – Range Design and Safety
- Chapter 5 – Running a Range
- Chapter 6 – How to Improve Your Effectiveness
- Chapter 7 – Testing Your Knowledge