Classification for Athletes with a Physical Impairment
National Body - Athletics Australia
Physical Impairment (Sport Classes T31-T54 & F31-F57)
Physical Impairment classifications are conducted by Athletics Australia and its member associations, a person wishing to obtain a physical impairment classification must complete the stages listed below. There are 2 Stages in the Australian National Physical Impairment Classification System.
STAGE 1 : NEW ATHLETES & ATHLETES COMPETING AT A CLUB AND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP LEVEL
New Athletes (8 years or older) or athletes only competing in club and state championships events, are only required to hold a provisional (state) classification. Once an athlete completes the provisional classification form, it is returned to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a completed medical diagnostics form for processing. AA will then issue a provisional (state level) classification to the athlete and they are only required to progress to stage 2 of the classifications system if the athletes plans to compete at a national championship event.
STATE Classification FORM
Document to assist Doctors with Classification Form Document for Parents & Teachers
STAGE 2 : ATHLETES WHO WISH TO COMPETE AT A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OR CLASSIFIED ATHLETES WITH A "NATIONAL REVIEW" STATUS
Athletes who wish to compete at a National Championships or currently hold a national classification with a "Review" or "Review 2016" status must attend a National Classification opportunity in order to compete at an Australian Championships.
Athletes can attend a national classification opportunity hosted by their state athletics association or an opportunity that is conducted in conjunction with a National Championships by registering for an upcoming classification via the link below. Athletes must bring with them a completed Medical Diagnostics Form.
National classification Opportunities
Medical Diagnostics Form
STAGE 3 : ATHLETES WHO WISH TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA AT AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT
Athletes who wish to represent Australia at an international competition must hold a valid IPC International Classification, for more information on obtaining a IPC International Classification please click the link below for more information.
2018 INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION
For More Information
Contact: Classification Officer
(P) 03 8646 4550
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