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updated 27th July 2023  Recent updates highlighted in yellow

Orienteering SA  operates with a number of guidelines and policies.  These are listed below and can be downloaded as required.

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Section 1 – Competition Rules

1 OA: Competition Rules for Foot Orienteering Events updated 7th Feb 2023

OA: Competition Rules for MTBO Events updated Nov 2018

3  OSA Local Rules

4  SA-Victoria Challenge Rules Sept 2011

5 SA Night Championhips Club Challenge updated Dec 2017

6 SA Relay Championships Dec 2017

6A Relay Championships Handicap Scorer Aug 2012 (Excel Spreadsheet)

Section 2 – Events Management

1 OSA Course Specifications updated Feb 2022

2 Course Planning Guidelinesupdated Jan 2018

3 Event Organisation Guidelines Jan 2018

4 IOF Control Descriptions. Jan 2018

4B IOF Control Descriptions Australian Version updated 2018

 5 Safety GuidelinesUpdated  Apr 2023

 5B Event Cancellation and Adverse Weather April 2023

 5C OSA Incident Report Form March 2015

 6 Course Planning with OCAD May 2020

7 ForestrySA Event Applications  Feb 2019 Application must first be made online (after 4th March) at: https://www.forestrysa.com.au/recreation/mount-crawford-kuitpo/ The detailed Application Form must then be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the event. Training Events are exempt from this process. For training events email the following: Event date, timings, location of car parking, estimate of numbers attending & provide map showing control locations, contact name and mobile number on the day. There continues to be no charge for Training Events. After the event we send the numbers attending; to show the numbers of people using the forests for recreation.

8 User Guide for SportIdent Equipment  24th May 2023

9 OE2010 User Guide 27th March 2022

10 OA Environment Code of Practice 2003

11 OSA Orienteers and Your Land  2003, updated March 2011

12 Event Directions and Signage Guidelines Oct 2010

13 ASC Junior and Newcomer Program Guidelines April 2013

14 Using Purple Pen For Course Planning 26th July 2023

 14A Download symbol.xml (updated 1st May 2018) to align Purple Pen with Australian Control Descriptions 2018. Save to Purple Pen directory & unzip there to replace original file: symbols.zip

15 Eventor Guide Event Management OSA Version 14th February 2022

16 Risk Statement May 2022

16A Risk statement for events May 2022

17 Event Information Template Example.docx April 2015

18 Entering non Sportsoftware Results into Eventor April 2019



20 Live Results Feb 2022

Section 3 – Orienteering SA Policies  

1 Sun Smart policy Feb 2001, confirmed Dec 2005

2 Smoke Free policy Feb 2001, Confirmed Dec 2005

3 OA & OSA Privacy & Eventor Permissions & Usage Policy Aug 2020

4A OA Member Protection Policy Sept 2020

4B OA Child Safe Sport Framework: Code of Conduct: Oct 2020

5 Schools Team Selection Guidelines Dec 2003 Updated Feb 2009, 2011, 2012

6 Schools Selection Nomination Form 2018 being updated

7 OA Anti Doping Policy Aug 2020

8 OA Gender Equity Oct 2015

9 OY Points Calculationand Rules Feb 2008, Updated Dec 2014, Oct 2015

10 Life Membership Procedures April 2008, updated Nov 2022

11 Junior Travel Management Guidelines 2008

12 Mapping Intention Procedure 2000 endorsed 2008

13 Elite Athlete Development Pathway March 2007, Endorsed July 2009,Amended Oct 2010

14 OSA John Hall Memorial Service Award 2002 Updated Dec 2022

15 Sub Junior and Junior Squad Objectives Aug 2011

16 OA Match Fixing Policy adopted Oct 2013

17 OA Inclusion Policy  Dec 2009 adopted Oct 2013

18 Schools Mapping Funding adopted Aug 2014

 19 Critical Incidents   Adopted June 2016

Section 4 – Miscellaneous

1A 2023 Certificate of Currency Cover Sheet This is adequate in most situations.

1B 2023 Certificate of Currency Full Version This full version should only be used  where an owner or organisation has specifically asked to be listed. 

2 Risk Identification Forms Feb 2003

4 Eventor Guide Payment module Feb 2013

6 Eventor Notes For Admin Users April 2019

Section 5 - Orienteering SA Administration

1 Constitution  May 1988 Updated or Reviewed March 2008,June 2008, June 2010,Feb 2014, Feb 2015

2 Organisational Structure Orienteering SA Dec 2009

3A OSA Strategic Plan 2022-24 Summary 

3B OSA Strategic Plan 2022-24 Full Version

4 360SurveyActionPlanOct2013.pdf adopted by Council 15th Oct 2013

5 Stakeholder Feedback Report Aug 2016

Section 6 - Australian Sports Commission Documents

1 Working Together for Australian Sport and Active Recreation 2011



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