What is JudoSA?

JudoSA is an Association of members and as a Member State of the Judo Federation of Australia Ltd. (JFA), is the peak body for the administration of Judo in South Australia.

The Association is established and maintained to act as the sole South Australian affiliated member of the JFA in accordance with the constitution and policies of the JFA, and to maintain and enhance standards, quality and reputation of Judo for the collective and mutual benefit and interest of Members and Judo in SA.

Why have a state level Judo body?

A state level body is required to formulate policies for the control and conduct of judo in South Australia, to promote, control, manage and conduct Judo events, competitions and championships in SA, and also to prepare and enter South Australian teams in national Judo competitions. The state body is needed to promote the sport of Judo for commercial, government and public recognition.

Refereeing Knowledge Certificate for Dan Grades


  1. Knowledge of the IJF Refereeing Rules is a prerequisite for Candidates presenting for Dan grade rank promotion.
  2. The Candidate should contact the Judo SA Referees Director via email identifying the date that they intend to present for their grading. 
  3. The Judo SA Referees Director will then forward the Candidate links and information, via return email, pertaining to the IJF Refereeing Rules. 
  4. Approximately 7-10 days after this the Judo SA Referees Director will forward, via email, an 'IJF Refereeing Rules Theory Exam Paper' for completion by the Candidate.
    The completion of this paper is to confirm a suitable level of knowledge and understanding of these Refereeing Rules.
  1. It is the responsibility of the Candidate to return this completed paper to the Judo SA Referees Director a MINIMUM of 5 weeks prior to the date of the grading to allow time for checking and cross-checking the answers (it is an established requirement that TWO members of the Judo SA Referees Committee check the answers to minimise the possibility of human oversight).  
  2. A Letter of Achievement (identifying the 'exam result') is then forwarded to the Candidate, and a confirmation Letter forwarded to the Chair - Judo SA Grading Committee.


VOAN Police Clearance Process

June 2018

Police checks, also known as National Police Certificates (NPCs), for volunteers who work with vulnerable groups such as children, the aged or people with a disability are provided free of charge by South Australia Police for volunteers with a registered Volunteer Organisation.

This requires use of the JudoSA VOAN or Volunteer Organisation Authorisation Number.

How to apply for a police check

Step 1: Complete an application form (https://www.police.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/2609/PD267-National-Police-Check-Application-Electronic.pdf)

·         Option 1: Complete a police check application form online then print it out. Download the application form - electronic, or

·         Option 2: Download this application form and fill out by hand, or

·         Option 3: Get a form from your local police station and complete it by hand.

Step 2: Check your proof of identity

·         Check that you have 100 points of original identification. A list of what we accept is provided on the application form.

·         Take your completed application, along with 100 points of identification to your local police station or a Justice of the Peace (JP).

·         Ask a police officer or JP to:

o   witness your signature on your application form

o   certify your 100 points of identification

o   complete the authorisation section on your application form.

Step 3: Send the verified Application Form, electronically or by post, to JudoSA’s authorised VOAN officer

Step 4: JudoSA will add the VOAN and forward to SAPOL.

Your application will be processed within 10 working days from when it is received by the South Australia Police Information Release Unit, and posted directly to you.

Step5: Present the original Police Clearance or DCSI clearance to the JudoSA authorised VOAN officer, so that a Relevant History Form can be generated for you and retained on the JudoSA Relevant History Register.

The clearance documentation is valid for 3 years, unless you have a change of status.

Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) screening for working with children

The DCSI Screening Unit produces a risk assessment against the inherent duties of the role, which is used by organisations to determine the suitability of individuals for volunteer work within their organisation. If you wish to obtain a DSCI clearance, visit www.screening.dcsi.sa.gov.au and apply directly.

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