Conformation - Trainee Judges Program

Dogs Victoria Conformation Judges Training Program 2024/2025

All conformation judges training paperwork emailed to the office to be sent to jdavidson@dogsvictoria.org.au

Click here to access the Dogs Victoria Conformation Judges Training Process Flow Chart
Click on the following link to access the 'Glossary of Canine Terms'

Aspiring Judges Training Program 2024
The required six (6) stewarding appointments must be completed in the two years prior to enrolling. 

Dogs Australia Regulation 4.1.1.6

(a) Where a Member Body requires formal training to become a Steward, a Member must successfully complete that training in the two (2) years prior to applying to become an Aspiring Judge.

(b) In any State where no formal training is required, in the two years prior to enrolling, an Aspiring Judge must officiate as a ring steward on no less than six (6) occasions of which three (3) must be full groups.


CRITIQUES 2024

Candidates must complete 15 intensive critiques over two years OR seven intensive critiques for a resit practical exam.

Please note: NO OTHER TYPES OF CRITIQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE 2024 PROGRAM ONWARDS

These critiques can be completed throughout Australia but MUST be on the Dogs Victoria Intensive Critique form.

Only a Dogs Australia Accredited Assessor (AA) can sign off on an intensive critique.
PLEASE NOTE: accredited assessors who are NOT in the judges training scheme can sign off on critiques.

  • 15 single breed intensive critiques are required to sit a practical exam.
  • All must be a different breed,
  • Only one per variety, e.g. one Poodle, one Chihuahua (Long or Smooth Coat) etc.
  • Including one specialty critique 

However, you can do as many critiques as you wish and submit your best 15 single breed Intensive Critiques with your practical exam application.

These Intensive Critiques serve as mini practical exams. The more you complete, the better prepared you will be for your real practical exam.

Dogs Australia Regulation 6.1.2 Module 2. Practical Experience

50 dogs must be judged. These dogs must be judged with only one (1) trainee judge in the ring and the exhibits must be physical placed, discussed and signed off by an accredited assessor ONLY.

There will be a written record kept by the Trainee Judge with the Date, Fixture and number of dogs judged. The Trainee Judge’s Judging Record Card must be signed by the accredited assessor after a discussion on the placings with the number of dogs recorded. (Not by a Show Official)

Approval to conduct a judging class must be obtained from the Affiliate conducting the Show.

List of accredited assessors Click here (amended 23/01/2024)

ASPIRING/TRAINEE PROGRAM INFORMATION 
Trainee Manual
2024 Conformation Judges Training Manual - Click here (amended 16/01/2024)

Lecture Dates for 2024 can be found here

ASPIRING PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Applications have CLOSED

TRAINEE JUDGES PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

Applications have CLOSED

SUB GROUP ONE THEORY EXAM APPLICATIONS

Applications have CLOSED

Sub Group One Theory Exam - Wednesday 10 April 2024

SUB GROUP TWO THEORY EXAM APPLICATIONS 

Applications have CLOSED  

Sub Group Two Theory Exam - Wednesday 3 July 2024 

ASPIRING/ENTRANCE EXAM APPLICATIONS 
 
Applications have CLOSED 

Aspiring Theory Exam - Wednesday 3 July 2024


BREED & GROUP PRACTICAL EXAM APPLICATIONS

Applications have CLOSED


BREED & GROUP PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT DATES
Conducted at Bulla Exhibition Centre
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 August 2024 (the day for each groups to be confirmed)

Missed a Lecture?
You must forward a 1000 word essay on the breed/s dealt with in the lectures you have missed this year, as per Dogs Australia Regulations Part 3 Judges Training & Examination Program Regulation 6.1.1b which states:
Should a Trainee miss any breed lecture, they must within 14 days, of the lecture, submit to the member body, a minimum one thousand (1000) word essay on the breed/s dealt with in the missed lectures.
Essays on a maximum of 25 percent of the breeds within the group may be submitted over the period of the lecture series for missed lectures.

Trainees must send a total of 3 copies of essays to:
1. The group leader for checking
2. Dogs Victoria office
3. CJC Chair   


2024 Group Leader Details

Chairperson 
Cathy Camac
Ph: 0415 990 422
conformationjudgestraining@gmail.com
Deputy Chair 
Esther Joseph
Ph: 0407 330 270
triseter@bigpond.com
Toys (Group 1)
Jacqui Weekes
Ph: 0432 722 223
jacs44@mail.com
Terriers (Group 2)
Glenys Alexander
Ph: 0423 403 205
glenalexander972@gmail.com
Gundogs (Group 3)
Stephanie Rickard
Ph: 0402 318 638
srickard4@bigpond.com
Hounds (Group 4)
Judy Oliver
Ph: 5428 1444 or 0417 368 621
judyoliver2@bigpond.com
Working Dogs (Group 5)
Barbara Doyle
0405 453 361
jarikadoyle@gmail.com
Utility (Group 6) & Aspiring Program 
Julie Keenan
Ph: 0407 830 710
newf@aussiebb.com.au 
Non Sporting (Group 7)
Shellie Marshall
Ph: 0433 796 333
shellie@pampard.com.au
Exam Quality Control and Group Support Person
Andrew Burt
Ph: 0419 545 938
kkazumi2000@gmail.com


Forms

Links

Dogs Australia Standards

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