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Conformation - Trainee Judges Program

Dogs Victoria Conformation Judges Training Program 2020/2021

SUBGROUP 1 THEORY EXAMS (20 & 21 January 2021)

  • Subgroup 1 Theory Exam Application Form
  • Applications close at 4pm on Monday 4 January 2021
  • Completed applications are to be sent via email to or by post to Locked Bag K9, Cranbourne 3977
  • Exams will be held on Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 January 2021 at the Bulla Exhibition Centre at approximately 6:30pm.

Please note this is the subgroup one 2020 exam being held in January 2021.

If you submitted an application and payment earlier in the year for the subgroup one exam which was not conducted due to COVID-19 you are required to complete another application and tick the relevant box on the application form.

The subgroup one exam will be held under COVID-19 restrictions current at the time.


Click on the following link to access the 'Glossary of Canine Terms'

Aspiring Program

  • Applications are now open for the 2021 Aspiring Program
  • Application to join the program click here
  • Aspiring Lecture Program dates click here
  • Please note due to COVID-19 the requirement to have stewarding appointments has been waived.

Trainee Program

  • Application to Participate in the 2021 Conformation Judges Training Program click here
  • Club Member Declaration 2021 click here
  • Subcommittee Declaration 2021 click here
  • Please note due to COVID-19 the requirement to have stewarding appointments has been waived.


**Trainee Manual**

The 2021 manual will be revised by the CJC committee due to changes with COVID-19.


Lecture Dates 2021

Exam Application Forms


Exam Dates


Theory Application Closing Dates

  • TBA

Practical Assessment Dates

  • TBA

Aspiring, breed and group practical assessment applications - Closing Dates

  • TBA

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 ANKC 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   

2020 Group Leader Details

Chairperson - Cathy Camac
Ph: 0415 990 422

Deputy Chair - Esther Joseph
Ph: 0407 330 270

Toys (Group 1)
John Hutchison
Ph: 0418 539 377

Terriers (Group 2)
Glenys Alexander
Ph: 0423 403 205

Gundogs (Group 3)
Cam Cavallo 
Ph: 0433 937 842

Hounds (Group 4)
Judy Oliver
Ph: 5428 1444 or 0417 368 621

Working Dogs (Group 5)
Barbara Doyle
0405 453 361 

Utility (Group 6)
Julie Keenan
Ph: 0407 830 710

Non Sporting (Group 7)
Shellie Marshall
Ph: 0433 796 333

Aspiring Program
Mathew Morse
Ph: 0439 368 140



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