2014 Adjudicator Training Courses

In 2014 The Arts Unit will be running a number of Adjudicator Training Courses in venues across NSW. The workshops will be run by highly qualified tutors and will cover all aspects of adjudicating, including Matter and Rebuttal, Definition and Method, and Public Speaking and Manner. A DVD of a past debating final will be shown to all participants. These days are an excellent opportunity for both potential adjudicators and those who have been trained previously to learn more about current best practice and then adjudicate in schools with confidence.

This adjudicator training is a special project aimed at increasing the availability of quality adjudicators in non-metropolitan areas.

The seven days currently scheduled are

Monday 16 June -Wallarah Bay Recreation Club, Wallarah Road, Gorokan (Hunter/Central Coast)

Tuesday 17 June - Coffs Harbour Primary School, Salamander Street,Coffs Harbour (North Coast)

Wednesday 18 June - Oxley High School, Piper Street, Tamworth (New England)

Monday 23 June - Bletchington Public School, Matthews Avenue, Orange (Western NSW)

Tuesday 24 June - DEC Office, Morgan Street,Wagga Wagga (Riverina)

Wednesday 25 June - Bomaderry Bowling Club, Meroo Road, Bomaderry (Illawarra& South East)

Monday 4 August- Dubbo College, Senior Campus, Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo  (Western NSW)



 Days run from 10.00am until 3.00pm.(Please ensure you arrive in time to register by 9.45am).

Open to:

Anyone wishing to adjudicate debating or public speaking competitions organised by the Department of Education and Communities and current adjudicators wishing to update their skills.


This is a free event. Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided for all participants.


Paper and pen. (New adjudicators will need to bring proof of ID and provide a Working with Children Clearance Number).


If you wish to attend, please fill out the form below before Friday 30 May, 2014.

If you have any questions, please email Lloyd Cameron lloyd.cameron@det.nsw.edu.au