ONSW Manual

The ONSW Manual is an official document that sets out codes of conduct, administrative structure, organisational procedures and competition rules for the sport of Orienteering within NSW.

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Individual sections of the ONSW Manual may be downloaded via the links in the index below.

Review of the policies and procedures set out in the ONSW Manual commenced in mid-2021.

Sections will be replaced as they are approved by the ONSW Board. 

 

SECTION

1. GENERAL

Codes of Conduct

ONSW as a member association of Orienteering Australia has adopted in full Orienteering Australia’s Codes of Conduct:

  • General
  • Coach
  • Officials
  • Players/Athletes
  • Administrators (Volunteers)
  • Parents/Guardians
  • Spectators

These are set out in full on pages 25-31 of the OA Member Protection Policy.  Communication about the orienteering Codes of Conduct should be addressed to the ONSW President.

Member Protection Policies and Procedures

ONSW as a member association of Orienteering Australia has adopted in full Orienteering Australia’s Member Protection Policy. This addresses child safety, sexual harassment, bullying, gender identity, anti-discrimination, intimate relationships between coaches/officials and adult athletes, social networking, responsible service and consumption of alcohol and smoke-free environments. Procedures for making and resolving complaints are provided in the document.

Advice may be sought from the ONSW Member Protection Information Officers.

Formal written complaints (using the format provided in the Member Protection Policy) should be communicated to the ONSW Secretary.

Child Safety

ONSW is committed to addressing the NSW Government’s Child Safe Standards.

All adults working with children are expected to record their NSW Working With Children Check with the ONSW Development Officer Coordinator.

Gender Equity

ONSW as a member association of Orienteering Australia has adopted in full Orienteering Australia’s Gender Equity policy.

Occupational Health and Safety

ONSW strives to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees and visitors. It will do this by an ongoing process of identifying any risks to health and safety in workplaces under its control and by eliminating or controlling those risks through the development of appropriate procedures.

Privacy

ONSW enacts its respect for the privacy of all participants in the sport of orienteering and its legal requirements in this regard through its Privacy Policy.

Privacy questions should be addressed to ONSW Secretary.

1.1 Constitution

Appendix

Form of Appointment of Proxy

1.2

Duties of Officers

1.3

Paid Officers - Function Descriptions

1.4

Operational Dates

1.5

Club Operational Dates

1.6

Annual Awards

   

1.13

Development Officers

1.14

Orienteering Australia Anti-Doping Policy see website link

2.

FINANCE

2.1

Association Fees

Appendix 1

Event Report Form 

Users of the Event Report Form should note that after downloading the form, the spreadsheet opens in a 'Protected View', and the 'Enable Editing' button will need to be  clicked to enable the form to be edited. 

Appendix 2

Event Report Form SSS (FOR USE ONLY WITH SYDNEY SUMMER SERIES EVENTS) 

2.3

Fiscal Policy

2.4

Expenditure Limits

2.5

Insurance

2.6

Eventor Finance

2.7

Expense Claims 

2.8

Transport Policy

Appendix 1 Generic 'Supplier to ONSW' Invoice
Appendix 2 Expenses Claim Form

3.

CLUBS AND REGISTRATION

3.1

Clubs

Appendix

Sample Club Constitution

3.2

Responsibilities of Affiliated Clubs

3.3

Registration

3.4

Club Abbreviations

3.5

Associated Groups

3.6

Buddy Clubs

4.

EVENT RULES

4.1

Competitors Rules Foot O

4.2

Competitors Rules MTBO

4.3

Organisers Rules for all Orienteering Events

4.4

Organisers Rules - Foot Orienteering

4.5

Policy Postponement, Cancellation and Refund Policy (New)

7.

MAPPING

7.1

Mapping

8.

TEAMS AND SQUADS

8.1

Selection of NSW Team

8.2

NSW Junior Development Squad and NSW Schools Team

Appendix

Code of Behaviour

8.3

Assistance to Elite Competitors

8.4

NSW Senior Training Squad

8.5

Junior Team Officials Appointment Policy

8.6

Position Description Coach ONSW Junior Squad and Team

8.7

Position Description Manager and Assistant Manager ONSW Junior Teams

9.

LANDHOLDERS GUIDE (2018 version)

10.

OTHER

10.1

Belanglo House (Rights, Obligations and Rules)

10.2

Introducing Orienteering in Schools

10.3

General Information to Members

10.4

Sun Protection Policy

10.5 

Records Retention

11.

STAFF

 

Staff Employment-LSL