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Whats new for ACSW in 2020


ACSW is very happy to announce that effective immediately, Lesia Burford, CNWI will be heading up our K9 Nose Time Education department. Lesia is passionate about K9 Nose Work® and will be promoting their methodology and any NACSW education opportunities for instructors and or the general public when they become available. If you’re a CNWI or ANWI, Lesia can help you link up to the NACSW groups and Webinars and or answer your questions. Lesia will also be working together with Marion Brand and Jennifer Gambell to help coordinate new and exciting educational events such as the August 2020 Inaugural Australian K9 Nose Work® Camp.


Happy to introduce Jennifer Gambell, CNWI who will be joining Marion Brand, CNWI in Event Coordinating, As the ACSW is growing, so is the demand for more fun and educational events. We are already busy planning some great events for 2020 and 2021. Announcements will follow shortly.

CO and Judges Training

Kim Dowding, CNWI, senior faculty member, CO and Judge will be working with Marion Brand to train more CO’s and judges. Following in the NACSW footsteps, we will be inviting CNWI’s from around the country to participate in our new CO and Judges training for Element trials and ORT’s,  this will help with Element trials starting later this year, and expected to be in high demand, we hope to get  invitations out shortly and training will start soon.

Rule change

With the NACSW moving ahead with a variety of rule changes, we have decided to follow their lead and are currently reviewing the ACSW rules to align our rules closer to theirs, effective July 1, 2020.

This will allow the introduction of NW1 any odour trials , Element Trials and ORT Titles which will be introduced along with other rule changes.

For further details on the NACSW rules, please go to

FEE Structure Changes

We are also currently in the process of reviewing and simplifying the fee structure for hosting ORT’s and Trials. We hope by simplifying some of the hosting rules and making the fee structure more host friendly, we can encourage more people to host trials.

Element Trials

Element trial applications will be available through the ACSW website from July 1st 2020. Until then, the ACSW will be providing regional Element trials. If you are interested in having an ACSW Element trial before July 1st, 2020 please email with an expression of interest.  Availability will be determined by availability of CO’s and Judges.

ORT Titles

Effective July 1, 2020 ORT titles will be awarded once the third odour has been passed. All odours are not required to be passed on the same day. ORT’s can be done over a period of time. Once the final ORT is passed, a ribbon will be awarded on the day. For those that have already passed all three ORT’s, a ribbon can be requested from July 1st, 2020 by emailing and paying a fee of $30.

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