Online Officiating Course
Officials can now learn online!
The Australian Sports Commission has developed an online course for beginner officials. The Introductory Officiating General Principles course has been developed to assist new officials improve their basic officiating skills.
A major benefit of the course is that officials can compete it in their own time from the comfort of their home. Thanks to a subsidy from the Australian Sports Commission, the online course is available free of charge to Australian officials (officials must have an Australian postal address). Lorraine Lea Linen, proud sponsor of the national umpire development program, encourages you to make the most of the opportunities netball presents.
About the course
The course contains three modules of training - Self Management, Managing the Competition Environment and People Management. The modules cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management.
Becoming an accredited official
The Introductory Officiating General Principles course can provide the steps towards accreditation. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the sport-specific requirements to achieve accreditation as an official.
Recognition of Prior Learning
The Netball Australia Level One course integrates the Australian Sports Commission General Principles into the netball specific content delivery. Participants must attend the entire course and recognition of prior learning does not apply.
However, participants who have completed the Introductory Officiating General Principles course online are exempt from purchasing the Introductory Officiating General Principles manual as a course resource.
How to access the course
The Introductory Officiating General Principles course is available from the Australian Sports Commission's online learning portal.