Level 1 Referee

  • Minimum Age:  13 years
  • Qualification Prerequisite:  Nil
  • Involvement (What age groups can you referee?):  Referee 6-19 years only. Referees between 13-18 years may only referee two years below their age
  • How long am I accredited for: 4 years
  • Course Time:  approximately 7-8 hours
  • Course Cost: $25

The Level 1 Referee course is an entry level course consisting of 3 components:

1) 10 Online modules (The Referee, Laws of the Game, Signal & Whistles, Role of the Touch judge, Fitness for officiating, Pre-Match, Match & Post Match Considerations, Practical Refereeing Theory, Management & Communication, Attitudes – Personal Qualities, Safety- Maintaining a proper environment)

2) Face to face modules (overview of the above modules)

3) Practical Assessment ( 3 on-field assessments)

Upon completion of the Online and Face-to-face component of the course, the candidate will qualify as a ‘Referee in Training’ which enables them to referee the relevant age groups for a period of 18 months. During this time the candidate is required to undergo a practical assessment. If the candidate is deemed competent they will be officially accredited as a Level 1 Referee.

Referee Accreditation

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