BECOME A REFEREE

BECOME A REFEREE

To become a referee you need to must attend courses that give the theory and practical skills required.

The National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) ensures that all referees have consistent and thorough training.

The minimum age to referee is 13 years.

How to Register for the Foundation 1 Online Course

  • Contact Matt Hall on 0401 143 732 or recruitment@canberrareferees.com.au
  • logon to www.playnrl.com
  • Select Courses / Referee / Foundation 1
  • Select ACT
  • Select the Referee Foundation 1 – Canberra
  • Select ENROL. You will be presented with two options.
  • If you have registered before as a player, coach, FAO or League Safe select  Existing Participant – Login. Otherwise select New Participant – Sign Up.
  • Enter your personal details and pay via credit card. Candidates will receive a pack containing whistle, drink bottle, cap, boot bag and rule books.

 

There are ten levels of referee accreditation

Level Details
Foundation 1 – (4 hours Face to Face course) Attendance at the course permits a person aged up to 18 years to referee U6 – U12 age groups, and a person over the age of 18 may referee games for U6-U17 year old players.
Foundation 2 – (On-Field Assessment & Self-paced online components) Can commence upon completion of the Foundation 1 course. Encompasses the Australian Sports Commission General Principles of Officiating online module, plus two (2) on-field assessments by a Referee Assessor and completion of a self-paced Online course. Completion of the course permits a person aged up to 18 years to referee up to 2 years below their age, and a person over the age of 18 may referee games at all age groups.
Talent 1 – (On-Field Assessment & Self-paced online components) Upon completion of the Foundation 2 course a referee can complete the Talent 1 course by completing a further two (2) on-field assessments by a Referee Assessor and completion of a self-paced Online course. Completion of the course permits a person aged up to 18 years to referee up to 1 year below their age, and a person over the age of 18 may referee games at all age groups
Talent 2 – (On-Field Assessment & Face to Face course) Upon completion of the Talent 1 course a referee can move to the Talent 2 course by completing a further two (2) on-field assessments by a Referee Assessor and successful attendance at a 6 hour Face to Face presentation. Completion of the course permits a person referee games at all age groups.
Talent 3 Upon completing the Talent 2 course a referee may be selected to undertake the Talent 3 course which involves an Online course and attendance at the Coaching Match Officials Level 1 course.
Elite 1 To be eligible a referee must have officiated in a Tier 2 competition such as NSW or QLD Cup. This also involves attending a Coaching Match Officials Level 2 course.
Elite 2 To be eligible a referee must have officiated in the NRL competition.
Mastery A Match Official is required to show appropriately defined qualifications and showed “service to the game”, within officiating, over an extended period.
LeagueTag Required to attend Foundation 1 course plus complete an online module. Permits a person aged up to 16 years to referee up to U18 age groups, and a person over the age of 16 may referee games for all age groups.
Touch Judge only Completion of an online module. Permits a person aged up to 16 years to touch judge up to U18 age group and all LeagueTag ages. A person over the age of 16 may touch judge games for all age groups.

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