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 minimum age to referee is 13 years.

How to Register for the Foundation 1 Online Course

  • Contact 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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