Red Award is an introductory theory based course. The course is run for those turning 12 years and over and is run during the netball season. The course consists of 3-4 theory based sessions to learn the rules with an experienced umpire.
Requirements: Official Rules of Netball
Blue Award is held during a practice gala day where the umpires are instructed and coached on the court with basic umpiring knowledge.
Requirements: Whistle and a willingness to learn
White Award is the progression from the Blue Award. Umpires start umpiring on competition games on Saturdays. They have a mentor with them to provide support and coaching whilst they are umpiring. A minimum of 4 games are umpired to achieve White Award
Green Award is achieved by umpiring on junior B/C games recognising and calling sanctions such as stepping, contact, obstruction and the appropriate infringement, control of centre pass, loud audible whistle and voice, basic hand signals, good control of game and knowledge of general rules. Gaining your Green Award is based on skills and experience.
Requirements: 70% Pass in the Rules of Netball Theory Exam
Gold Award Senior B/C game umpiring where the umpire needs to demonstrate the same requirements as in the Green Award at a more senior level of play. Gaining your Gold Award is based no skills and experience.
Requirements: 70% Pass in the Rules of Netball Theory Exam & Foundation Umpire Online Course
NATIONAL C is the first entry level badge on the national umpiring badge system and has a prerequisite of Level 1 Accreditation and a pass of 70% in Theory 1 Exam
NATIONAL B is the next level badge to the national umpiring badge system and has a prerequisite of a pass of 80% in Theory 1 Exam.
NATIONAL A is then the next level badge to the national umpiring badge system and has a prerequisite of Level 2 Accreditation and a pass of 90% in Theory 1 Exam.
Rules of Netball Theory Examination
Completed online and is a requirement for all umpires at a Green Badge level to complete.
The test takes approx 1 hour to complete and candidates can print their Certificate upon successful completion.
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Use the following Enrollment Instructions to help you access the Exam: MyNetball Learning Enrolment Instructions
Foundation Umpire Course
The Foundation Umpire Course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role. The course contains the following five modules:
- A good umpire
- Getting started
- Umpiring techniques
- The Rules in Action
- Where to now
Foundation Umpire Course is offered online. The cost is $40.
This course takes approx. 4-5 hours and can be stopped and restarted. Candidates can print their Certificate upon completion. This course is a prerequisite for all umpires seeking a National badge or Gold badge.
To complete the course click here and log in to My Netball
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You will need your mynetball ID # and Log in Details (used when registering to play this season)
Use the following Enrolment Instructions to help you access the Course: MyNetball Learning Enrolment Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions for Clubs and Associations: Foundation Umpire Course Fact Sheet for Clubs & Associations
Frequently Asked Questions for Participants: Foundation Umpire Course Fact Sheet for Participants
The Foundation Umpire Course is one of the pre-requisites for obtaining a National C Badge and participating in the Elite Umpire Course.
Elite Umpire Course
The Elite Umpire Course has been designed to further develop umpiring skills, techniques, and increase understanding of the procedures and protocols of a higher level of umpiring, and generally extend the participants parameters as an officiator of netball.
For more information on the Elite Umpire Course speak with the Clubs Umpires Convenors.