Online officiating course

The Introductory Level Officiating General Principles online course has been developed to assist officials in learning the basic skills they will need to officiate effectively.

The online course is initially available free of charge to Australian officials.

Enrolling

To enrol in the course go to the Australian Sports Commission’s online learning portal.

About the course

The course contains three modules, which cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management. The course takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included within the course. Officials have six months to complete the course after they register.

Becoming an accredited official

The Introductory Level Officiating General Principles course can provide the first step towards accreditation. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the sport specific requirements to achieve officiating accreditation.