Online officiating course
The Introductory 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.
To enrol in the course go to the Australian Sports Commission’s online learning portal at https://learning.ausport.gov.au. From the portal you can obtain further information on the course requirements, including viewing some ‘taster’ pages. If you have any problems enrolling, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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 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.
Information for educational institutions
For educational institutions who wish to incorporate the online course into their programs, download the the teacher’s information guide below.