3. Officiating Accreditations
About the course
This 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.
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 accreditation as an official.
How do these modules integrate with my sport’s coaching accreditation system?
The Intermediate Coaching General Principles are included by many sports within their sport-specific accreditation programs. Check with your sport regarding which modules they require coaches to complete as part of a sport-specific accreditation.
Many sports will also provide updating points towards re-accreditation for coaches completing modules from the Intermediate Coaching General Principles.
It is recommended that all officials become accredited though the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS). The NOAS is an initiative of the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). The NOAS is a progressive education program for officials offering courses at various levels, with over 40 sports participating.
NOAS officials have met a minimum standard of competence and are recognised by national and state sporting organisations and the ASC. NOAS officials also receive a range of benefits, including discounts on various workshops and publications.
Contact your national sporting organisation for information on how to become an accredited official.
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