Become a Referee


To become a referee, you must be at least 13 years of age. You will need to complete the FFA Online Laws of the Game Course and complete the Level 4 Referee Course.

The FFA Online Laws of the Game Course provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretation. To successfully complete the course, a participant needs to pass the online examination and print their Statement of Completion Certificate.

The Level 4 Referee Course provides participants with education and training to become a referee. It can be undertaken in a classroom environment as a one day course consisting of theory modules and practical sessions on a pitch to enable referees to begin officiating.

The Level 4 Referee Course can also now be undertaken online. Participants complete the theory modules, and upon meeting the course requirements, attend a practical session on a pitch to enable them to begin officiating.



NNSWF Online Level 4 Referee Course

CLICK HERE to submit an expression of interest to attend the Online Level 4 Referee Course


Obtaining Your Referee Accreditation

1) Complete the FFA Online Laws of the Game Course and obtain your Statement of Completion Certificate.
2) Register for and attend a Level 4 Referee Course, or register for and undertake the Online Level 4 Referee Course.
3) If undertaking the Online Level 4 Referee Course, attend a practical session on a pitch.
4) Register on Play Football as a referee with NNSWF or one of its member zones.
5) Referee your first game on the field or run your first line as an assistant referee.


Included Course Value

All new referees who pay $100 to undertake the Level 4 Referee Course will receive all of the following, under the NNSWF New Referee Starter Package:

- Level 4 Referee Course and Materials
- Laws of the Game Book
- Referee Whistle
- Assistant Referee Flag
- Red and Yellow Card Set
- Referee Notebook

Upon completing their accreditation and registering on Play Football as a referee with NNSWF or one of its member zones:

- Black Refereeing Shirt, Shorts and Socks
- Full Referee Registration for Your First Year


 

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