The Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation System is an educational pathway based on Netball Australia Umpiring Courses

(Foundation and Elite), ongoing professional development and practical umpiring instruction through an experienced

umpire coach system.
Assessment is based on the Rules of Netball Theory Examination, practical evaluation through an established

competency based assessment system, self-reflection and, where possible, video analysis.

  • The culmination of this accreditation system, leads to practical assessment in a 4-tiered system of badges:

  • C, B, A and the highest national award the AA (All Australia).

  • It is not essential to proceed sequentially through each badge level.

  • The only pre-requisite badge level is an A Badge before testing for an AA Badge.

  • No age restrictions apply to candidates for any badge level.

  • Candidates may be tested up to twice in any calendar year for the same badge level.

  • How to Obtain or Update Your Umpire Accreditation

  • We have a new way to learn netball at our brand new Netball Learning Centre (link to Netball Learning in Digital Services).

  • Head to to get started.

  • If you are an existing learner, you can reset your password by following the reset password prompt

  • and entering the email you use from your My Netball account.

  • If you are a new learner, you can register for an account on the home screen.

  • Having trouble? Head to or email

Accreditation and Learning click here for further information.

Netball Australia, along with our 8 State and Territory Member Organisations deliver the accreditation framework

in a blended learning approach. All of our Foundation Courses are offered fully online, with self-assessment and practical

components supporting Umpires throughout the pathway.

To find out more, see PDF resources below for download.                                                             

National Umpire Accreditation Framework PDF resources 
National Umpire Development Framework
Netball Australia Badge Competencies
Member Organisation Umpire Performance Appraisal
Test Sheets
Netball Australia C Badge Test Sheet
Netball Australia B Badge Test Sheet
Netball Australia A Badge Test Sheet
Netball Australia AA Badge Test Sheet
Umpiring Courses and Exams
Foundation Umpire Course
The Foundation Umpire Course is one of the pre-requisites for obtaining a National C Badge and participating in the

Elite Umpire Course.

Coaches and players are also encouraged to complete the course to further support their understanding of the game.

Successful completion of the course provides you with one of the required pre-requisites for a National C Badge.

How to become an Umpire?
At Dandenong Netball Association, new umpires are developed and mentored with the ultimate aim of obtaining

their National Badges such as C and B Grade Badges. The first step to becoming an umpire is to complete the  Theory Exam and the Level 1

Umpires Course on the Netball Victoria’s website. Once you have completed these you are ready to begin umpiring.

Absolute beginners to attend a Introduction to Umpiring Course click here for latest workshops.

 Rules of Netball Theory Examination 
The Rules of Netball Theory Examination tests the basic rules of the game.

It is an online examination that is accessible all year. A certificate is generated for all candidates who achieve a pass (70% or above).

The most recent examination mark is the current result and Pass marks are valid for 4 years.

It is highly recommended that prior to commencing this exam you read a copy of the Rules of Netball (2020).

You can access the exam and other courses here

Foundation Umpire Education Course
Description access the course here 

Welcome to the Foundation Umpire Education Course. This 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 Foundation Umpire Education Course is a pre-requisite for obtaining a National C Badge.

The course looks at

A good umpire
Getting started
Umpiring techniques
Rules in action
Where to now?
We hope you enjoy the Foundation Umpire Education Course and discover the many rewards of umpiring our great game.

What you’ll learn

The qualities and characteristics of an effective umpire
The role of the umpire
Effective Communication techniques
Pregame/postgame responsibilities and preparations
Understanding the blood policy
Fundamental umpire techniques, incorporating techniques, positioning, vision and timing
Game Management
The basic rules
Infringements and penalties
Review umpire education pathways and update opportunities

2022 Workforce Courses and Manual Price Increase
Netball Australia have transitioned to a new Learning Centre in collaboration with Sports Australia for 2022.

The new Learning Centre provides a range of new features and benefits including being more user-friendly increase

in costs associated with delivery and production of courses and manuals, Netball Australia are increasing it’s fees as of Jan 1st 2022. 

 Rules of Netball Exam  $12.50 Foundation Online Umpire Manual $44.00 


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