Advanced Courses

The FFA Level 4 Referee Accreditation received on completion of the entry level course is only the beginning of the theoretical training for referees interested in improving their refereeing knowledge and ability.

In addition to the Level 4 Accreditation, there are five further referee accreditation levels: Level 3; Level 2 (Theory only); Level 2 (Theory and Practical); Level 1 (Theory only); and Level 1 (Theory and Practical).

To successfully earn any of these accreditations, candidates must pass a written test and, if applicable, pass at least one field examination, as well as complete any other stipulated requirements.

Courses to achieve levels of referee accreditation beyond that of Level 3 are conducted by and through FNSW and FFA, which take place in locations across the Sydney metropolitan area.

No Cost to Upgrade Accreditation

In line with national and state refereeing priorities, the MWFRA not only encourages but actively supports members who wish to achieve higher levels of accreditation and improve their overall refereeing knowledge and ability.

Towards this end, the MWFRA will cover the course fees of any member who undertakes a higher level accreditation course, whether the course be held internally (i.e. run by the MWFRA) or externally (i.e. run by other local branches, FNSW or FFA.)

2018 MWFRA Level 3 Referee and Level 3 Referee Assessor courses

In 2018 the MWFRA will run a Level 3 Referee course on Sunday April 15 2018 for current Level 4 Referees will at least 16 years old on the course date and would like to improve their refereeing knowledge or progress as a referee. The qualification will be awarded upon sucessfully completing a match assessment organised by the participant’s branch. Please register for the L3 Referee course here.

We will also run a Level 3 Referee Assessors course on Sunday April 8 for currrent Level 3 Referees with at least two years active refereeing experience, who are 18 years old and would like to become a referee assessor or just improve as a referee. The course contains a theory component and a mock assessment of a WNPL reserve grade game on Cromer Park 1. Please register for the L3 Assessors course here.

Both qualifications are nationally recognised by the FFA. They are free for MWFRA members and $50 for non-MWFRA members.

Please contact Ethan Ryan at with any questions.