Mentoring & Assessing

Become a Mentor

Mentors have an integral role in the development path of all new referees. Referees interested in becoming a mentor should contact MWFRA VP Juniors via email at vp_juniors@mwfra.org.au.

Become an Assessor

Referees interested in becoming an assessor should contact MWFRA Assessors Convener via email at convener@mwfra.org.au.

Assessor and Mentor Requirements

All assessors and mentors must hold a valid, paid employment WWC clearance number. The cost of obtaining this clearance is $80, which will remain valid for a period of five years.

More information, including the online application form, is available at the NSW Government Working with Children Check page.

Mentors are required to have sufficient experience in order to be appointed as a mentor. Such experience may include (but not limited to) years of experience, level of qualifications and frequency of matches at a certain standard. Whether a member has sufficient experience to mentor or not is determined by the relevant Vice President.

Assessors must hold at least an FFA Level 3 Assessor qualification in order to perform any formal assessment. This qualification permits an assessor to assess referees for their Level 3 Referee qualification upgrade. However, in order to assess a referee for a Level 2 Referee qualification upgrade, the assessor must possess at least a Level 2 Assessor qualification.

Receiving Submitted  Report Forms

Mentor Reports

Upon submission of the referee mentor report form, the mentor and the referee will immediately receive the first page of the form via email. The MWFRA Vice President – Juniors will soon after separately receive the complete submission. Mentors or referees who have not received the first page of the report form via email should email website@mwfra.org.au.

Assessment Reports

Upon submission of the referee feedback form, the assessor and the referee will immediately receive the first page of the form via email. The MWFRA Assessors Convener will soon after separately receive the complete submission. Referees or assessors who have not received the first page of the report form via email should email website@mwfra.org.au.

Upon submission of the referee assessment form, the assessor, the referee, the assistant referees and the 4th official (if applicable) will immediately receive a report with only information relevant to their role for that match via email. The MWFRA Assessors Convener and assessor will receive a full copy of the report.

Referees or assessors who have not received the first page of the report form via email should email website@mwfra.org.au.

Types of Assessments

FormMatch TypeFee
Referee Assessment FormLevel 2 Qualification Upgrade
Men's PLs
Men's ALs & U18/1s
$80
$80 ($60 without ARs)
$60 ($40 without ARs)
Referee Feedback FormLevel 3 Qualification Upgrade
Senior Matches (excl Men's PLs, ALs and U18/1s)
$40
Mentor Report FormAt the Discretion of the Vice Presidents$30
Self-Assessment FormAll Match TypesN/A

Note: Certain forms and assessor fees take precedence over other forms when it comes to the type of match assessment. For example, an assessor who is assessing a referee for their Level 3 qualification upgrade on a Men’s AL1s match must use the Referee Feedback Form over the Referee Assessment Form and will be paid an assessor fee of $40 in line with that assessment type. Furthermore, an assessor who is assessing a referee on a PL first grade match for their Level 2 qualification upgrade will be paid an assessor fee of $80 irrespective of whether the assistant referees are assessed or not. However, it is highly encouraged to assess both assistant referees.

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