Referees can undertake a number of courses to upgrade their accreditation. 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 accreditation’s, 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.
The MWFRA will hold Level 3 referee courses in 2023. Dates to be confirmed pending interest.
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.) Referees must pass the course to be eligible for reimbursement of fees.
Please contact Robert Iacono at [email protected] with any questions or to express interest in completing an advanced course in 2020.