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 on 23rd July. If you are interested in completing the Level 3 Accreditation Course and met the following criteria please complete the Expression of Interest Form below.
- You must have turned 16 years old.
- You must have 1 full years’ experience of refereeing.
Please note: the L3 accreditation course includes:
- pre-course workbook
- attending the theory course
- completing a practical assessment on an 18/1 or higher-level game. Course participants may be required to be mentored or assessed on lower age group/division games prior to being assessed on an 18/1 game for their L3 Assessment.
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.