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Coaches and Officials

Training for Officials

The Community Officiating General Principles online course has been developed to assist officials in learning the basic skills they will need to officiate effectively.

About the course

The course contains three modules, which cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management. The course takes approximately four hours to complete, and there is assessment included within the course.

The course is available free of charge to Australian officials.

The Advanced Level Officiating General Principles is aimed at officials who are typically operating at regional or state level competitions. The three modules in the program are optional for sports to use within their training programs and can be used at whichever level is appropriate within their officiating structure. The course delivered through state coaching and officiating centres. The Advanced Officiating Manual can be ordered through the AIS Shop.

If you need any help, including access a certificate for a course that was completed before June 2021, please go to

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Sport specific accreditation
Please contact your national or state sporting organisation for information on the sport specific requirements to achieve officiating accreditation.

Tools and tips for officials

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