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Training for Officials

The Community Officiating General Principles course

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

The COGP courses can now be completed directly with some sports.
Select your sport below to access the General Principles Officiating Course.

No matter where you take your course it will be free of charge to Australian officials.

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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 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.

If you need any help, including access a certificate for a course that was completed before June 2021, please go to https://learninghelp.ausport.gov.au.

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