Hockey Australia’s umpire training programs will operate within the Australian Sports Commission’s National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS).

The Umpire Training Program structure is focused on delivering programs with quality presenters/assessors, resources and ongoing professional development. These training programs will see a shift in the focus towards developing practical officiating skills and self-development and therefore better trained officials to meet the demands of the game.

Hockey Australia together with our State and Territory Associations recognise that quality officiating has a significant influence upon players and their hockey experience, hence the recommendation for all officials to be accredited at an appropriate level.

To register for an umpire course:
 
  1. Click on the course name below. You may have to 'register' an account.
  2. (for Level 1 and above) pay the $50 fee via PayPal - bank accounts and credit cards accepted.
  3. You will then have access to the course to learn at your own pace.
  4. When you are ready, complete the quiz and the practical assessment, then upload the practical assessment for review.

The Community Umpire Training Program is designed to train umpires in the basic concepts of umpiring including umpiring roles and responsibilities; applying the basic hockey rules; safety and enjoyment.

It is an enjoyable and straightforward training program involving an online learning session, an applied learning quiz and a practical evaluation. The program is directed towards players, parents, teachers and other new umpires who are involved in Hook in2 Hockey, modified versions of the game or lower level club hockey.

The Community Umpire training program can be accessed as an educational resource for currently accredited individuals, as well as being a training requirement for those wishing to obtain their Community Umpire Accreditation.

The Level 1 Umpire Training Program is designed to train umpires in the fundamental concepts of umpiring including fitness, positioning, signals and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of players.

It is an enjoyable and convenient training program involving an online learning session, an applied learning quiz, a 1 day practical course and a practical evaluation. The program is directed towards parents, players and umpires who are involved in umpiring club hockey, Intra-state Championships and low level National Championships.

The Level 1 Umpire training program can be accessed as an educational resource for currently accredited individuals, as well as being a training requirement for those wishing to obtain their Level 1 Umpire Accreditation.

Note: a $50 fee is payable via PayPal to register for the course. This fee includes your accreditation.

Level 2 Umpire Course