Umpire Accreditation

It isn't necessary to gain any accreditation in order to umpire - but it is a good way to demonstrate your ability and mark your progress as an umpire.

Umpire accreditation is administered by Netball Australia through the
Netball Umpire Development Framework

The following table shows the pre-requisites for each level of accreditation

Section I Theory
This is the best place to start to test your rules knowledge. 
It is an online exam which you can sit at any time.  There is no cost and if you don't achieve the required pass you can sit it again.  Remember to print off your certificate if you do pass.

The following link will direct you to the Netball Australia website to log-in and take the theory exam:  The course is available from the following link:

Level 1 Course
The Level 1 Course is also available online.  This course is a pre-requisite for attaining a National C badge.   The course is an introductory course aimed at umpires seeking to develop their umpiring and achieve accreditation.  The following link will direct you to the Netball Australia website to log-in and commence the level 1 course:

If you have any trouble logging in, please read the instructions available here

Practical Test
The final step in gaining accreditation is a practical test.  For National 'C' badge testing this is undertaken on a game in the NCNC Winter Competition on Seniors Division 1 or 2.  You will need to be umpiring regularly at this level and meet the relevant Key Performance Indicators to be considered.

Key Performance Indicators
There are KPIs for each badge level within the development framework.  You will need to meet these requirements to be awarded the relevant badge.
National 'C' Badge
National 'B' Badge
National 'A' Badge
National 'AA' Badge

If you would like to be considered for a National 'C' badge please let your club umpire convenor know.  Our umpire development team will then assess how you are going and let you know what you will need to do. Completion of the above pre-requisites is a great first step!