Updating Umpire Accreditation

All on court umpires are required to complete a series of tasks over a four-year period after they've successfully attained their Netball Australia C, B, A or AA badge. 

We recommend that ll umpires continue to upgrade their knowledge, skills and competencies after they've attached their badge. Staying up-to-date maintains the overall quality of umpires in netball and makes sure they are provided with ongoing education and development opportunities. 

Our ongoing education and development opportunities cover areas such as:
1. The latest information on developments in netball 
2. Rules knowledge and current interpretations
3. Access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills relating to umpiring

Updating your accreditation in MyNetball via the following steps:
Step One
Log in to MyNetball using your MyNetball ID.

Step Two
Click on the learning tab and select online learning.

Step Three
Click the blue button to browse available courses.

Step Four
Click on the updating panel.

Step Five
Select your accreditation from the list.

Step Six
Follow the on-screen instructions to review and update your accreditation.

Step Seven
Request the update.  This will be automatically sent to our team to review, and we’ll pop you an email once it’s confirmed.

Umpires are required to reach a certain number of points of updating activity to maintain their accreditation at the relevant badge level. 

For the A and AA badge, umpires must successfully complete a practical assessment as well. 

How many points do I need?
C-BADGE
Attain a higher badge within four years of the achievement date OR complete 20 points in four years

B-BADGE
Attain a higher badge within four years of the achievement date OR complete 40 point in four years

A-BADGE
Attain All Australia (AA) badge within four years of achievement date OR complete 80 points in four years

AA-BADGE 
Complete 120 points in four years
Endorsement of an International Umpire Award (IUA) will also endorse an AA badge if the endorsement test is undertaken during a Netball Australia sanctioned event. If not, a separate AA endorsement test will be required. 

50% of the required updating should be completed through on court umpiring. Practical umpiring can be undertaken at any level and may occur on a regular basis e.g. weekly, fortnightly or in specific situations such as camps, carnivals etc.

The successful completion of the Rules of Netball Theory Exam, a pass mark is required for the badge to be updated, is a mandatory updating requirement for all badge levels.

Applications for updating will be accepted for up to 12 months following the expiry date of the accreditation. 

Once a C, B or A badge accreditation has expired for a period greater than 12 months, applications should be made directly to Netball Queensland for consideration.

Once an AA badge accreditation has expired for a period greater than 12 months, applications should be made directly to Netball Australia for consideration.

Umpire Presenters and Testers that are no longer umpiring must hold a current, within the last four years, Rules of Netball Theory Exam pass mark relevant to their badge level to be eligible to present and/or test as part of the National Umpire Accreditation System.

The Rules of Netball