Bench Officials have an important role to play – they are responsible for ensuring the correct score is recorded, the correct time is played and other match details are recorded accurately.
The Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework has been designed to assist the development of new Bench Officials through a series of two accreditation levels that relate to the techniques required at the different levels of competition.
The Bench Officials Education Course has been designed to assist you in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles.
The Bench Officials Education course is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State Bench Official Accreditation and subsequently the National Bench Officials Accreditation.
The course looks at:
Being a Bench Official
Extra Time Procedures
The Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual is the official resource for Bench Officials and it is based on the International Netball Federation Bench Officials Manual (2017). It outlines the behavioural requirements and standards of the Bench Official role. Member Organisations are required to utilise these procedures and protocols when hosting National Netball Championships, Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball.
The National Bench Officials Accreditation Framework provides detailed information about bench officials accreditation and updating.
Accreditation updating requires the completion of various related tasks within a 4 year period following the successful completion of a Bench Officials Accreditation, unless a higher level of accreditation is achieved.
We’ve changed the way our accreditation updates work, making it easier for our coaches, umpires and bench officials. Just log in to MyNetball using your MyNetball ID.
If a Bench Official does not update their accreditation within the specified four year period, Netball Australia may:
require the official to re-do the entire training program; or
require the official to undertake a specified number of activities as determined by Netball Australia.
Performance reports are focused on helping develop the skills of a Bench Official. The purpose of these performance reports is to provide Bench Managers/Assessors/Mentors the opportunity to provide qualitative feedback to any Bench Official, outside of the Accreditation assessment process.