Testing of Umpires
Netball Australia has developed and implemented the National Umpire Development Framework to attract, progress and retain quality umpires at all levels of the sport.
View and download the complete National Umpire Development Framework here.
The Netball Australia Umpire Accreditation System is an educational pathway based on the Netball Australia Umpiring Courses (Foundation and Elite), the ASC General Principles (Community & Advanced), ongoing professional development and practical umpiring instruction through an experienced umpire coach system.
Assessment is based on Rule of Netball Theory Examination, practical evaluation through established KPI’s, self-reflection and, where possible, video analysis.
The culmination of this accreditation system, leads to practical assessment in a 4-tiered system of badges: C, B, A and the highest national award the AA (All Australia).
It is not essential to proceed sequentially through each badge level. The only pre-requisite badge level is an A Badge before testing for an AA Badge.
No age restrictions apply to candidates for any badge level.
Candidates may be tested up to twice in any calendar year for the same badge level.
Resources for Testers:
Template - Endorsed Mentor Letter - click here
Template - Cadet Tester Games Record - click here
Template - Example Action Plan - click here
Netball Victoria Endorsed Tester List:
In 2020 Netball Victoria will adopt a Netball Victoria Endorsed Umpire Tester List.
To test at a Netball Victoria affiliated associations/league competition in 2020 all testers are required to be placed on the NV Endorsed Umpire Tester List.
Purpose: Netball Victoria would like to set the bench mark in umpiring standard, this starts with the development and training of our Umpire testers. After reviewing the current process, consulting with our netball community and staff, we believe our NV Endorsed Umpire Tester List will complement the National Umpire Development Framework developed by Netball Australia to ensure Netball Victoria provide a consistent, sustainable pathway for umpire development across the state.
To view the published NV Endorsed Tester List 2020 - Click here
Should you require a tester in your region and there is not one listed on the above list please contact Netball Victoria at email@example.com
For further information on how to be placed on the endorsed tester list and the criteria please click here