Umpiring Qualifications

Umpiring qualifications

Umpiring is a hugely rewarding way of taking part in hockey. The umpire’s role is to ensure fair play and ultimately facilitate the enjoyable experience of everyone involved in a hockey match.

Whether you want to get involved with hockey for the first time or you’re an experienced player or coach looking to take the next step in your hockey career there’s an umpiring qualification suited to helping you become the umpire you wish to be.

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

The umpire training program is designed to deliver programs with quality presenters/assessors, resources and ongoing professional development. These training programs focus on 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, recognises 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.

The eight umpire accreditations are:

Community Umpire
Level 1 Umpire
Level 2 Umpire
Australian Umpire
Community Indoor Umpire
Level 1 Indoor Umpire
Level 2 Indoor Umpire
Australian Indoor Umpire