Want to be a Bench Official?

To become a Bench Official, you’ll need to undertake a series of accreditation levels, which is why we developed the Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework. It’s a two-stage process that teaches you all the techniques required at different levels of competition. To get started, chat to your State or Territory member organisation.
Bench Officials Accreditation Framework

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.

How to Obtain or Update Your Bench Official Accreditation

Head to Netball Learning to get started

If you are a new learner, you can register for an account on the home screen.

Having trouble? Head to support.netball.com.au or email learning@netball.com.au.

Netball Australia Bench Official Online Education Course

The Bench Officials Education Course has been designed to assist you in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles. Successful completion of the Bench Officials Education course will award your Foundation bench official accreditation is a pre-requisite for obtaining the Intermediate, Elite and High Performance Bench Officials Accreditation.

The course looks at:

  • Community Scoring
  • Bench Official 1
  • Bench Official 2
  • Bench Official 3 & 4
  • Bench Official 5
Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual

The Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual is the official resource for Bench Officials and it is based on the World Netball Technically Officials Manual. 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.

World Netball Templates can be found here

Practical Assessment Form

The practical assessment forms must be used in any official assessment undertaken as part of the Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework:

Intermediate Practical Assessment Form

Elite/HP Practical Assessment Form - SITB

Elite/HP Practical Assessment Form - Tissot Clock

Updating Policy   

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.

Bench Officials Accreditation Update Criteria