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
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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:
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.