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.


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.

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
  • Scorer 1
  • Scorer 2
  • Timekeepers
  • Extra Time Procedures
  • Where to now?

Use the following Enrolment Instructions to help you access the Course: MyNetball Learning Enrolment Instructions


To access the Bench Officials Education Course online CLICK HERE



Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual

The 2017 Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual is the official resource for Bench Officials and it is based on the International Netball Federation Bench Officials Manual (2016). 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 ANZ Championship.


Template A INF Score Sheet (January 2016)

Template B INF Running Score Sheet (January 2016)

Template C INF Shooting Statistics Form (January 2016)

Template D INF Stoppage Form (January 2016)

Template E INF Team List Sheet (January 2016)

Template F INF Team Change Form (January 2016)

Template G INF Player & Team Bench Discipline Form (January 2016)

Template H INF Player Changes Sheet (January 2016)


Practical Assessment Forms

The following practical assessment forms must be used in any official assessment (State or National) undertaken as part of the Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework:

National Bench Official_Practical Assessment Form

State Bench Official_Practical Assessment Form


Performance Report Templates

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.

State Scorer_Performance Report Template

State Timer_Performance Report Template

National Scorer_Performance Report Template

National Timer_Performance Report Template


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.


Updating Process

Submit completed updating form to the relevant Member Organisation prior to the expiry date (4 years): Bench Officials Updating Form

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.