Hockey Australia’s national coach and umpire accreditation training programs is collectively known as HockeyEd. As of October 2011, the program was revised to reflect the modern game and needs of participants.
To access the accreditation programs, click on the relevant link below:
- Umpire Coach
- Technical Official
- HockeyEd Renewal (Updating)
- HockeyEd Recognition of Current Competency
The programs continue to operate within the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) and National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), and replaces the old coach and umpire ‘courses’. The Umpire Coach and Technical Official accreditation courses continue under the old structure and are currently being reviewed.
Hockey Australia has undertaken an extensive research, review and consultation process in creating the new HockeyEd programs to develop an accreditation structure that meets the needs of all modern hockey participants. The new HockeyEd umpire and coach training programs are competency based and are designed to reflect the modern game and the needs of hockey participants. These programs will see a shift in the focus towards developing practical skills and self-development, and thus ensure coaches and umpires are better prepared to meet the demands of the game.
The HockeyEd accreditation programs are open to those candidates who can be assessed within the Australian hockey environment. The programs will be delivered in a combination of formats including online learning, practical sessions, self-development activities and workshop training.
More information can be obtained from the HockeyEd website – HockeyEd page.
For a summary of the HockeyEd Accreditation Program, click here