Level 1 Technical Officer Accreditation Course

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Course Date:  Sunday, March 1, from 8.30am to 5pm

Venue: Hockey Qld Boardroom, State Hockey Centre, Colmslie

Pre-Requisite: Level 1 – Completion of the Australian Sports Commission’s Community Officiating General Principles Certificate online course (see below for further information on requirements for Level 1 Technical Official Accreditation & completing the course)

What to Bring:  notepad, pen, stopwatch, laptop or tablet with internet access

Course Fee:  $50.00 (includes morning & afternoon tea and lunch)

Registrations Close: Wednesday, February 26, 2020



Hockey Australia’s Technical Official courses operate within the Australian Sports Commission’s National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS).

Requirements to undertake a Level 1 Technical Official qualification

Please note – Candidates must be 16 years of age on completion of all the Level 1 requirements to be eligible for accreditation.

  1. Register and pay course fee, click here, to attend the prerequisite theory training course being conducted by Hockey QLD;
  2. Complete the ASC’s Community Officiating General Principles Certificate online course.  ** See below for instructions on completing this online course – THIS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE LEVEL 1 THEORY COURSE** ;
  3. Attend an eligible HQ Tournament to be practically assessed.  See https://hockeyqld.com.au/education/technical-officials/ for further information on eligible tournaments.  Application for assessment must be made to the Hockey Queensland Technical Officiating Committee Chairman prior to attending a tournament for assessment to ensure a qualified Assessor will be present at that tournament;
  4.  On successful completion of your practical assessment visit the HockeyEd site and log into your account. If you are new to HockeyEd, you can create an account by filling in a few of your details.  Once logged-in, you can register for the Level 1 Technical Official Accreditation ($50, payable through PayPal) by clicking on Technical Official > Level 1 Technical Official. Registration will enable you to download a copy of your Level 1 Technical Official’s Certificate of Accreditation.  Once downloaded, a copy of the Certificate must be forwarded to the HQ Education and Accreditation Officer on the HQ Technical Officiating Committee for the files.

 (Please note – if you have an umpiring accreditation, your technical official accreditation is  free of charge. Please contact Hockey Australia’s Participation Coordinator for more information)

Community Officiating General Principles online course

  • Contains three modules, which cover a range of general officiating topics, including ethical responsibilities of officials, preparation for officiating, safety, communication, dealing with conflict and people management.
  • Assessment included within the course.  Can be done at candidate’s own pace.  Takes a maximum of 3-4 hours to complete in one session.
  • To enrol in the course go to the Australian Sports Commission’s Online Learning Portal   (You will be required to register an account (if you do not already have one) or sign in to your account to enrol in and complete the course)


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