New South Wales Volleyball Referees Association

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the sport of volleyball at all levels.

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Duration and Prerequisites 

Target Audience 

(Level 1) 

1 hour in online course work 

Social Competitions, School Sport

(Level 2)

1-day workshop and practical assessment

State Cup, Schools Cup, SVL

(Level 3)

Upgrading through VA practical assessments


High Performance
(Level 4)

As required




The new referee framework has seen a new introductory course implemented. This course is delivered through the Volleyball Australia online learning platform and as such is more accessible to entry-level beginner referees. 

Target Audience: New beginner referees

Prerequisites: Nil

Duration: 4 hours in course work 

Cost: $49.50 - Foundation course only (Level 1)

Volleyball Australia has announced that as of August 24 2018, the foundation coaching and officiating course prices have changed to $49.50. Should anyone have any questions about this change please contact the Volleyball Australia office.

Register: If you are a current SVNSW member, logon to your player profile on Fortix and select 'Level 1 Foundation Refereeing Course' from your dashboard
Non SVNSW Members can register by completing the following form: Level 1 Foundation Refereeing Course



This course is delivered through a one day face-to-face workshop and may include a practice component. Referees wishing to considered for Level 2 accreditation must successfully complete this workshop as well as meet the minimum practical refereeing requirements and competency standards.

Target Audience: Foundation Referees

Prerequisites: Candidates must be a current Foundation Referee

Workshop Duration: a one day (7hrs) workshop 

Cost Options:

  • $50 - Development referee workshop only (Level 2)

Schedule: The NSWVRA runs a number of referee workshops across NSW throughout the year. The proposed scheduled course dates for 2018 are as follows:

1)      Saturday 24 March 2018

2)      Saturday 12 May 2018

3)      Saturday 30 June 2018

4)      Saturday 1 September 2018


Payment of $50 via the NSWVRA bank account (BSB: 112-879 Account Number: 043 428 007). Please leave your name as a reference when making payment. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

As a prerequisite to the level 2 course, you will also need to complete the level one online course as above.



If you are a qualified Referee, or intending to further your accreditation, or are looking to officiate at one of our competitions or events please contact NSWVRA: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competitions requiring referees:

  • Sydney Volleyball League
  • State Cup Series
  • Schools Cup Series
  • Australian Volleyball League




o    2017 Rate Card

o    Referee Accreditation Policy

o    Referee Activity Log

  • FIVB Rules of the Game

o    Indoor Volleyball 

o    Beach Volleyball

  • Australian Sports Commission

o    Tools and Tips for New Officials

o    Online Introductory Officiating General Principles course

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