Technical Officiating Accreditation

HockeyEd is the collective name for the national coach, umpire, and technical accreditation training programs.

The programs operate within the Australian Sports Commission’s (ASC) National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) and National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).

The HockeyEd umpire and coach training programs are competency based and are designed to reflect the modern game and the needs of hockey participants. These focus of these programs is developing practical skills and self-development, and thus ensure coaches, umpires, and technical officials are better prepared to meet the demands of the game.

Level 1

The Level 1 Technical Official accreditation program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the role of Judge at state and Australian Championships. A Judge at a game of hockey will ensure that the timing, scoring and flow of the game are recorded and kept accurately. Their role also extends into ensuring players are in correct uniform and are abiding by the organisations playing regulations.

Candidates must be 16 years of age on completion of all the Level 1 requirements to be eligible for accreditation. To begin the accreditation process, candidates must create a HockeyEd account, click the button bellow to do so. For a detailed guide on how to complete your Level 1 Technical Official Accreditation, please click here.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here. 

Fees for this accreditation in 2019:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50 (Please note this fee is waived if you have paid the HockeyEd fee for an Level 1 Umpire Accreditation, or higher)
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $50
Total – $100

To submit the documentation for you Level 1 Technical Official Accreditation, please fill in the JotForm below.

 

Level 2

The Level 2 Technical Official program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties of Technical Officer at state and Australian championships. The role of a Technical Officer is to liaise with the Tournament Director, Judges and Team Managers to ensure that all parties follow tournament regulations, as well as maintain clear and concise communication.

The role of a Technical Officer extends in to regulating all playing equipment, including the clearing of all playing sticks, goals, line markings and goalkeeping equipment.

To be eligible for a Level 2 Technical Official Accreditation, applicants must hold a current and valid Level 1 Accreditation, as well as having experience practising as a Judge or Technical Officer at a game or tournament. For a detailed guide on how to gain your Level 2 Technical Official Accreditation, click here.

Practical Assessment Criteria:

Evidence of competencies can be shown at the higher levels of intra-state competition in Australia as a minimum. (Premier League & Vic League Finals Series). Your supervisor will report on your effectiveness as a Technical Officer from their observations of your officiating at an event. To be considered for accreditation you are required to officiate at least two tournament events during which you are to be in total control of matches on at least three occasions.

Fees for this accreditation in 2019:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $70
Total – $120

To submit documentation for a Level 2 Technical Official Accreditation, please fill in the JotForm below.

 

Level 3

The Level 3 Technical Official Accreditation is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the role of a Tournament Director. A Tournament Director is responsible for the overall organisation and overseeing of a tournament or competition. Their role involves organising umpire managers, development of tournament or competition regulations, communicating tournament regulations to teams and officials, organisation of facilities and regulation of affiliates involved in competition.

Accreditation Eligibility:

Technical Official Level 2 Evidence of competencies needs to be shown at a national under-age or senior national championship in Australia as a minimum

Practical Assessment Criteria:

The practical assessment requires the Technical Official to demonstrate the competencies during games. Evidence of competencies needs to be shown at two national championship in Australia, one of which must be U21’s

Please contact Hockey Australia hockeyed@hockey.org.au for the Level 3 Technical Official Accreditation

 

Renewal

Accreditations which have expired within the last 4 years are eligible for renewal if you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. Please download this form and have it signed by either an approved assessor (one level above yours) or your club president. You will also need to complete the relevant Australian Sports Commission online learning and upload the accreditation via the form below.

Level 1 and 2 TO renewal applications will be verified by a member of HVOC or HV staff to confirm you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. If it has been deemed that you have not satisfied this criteria, you will be asked to be practically assessed at the appropriate level.

Level 3 TO renewals will be verified by Hockey Australia to confirm you have been performing the role continuously over the past four years at the appropriate level. If it has been deemed that you have not satisfied this criteria, you will be asked to be practically assessed at the appropriate level, or apply for a Level 2 TO Accreditation. Please contact hockeyed@hockey.org.au to enquire about renewing your Level 3 Technical Official Accreditation or moving to a Level 2.

If your accreditation has been expired for more than four years, or you have not been performing the role for the past 4 years at an appropriate level, you will need to request a practical assessment, and then once complete, submit it along with the relevant Australian Sports Commission online learning via the form below.

 

Keeping your HockeyEd information and details up to date is incredibly important. If you are a member of a Premier League or aspiring VicLeague 1 Club, your HockeyEd status contributes to your clubs ranking and position. To ensure that all of your details are correct, you can log on to your HockeyEd account and update them, we have produced a detailed guide on how to do so, please click here.

 

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