HockeyEd is the collective name for the national coach, umpire, technical accreditation and umpire coach 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 Umpire Coach
This Level 1 Umpire Coach Accreditation is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to guide and educated beginner umpires through their officiating journey. To begin this accreditation, you must hold a Level 2 Umpire Accreditation.
- L2 Umpires who either apply or are invited by the State/Territory officiating committee,
- Experienced and practicing umpires who do not hold a Level 2 Umpire qualification but with a “broad spectrum of skills” who have been identified by the State/Territory officiating committee.
- Umpires who do not comply with either 1 or 2 can apply to their SSO officiating committee to be assessed/observed as to their suitability.
To download Hockey Victoria’s comprehensive accreditation guide, please click here.
To download your practical competency checklist, please click here.
Fees for this accreditation in 2019:
HockeyEd Online Enrolment – $50
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $70
Total: – $120
To submit your Level 1 Umpire Coaching Accreditation documentation, please fill in the JotForm below.
Level 2 Umpire Coach
This Level 2 Umpire Coach Accreditation is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to develop progressing umpires through their officiating career.
This accreditation requires umpire coaches to have a minimum of a current Level 1 Umpire Coach accreditation and experience at State and Territory competitions.
Practical Assessment Criteria:
Evidence of competencies can be shown at the highest level of intra-State competition (Premier League), Australian Country Championships and U15 Australian Championships level or above.
Please contact GameEducation@hockeyvictoria.org.au for enquires regarding the Level 2 Umpire Coach
Level 3 Umpire Coach
Contact Hockey Australia firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the Level 3 Umpire Coach Accreditation
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 Umpire Coach 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 Umpire Coach 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 Umpire Coach Accreditation. Please contact email@example.com to enquire about renewing your Level 3 Umpire Coach 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.