Umpire 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

Community Umpire

The Community Umpire program is directed towards the needs of players, parents, teachers and other new umpires who are involved in Hookin2Hockey, modified versions of the game or lower level club hockey.

There are no minimum requirements to obtain your Community Umpire Accreditation; it is an enjoyable and straightforward training program. You should be willing to learn and be prepared to undertake two hours of training.

For a detailed guide on how to complete your Community Umpire Accreditation, please click here. Alternatively, create a HockeyEd account by clicking the link bellow.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here.

Please note that this accreditation IS NOT compulsory to be eligible for a Level 1 accreditation.

To submit documentation for your Community Umpire Accreditation, please fill in the JotForm below.

Level 1 Umpire

The Level 1 umpire program is perfect for players, parents and umpires who are involved in umpiring club hockey, intra-state championships and lower age-level Australian Championships.

There are no minimum requirements. It is an enjoyable and convenient training program. The Level 1 training program is designed to train umpires in the fundamental concepts of umpiring, including fitness, positioning, signals and ensuring the safety and enjoyment of players.

For a detailed guide on how to complete your Level 1 Umpire Accreditation, please click here. Alternatively, create a HockeyEd account by clicking the link below.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here.

Fees for this accreditation in 2019:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $55
Total – $105

To submit documentation for your Level 1 Umpire Accreditation, please fill in the JotForm below.

Level 2 Umpire

The Level 2 Umpire program is directed towards umpires involved with high level club hockey, high level intra-state championships and higher level Australian Championships.

The Level 2 training program is designed to train umpires in essential concepts of umpiring including psychological and physical preparation, umpiring skills and tools, player management, communication, risk management and ethical responsibilities.

It is a comprehensive training program involving seminars, practical activities, pre and post seminar requirements and a practical assessment.

Accreditation Eligibility:

In order to obtain your Level 2 Umpire Accreditation, applicants must hold a current Level 1 Accreditation.

Practical Assessment Criteria:

The practical assessment requires the umpire to demonstrate the competencies during a minimum of two 60 min matches. Evidence of competencies needs to be show at representative level or the higher levels of club hockey in Australia (Premier League, PL Reserves, VicLeague 1)

For a detailed guide on how to complete your Level 2 Umpire Accreditation, please click here.

To download your practical competency checklist, please click here.

Fees for this accreditation in 2019:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Victoria Workshop – $140
Total – $190

To submit documentation for your Level 2 Umpire Accreditation, please fill in the JotForm below.

Australian Umpire

The Australian umpire program has been developed for umpires wishing to officiate in top level, open age national championships or international games.

The prerequisite for the Australian umpire accreditation is a Level 2 umpire accreditation.

The Australian umpire training program is designed to train umpires in the advanced concepts of umpiring including self-management skills, performance analysis, knowledge of advanced hockey skills and techniques, rule interpretation, player management, co-umpire support, communication skills and risk management.

It is a comprehensive and challenging training program involving seminars, practical sessions, applied learning, self-development and requirements a practical evaluation.

Australian Umpire Accreditation’s can only be obtained through officiating at U21 and AHL championships, under the supervision of Hockey Australia. For all enquiries in regards to this process, please contact HA at hockeyed@hockey.org.au.

Fees for this accreditation in 2018:

HockeyEd Online Content – $50
Hockey Australia Workshop – Please contact Hockey Australia for pricing.

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 Renewal Form and have it signed by either an approved assessor (one level above yours, or an umpire coach at or above your level) 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 2 Umpire 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.

Australian Umpire 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 Accreditation. Please contact hockeyed@hockey.org.au to enquire about renewing your Australian Umpire 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.

Recognition of Current Competency

The HockeyEd structure has been put in place to provide clear career pathways and structure for coaches and officials. It is however acknowledged that people have learned skills through many aspects of life experience and through other means e.g. University or TAFE study, teaching, playing sport etc. Hockey Victoria in conjunction with HA acknowledges these current competencies via this policy.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) is the acknowledgement of skills and knowledge obtained through formal training, work experience and/ or life experience. The purpose of the RCC process is to identify and assess previously acquired skills and knowledge pertinent to the competencies of a particular level of accreditation.

For RCC application, please email gameeducation@hockeyvictoria.org.au

Updating HockeyEd

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.