Officials Level 2 - Developing officiating skills


Prerequisite: Participants have at least refereed one season in their domestic competition

Duration: 16 hours

Assessment: There are two options:
1. Provision of certificate for full attendance
2. For accreditation: attendance and participation in all modules; achievement of satisfactory practical assessment; achievement of 80% in open book Law test; submission of a officiating diary.

Course outline: The purpose of this course is to enable officials to develop skills to officiate safe, enjoyable competition.

Course details:

The course focuses on the following aspects of the game:

  • Principles of Attack and Defence
  • Key factor analysis of unit skills
  • Workshop on the representative game in your country
  • Refereeing principles
  • Communication
  • Referee support
  • Fitness basics
  • Responsibility and commitment
  • Risk Management
  • Consistent application
  • Touch Judging
  • Advantage
  • Foul play
  • Open Play
  • Scrum
  • Lineout
  • Tackle
  • Ruck
  • Maul