Foundation Umpire Course


Welcome to the Foundation Umpire Course. This course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role. The Foundation Umpire Course is a pre-requisite for obtaining a National C Badge.

The course looks at:

  1. A good umpire
  2. Getting started
  3. Umpiring techniques
  4. Rules in action
  5. Where to now?

We hope you enjoy the Foundation Umpire Course and discover the many rewards of umpiring our great game.

What you’ll learn

  • The qualities and characteristics of an effective umpire
  • The role of the umpire
  • Effective Communication techniques
  • Pregame/postgame responsibilities and preparations
  • Understanding the blood policy
  • Fundamental umpire techniques, incorporating techniques, positioning, vision and timing
  • Game Management
  • The basic rules
  • Infringements and penalties
  • Review umpire education pathways and update opportunities

Who is this course for

Aspiring new umpires.

Refund Policy

  • If you notify Netball Australia in writing (via that you no longer wish to complete the course before starting it, you will receive a full refund, minus an administration/processing fee. Receiving a refund will therefore remove your enrollment into the course.
  • If notification is provided in writing to Netball Australia (via after you have paid and subsequently completed the online course, no refund will be provided, as completion of the course is considered final.
  • If you choose to commence the course, no refund will be issued.