This page will provide you with all the information you need to know about how to access development if you are a Volleyball referee, or interested in becoming a referee

Volleyball New Zealand Indoor / Beach Referee Development Programme

Welcome to Volleyball New Zealand's Indoor and Beach Referee Development and Resource page. VNZ has just developed an updated Referee Development Framework, which outlines our philosophy on referee development, as well as a picture of the various referee development opportunities that will be available throughout NZ for all volleyball referees. The roll out of the full referee framework will begin early 2022.

VNZ Framework

The VNZ Refereeing Framework provides you with all the information you need to know about referee development for Volleyball NZ

Refereeing Accreditation

For referees to complete accreditation, track progress, and access resources, referees will need to register through the friendly manager database

Refereeing Resources

Once you are registered as a referee, you will have access to documents, articles, videos and other resources to support you in your refereeing environments

Upcoming Opportunities

Stay up to date with all opportunities here, including referee and refereeing development courses

VNZ Referee Development Pathways and Accreditation

The formal side of the Volleyball NZ refereeing framework will be split into 2 different pathways (indoor and beach). The accreditation within each pathway will be flexible in how they are delivered, with a mixture of workshop, online workshop, and practical delivery. 

Online courses can be completed at anytime and can be found below. Once completed, and to find out when in-person workshops will be run, please contact your association below.

See below beach and indoor refereeing accreditations:

Regional Indoor Referee

Online Modules
Workshop Modules

Indoor volleyball referee workshop

Practical observation while refereeing oficial games

In person indoor referee course

National Indoor Referee

Workshop Modules

National Referee Course

1 day theory followed by assessments during IPC or Club Championships.

Must be an active referee at Zone level (Preferably for at least 2 years).

Must get approval from their association

This qualification will meet compliance to Referee at all levels of VNZ

Federation Indoor Referee

Workshop Modules

National Indoor Referee for 3 years minimum

Seek international experience

Complete International experience

Individual Development Plan

Online Assessment

Regional Beach Referee

Online Modules

Beach volleyball referee workshop modules:

Practical observation while refereeing oficial games

In person beach referee course

National Beach Referee

Beach Volleyball Referee
Workshop Modules

Individual Development Plan

Upgrade Application Form

Practical observation while refereeing official games

Perform as referee delegate / chief referee

Federation Beach Referee

Workshop Modules

National Beach Referee for 3 years minimum

Seek international experience 

Complete International course

Individual Development Plan

Online Assessment

Additional Resources

Please find additional resources below to support you on your refereeing journey.

FIVB Refereeing and Rules: On this page contains information including referee manuals, guidelines and forms, and rules and regulations.

For your specific regional contact, please contact the following to find out where local referee development is happening:

Northland: Grant Harrison, 

Harbour: Rob Tarr,

WECA (West, East and Central Auckland):

MAVA (Manukau Auckland Volleyball):

Waikato: Alex Mariano,

Bay of Plenty: Brittany Allison-Carnie,

Hawkes Bay:

Manawatu: Natalya Taylor,

Taranaki: Phil Gayton,


Tasman: Josh Ovsenek,

Canterbury: Malcolm Taylor,


Volley South: Donna Milne,