Upcoming National Referee's Courses
Volleyball NZ Referee Pathway
The local referee course has two components. The first is an online course (linked above), and the second is a workshop run by your regional association.
To be awarded the Local Referee qualification you must complete the online course and attend the workshop delivered by your regional association.
For more information on this course, get in touch with your local association, or follow the button at the top of the page to check out the online course.
Local referees are qualified to referee at Junior/Senior Secondary Schools Championship events only.
Delivered through Associations.
Recommended Pre-requisite: 1 year as Local Referee (minimum)
Candidate is practically assessed as 1st and 2nd referee by National (or higher) referee.
Qualified to Referee at Schools and Senior/Zone Championship events.
National Referee Course
Delivered by VNZ at New Zealand Club Championships (and as arranged by regions from time to time). 1 day theory followed by assessments during Club Championships.
Must be an active referee at Zone level (Preferably for at least 2 years).
This qualification will meet compliance to Referee at all levels of VNZ
Federation Referee Course
Delivered by VNZ at New Zealand Club Championships. Intense 2 day theory course, followed by multiple assessments during club championships. Module prerequisites:
2 years as a National Referee (minimum)
Preference to candidates who are independent of teams and whose goal is to make refereeing their primarily contribution to Volleyball in New Zealand
Course conducted as demand requires (normally every 2/3 years)
For the serious Referee, with potential/desire to enter the AVC pathway to International Referee qualification
Junior Secondary School Referee
Introduction to Refereeing is generally delivered through schools
Students can watch YouTube video: Junior Referee Course
Then assessed by a coach refereeing a Match
Qualified to Referee at NI/SI Junior Secondary Schools Championships.