Upcoming National Referee's Courses

Volleyball NZ Referee Pathway

Local Referee

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.

Regional Referee

Regional Referee Module (2-3 hour intermediate theory and practical session)

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

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.

Module prerequisites:

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

Approval from their association

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

Federation Referee

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.

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