Get Accredited

 

Hockey Ed Accreditation

HockeyEd is Hockey Australia’s National Accreditation Scheme for both Coaches and Officials

For umpires there are five different levels starting at the very basic right through to the National and International levels of accreditation.

 

WHERE DO I START?

COMMUNITY UMPIRE LEVEL

Never umpired before and just wanting to get a basic accreditation? Then Community Level is for you!

Getting Accredited

Community Level accreditation is free and involves undertaking the following components:

  1.  Register for a HockeyED Community Umpire Account via the HockeyED website
  2.  Complete an online test
  3.  Undertake a practical assessment – your club umpire manager or a Hockey WA approved umpire will assess you and sign your practical checklist. Games at this level could be training games, junior games (J5/6, J7/8, J9/10B or C) or one of your clubs senior weekend fixtures in a lower Metropolitan grade
  4.  You are required to send a copy of your signed Practical Checklist to HockeyWA so that we can  upload it  to your HockeyED Account

Please note that documents are only uploaded to HockeyEd accounts on the 1st Friday of the month.

Once you have completed all of the above stages you will be accredited and you will be able to go into your HockeyED account and print off your certificate.

Please consider if you require a Work With Children Card

LEVEL 1 UMPIRING COURSE

Have you previously completed your Community Level and want to take the next step?

Have you umpired before but have never been accredited? Then Level 1 is for you!

What is Level 1

Level 1 is the second level of accreditation offered through the HockeyEd program, it can set you on the pathway to becoming a panel umpire for Hockey WA and it is the minimum accreditation required to nominate for National panels depending on your experience.

It is the level of accreditation recommended by Hockey WA for all umpires to strive to achieve. With this level of accreditation you will have a greater understanding of the game, the rules and of managing the environment. Players holding a Level 1 accreditation will have the opportunity to apply for panel status and also to apply for National umpiring panels.

There are no pre-requisite qualification needed to be eligible to undertake the Level 1 Umpire training program, however to gain a Level 1 accreditation you must be able to demonstrate the required competencies.

Getting Accredited

The Level 1 Umpire program involves undertaking the following components:

  1. Setting up a free HockeyED COMMUNITY UMPIRE Account via the HockeyED website – we will the upgrade your account to a Level one.
  2. Undertake the online Introductory Officiating General Principles Course developed by the Australia Sports Commission (ASC)
  3. Completethe “Play by the Rules” –  Complaint Handling, & Harassment &Discrimination, online courses
  4. Attend the 3 hour theory course conducted by Hockey WA and held either at PHS or at a Club should your club wish to host the event
  5. Undertake a practical evaluation training session and one match as an umpire whilst being assessed by a Hockey WA approved umpire. They will then sign your practical checklist
  6. You are required to send a copy of your Australia Sports Commission certificate AND your Practical Checklist to HockeyWA so that we can upload it  to your HockeyED Account.

Please note that documents are only uploaded to HockeyEd accounts on the 1st Friday of the month.

Once you have completed all of the above stages you will be accredited and you will be able to go into your HockeyED account and print off your certificate.

Please consider if you require a Working With Children Card

LEVEL 2 UMPIRING COURSE

Have you decided that umpiring is definitely the area within hockey that best appeals to you?

Do you want to start on the pathway to AHL and International appointments OR wish to stay umpiring at your current level and continue to develop your knowledge and accreditation?

If so, Level 2 is for you!

Getting Accredited

Level 2 requires the umpire to hold a current Level One accreditation and to have paid their annual $40 HockeyED registration fee.

To gain a Level 2 Umpire Accreditation you must be able to demonstrate the required competencies.

  1. Attend all pre-tournament briefings & individual post-match briefings as required
  2. Undertake the online Introductory Officiating General Principles course developed by the Australia Sports Commission (ASC))
  3. Complete the “Play by the Rules” –  Complaint Handling, & Harassment & Discrimination, online courses.
  4. Attend the practical course conducted by Hockey WA and held either at PHS or at a Club should your club wish to host the event.
  5. Undertake  assessed practical evaluations.
  6. You are required to send a copy of your Australia Sports Commission certificate AND your Practical Checklist to HockeyWA so that we can upload it  to your HockeyED Account. 

Please note that documents are only uploaded to HockeyEd accounts on the 1st Friday of the month.

Once you have completed all of the above stages you will be accredited and you will be able to go into your HockeyED account and print off your certificate.

Please consider if you require a Working With Children Card.

Advanced and National Levels

These levels of accreditation are for the serious umpire and are run nationally through Hockey Australia rather than through the State Associations.

Please contact Hockey WA’s Game Development, Education & Officiating Officer for more information on these levels.