Netball Australia has created a range of resources to support the development of umpires at all levels.

2020 Online Course Fee Information


Course Cost
Foundation Umpire Education Course $40.00
Foundation Online Coach Accreditation Course $65.00
Coach – Development Online Course $55.00
Rules of Netball Theory Exam $10.48

Rules of Netball

To purchase the rule book please go to the NNSW online store

Equal opportunity, fair play and respect for an opponent’s skill and safety.

Those are the core values that the Rules of Netball are based on. To respect these values, it is the responsibility of:

  • Players to make sure they are physically and technically prepared to play the game, comply with the rules and take part safely and fairly
  • Coaches or teachers of the game to make sure that players are prepared in way that complies with the rules, as well as having an understanding of sporting behaviour and safe practices
  • Umpires to apply the rules of the game with impartiality, fairness and consistency
  • Controlling bodies, at all levels, to make sure the game is conducted and developed in accordance with disciplined and sporting behaviour.

Netball Australia has developed a video series to explain the 2018 amendments to the rules, which can be watched here.


Courses available on MyNetball

To view and access the available online courses, please take the following steps:

  1. Log in to MyNetball using your MyNetball ID (If you don’t have a MyNetball ID, click on ‘New to MyNetball” at login MyNetball and register free of charge)
  2. Click Learning > Online Learning
  3. Click Browse available learning
  4. Scroll through the Full Catalogue and select the relevant course (NB: Accredited Courses charge a fee, other courses/modules are free)
  5. Click the red enrol button
  6. Once enrolled, click the red launch button.

Rules of Netball Theory Exam

The Rules of Netball Theory Examination tests the basic rules of the game.

It is an online examination that is accessible all year. A certificate is generated for all candidates who achieve a pass (70% or above). The most recent examination mark is the current result and Pass marks are valid for 4 years.

It is highly recommended that prior to commencing this exam you read a copy of the Rules of Netball (2020).

Visit MyNetball and start the Rules of Netball Theory Examination today!

Rules of Netball Theory Examination

Foundation Umpire Course

The Foundation Umpire Course is one of the pre-requisites for obtaining a National C Badge and participating in the Elite Umpire Course.

Coaches and players are also encouraged to complete the course to further support their understanding of the game.

Successful completion of the course provides you with one of the required pre-requisites for a National C Badge.

Visit MyNetball and start your Foundation Umpire journey today.

Bench Officials Education Course

This course has been designed to assist you in learning the skills and knowledge required to fulfil all Bench Official roles.

The Bench Officials Education course is a pre-requisite for obtaining the State Bench Official Accreditation and subsequently the National Bench Officials Accreditation.

The course looks at:

  1. Being a Bench Official
  2. Scorer 1
  3. Scorer 2
  4. Timekeepers
  5. Extra Time Procedures
  6. Where to now?

Club Champions

This course provides information and skills for you to manage alcohol usage and consumption in your life.

It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players, but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course and learn about the different ways that alcohol can negatively impact on an athlete’s current and future prospects within netball.

The course looks at:

  1. The impacts on your team and your character
  2. Your performance  and future in the sport
  3. Some facts about alcohol
  4. Affects of alcohol on your sporting career
  5. Some skills to protect yourself

Expect Respect

  • Community – Suitable for Netball community members aged 18 years+, including coaches, umpires, volunteers, administrators and parents.
  •  Young Adult – Suitable for Players aged 18-25 years.
  •  Youth – Suitable for players aged 13 – 17 years

This course provides information and skills to assist you in maintain healthy relationships throughout your life. It’s aimed mainly for young, emerging high performance players and the general netball community but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course to learn more about respectful relationships.

The course looks at:

  1. Definition of a healthy relationship
  2. How people hurt each other
  3. Men’s violence against women
  4. The role of the bystander
  5. Changing to make a difference

If during the course you find you need to talk through issues or just want more information about a topic please refer to the Support services that are available at the end of each module.


The online mentoring course has been developed in conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission for people who work with coaches, umpires and officials at all levels.

This Mentoring course is designed for Coaches, Umpires and Bench Officials.

The course is divided into 7 modules, covering the following topics:

  1. How does mentoring work
  2. Know yourself as a mentor
  3. Initial meeting
  4. Know your mentee
  5. Giving feedback
  6. Improving performance
  7. Conflict/challenging situations

Netball Inclusion

The course aims to provide everyone from the netball community with information, strategies and best practice ideas to help you:

  • Create more inclusive and accessible netball environments that cater for the range of backgrounds, cultures, ages and abilities of people in your community.
  • Support your Club and Association to create a more welcoming, inclusive netball environment for your Members, as well as those new to our game.

More information and resources on creating more inclusive netball communities can be found at

Select for Netball Success

This course will take you through the principles and practices of netball selection. Netball is a team game however the performance of individual athletes and the combination of athletes in playing positions is critical to the success of the team.

This course is aimed for any netball selector or coach commencing the process of team selection, but anybody is welcome to enrol in the course and learn about the principles and practices that may be used to select netball athletes for a squad or team.

The course looks at:

  1. The principles of selection
  2. Guidelines for individual athlete selection
  3. Guidelines for netball position selection and what to look for in each position
  4. How to achieve team balance in selection
  5. Some practical tips to assist in running a selection session


Elite Umpire Course

Elite Umpire Course


Community Tool Kit

The Community Umpire Toolkit is a resource designed to assist umpire convenors and umpire coaches (umpire educators) to teach the rules of netball in a fun and interactive way. The toolkit provides nationally developed, contemporary resources aimed at supporting and complementing existing introductory or beginner umpiring programs and initiatives. The Community Umpire Toolkit provides many opportunities to incorporate the activities into existing programs or develop an introduction to the umpiring program for the first time. 



MyNetball Learning Enrolment Instructions

National Codes of Behaviour

National Umpire Development Framework

Netball Australia High Performance Umpire Pathway_2017 Edition

Netball Australia Badge Competencies

Netball Australia Trademark Behaviours