The National Bench Officials Accreditation Framework provides detailed information about bench officials accreditation and updating.

Accreditation updating requires the completion of various related tasks within a 4 year period following the successful completion of a Bench Officials Accreditation, unless a higher level of accreditation is achieved.

Updating Process

We’ve changed the way our accreditation updates work, making it easier for our coaches, umpires and bench officials. Find out more here.

Bench Official accreditation updating criteria

If a Bench Official does not update their accreditation within the specified four year period, Netball Australia may:

  • require the official to re-do the entire training program;  or
  • require the  official to undertake a specified number of activities as determined by Netball Australia.