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There are many reasons to become a referee. Here’s just some of them:
This depends entirely on you. Applicants will be required to attend a four-hour face-to-face action day, incorporating theory and practical training. After completing the Beginner Action Day, participants will be assigned to referee games across our competitions. They’ll work closely with our referee mentors, senior officials and supervisors to gain valuable experience and on-court training.
Children must be 14 years of age to start our referee course. This is largely due to data that shows children are more likely to succeed and enjoy refereeing when they are older rather than younger.
Basketball Victoria sets a recommended reimbursement rates for all officials. These can be found HERE.
These rates will vary slightly across our competitions, taking into considerations any or all of the these factors:
All referees are coached and observed regularly by a team of shift supervisors, the referee adviser, referee coaches and senior referees – all of whom provide feedback and areas for improvement. This is coupled with experience you gain each week by being faced with challenges you learn to overcome. With this experience and knowledge come better opportunities to referee higher quality games and to be paid at a higher rate.
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At the local level, you can progress from a trainee referee to development (C Grade), through to Advanced Referee (A Grade). If you wish to pursue refereeing further, there are opportunities at state and national levels.