Umpires Exams and Accreditation Information

National Umpire Development Framework (NUDF) This is a comprehensive guide to umpire accreditation and umpire development within Australia and includes details of the structure of Netball Australia's Umpire Committees and Panels. It contains all the information you need to gain an umpires badge for netball, from club level right up to national level. Click here to view the full document.


Netball Queensland umpires, coaches and athletes now have access to Netball Australia’s eLearning Portal which will eventually host all of Netball Australia’s online education and exams.



Rules of Netball Theory Examination is part of the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme and tests the basic rules of the game. This Test will take approximately 1 hour to complete.  A certificate will be generated for all candidates who achieve a pass (70% or above).  There is no limit to the number of times the exam can be attempted and there is no fee charged to take the exam.  Examination marks are valid for 4 years.


For the Rules of Netball Theory Examination log into your MyNetball account

It is highly recommended that prior to commencing this exam you read a copy of the Official Rule Book and Exam Guide.  
Rule Books are available for purchase at the desk on fixture days.  The Rule Book is also available on line at 

Foundation Umpire Course (on-line) previously called Level 1 Umpire Education Course 


The Foundation Umpire Course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy your officiating role. The course contains the following five modules:

  1. A good umpire
  2. Getting started
  3. Umpiring techniques
  4. Rules in action
  5. Where to now?

The Foundation Umpires Course is a pre-requisite for obtaining a National C Badge
Along with the Rules of NetballTheory Exam, the Foundation Umpire Course will be delivered through Netball Australia’s eLearning Portal. This can be accessed at

The cost to participants is $35.95.  

More information and instructions can be found at:


Both the Foundation Umpire Course and the Rules of Netball Theory Examination are prerequisites for National C Badge practical testing.