Referee Courses

Community Based Referee Courses (CBR)

Hundreds of mums, dads and coaches each week take charge with their whistle, not because of a desire to be the best referee in the world, but simply because their kid’s game will be more enjoyable and safer if a few simple rules are followed.

The Community Based Referee (CBR) accreditation recognizes the importance of this level of involvement in the game and takes individuals through a course (often run at their own club) to become registered as a CBR. They are then entitled to referee any Federation match at their own club or at an opposition club if the opposition club does not have either an appointed official or their own CBR.  All CBRs have the same rights and obligations of an appointed official.

If a club has sufficient numbers interested in a course it will be held at your own club. CBR courses will also be held in each region on dates to be advised.

Participants will be able to access online material once registered and paid. For any club wishing to host a CBR course please contact to confirm availability and costs.

Level 1 Referee, Level 1 Assitant Referee & Level 1 Futsal Referee Courses

The Level 1 Referee Courses are the second step on the referee pathway and teaches participants the basic fouls, movements and Laws of the Game. The course involves doing online components, which each can do in his/her own time. In person sessions with our Referee Development Officer are also required RDO for group discussions and practical sessions (whistle and signals).

There is a test on the Laws of the Game and participants need to reach 70% to pass.

Level 1 and above Referees may apply to join the Footballsouth Referees Community and, upon acceptance of their membership application, they are appointed to Footballsouth competition matches.

For any Club or group wishing to host a Level 1 Referee Courses, these can be done at you premises.The course takes 8 hours and can be run in either one full day or four two hour sessions.

For enquires please contact