Bench Officials have an important role to play  – they are responsible for ensuring the correct score is recorded, the correct time is played and other match details are recorded accurately.


Bench Officials Accreditation Framework

The Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework has been designed to assist the development of new Bench Officials through a series of two accreditation levels that relate to the techniques required at the different levels of competition.

State Bench Accreditation
  • Rules of Netball Theory Exam (online) – 70% or more
  • Bench Officials Education Course (online)
  • State Level Bench Officials Assessment
National Bench Accreditation
  • State Level Bench Accreditation
  • National Level Bench Official Assessment


Netball Australia Bench Official Online Education Course

The Bench Officials Education 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:

  • Being a Bench Official
  • Scorer 1
  • Scorer 2
  • Timekeepers
  • Extra Time Procedures
  • Where to now?

.To access the Bench Officials Education Course online CLICK HERE


Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual

The Netball Australia Bench Officials Manual is the official resource for Bench Officials. 

It outlines the behavioural requirements and standards of the Bench Official role.

The procedures and protocols outlined are to be utilised for Suncorp Super Netball (SSN), Australian Netball League (ANL), National Netball Championships and Tasmanian Netball League.











Practical Assessment Form

The following practical assessment forms must be used in any official assessment (State or National) undertaken as part of the Netball Australia Bench Officials Accreditation Framework.




Performance Report Template

Performance reports are focused on helping develop the skills of a Bench Official. The purpose of these performance reports is to provide Bench Managers/Assessors/Mentors the opportunity provide qualitative feedback to any Bench Official, outside of the Accreditation assessment process.






Updating Accreditation

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.

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.

Follow the step-by-step instructions to UPDATE YOUR ACCREDITATION.