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COURSES

NZRL & District Coordinators work closely to deliver match officials courses and development programs to ensure match officials are equipped to officiate at the various levels of our game.

There are a number of NZRL courses and qualifications are required -

Mini / Mod Fundamentals (Including Safeplay Code)

This course is suitable course is suitable for Referees, Coaches, Managers and any other interested people connected with Mini/Mod Rugby League. It provides basic knowledge and skills to safely referee young Mini/Mod Rugby League players. Contact your district coordinator or NZRL for availability of next course

NZRL Beginners Course

This course is intended for new/inexperienced Match Officials who may be asked to be a Referee or Touch Judge at games a 13+ International. It covers the basic rules and laws of the game, including Health and Safety Requirements and Legal Responsibilities. Your district coordinator can facilitate this course

NZRL Level One Developing Course

This course is a requirement for Match Officials who wish to officiate in senior or representative matches. A high level of fitness is required. Successful completion of the Level 1 (International Rules) course is required, along with an exam and on-field assessments. Many of the attributes and competencies tested are aligned with the requirements of the NRAS (NRL Accreditation). This course is a two ay course run by the NZRL

NZRL Level Two Advancing  Course

This course is a requirement for Match Officials who wish to be considered for senior national and international appointments. A very high level of fitness is required. Successful completion of the Level 2 (International Rules) course is required, along with an exam and on-field assessments.

 

Your local Referees Co-ordinator can explain more about each of these courses. Please note there may be some costs associated with NZRL Match Official courses.