To get started, the BNA offers a six week Beginner Umpiring Course which includes four hour long sessions on the theory and rules of the game plus two weeks of practical coaching. Once beginner umpires pass this course, they are handed back to their respective clubs for further training until the umpires are competent enough to officiate on matches without their coach present.


The next step is to attend the Netball Queensland Level 1 umpiring course and the online sports General Principles course and then work towards gaining a BNA Umpiring Badge. The BNA has a resident umpire coach who will work with promising umpires to help them gain their BNA Badge, and then progress to a National “C” Badge and up to a National “A” Badge.


The national development pathway for umpires can be found here (PDF).