TBAWA Umpire Training and Accreditation

Level 1 Umpire Accreditation

The Level 1 Accreditation is a 2 part process. 

Step 1: Enrol and complete the Online theory available here : www.tbawa.com.au/courses

Step 2 : Register for, and attend a practical Level 1 Clinic here : https://www.tbawa.com.au/be-involved/as-an-umpire/clinic-datetimes/

Level 1 Umpire Assessment Clinic terms and conditions

  • There will be approximately 10 metro Level 1 practical umpire assessment clinics. These clinics will be hosted by clubs spread around the metro area and dates and venues can be found on the Umpiring Clinics webpage of this website. All dates will be posted by August.
  • To be eligible to attend a Level 1 umpire clinic, the participant must be 12 years of age at the time of doing a clinic.
  • Participants must be in attendance and ready to start by the scheduled clinic start time (usually 8.30am)
  • Metropolitan area course bookings are only available through the online booking system.
  • The Umpire Development Officer on the day of practical assessment has the right to defer their decision of a participant result (pass or fail), for any reason and they will consult with the Chief Umpire in the matter concerned and a final outcome will be given once the consultation decision has been finalised.
  • A participant will only be granted Level 1 umpire accreditation, once the applicant has completed and passed ALL steps.
  • Once a participant has successfully passed the processes, the Chief umpire will issue a unique umpire registration number to that specific participant.
  • Successful particpants will be given an umpire ‘green’ shirt and Accredited cap.

Level 2 Umpire Accreditation

  • Participants need to pass an online multiple choice theory exam and are then assessed on a practical level while plate umpiring an U11’s or above game. It is strongly suggested, but not compulsory, that prospective level 2 umpires attend a level 1 clinic first as the level 1 course teaches what is expected within the level 2 practical assessment.
  • Interested umpires are encouraged to do the Online Practical Quiz as many times as nessesary which is similiar to the Exam.
  • To sit the Online Level 2 Exam, send an email to the Chief umpire (chiefumpire@tbawa.org.au) requesting a username and password.
  • Once this has been passed, liase with the Chief Umpire to organise a practical assessment.
  • Upon successful completion of the level 2 exam you have up to three attempts in 12 months in which to complete your practical examination. Bookings for a practical examination MUST be emailed to chiefumpire@tbawa.org.au.

Level 3 Umpire Accreditation

  • Participants require a 90% or better pass rate in the online level 2 exam and are required to have umpired at least 10 State Championship games (with at least 5 being Plate) and then be assessed on a practical level the state Championships. Level 1 & 2 are prerequisites for this level.
  • Particpants are expected to have an above average understanding of the rules and be extremly confident in their interpretation of those rules.

Level 4 Accrediting Umpires

  • Level 4 umpires are expected to have an expert understanding of the rules and be extremely confident in their interpretation of those rules.
  • They will have previously attained level 3 and umpired at leased 25 TBAWA carnival games.
  • In order to achieve and retain level 4, participants are required to attend and pass an examination and clinic every second year where they are assessed on their ability to umpire, instruct, interpret rules and assess practical umpiring abilities.
  • Level 4 Umpires are competent in the practical assessment of Level 2 Umpires.

Level 5 Umpire Development Officers

  • Level 5 umpires must have achieved level 4.
  • To achieve level five participants are required to present up to two level one clinics. Assessment of performance will be by a panel of level 5 umpires.
  • Applicants will be judged on course content, presentation skills and knowledge.
  • Upon successful completion umpires must present at least one clinic per year to retain level 5.
  • Level 5 Umpires are competent in the practical assessment of Level 2 and 3 Umpires.