Club is for those who only want to officiate at their club or where their children are playing (“clubbies”). These match officials do the entry-level course and help when there is not an official referee appointed to games at their club. These referees will carry their qualifications for a maximum of 2 years.
Level 4 is for those that wish to start refereeing junior football matches anywhere in their zone. Upon completion of the theory section of a level 4 referee course they can register with their zone and start their refereeing career.
Level 3 is for dedicated referees (16 years or older) that have registered in their zone and are appointed to matches on a regular basis. These referees enjoy what they are doing, attend training sessions but have not committed to a career in refereeing. These referees will create the base for Queensland’s future referees.
This is an area of development aimed at referees who are aged between 17-27, but this does not mean referees outside this age are ineligible. These referees have expressed a desire to develop their skills to become better referees showing potential to become an elite referee.
These referees will become an integral part of the refereeing community within Queensland in the future. This group will meet during the year and have their development watched closely by State Coaches and have access to a range of coaching tools through the Referee Academy.
Level 2 referees have made a decision to focus on their refereeing career. They attend training on a regular basis and there are no barriers in this level. Referees at this level receive the coaching and training that is available at all training sessions and will be trained in a group environment by Referee Development Officers and State Coaches. These referees have already shown an aptitude towards developing their skills. This is the minimum level to be a referee in the Westfield W-league
Level 1 referees are dedicated to refereeing and want to reach the highest level of refereeing in Queensland and beyond. These referees are elite and are on the top panels within Football Queensland. They are expected be at every training session and are our leaders within the Queensland refereeing community. This is the minimum level to be a referee in the Hyundai A-League.
Referee Pathway – Beginner to Elite