BECOME AN OFFICIAL
Take the first step towards becoming a marker, measurer or umpire and get yourself enrolled into one of our Officials Courses.
Bowls Australia’s accreditation system is an educational pathway for people seeking to develop their skills as an official.
The four accreditations are:
- International Technical Official (ITO)
These accreditations are skill-based and require specific competencies.
You can choose to gain accreditation as a National Umpire which encompasses accreditation as a Marker and Measurer, or you can choose to just complete a Marker or Measurer accreditation depending on your interests and needs.
The final step in the Officiating pathway is the ITO. This accreditation is a World Bowls accreditation. The ITO accreditation is designed for those already accredited as National Umpires, who wish to umpire at national and international events such as the Australian Open, Commonwealth Games, and other major events.
All accreditations last for four years and after this period of time, you will need to successfully complete a re-accreditation course to maintain the qualification.
What is involved?
If you decide to undertake any of the courses, you can expect:
- Some pre course readings
- 4-hour small group session facilitated by one of Bowls SA qualified Presenter and Assessors
- Practical and theory assessment
- Ongoing communication from Bowls SA
The assessment is based on the Bowls Australia Laws of the Sport theory examination, and practical evaluation through an established competency-based assessment system and self-reflection.
2023-24 Officials Calendar
To Register for a Official courses please click on the course that suits you.
Please note: if no events appear above at any point, it means that there are no current courses confirmed at this point in time
For information on Officials please contact
8234 7544 or email: email@example.com