Take the first step towards becoming an Umpire and get yourself enrolled into one of our Officials Courses.
To undertake a Bowls Australia re-accreditation course (Umpires or Measures/Markers) your Officials qualification must not be more than 4 months expired. This course is only suitable for those wishing to be re-accredited.
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.
Those registering for a course will need to have a current version of the Law Book, which can be purchased from Bowls Australia Online Shop if you don’t have one already.
PLEASE NOTE: while communication throughout the event may reference purchasing the Officials Manuals required for the course from Bowls Australia, for a limited time, it can be purchased online fromBowls SA. From November 2021, all members will need to purchase the manuals from Bowls Australia.
Click on the registration link below.
Submit all required information
Review the terms and conditions of the course
If you are not able to complete the process, it is likely the course is SOLD out and you will need to register in the next available course that suits you.
Ensure you have a copy of the Law Book and Officials Manual.
These can be purchased from Bowls Australia. As these come from interstate, please allow enough time for you to receive them.
Once registered, look over the content and check your emails (including junk or spam) for confirmation communication.
If you have limited access to the internet or need some support in registering, you can seek support from your club committee or give Bowls SA a call on 8234 7544.
Show the approved assessor you have the most current copy of the ‘Laws of the sport of bowls’. These can be purchased from Bowls Australia.
Please take the time to read the terms and conditions of the course
You will need to bring:
Your own set of bowls
Your own water and lunch unless otherwise told
Sun protection – hat and sunscreen
Pen and paper or device to take notes
If you book the course without these requirements, your registration will be cancelled and a refund will be provided.
REACCREDITATION OFFICIALS COURSES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All participants can be expected to be treated with respect and supported throughout the training. To pass the course, one needs to demonstrate competencies in their ability to fulfil the role including theory and physical components.
If you are no longer able to attend a session, you will be provided with a credit to rebook a course within the next 9 months.
Requests for refunds must be made in within 14 working days prior to the commencement of the course. All requests must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All refunds are subject to an administration fee of 20% of the total course fee.
Refunds will be not given for partial attendance, nor will make up sessions be provided.
No refunds will be provided if an umpire is deemed not yet competent.
Refunds will be paid at the completion of the course.
Bowls Australia Ltd and your state/territory association reserve the right to cancel the course. Every effort will be made to give reasonable notice to those who have applied when a course is cancelled. Those enrolled will be given a full refund.