Level 4 Referee Course

The FFA Level 4 Referee course is the entry level course to officiating full field games. The Level 4 referee course is accredited by FFA. It is great way to be involved in community football, develop leadership skills, improve confidence, develop communication skills and earn some money. The Level 4 Referee qualification provides the pathway to senior and elite refereeing.  

Game Leaders are encouraged to upgrade to a Level 4 Referee Qualification after gaining sufficient experience officiating Miniroos matches at their Junior Club. Capital Football Referees recommends that Level 4 Referees be 14-15 years of age.

Courses are run over a full day of classroom work and a 1 hour practical session on the Wednesday immediately after the course. The venue for the practical session will be confirmed closer to the date. If a particpant cannot attend the practical session, there is an alternative to attend another session.

The Level 4 Referee course costs $55.00.




Potential canditates who wish to complete the FFA Level 4 Referee Course must meet the following pre-requisites before enrolling in the course.

Participants must:

  • be 13 years of age at the commencement of the training program;
  • be currently registered with FFA; and
  • have successfully completed the online Laws of the Game module within the last two years.

FFA Online Laws of the Game

This online program provides a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and interpretations. Potential referees who wish to enrol in the Level 4 Referee Course must complete this online program which includes an online multiple choice examination consisting of 40 questions. A pass mark of 70% is required before participants can enrol in the Level 4 Referee Course.

Click here to complete the Online Laws of the Game.

After the Course

Referee Registrations

Following the course, all participants who have completed the Level 4 Referee Course must now register as a 2017 Outdoor FMReferee registrations will open after each course.

New Level 4 Referees must register as a "New Level 4 Referee" in My Football Club. The registration fee for New Level 4 Referees is $55.00.

2017 Courses

The 2017 Level 4 Referee Courses are now open for registations.

Please click on a date below to enrol for a course. 

Course Date Time Venue Registrations Close Practical Session Date Practical Session Times Registration Status
19th February 2017 09:00 - 15:00 Canberra Grammar School 12th February 2017 22nd February 2017 18:00 - 19:00 CLOSED
25th February 2017 09:00 - 15:00 Radford College 18th February 2017 1st March 2017 18:00 - 19:00 CLOSED
5th March 2017 09:00 - 15:00 Macgregor Primary School 25th February 2017 8th March 2017 18:00 - 19:00 CLOSED
16th March 2017 17:30 - 20:30 Hawker International Softball Cente (Female Football Week Course) 10th March 2017 18th March 2017 09:00 - 12:30 CLOSED
25th March 2017 09:00 - 15:00 Marist College 19th March 2017 5th April 2017 18:00 - 19:00 CLOSED
18th June 2017 09:30 - 15:30 Hawker International Softball Cente  15th June 2017 15th June 2017 13:30 - 15:30 OPEN