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Referee development, like coaching, is split into two streams of accreditation: community and advanced. Pathways exist for game leaders, outdoor football referees, futsal referees, assessors and instructors.


Community Referee Pathway


Community level programs are directed towards anyone interested in becoming a referee.

The Game Leader and Referee Level 4 programs are community level programs providing the necessary skills and knowledge to referee the lower divisions of Capital Football’s Senior Leagues and ActewAGL Junior League. Anyone who is 13 can choose between the 2 entry-level programs; Game Leader or Referee Level 4.

Similarly, The Fusal Referee Level 3 program provides the necessary skills and knowledge required to referee any Capital Football sanctioned futsal competition for anyone interested in becoming a futsal referee.

If you are 16 years old and have a Referee Level 4 qualification you can then progress to the Referee Level 3 program which prepares you to officiate the higher divisions of Capital Football’s Senior Leagues and ActewAGL Junior League.

Advanced Referee Pathway


The Referee Level 2 and Referee Level 1 programs are advanced level programs providing advanced development for match officials wishing to referee in the top tier of state and territory football and potentially at the national level.

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