Officials ensure competitions are run in a safe and secure environment, while maintaining rules and regulations. 

Officiating pathway

  • Core Official (formally known as Junior Official)

  • Technical Official (Level 1 or Level 2 Official)

  • Senior Official (By Expression of Interest Only) (Level 2 or Level 3 Official)

Core Official

Core officials work in a range of entry level officiating roles at Surf Sports carnivals. Officiating roles may include: Marshall, Recorder, Timekeeper or Finish Judge.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

  • 16+ years
  • Working with Children Check (NT OCHRE Card)
  • SLSA Membership

Process for becoming a Core Official:

  1. Complete Working With Children Check (NT Ochre Card)
  2. Enrol and Complete the free Australian Sports Commission 'Online Officiating Course'
  3. Complete SLSA Online Modules (SLS - Core Official) (found by accessing Members Area Portal, and clicking eLearning Tab)
  4. Officiate at a SLSNT or Club Carnival with mentor official (Who holds Technical Official Award or above) and get assessment paper signed off
  5. Send WWWC, Online Module Completion Certificate (SLSA + ASC) and signed paperwork to SLSNT 

Cost for Core Offical Award: $10 

Technical Official

Technical Officials fulfil specific officiating roles and permitted to officiate at Club and State events. Officiating roles may include: Marshall/Check Marshall, Starter/Check Starter, Timekeeper or Finish Judge.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

  • 16+ years
  • Working with Children Check
  • ASC Community Officiating General Principles
  • SLSA Membership

Process for becoming a Technical Official:

  1. Complete Working With Children Check (NT Ochre Card)
  2. Enrol and Complete the free Australian Sports Commission 'Online Officiating Course'
  3. Complete SLSA Online Modules (SLS - Technical Official) (found by accessing Members Area Portal, and clicking eLearning Tab)
  4. Officiate at a SLSNT or Club Carnival with mentor official (Who holds Technical Official Award or above) and get assessment paper signed off
  5. Send WWWC, Online Module Completion Certificate (SLSA + ASC) and signed paperwork to SLSNT 

Cost for Technical Offical Award: $10 

Senior Official

Senior officials are those who work with athletes competing in State/National Surf Sports competition. Officiating roles may include: Referee, Area Referee, Sectional Referee, Chief Judge and Course Supervisor. 

Process for becoming a Senior Official:

  1. Must hold SLSA Technical Official Award. 
  2. Must have completed Working With Children Check (NT Ochre Card)
  3. Must have completed the free Australian Sports Commission 'Online Officiating Course' 
  4. Enrol in SLSA Online Modules (SLS - Senior Official) as expression of interest.
  5. Attend face-to-face Senior Official Course.