Referee Information

Levels of Qualification




Have watched the Volleyball NZ introduction to refereeing video.

Required for:

Canterbury and South Island Junior Championships (Year 9 & 10).





Second step on the pathway, but is still aimed at beginner referees. You must attend a two hour course, sit an open book test and be assessed refereeing a match. 

These courses are in February and April ahead of the school and local club seasons. 

Required for:

Canterbury, Mainland and New Zealand Senior School Championships as well as the local Premier Volleyball League (Monday night). 



Regional - Next course 29th August 2019 6pm Riccarton High


This is for people that are wanting to start taking their refereeing more seriously and already are confident at refereeing club and senior high school volleyball. 

The course for this is four hours, has a closed book exam and requires you to be assesed refereeing more than one game. 

Required for:

New Zealand Volleyball Championships (IPC), NZ Club Nationals (2nd ref of Division 2)





Last step on the VNZ Referee Pathway before stepping up to International qualifications. This is where the details of refereeing are taken seriously and you learn more about the finer details of the rules.


Requires a six hour course, exam and several assesments.

Required for:

National Club Championships and Senior IPC.

FIVB Rules of the Game - Indoor

- Beach


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