They say it is the best seat in the stadium.
Get accredited and become part of the team officiating the match.
Level of Accreditation
The VBSA offers a clear pathway for all scoretable officials – from people just starting the scoring journey to experienced veterans.
Each grading level reflects a stage of knowledge and experience, providing opportunities to build expertise.
Level 1 officials has the foundation skills and knowledge to work at Junior Rep (Melb Utd. VJBL) and Senior Rep (Big V) levels in all roles except Chair.
To receive your Level 1 qualification, you must successfully complete a one-day course and exam. Officials are also evaluated in each of the scoretable roles during a game. When the official has been successfully evaluated in each role twice, they can nominate to qualify for Level 2 accreditation.
A Level 2 Official has built upon their knowledge and experience and is qualified to work in all positions (including Chair) for all Big V, SEABL and tournament games.
To obtain a Level 2 qualification, you must successfully attend a one-day course and exam. Officials also need to be evaluated in each of the scoretable roles on two occasions before considered for a Level 2 qualification.
At this level, a scoretable official is taking on serious responsibilities: Big V finals, NBL, WNBL, National Championships and international tournaments.
A Level 3 official is expected to have demonstrated a thorough understanding of all the rules, interpretations and ancillary guidelines that dictate how the game is administered.
A Level 3 scorer must be able to quickly identify which Article of the FIBA Rules of Basketball is relevant and which interpretation has been applied. They need to ensure there is a consistent application of the rule.
Qualification at this level involves a full-day course, completion of an assignment beforehand and an evaluation on the scoretable.
Level 4 officials are accredited by Basketball Australia’s National Technical Officials Commission to officiate at fully sanctioned international games.
To find out more about our upcoming courses:
- Read our newsletter (Off the Scoreboard)
- Email the VBSA and put Education in the subject line