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Become a referee


Becoming a water polo referee is a wonderful opportunity. Many Australian referees have officiated at the highest level of the sport at the Olympic Games and World Championships. The easiest way to get involved is to contact your local club or state association to find out when a Level 1 course is being held. Opportunities exist for recognition of prior learning depending upon your level of involvement in water polo at a competitive level.


Water Polo Australia is currently reviewing its education framework and training pathways for referees, officials, coaches and administrators. This review will cover the current courses, training opportunities, accreditations, development pathways and scope of activity for all those who support the conduct of water polo at all levels. The aim of the review is to update the pathways and training opportunities to make it easier for individuals to gain and maintain accreditations, increasing the knowledge of the water polo workforce, offer additional training and development programs and growing the number of qualified and capable dedicated coaches, officials and volunteers in the sport. Updates will be listed below during the review period.


December 2016

As part of this review, Water Polo Australia is keen to hear your opinions on the current program and ideas on new opportunities to be considered. Please click the link below to complete the WPA Education Review Survey before 4 January 2017.  The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes and will shape the changes made to water polo education. THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED.


May 2017

WPA is calling for assistance from experts within the water polo community to help develop new coach and official education course material. The purpose of the WPA Content Working Group will be to bring together skilled individuals who have the necessary education and course writing expertise as well as flexibility to commit their time to assisting in writing new content and editing existing content for the new course modules. This group will work with subject matter experts and when appointed, the online platform supplier to ensure that quality content is developed consistently and maximises new e-learning functionalities. See More