FFA Level 4 Refereeing Course

To become a referee you will need to complete the level 4 referee course and complete the online laws of the game certificate. The level 4 referee course provides participants with education and training to become a referee. The one day course consists of  theory modules, practical sessions on a pitch to enable referees to begin refereeing at community level.

The aim of this program is to educate new referees on the FIFA laws of the game and disciplines of refereeing, to uphold these laws, standards of the game and contribute to the enjoyment and fair play of football in Victoria.

Upcoming Courses

Please be advised that if you cannot attend any of the above listed course dates, there will be further courses advertised shortly.

FFV conducted 48 level 4 referee courses last year in all areas of Melbourne between January and November.

Obtaining your accreditation (4 steps).

  1. Complete the Online Laws of the Game Certificate (Prerequisite to the course - link below)
  2. Find a course and Register for a Level 4 course & Pay for the course
  3. Register as a Level 4 referee on My Football Club (post course)
  4. Your regional branch will coach you through two on field assessments and mark you as competent and accredited

Materials/ Resources


All candidates completing full Level 4 Accreditation, and who commence referee appointments, will be provided with the referee Shirt and referee kit.

  • Green (First Year) Referee shirt with accreditation badges
  • Black Referee shorts and socks
  • Two Assistant Referee flags (to provide to your assistants on games)
  • Whistle
  • Red and yellow card set

Ongoing Value

  • First season of referee registration inc (valued at $100)
  • Mentoring within local referee group on actual appointments.
  • Access to Referee Development Academy
  • Ability to earn money by refereeing!

Expression of Interest

To express an interest in taking part in a Level 4 Junior Referee Course please complete the Expression of Interest form.

You can email any questions to referees@footballfedvic.com.au. FFV will contact you via email when new course dates are confirmed.

Return to Referee

If you have taken a break from refereeing and would like to return the process is quite simple.

If you refereed last season simply re register on MyFootballClub and get in touch with your local branch.

For those that have not actively refereed for over 2 years please complete your Online Laws of the Game Certificate

Send this through to referees@ffv.org.au where you will receive further instructions on how to register and be appointed to games.

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