This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to referee or umpire in 'a dynamic' official type role, a game or competition according to relevant rules and regulations. It includes the application of strategies to deal with disputes surrounding the outcome of the activity and self-reflection to review and analyse the conduct and outcomes of performance to modify and improve future performances.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


SISSSOF101 - Develop and update officiating knowledge


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - elicit and confirm information from participants before the game or competition; - clarify rules and regulations with appropriate personnel; - communicate decisions clearly and accurately; - interact with participants and team officials in a friendly and professional manner according to the sport's accepted best practice principles; - resolve conflict; - seek feedback from appropriate personnel on the conduct of the game or competition; - access and interpret information about the rules and regulations for the relevant game or competition; - complete documentation in relation to game or competition outcomes and results; - respond appropriately to problems during or after the game or competition; - apply strategies to resolve disputes related to the conduct or outcome of the competition or game; - planning and organising skills to identify game or competition requirements and confirm these are met, and; - self-management skills to review and reflect on own work performance in effectively officiating games and competitions according to rules and regulations and expectations of participants.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - NSO codes, rules and guidelines including conditions of participation and documentation required for the relevant competition or game; - relevant legislation to enable safe conduct of the competition or game; - self-reflection principles to enable effective self-evaluation for future improvement; - officiating codes of practice and best practice principles to enable the game or competition to be officiated to the highest standard; - organisational risk management procedures to enable risks associated with games and competitions to be assessed and addressed, and; - conflict resolution strategies and procedures to enable disputes arising from the game or competition to be resolved fairly and to the satisfaction of those involved.

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