On court umpires are required to complete a series of tasks over a four-year period following their successful attainment of either Netball Australia C, B, A or AA Badge. Netball Australia recommends that all umpires who attain their badge (become accredited) continue to upgrade their knowledge, skills and competencies.
The updating program aims to raise the overall quality of umpires within netball by ensuring they are provided with ongoing education and development opportunities covering area such as:
Keeping abreast of the latest information on developments within netball.
Rules knowledge and current interpretations.
Having access to the most up-to-date techniques and skills relating to umpiring.
Netball Australia requires an umpire to reach the specified number of points of updating activity to remain accredited at the relevant badge level. In the case of the A and AA badge, an umpire must successfully complete the practical assessment in addition to the required points to be updated.