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Online Training Courses for Technical Officials

Our volunteers have told us for some time that one of the key barriers to them officiating in our sport is having the time to complete the necessary training. Now with the SNSW Online Training Courses, interested individuals can complete the training where and when they want.

Once individuals have successfully completed the training they will receive a certificate to print out and take to their next Swim Meet so they can be assessed to become fully accredited.

How To Get Started 

Available Online is the Introductory Level Officiating - General Principles.  Please click on this link to register and begin your training:  https://learning.ausport.gov.au/mylearning/catalogue/index?menu=Home#/detail?

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After completing the general principles & Safeguarding Children online training, please view the Timekeeper course and other courses as they become available.

Please visit the Swimming NSW training page here: https://nswtraining.swimming.org.au/

For first time users, please set up an account by clicking the login button and then follow the prompts.



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Our online officiating modules make it easier for you to get accredited and work on pool deck.

We’ve got four modules to get you started:

We’ve designed each module for you to do in your own time and at your own pace. And we’ve made sure they are accessible through your mobile phone or tablet, so it’s easy for you to learn on the go.

How to get started 


Things to remember

These online modules give you the theory part of the course. Once you’ve finished, you’ll also need to be practically assessed. You can organise this by getting in touch with your state or territory swimming association.

You’ll only get the full accreditation once you’ve successfully completed the theory element and passed the practical assessment.

 Do I need to do a practical assessment?

Yes. Our online modules only give you the theory.

Once you’ve finished the module and feel confident on pool deck, get in touch with your state or territory swimming association to organise your practical assessment. You’ll need to bring your Certificate of Completion from the online module to your practical assessment to prove you’ve done it.

How long will it take me to do the online modules?

We’ve designed the modules to be done at your own pace.

It’s really important that you fully understand the content, so we’ve included self-check questions along the way to make sure you’ve understood what you’re reading. Each module ends in a small quiz.

So, it will be different from person-to-person, but it shouldn’t take you longer than two hours.

Why is there a different website for the Timekeeper/Chief Timekeeper module?

Swimming New South Wales have kindly opened this module nationally and at present, we have not been able to transfer this to our learning portal. This is definitely something we are working towards!

Why do I need to do the introductory course first?

We want you to understand how our National Officiating Accreditation program works.  It’s super helpful, so you’ll need to complete this course before you can move on. We promise it’s worth it.

How are these online modules different from the current learner guides?

We wanted to offer you another way to learn how to become a Technical Official. All of the information is exactly the same as what’s in our current learner guides, we’ve just moved it online. And we’re saving trees at the same time.

Can I fail these modules?

No, we’re not that mean.

If you don’t pass the quiz at the end of the module first time, then you can take it as many times as you need to.

How much are the modules?

They’re free! It’s one of the fantastic benefits of being one of our volunteers.

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