Referee Qualifications Information

Local Indoor Referee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This course will cover the basics of refereeing.

At the completion of this course a referee should have the knowledge to referee a school volleyball match.

The course should take 1-2 hours and will cover the basics. We encourage you to do additional research and reading of the rules to cover any questions you are unsure about.

At the completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from Volleyball NZ to indicate you've completed the online course component of the local referee qualification.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cost $5. Click Link Below​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Regional Indoor Referee


  • Indoor volleyball referee workshop
  • Practical observation while refereeing oficial games
  • In person indoor referee course

This exam covers everything you need to know to be a qualified regional referee. Please note that you still need to do a regional referee workshop with your local association to get the regional referee qualification. There are 4 Sections to this exam. You must score 66% in each section to pass and 70% overall. This is a CLOSED book

Cost $10. Click link Below


National Indoor Referee​​​​​​​

  • National Referee Course
  • 1 day theory followed by assessments during IPC or Club Championships.
  • Must be an active referee at Zone level (Preferably for at least 2 years).
  • Must get approval from their association
  • This qualification will meet compliance to Referee at all levels of VNZ

This online referee workshop is led by Mary Kerekere who is our National Referee Development Manager. There are 4 sections to this national referee workshop. Sections 1-3 are composed of videos which covers detailed subjects regarding refereeing. There is about 4 and a half hours worth of videos for you to watch and take notes and we recommend you dividing the workload into a couple of days.

Rules applying:  FIVB International Volleyball Rules 2021 - 2024.

Cost $75. Click Link Below​​​​​​​

This price includes the following:

Referee workshop and practical clinic

National Referee Exam 

​​​​​​​Practical Assessment