About Official Mentor

Official Mentors support officiating course candidates as they progress through their training.

Mentor responsibilities will vary, however they may include:
  • Supporting officials as they complete the on-line aspects of their training
  • Supporting officials as they prepare to undertake their discipline specific on-the-job assessment
  • Supporting officials after they are accredited, i.e. to continue their development

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently mentor SLSA Officiating course candidates.

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This program is designed for young people moving into leadership roles within their clubs.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

SLSA official accreditation at least at the level you mentoring.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become an official mentor, please contact your state centre. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/

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