1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Sports Umpire

Officiates at sporting events such as netball, hockey, football, basketball, cricket, boxing and wrestling matches.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:
  • observes the actions of participants in sporting events to detect infractions of rules and awards penalties
  • inspects team sheets, players' apparel and the safety of equipment
  • starts and stops games and events
  • acts to ensure the safety of players
  • awards points scored
  • reports unsporting conduct and dangerous play to controlling bodies
  • may keep scores and time games


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