Rules & Regulations

The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup will be conducted under the 2017-2020 FIVB Volleyball Rules of the Game except where amended within the Event Handbook.

The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is conducted with 3 different match formats. Best of 5 sets (honours competition), Timed matches (divisional competition) and Best of 3 sets (divisional and honours competition). 

Teams will be scheduled to complete “duty” commitments throughout the tournament and it is important to know how to effectively complete a scoresheet.


Throughout the event, all teams are required to participate in match “Duties”.  Each school must provide accredited officials for all team duties as listed in the tournament regulations.

Each school must nominate the teams’ referee(s) during the online team nomination process. Multiple nominations are permitted.

For honors matches, referees must hold a minimum of Level 2 (Candidate) Accreditation.

Non-playing referees (adults or students) are encouraged and may officiate for multiple teams; provided alternative qualified referees are nominated and are available should the duties of those teams’ clash.

To find out more about how to obtain an officiating accreditation, follow this link: