Laws of the Game

Welcome to Football Australia's online Laws of the Game. This free online training module provides you with a basic introduction to the Laws of the Game and their interpretations.

This course is primarily aimed at those who are wanting to become a referee, but is also available to coaches, parents and players who are simply wanting to gain a better understanding of the Laws of the Game. After completing the course participants will receive a certificate which will allow them to continue on the refereeing pathway and attend the Football Australia Level 4 Referee course.

It is important to note that this course is a pre-curser to the Football Australia Level 4 Referee course and on its own does not provide you with any official Football Australia refereeing accreditation.

How do I access the etrainu system?

In order to access as a registered referee:

Step 1: Head to
Step 2: Select ‘If you are a Football Australia Learner, click here to login.’
Step 3: You will be redirected to the playfootball, where you will be able to login with your 
playfootball username and password

Accessing if you are NEW: 

Step 1: Head to and register for an account as a coach, 
referee or volunteer.
Step 2: If you have a club, select your club. If you do not have a club, select ‘Football Australia 
Education - QMS’
Step 3: Once you have completed your registration, you will be sent an email to say your 
registration has been approved. 
Step 4: Within 1 business day, you will then be able to head to to sign in with your new log in details


How do I see my completed LOTG course?

You can find your completed Laws of the Game certificate by logging into the etrainu system at Once you have logged in, head to your Skills Passport

What happens if I can’t login?

If you are unable to access your account, please email 

What should I do if I am missing my record?

If you have logged in and can not see your affiliated completed records, please email 

I am a minor and my parent/guardian has an account and I would like to complete the Laws of the 
game course. How do I access the system?

If you are the parent/guardian of the minor, please email