More than a touch judge, you are there to assist the referee, which leads to a better game for everyone. A touch judge cannot rule on foul play, while an Assistant Referee can.
Many competitions expect that each team provides an accredited Assistant Referee (AR). You'll be close to the action but out of the spotlight. This may be a good way to decide if you want to go further and become a referee.
Assistant Refereeing Kids Rugby U8-U12 (online)
Check the list of available NSW courses at www.aru.com.au/nswcourses. Click on the course you're interested in and it will take you to the new Rugby Portal, from where you will access the Rugby Learning Centre to register for your course. Go straight to the Rugby Portal to access the AR-Kids Rugby course.
Have you done your course and are wondering what to do next? Login to the Rugby Learning Centre and it will tell you what you still need to do (under 'not started' or 'in progress').
In Sydney the competition rules set the following deadlines to gain accreditation:
Sydney Juniors - bonus competition points from Round 5.
Suburban - fines apply from Round 8.