The ARU has published "Refereeing In Practice” for many years now as a guide to the practicalities of refereeing. Paul Akon’s book “Play the Whistle” served as the basis for the booklet, and it was then re-written in 2002 by David Fryer of ACTRRA.
Since then, the booklet has been regularly updated with some minor changes to reflect current Law and practice, with a major re-write underway during 2016.
The booklet is essential reading for anyone who has attended a Foundation Course with the intent to start refereeing, and would also be valuable for anyone who has attended a Refereeing Kids Rugby course.
You can download a PDF of the booklet here or view the online e-book here.