Pre-Course work to be completed prior to attendance-you may be turned away and will have to re-book if you haven’t completed your pre-course study prior to assessment.
- Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) assessment in Bulleen
- Venue: FORD PARK, 45 Perkins Avenue, Bellfield, Victoria
- Students must pre-register with the link provided with the order confirmation
The Australian Football League (AFL) endorses the following training structure to support football associations, clubs, teams and volunteers to build their capacity to meet the minimum requirements of the Australian Football League Management of Injuries and Medical Emergencies in Community Australian Football Policy.
The Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) is particularly targeted to junior football clubs that may not have a qualified Level 1 sports trainer able to attend games.
The course is well suited for someone who is considering becoming a level 1 sports trainer but currently cannot commit to two full days of training. It covers the following areas:
- Introduction: The role of the Emergency Response Coordinator
- Emergency planning
- Emergency response priorities / on-field assessment of injured participants
- Concussion Management
- On-field communication
- Transporting injured participants
Note: A current nationally accredited First Aid Certificate is prerequisite for the ERC Course. This must include assessed competencies HLTAID011 Provide First Aid qualification.
All participants who successfully complete this training will have the minimum competencies required to fulfill the role of an Emergency Response Coordinator at an Australian Football event. This includes the minimum competencies in emergency management procedures and responses, and the assessment and immediate management of severe injuries and life threatening medical emergencies required by at least one person in attendance at all games and training.
As of season 2013 the AFL will be mandating that the above qualification will be the minimum competency an individual must hold to officiate as a sports trainer at AFL games.
Award Issued: At the completion of this course an AFL recognised certificate will be issued