Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC)

The NFA Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) Course is endorsed by the Australian Football League (AFL) and targets junior, suburban and country football clubs that may not have a qualified Level 1 sports trainer available to attend games, training / practice sessions.

ERC Photo 2The course enables football clubs, teams and volunteers to meet the minimum standards and requirements of the AFL regarding management of on-field emergencies & injuries.

The ERC will have the necessary skills required for emergency assessment, planning, on-field injury management and response priorities.

  • Introduction: The role of the Emergency Response Coordinator
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency response priorities / on-field assessment of injured participants
  • Concussion Management
  • On-field communication
  • Calling ambulance
  • Transporting injured participants

ERC PhotoPre-Requisites

  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support OR
  • HLTAID003 Apply first aid

All participants who successfully complete this training will have the minimum competencies required to fulfil 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 / immediate management of severe injuries and life threatening medical emergencies required by at least one person in attendance at all games and training

On completion of this Course you will be issued with an AFL Certificate of Completion

 NOTE: The AFL mandates this qualification as being the minimum competency required to officiate as a sports trainer at football games