The First Aid Officer Accreditation is the minimum requirement to be recognised as a trainer by the New Zealand Rugby League. This accreditation recognises that the candidate has recently completed relevant first aid and CPR training for the sports arena, Injury prevention training through the LeagueSmart programme and completion of a basic sports strapping workshop. All of these areas are critical roles that the Rugby League Trainer is often required to provide within the New Zealand Rugby League Community.
In the increasing absence of the sports paramedic (e.g. St John’s) within community sport the First Aid Officer often has an important role as the only trained first aider on the scene and is required to provide immediate assessment and care of players at every level of the game. It is envisaged that all clubs will be able to provide a trained and accredited First Aid Officer to cover games played at their home grounds, and eventually for every team within the club whether at home or away. Training and accrediting First Aid Officers is the priority of the National Trainer scheme.
Modules required to gain this accreditation:
- Module One – Fundamentals
- Module Two – LeagueSmart
- Module Three – Sports Strapping
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RECOGNISED PRIOR LEARNING
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be made where the criteria of the module has been met by the candidate. See the application form for RPL.
All module requirements must be completed for accreditation to be awarded.
Deduction from course costs can be made where an application for RPL has been received and accepted prior to the running of a course where additional modules are required to complete the requirements of an accreditation level.