Emergency Response Coordinator (AFL-endorsed)

Mr Paramedic has been endorsed by the Australian Football League (AFL) to conduct Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) courses. In an ERC course, you will learn how to understand and implement emergency management procedures, and provide immediate assessment and management of acute on-field injuries and medical emergencies.

The AFL endorses the training of Emergency Response Coordinators 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 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 undertaking the training. After obtaining an ERC the qualification can be upgraded to Level 1 Sports Trainer by undertaking three modules.

Applicants must have a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003) to undertake the ERC course. If an applicant doesn’t have a current First Aid certificate, they can complete the combined ERC/First Aid course. Please email  to book into the combined course.

Course instructors are also qualified Paramedics and Exercise Physiologists. ERC courses are delivered right across Australia. Mr Paramedic courses are designed to ensure trainers have the skills needed to assist injured players whilst maintaining the health and safety of all those at the game.

Topics covered in the courses include –

  • The role of the Emergency Response Coordinator
  • Emergency planning
  • Emergency response priorities / on-field assessment of injured participants
  • Concussion Management
  • Blood Rule
  • On field/ Off field communication
  • Transporting injured participants

Course duration – Four hours
Course cost – $99
Minimum age – 14 years
Pre-requisites – Current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate. We also offer the combined course – ERC/Provide First Aid for those who don’t have a current First Aid Certificate. Please email  to book.
Pre-course requirement – Online Concussion Test, information will be emailed on enrolment.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: The AFL has mandated the above qualification is the minimum competency an individual must hold to officiate as a sports trainer at AFL games.

This Emergency Response Coordinator (AFL-endorsed) course runs on-demand. Discounts apply for group bookings of six or more people. Contact  or 0400 019 158 for more information and to book your course.

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