The Australian Football League (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 two full days of training. After obtaining an ERC the qualification can be upgraded to Level 1 Sports Trainer by undertaking three modules.

Introduction: 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

Please phone our office and discuss your needs with a staff member. 

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 two full days of training. 

AFL recognised certificate will be issued

Only basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend this course. Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills is required for completion of this unit

Participants MUST hold a current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid qualification

CPR refresher and refresher in this unit is required annually or as specified by your employer. Provide First Aid must remain current. This AFL ERC unit should be refreshed every 3 years

Face to face training is approx. 3.5 hours 

It is strongly suggested you view the videos on CPR found on our website as well as reading the first aid book which is also available on our website


A theory and practical assessment will be conducted during the course

Visit the AFL website for full details