Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL may be awarded on a case-by-case basis by NZRL for each required module to be certified as a First Aid Officer or National Trainer.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL may be awarded on a case-by-case basis by NZRL for each required module to be certified as a First Aid Officer or National Trainer.

  • An RPL application must be made to the NZRL prior to attending the course, all modules must be completed or RPL awarded for certification to be given
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) credit may be given for relevant knowledge and skill gained through formal training or experience ie. Learning from work or life experience.

Written support and evidence is required. Certain provisions apply:

Module 1: Rugby league Fundamentals

Evidence of having attended a SportSmart workshop within the previous two years:

Examples of evidence include current Fundamentals license, or written support or registration from a recognised deliverer of your attendance at a NZRL Fundamentals LeagueSmart/SportSmart, NetballSmart workshop.

Registration on the NZRL database of LeagueSmart attendees.

Module 2: Sports First Aid and CPR

The applicant can show evidence of completion of a first-aid certificate, including CPR (unit standards 6400, 6401 and 6402) that is within one year of expiry.

Module 3: Sports Strapping

Completion of a strapping course, run by a reputable organisation within the past two years.

Examples include workshops run by a physiotherapist, USL or a recognised tertiary training establishment. Evidence includes a certificate of completion or a letter of attendance signed and dated by the provider.

Or

If outside of the two-year timeframe, evidence of consistent practice as a sports strapper, following a sports strapping course.

Evidence includes a letter from a sports club in support of your service as a strapper and dates you have provided these services is required.

Module 4: Anatomy and Physiology

Completion of anatomy and physiology papers at a tertiary institute. Evidence includes copies of official transcripts from a recognised tertiary educator.

Module 5: Training and Conditioning:

Completion of personal training and conditioning papers relevant to sport. This includes papers completed at a tertiary institute. Evidence includes copies of official transcripts from a recognised tertiary educator.

Where applying for certification as an FAO or trainer completely via RPL, credit a $20 non-refundable administration fee is payable to NZRL.

There is no charge for applying for modular RPL credit that does not constitute the awarding of a certification.

Please complete the application form (doc) and attach supporting documentation and cheque (if required) and forward to:

The Programmes Manager
NZRL
PO Box 12712, Penrose, Auckland 1642 or Fax 09 525 5596

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