First Aid Officer Accreditation

The First Aid Officer Accreditation (FAO) is an essential part of the rugby league community and our efforts to ensure the safety of all participants in the game.

The FAO accreditation is also the minimum level requirement to be recognised as a trainer by New Zealand Rugby League.

This accreditation recognises that the candidate has recently completed a module in sports first aid and CPR, or is in possession of a current first aid certificate with at least one year remaining and receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from the NZRL first-aid-officer

You must complete the NZRL Rugby League Fundamentals workshop or have a current NZRL Rugby League Fundamentals license with at least one year remaining.

You must also complete the sports-strapping module or has been assessed and signed off from a practicing physiotherapist as being competent in sports strapping, and receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from NZRL.

Ten persons paid in full are required, before the First Aid Officer Accreditation can be arranged for your zone, district or club.

Contact your zone to register your interest.

Module 1 Fundamentals workshop
Module 2 Sports first aid
Module 3 Sports strapping


Multi-Sports Recognition

The First Aid Officer (FAO) programme was developed in partnership with New Zealand Football and Netball New Zealand.

The programme has generic application that can be applied across sports.

The accreditation received in this programme is formally recognised by both NZRL and Netball New Zealand.

The cost structure is based on a minimum of 10 paying candidates for the courses to be run cost neutral, and in that way ensuring the sustainability of the programme.

Candidates may come from a combination of the sporting codes involved to attain minimum numbers.


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