Immediate Care in Rugby
Rugby Australia delivers World Rugby Immediate Care in Rugby courses for health practitioners involved in rugby and other sports.
These courses are run by experienced educators and health practitioners with a background of working in rugby. There are two levels of courses for health practitioners; Immediate Care in Rugby (ICIR Level 2) and Advanced Immediate Care in Rugby (AICIR Level 3). It is not necessary to complete a Level 2 course prior to undertaking a Level 3 course.
Successful completion of a course results in World Rugby accreditation recognised worldwide in rugby competitions and tournaments. This accreditation lasts for 3 years, at which time the practitioner is required to complete another face-to-face course to maintain their accreditation. World Rugby accreditation requires successful completion of both online modules AND face-to-face courses.
Further information around World Rugby Immediate Care in Rugby education can be found here.
The Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby Course (ICIR) is the minimum requirement required by World Rugby for all pitch-side health practitioners (including doctors, physios, nurses, paramedics) to work in elite rugby. It is also recommended for medical staff working in club, junior and school rugby. The Level 2 ICIR is aimed at providing health care and allied health care professionals working in rugby with the knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and manage injured players.
The course is 2-day, competency-based accreditation course for doctors and healthcare professionals, preparing them to provide optimal pitch side immediate trauma and medical care for players by standardising their approach, assessment and delivery of care.
The course is available for healthcare practitioners who are appropriately qualified and registered with AHPRA as a doctor, physio, nurse, or paramedic.
For those practitioners directly involved in Rugby (either with a team or match day) the cost for a Level 2 course will be $385 (including GST). For those not directly involved in Rugby the cost for a Level 2 is $1100 (including GST).
The Level 3 Advanced Immediate Care in Rugby runs for 3 days and is aimed at providing health care professionals (including doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists and other registered health care and allied health care practitioners working in rugby) with the knowledge and skills to assess, diagnose and manage injured players. Please note, the Level 2 ICIR course is not a pre-requisite for the Level 3 AICIR course.
For those involved in Rugby the cost of the course is $500 (+GST) and for those not directly involved in Rugby the cost is $1500 (+GST).
- Brisbane – 15th – 16th February
- Melbourne - 28th – 29th February
- Sydney – 14th – 15th March
- Canberra – 21st – 22nd March
- Canberra – 2nd – 4th July
- Brisbane – 7th – 9th November
- Sydney – 28th – 30th November
Dates are subject to change; further courses may be added.