Guideline review date: 28 October 2021
This guideline is provided to support schools in implementing the
managing risks in school curriculum activities procedure.
CARA planner (DOCX, 600KB) must be used for the specific school context in conjunction with this guideline considering additional risks, hazards and controls and including environmental, facility, equipment and student considerations.
For activities beyond the scope of this guideline, complete a CARA record using the
CARA generic template (DOCX, 488KB).
This guideline relates to participation in rugby union as an activity to support curriculum delivery.
For activities conducted at a non-Department of Education venue, and/or when engaging external expertise, request written risk assessment advice and attach it to this CARA record.
For activities conducted off-site, schools must comply with the
school excursions and international school study tours procedure.
For activities conducted as part of representative school sport programs, schools should consult with
Queensland School Sport.
Rugby union activities involving minimal risk of oppositional contact and/or mouth injury.
Rugby union activities involving risk of oppositional contact and/or mouth injury.
If any requirement cannot be met, the activity must not occur.
If any other safety recommendation cannot be met, modify the activity (or elements of it) and/or identify and use the
hierarchy of controls to implement alternative control measures to meet or exceed the minimum safety standard.
Competition rules and procedures with additional or more stringent safety requirements must take precedence. See
Rugby Australia's safety and welfare codes and policies.
Schools must consult
Rugby Australia's age grade dispensation for age-appropriate activities and position-specific requirements.