Level 1 Sports Trainer


  • Delivery Partner: Sports Medicine Australia is the registered training organisation for Level 1 Sports Trainer Courses. (RTO) Provider number 110086.
  • Duration: The Level 1 Sports Trainer Course is a blended course which involves 12 hours face to face training plus self-directed online learning.
  • Pre-Course eLearning: All candidates must complete the online eLearning components of the course prior to attending the face to face content. Failure to do so will result in the candidate not being able to complete the face to face component of the course.
  • Cost: $170
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Qualifications Received:
    1. Provide CPR (HLTAID001)
    2. Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
    3. NRL Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Typical RPL applications are based on existing Provide First Aid qualifications. Some RPL is automatically afforded to current Provide First Aid qualifications with a minimum of 12 months currency remaining. Click here to apply for RPL
  • Course Details: Full details of the delivery modules, course requirements, and assessment please refer to the SMA website www.sma.org.au 
  • Post-Course Requirements: There is no post-course requirements; all candidates will receive the accreditation on completion of the face to face and online learning components.
  • All candidates will complete the following modules throughout the course:
    1. CPR
    2. Provide First Aid
    3. The Sports Trainer in Action
    4. Safety in Rugby League
    5. Basic Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    6. Preventing Sports Injures
    7. Nutrition and Hydration
    8. Drugs in Sports
    9. Management of the Injured Athlete
    10. Common Medical Conditions
    11. Concussion
    12. Sports Taping (Ankle, Thumb and Finger)
    13. Transporting the Injured Athlete
    14. Common Sporting Illness and Injuries
  • Post-Course Requirements: there are no post-course requirements, all candidates will receive the accreditation on completion of both the online and face to face learning.
  • Re-accreditation: All course participants will need to complete a re-accreditation course prior to their qualification expiring. If the qualification lapses, trainers are not permitted to perform the duties of a Sports Trainer. Any expired qualification will be able to re-accredit up to 12 months after their expiry date. 

Trainer Accreditation

The NRL offers a range of trainer courses designed to educate trainers at all levels of the game. Click on a course below to learn what is involved.

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