Level 1 Sports Trainer

Delivery Partner

Sports Medicine Australia is the registered training organisation for Level 1 Sports Trainer Courses. (RTO) Provider number 110086.

Course Outline

This course requires completion of the Nationally Recognised Units of Competency HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in addition to the Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer course.

Any participant with a current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid with more than 12 months currency and a current HLTAID001 Provide CPR are encouraged to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for these units. 

Click here to apply for RPL

This course is delivered using blended learning combining pre-course online learning with theoretical and practical tasks. Students are required to participate in all course elements, providing them with an opportunity to practice and refine their skills prior to assessment. Participants will also gain the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer. These skills include the management of specific sporting injuries, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete. This course educates prospective Sports Trainers, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents on the basic principles of sports medicine. The course structure involves simulated real-life scenarios which could appear in the community, sporting and/or workplace settings. This allows students to demonstrate application of their skills and knowledge. This course includes the following elements;

  • HLTAID001 Provide CPR, including DRSABCD and practical scenarios for Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid including;
    • Medical emergencies
    • Wound care
    • Bites, stings, slings and bandaging
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Eye, dental, concussion and neck injuries
    • Abdominal and crush injuries
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer;
    • Sports Trainer in Action
    • Basic Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    • Preventing Sports Injuries
    • Nutrition and Hydration in Sport
    • Drugs in Sport
    • Management of the Injured Athlete
    • Common Medical Conditions
    • Concussion
    • Sports Taping (ankle, thumb and finger)
    • Transporting the Injured Athlete
    • Common Sporting Illness and Injuries
    • Injury reporting

Delivery Mode/Duration

This course is delivered through a combination of pre-course online learning and face to face training. The online learning takes approximately 10 hours. All online learning must be successfully completed prior to attendance at the face to face training.

Failure to complete the online learning prior to attending the face to face training places a student at a significant disadvantage. By not completing all online learning prior to attending the face to face course student’s may struggle to complete both the final theory assessment and practical assessments to the level required for an outcome of competent.

Any student who does not successfully complete the online learning prior to the face to face course does so at their own risk. If a student has not completed the online learning and fails to achieve an outcome of satisfactory for two or more practical assessments or the final theory assessment, the student will be deemed not yet competent and will be required to attend an additional face to face training session. This will incur additional course fees.

Students will receive their access to online learning within a business day of registering for the course.

Entry

The minimum age to become an NRL Level 1 Sports Trainer is 18. 

USI

New or continuing students undertaking nationally recognised training need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to receive a qualification/statement of attainment for this unit.

Your USI will provide you with access to an online record of your training since 1 January 2015 and allow comprehensive training transcripts to be produced. To find out more about USIs, click here. Enrolling students should enter their existing USI to proceed with enrolment.

If you do not have a USI, or want to verify your USI number, please visit the Australian Government’s USI website here (takes 3 minutes to create a USI) .

Students who do not provide a valid USI will be deemed an incomplete enrolment. Students who do not complete the enrolment process and provide a valid USI within 15 business days of the course date, will be unenroled.

Assessment

Students will be assessed as follows:

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid including HLTAID001 Provide CPR;

Students will be assessed individually and in group activities. Students need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the unit package HLTAID003 accreditation. Assessment is conducted using the following methods:

  • Scenario assessment – Students are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations, including scenarios aligned with the performance criteria required for this program.
  • Demonstration of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation procedures – Students will demonstrate Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on SMA training manikins – adult, child and infant – in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
  • Demonstration of various first aid techniques – Students, individually and as a group, are required to demonstrate competency in a range of first aid techniques.
  • Theory Assessment – Students must complete an online theory assessment with a 100% pass rate required.

Level 1 Sports Trainer;

Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Lecturer observation and practical scenario assessment
  • Taping of the ankle, thumb and finger
  • Written assessment

Certificate

Students will receive a NRL Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate. 

Additionally, upon successful completion of all course requirements, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units of competency HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, incorporating HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Students will also receive a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification   

Course Resources

Students are provided with the following course resources:

  • Online learning modules, including downloadable e-books
  • PowerPoint presentation that is interactive and customised to include real-life first aid and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation examples and scenarios.
  • Adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for assessment of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation procedures.
  • Adrenaline auto-injector training device.
  • AED training device.
  • Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device.
  • Roller bandages.
  • Triangular bandages.
  • Workplace First Aid kit.
  • Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form for written reports.
  • Wound dressings.
  • Sports tape and associated materials
  • Sports Medicine for Sports Trainers textbook
  • Various stretchers
  • First aid kit for scenarios

Cost

The Level 1 Sports Trainer course is $170 for Rugby League trainers

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