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 conducted over 16 hours.
  • Cost: $180
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Qualifications Received:
    • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
    • NRL Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Typical RPL applications are based on existing First Aid qualifications. Some RPL is automatically afforded to current 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.
  • Course Modules: all candidates will complete the following modules:
    1. CPR
    2. Bleeding and Infection Control
    3. Medical Conditions
    4. Fractures and Dislocations
    5. Bites and Stings
    6. Environmental Injuries
    7. Role of the Sports Trainer
    8. Safety in Rugby League
    9. Management of Concussion in Rugby League
    10. Principles of Injury Management
    11. Management of Soft Tissue Injuries
    12. Taping and Strapping
    13. Triage and Response
  • Post-Course Requirements: there are no post-course requirements, all candidates will receive the accreditation on completion.
  • 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. 

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