Level 2 Sports Trainer

Delivery Partner

Sports Medicine Australia is the registered training organisation for Level 2 Sports Trainer Courses. (RTO) Provider number 110086.

Course Outline

This course requires completion of the Nationally Recognised Training Unit of Competency PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury and the Sports Medicine Australia Level 2 Sports Trainer course.

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.

The aim of the Level 2 Sports Trainer program is to further develop the basic knowledge and skills of a Level 1 Sports Trainer that in turn, will improve their ability to contribute to safer sporting events and organisations. It is anticipated that the experience gained since completion of the Level 1 course, will provide participants with sufficient insight to assimilate this higher level of knowledge into their role as a Sports Trainer.

The Level 2 Sports Trainer course covers the following units:

  • PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injuries
  • Role of the Level 2 Sports Trainer
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Concussion Management
  • Introduction to Sports Massage
  • Wound Management
  • Athlete Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Advanced Taping

Delivery Mode/Duration

This course is delivered through a combination of pre-course online learning and 16 hours face to face training. The online learning takes approximately 8 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, 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.


  • Current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (completed in the last 3 years)
  • Current HLTAID001 Provide CPR (completed in the last 12 months)
  • Current SMA or NRL Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification (or has been expired less than 6 months)
  • Letter of industry experience outline 50 hours work as a Sports Trainer


Students will receive an NRL Level 2 Sports Trainer Certificate

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injuries.

Students will also receive a Sports Medicine Australia Level 2 Sports Trainer qualification (valid for 3 years).


Participants must be at least 18 years old to complete the course 


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 unenrolled.


Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Lecturer observation and practical scenario assessment
  • Taping of shoulder, knee, elbow, Achilles and plantar fascia
  • Theory Assessment

Course Resources

Students are provided with the following course resources:

  • Online learning modules
  • Sports tape and associated materials

Please note: students are required to provide a towel for use during the Introduction to Sports Massage unit. Students are also advised that this unit requires students to work in pairs to practice the techniques being taught.



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