Australian Capital Territory

Sports First Aid Lecturers wanted

SMA-ACT provides first aid course, for both the community and schools and is aloways looking for trainers to teach the first aid courses. To join our First Aid Lecture team you must hold a Certificate IV in TAE, current Provide first aid accreditation and a Advanced First Aid Accreditation. We run the first aid and advanced first aid training. First Aid is a National Regonised Qualification and these guidelines are set for all first aid lecturers Australia Wide.

We are also looking for professional members wishing to assist with the teaching of the moduels within their field of knowledge. The SMA Level 1 Sports Trainers course uses a variety of professional members to ensure the course content delivers the latest trends within the industry.

If you are interested joining our team of lecturer, fill in this expression of interest and email We offer courses during the day, evenings and weekend, offering you the ability to work the hours which suit your needs.

Sports First Aid Coverage positions

SMA-ACT provides a Sports First Aid coverage service which is available to schools and the community ensuring that early injury management at events is provided to help event organisers fulfill their duty of care. SMA-ACT coordinates a team of Sports Trainers and other Medical Professionals to cover the clients’ needs.

To enquire about positions available with Sports Medicine Australia – ACT branch working as a Sports First Aider at sporting and community events please contact our staff  on 02 6247 5115 or email 

Sports & Community Medical Coverage Frequently asked questions

How can I get involved? Easy! Contact our office and have a talk to our coverage coordinator.

What qualifications do I need to have?

SMA’s Sports Coverage team consists of a range of people with different qualifications. To get started you need to hold a current Provide First Aid and a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainers Accreditation. We provide all this trianing and have courses running all the time. Visit the Trianing & Courses page on our website for further information.

We have SMA Sports Trainers (Level 1 & 2) as well as medical professionals such as Doctors, Nurses, Chiropractors & Physiotherapists which form part of our medical coverage team.

How much do I get reimbursed for my time?

SMA-ACT generally pays its Sports Trainers a reimbursement for the hours worked. As some events can last only 1 hour, you are paid a minimum of 2 hours in order to cover your expenses. The reimbursement will depend on your level and skill type.

The following guide is use for reimbursement.

  • Level 1 trainer – $16 hour
  • Level 1 trainer – $19 hour
    (trainer with spinal management, advanced taping and pre and post event massage experience)
  • Level 2 trainer – $21 hour

Are there any specific uniform requirements?

Yes there are. Staff working on behalf of SMA are requested to wear the Sports Coverage uniform consisting of a yellow and red ‘Sports Trainer’ polo and either black shorts or black tracksuit pants. An ID badge is also required and will be supplied for you to wear when representing SMA.

Costs are as follows: Long and Short sleeved shirt – $45.00. Uniform costs can be deducted from your pay and can be used as a tax deduction!

What hours will I be required to work?

The beauty of Sports Coverage is that you pick and choose to work the events that suit you! Each week, the Sports Coverage coordinator will email all contacts a list of upcoming event details and you let us know which events you wish to cover. Perfect if you are studying or have another part time job!

Do I need insurance?

All persons undertaking Sports Coverage on behalf of SMA (ACT Branch) must take out Sports Trainer insurance. SMA has been able to negotiate a special rate for Sports Trainer Membership which includes Sports Trainer insurance. The Sports Trainer insurance will cover you for activities undertaken by you when acting on behalf of Sports Medicine Australia (ACT Branch), as well any other events you may cover as a Sports Trainer (eg. your local sports club).

Your Sports Trainer insurance policy will provide the following cover:

• Sports Liability Cover
• Public Liability
• Professional Indemnity
• Products Liability
• Personal Accident
• Capital Benefits (death & total disablement)
• Loss of Income
• Medical Benefits

The membership including insurance, is valid for 12 months from the date you join.

Do I need a Working with Vulnerable People Card?

Yes, you do. To strengthen the protection of children in ACT, the Government has laws requiring people (including volunteers) to have a Working with Children Check. We can give you details on how to apply for this when you call our office.

Events are during the week or weekends and you can pick up as much or as little as suits your timetable. Great opportunity to work at a range of different sporting and community events and meet new people. You can still work for SMA ACT if you are aligned to a sporting club and provide first aid assistance for that club. Joining our first aid team will broaden your injury skill set and provide you with a greater knowledge of injury prevention across a diverse range of evetns and situations.


Contact Us

National Hockey Centre,
1st Floor, 196 Mouat Street,
Lyneham 2602

Phone: (02) 6247 5115

Fax: (02) 6230 6676

ACT State Council Members

State Chair: Dr Julie Cooke

State Vice-Chair: Peter Garbutt

Jane Haddock

Rob Reid

Stephen Johnston

Laura Juliff

Brenton McDonald