Northern Territory

The SMA Safer Sports Program

The Safer Sports Program encompasses all of SMA NT’s Sports Trainer courses and workshops.  An overview of these courses can be found below.

 

Level One Sports Trainer

The Level One Sports Trainers course is designed to introduce participants of the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer, including the management of specific sporting injuries, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete, and seeks to educate prospective sports trainers, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents on the basic principles of sports medicine.

Sports trainers play a vital role in the prevention of injury.   This course will provide participants with the necessary skills to assist in improving athletic performance, making sport safer for all.  Prerequisites for this course include a current First Aid and CPR certification, and participants must be sixteen years or over.  The usual cost for this course is $300 per person.  For more information, please see the Course Registration page, available from the drop down menu under Training and Courses.

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Level Two Sports Trainer

The aim of the Level Two Sports Trainer program is to further develop the basic knowledge and skills of the Level One Trainer, and that in turn will improve their ability to contribute to safer sporting events and organisations.  As a consequence of completing the required course modules it is expected that the Sports Trainer will be able to apply appropriate first aid and emergency care of athletes at a more advanced standard.  SMA NT does not hold a full Level Two Sports Trainer course due to lack of demand in the NT, however, if you would like to be accredited as a Level Two Sports Trainer, this must be done through attendance at all required workshops.  A Level Two Sports Trainer is expected to:

  • Perform all skills and competencies of a Level 1 Sports Trainer, as well as:
  • Prevent further harm occurring to athletes with suspected spinal or head injuries.
  • Perform advanced taping.
  • Provide basic sports massage.

The Level Two Sports Trainer candidate must also have gained a working knowledge and basic levels of skill in a minimum of four of the following areas through attendance at SMA workshops:

  • The provision of basic, safe strength and conditioning advice and instruction
  • The provision of basic advice relating to sports nutrition and hydration
  • The application of basic principles of sports psychology
  • Advanced wound management in a sporting context (including compliance with blood rules).
  • The management of acute sports related dental injuries
  • The provision of appropriate advice and support to participants in sport from special populations such as women, children and adolescents, older athletes, and athletes with a disability.
  • Pain Management
  • Asthma Management

For more information about the Level Two Sports Trainer program please see this document.

To be eligible for the Level Two Sports Trainer accreditation, a candidate must have a current accreditation as a SMA Level 1 Sports Trainer, a current Sports First Aid or other Apply First Aid certificate, and a current CPR certification.

 

SMA Workshops

SMA NT holds a variety of workshops throughout the year, in both Darwin and Alice Springs.  These include -

  • Basic and Advanced Taping
  • Introduction to Sports Massage
  • Concussion in Sport
  • Specific Injuries
  • The Women in Contact Sports Workshop Series
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Advanced Wound Management

The usual cost for these workshops is $33 for SMA members and students, and $44 for non-SMA members, except for the Introduction to Sports Massage course which is $88 per person. For more information on any of our upcoming workshops, please see our course calendar.

 

Nationally Recognised Training Courses

SMA NT as part of the national Sports Medicine Australia Federation is a Registered Training Organisation.  SMA NT holds the following accredited courses throughout the year – Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Provide CPR (HLTAID001).  More information about these courses is below:

 

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) – Blended Learning Program

A comprehensive yet simple course that applies to any environment; home, work, sport, and everyday situations.

Provide First Aid is the minimum qualification required for the workplace first aider and for those providing first aid to Sports.  This course also provides a learning pathway to becoming an SMA Sports Trainer.  This course is ideal as a first time first aid or refresher course.

The Provide First Aid Blended Learning Program enables students to learn the fundamental principles of first aid at their own pace, through an online training resource. The knowledge is then consolidated and assessed at a one day practical workshop.

Please note: Students MUST successfully complete the online course prior to attending the  one day workshop.

Course duration: 4-8 hours (e-learning) PLUS 8-9 Hours practical workshop.

Content:

•             DRSABCD action plan

•             Managing the unconscious, breathing casualty

•             Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

•             Choking

•             Wounds and bleeding

•             Burns

•             Management of medical emergencies including chest pain, asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, strokes, seizures, hyperventilation and fainting

•             Shock

•             Heat and cold induced illness

•             Safety and risk management

•             Strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures

•             Head, neck and spinal injuries

•             Chest and abdominal injuries

•             Facial and eye injuries

•             Poisons

•             Bites and stings

•             Legal issues

•             Infection control

•             Defibrillation

•             First aid kits

A Statement of Attainment will be issued upon successful completion of the course for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.

Prerequisites: The self-paced online training program must be completed prior to course commencement.

Access to the online learning component will be provided after payment of the course fee has been received.  Please allow sufficient time between enrolment and the practical workshop, to complete the online component.

 

Provide CPR (HLTAID001) – Blended Learning Program

A comprehensive yet simple course that applies to any environment; home, work, sport, and everyday situations.

Perform CPR is the most important aspect of First Aid, and is due to be updated every twelve months in order to remain current.  This course is ideal for the workplace first aider and for those providing first aid to Sports.  This course also provides a learning pathway to becoming an SMA Sports Trainer.

This course is ideal as a CPR refresher course.

The Provide CPR Blended Learning Program enables students to learn the fundamental principles of first aid at their own pace, through an online training resource. The knowledge is then consolidated and assessed at a practical workshop.

Please note: It is essential that students successfully complete the online course prior to attending the Provide CPR workshop.

Course duration: 1-2 hours (e-learning) PLUS 2 Hours practical workshop.

Content: 

•         To describe the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued upon successful completion of the course for HLTAID001 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Prerequisites:  The self-paced online training program must be completed prior to course commencement.

Access to the online learning component will be provided after payment of the course fee has been received.  Please allow sufficient time between enrolment and the practical workshop, to complete the online component.

 

Follow this link -> http://sma.org.au/state-branches/nt/nt-current-training-calendar/ to see SMA NT’s course calendar for the next three months.

To register for any of our upcoming courses, register online or fill out THIS ENROLMENT FORM and return it to Tracey.Bradley@sma.org.au or fax 08 8945 2376.  For any queries, please contact the office on 08 8927 2333.

 

Please see the “NT Training Calendar” tab for details of upcoming courses.


Northern Territory Executive

Tracey Bradley
Executive Officer – Darwin
Phone: (08) 8927 2333
Email: tracey.bradley@sma.org.au