The Safer Sport Program (SSP) has been developed with the philosophy of “making sport Safer Sport”. Sports Medicine Australia strives to achieve this by providing courses with an emphasis on gaining practical skills, such as injury prevention, immediate injury management and crisis management techniques that can be used in the sporting environment.

It is the goal of the Safer Sport Program to reach more people in the active community, thereby producing greater awareness of prevention, assessment, management and referral of sporting injuries.

The Program is designed to educate people involved in sport and physical activity of the basic principles of first aid and sports medicine.

Eleven Safer Sport Program courses are offered throughout Queensland:

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 3 Hours
Sports First Aid (SFA) 8.5 Hours
Level 1 Sports Trainer Course (L1ST) 16 Hours
Combined SFA and L1St (CC) 24.5 Hours
Level 2 Sports Trainer Course (L2ST) 32 Hours
Sports Trainer Reaccreditation (R) 1+ Hours
Introduction toSports Taping (ESS) 3 Hours
Advanced Sports Taping (AESS) 3 Hours
Sports Medicine Awareness Course (SMAC) 3 Hours
Advanced CPR (ACPR) 3-4 Hours
Asthma Management
Introduction to Sports Massage (IM) 4 Hours
Spinal Management 4 Hours

The shorter courses start with the most basic preventative measures and target the individual participant, while the longer courses produce graduates capable of helping others – the Sports Trainers Program.

These courses are open to everybody interested in sport including: athletes, parents, coaches, trainers, nurses, club officials, teachers, facility supervisors, fitness and recreational leaders and health professionals.

Go to the SMA QLD Calendar to find out when the next course is being conducted nearest you!

Contact Us

Sports House
150 Caxton Street
Milton QLD 4064

Phone: (07) 3367 2700
Fax: (07) 3367 2800

State Council

Julie Gilbert
Maria Constantinou
Steve Manning
Belinda Beck
Ian Gillam
Chris Ball