Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation

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Sports Trainer accreditation is valid for 3 years and should be updated before the expiry date. The SMA re-accreditation procedure involves demonstrating that you are competent and provides the opportunity to update you skills and knowledge with the latest techniques and information.

Sports Trainers have a six-month grace period after the expiry date of their accreditation, to re-accredit. Failure to re-accredit by this time will require full attendance at the relevant course.


To attend the re-accreditation course, participants must have either a Level 1 Sports Trainer or Level 2 Sports Trainer accreditation in addition to:

  • Current First Aid Qualification (HLTFA311A – Apply First Aid  or HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid)
  • Current CPR Qualification (HLTAID001 – Provide CPR)
  • Current Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injuries (PUAEME004A) (Please note: This is a prerequisite for the Level 2 Sports Trainer accreditation only.) 

Course Delivery

Designed for those people who are time poor, Sports Medicine Australia now offers two methods for re-accreditation so you can choose the options that suites you.

OPTION 1 – Internal Accreditation

This option allows sports trainers to attend a re-accreditation course in 1/2 a day.

OPTION 2 – External Accreditation

This option allows sports trainers to re-accredit external to a course by being assessed on a set of competencies by an approved health care professional.

On successful completion of the course, the Sports Trainer will receive a three year National accreditation and identification card.

To find a re-accreditation course close to you, contact your state branch.

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