Safer Sports

If you are keen to become a sports trainer, or to upskill to take on a higher level of sports training, Sports Medicine Australia offers a range of industry recognised training courses as part of our Safer Sports Program

Graduates from our courses gain skills and accreditation that qualifies them as sports trainers within community sports clubs or elite level competitions, providing a crucial link between coaches, players and health professionals, and a key role in promoting healthy and safe sport and physical activity. 

Our courses draw on the expertise of Sports Medicine Australia’s professional members and have a distinct emphasis on practical skills in topics including: 

  • Implementing appropriate injury prevention protocols 
  • Preparing players for competition 
  • Concussion recognition and management 
  • Nutrition and hydration 
  • Drugs in sport 
  • Immediate management of injuries and crisis management of severe injuries 
  • Return to play principles. 

SMA Sports Trainer Membership

We encourage all working sports trainers to sign up as a SMA Sports Trainer Associate to take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits.  

A major benefit is the specially tailored insurance package which has been carefully designed for working sports trainers and is available to accredited SMA sports trainers (either Level 1 Sports Trainer and/or Level 2 Sports Trainer). 

If you’re not already signed up, take advantage of a 20% discount on your Sport Trainer Associate package ($120 instead of $150) when registering for an already discounted “course plus Associate package bundle” for any of SMA’s Sports Trainer or Sports Trainer Reaccreditation Courses. Once you’ve purchased the bundle, a discount will be applied to all future registrations. 

More about the Sports Trainer Associate package. 

About our courses  

Our training courses have been developed as part of Sports Medicine Australia’s Safer Sport Program, which was initiated in 1983 to: 

  • Create a safe playing field in which all Australians can actively and freely participate. 
  • Encourage sport and physical activity. 
  • Educate community members about healthy lifestyle choices and the associated benefits that physical activity and sport play in reducing lifestyle diseases.