Considerations for Athletes with a Disability

Course Outline 

Around 4.4 million Australians have a disability and face a multitude of barriers that prevent individuals enjoying the benefits associated with participation in sport.

This workshop will focus on a range of considerations that should be made when working with athletes with a disability, both universal and specific for those with a physical, intellectual or sensory disability, including:

  • Initial relationship building and rapport
  • Establishing awareness and understanding of the role of the first responder
  • Athlete pre-screening
  • Environmental considerations such as venue accessibility, lighting etc.
  • Different styles of communication

Course Prerequisites 



Upon completion of this training, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


To enrol, students must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Children under 16 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis upon application to their  local SMA state branch (in the state where the course is to be held). This ensures the student has the necessary skills to undertake training and assessment requirements. 


Please read and be familiar with all our training policies

Delivery Mode/Duration

This course is delivered over 1.5 hours via a live online classroom.

Upcoming Course Dates

Course price: $40

  • Wednesday 13 March | 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEDT | Register >

  • Tuesday 26 March | 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEDT | Register >

  • Wednesday 17 April | 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST | Register >

  • Tuesday 30 April | 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST | Register >

  • Thursday 9 May | 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST | Register >

  • Wednesday 29 May | 7:00pm – 8:30pm AEST | Register >