South Australia

If you are keen to become a sports trainer, or upskill to take on a higher level of sports training, SMA is providing quality, accessible injury prevention and management education for the South Australian sporting community

Our courses draw on the expertise of SMA’s professional members and have a distinct emphasis on practical skills. Courses currently being offered in South Australia include:

Take advantage of our consistent course schedule and register before June 30 to receive 20% off your enrolment. Simply use code SA24 at the point of registration.


Please note, all courses will be run at Sport SA, West Beach. Registration is compulsory.

Introduction To Sports Taping ($60)

Prerequisites: NIL

  • Sunday 26 May | 8:30am – 11:30am

Advanced Sports Taping ($80)

Prerequisites: Level 1 Sports Trainer, Introduction to Sports Taping, or evidence of equivalent experience.

  • Sunday 26 May | 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • Saturday 15 June | 12:30am – 3:30pm

Introduction to Sports Massage ($100)

Prerequisites: NIL

  • Sunday 26 May | 4:30am – 6:30pm

Level 1 Sports Trainer ($299)

Prerequisites: HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (completed within 3 years), HLTAID009 Provide CPR (completed within 12 months), and successful completion of the pre-course online learning.

  • Sunday 9 June | 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday 27 July | 8:30am – 5:00pm

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.