Level 1 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation
SMA Sports Trainer Membership is highly encouraged for all working Sports Trainers, from community level sport right through to those involved in elite level competition. A major benefit of Sports Trainer Membership is the specially tailored insurance package which has been carefully designed for working Sports Trainers and is available for accredited SMA sports trainers (either Level 1 Sports Trainer and/or Level 2 Sports Trainer).
Take advantage of a 30% discount on your Sport Trainer Membership ($105 instead of $150) when purchasing an already discounted “course plus membership bundle” at the point of registration to any of SMA’s Sports Trainer or Sports Trainer Reaccreditation Courses on offer. Once the bundle is purchased, membership discount will be applied to all future Sports Trainer or Sports Trainer Reaccreditation Course registrations. Find out more about Sports Trainer Membership here.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification (valid for 3 years).
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 thelocal SMA office (in the state where the course is to be held). This ensures the student has the necessary skills to undertake the training and assessment requirements.
SMA now offers two methods for re-accreditation, so you can choose the option that suits you.
OPTION 1 – Internal Accreditation
This option allows sports trainers to attend a 4-hour face to face re-accreditation course.
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. Please contact your local SMA Office if you wish to undertake an external re-accreditation.
Students will be assessed as follows:
- Lecturer observation and practical assessment.
- Written assessment
Students are provided with the following course resources for internal re-accreditation:
- Sports tape and associated materials
Students who chose to undertake an external re-accreditation must source the required resources themselves.
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