Training & Courses
Sports Medicine Australia provides a range of training courses for coaches, players, officials, teachers, volunteers, community sports clubs, schools, sports trainers and healthcare professionals. The training courses that SMA provides fall into two categories:
- SMA Accredited Training – which are training courses specifically developed and recognised by Sports Medicine Australia
- Nationally Recognised Training – which are nationally recognised vocational and education training courses and qualifications that SMA delivers as an Registered Training Organisation.
Nationally Recognised Training
Sports Medicine Australia is registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority to deliver nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) services (Registered Training Organisation No: 110086).
Sports Medicine Australia is responsible for the quality of training and assessment provided to its students and for the issuing of all qualifications and statement of attainments.
Where any change to the agreed services occurs, including any new third party arrangement or change in ownership, Sports Medicine Australia will advise any enrolled student of the changes as soon as practicable.
Sports Medicine Australia offers the following nationally recognised training courses:.
- HLTAID001 – Provide CPR
- HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
- HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
- HLTAID007 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation
- PUAEME004A – Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury
Nationally recognised training courses delivered by Sports Medicine Australia are clearly designated by the Nationally Recognised Training logo:
Industry Accredited Training
Sports Medicine Australia Industry Accredited Training consists of training courses that have been developed by Sports Medicine Australia for coaches, players, officials, teachers, volunteers, community sports clubs, schools, sports trainers and healthcare professionals. It includes courses that fall within the ambit of Sports Medicine Australia’s Safer Sport Program (SSP).
The courses have a distinct emphasis on gaining practical skills, such as sports injury prevention, immediate injury management and crisis management techniques, as well as promoting the health and lifestyle disease prevention benefits of physical and recreation activity.
Sports Medicine Australia offers the following industry accredited training courses:
- L1ST – Level 1 Sports Trainer
- L2ST – Level 2 Sports Trainer
- 1R – Level 1 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation
- 2R – Level 2 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation
- ITST – Introduction to Sports Taping
- IKT – Introduction to Kinesiology Taping
- AST – Advanced Sports Taping
- ISM – Introduction to Sports Massage
- CM – Concussion Management
Important Information: USI
All students MUST have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) to undertake nationally recognised training. SMA cannot generate certificates until a valid USI is recorded. If you do not have a USI, or want to verify your USI number (takes approximately 3 minutes), please click here to be taken to the Australian Government USI website.
Students who do not provide a valid USI when registering for a course will be deemed as an incomplete enrolment. Students who do not complete the enrolment process and provide a valid USI within 30 days of the course date will be unenrolled.