Courses & Accreditation
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) has suspended all face to face Safer Sport course delivery in an attempt to minimize and manage the potential risks presented by COVID 19. SMA will continue to offer online course content including theory components for some first aid, emergency care and Sports Trainer courses during this period of community social distancing. Some courses will not be offered at this time.
SMA 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 Safer Sport Courses – Industry accredited training courses specifically developed and recognised by Sports Medicine Australia
- Nationally Recognised Training – Nationally recognised vocational and education training courses and qualifications that SMA delivers as an Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Sports Medicine Australia is registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) 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.
Sports Medicine Australia’s Safer Sport Courses have been specially developed for coaches, players, officials, teachers, volunteers, community sports clubs, schools, sports trainers and healthcare professionals. These courses are industry-recognised and respected.
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:
- Level 1 Sports Trainer
- Level 1 Sports Trainer – Allied Health
- Level 2 Sports Trainer
- Level 1 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation
- Level 2 Sports Trainer Re-Accreditation
- Introduction to Sports Taping
- Introduction to Kinesiology Taping
- Advanced Sports Taping
- Introduction to Sports Massage
- 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.