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.  

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Course Outline

Introduction to Sport Taping offers beginners technical and practical advice for use when taping athletes. This course covers an introduction to taping techniques for ankle, finger & thumb, as well as the principles and application of tape. This is an ideal course for players, parents and first aiders who are taping athletes.

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.

Delivery Mode/Duration

This course is delivered over 2 hours and involved a combination of theoretical and practical instruction.


Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Presenter observation and practical assessment

Course Resources

Students are provided with the following course resources:

  • Sports tape (as required) & associated materials


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Introduction to Sports Taping Courses