Course Outline

The aim of the Level 2 Sports Trainer program is to further develop the basic knowledge and skills of a Level 1 Sports Trainer that in turn, will improve their ability to contribute to safer sporting events and organisations. It is anticipated that the experience gained since completion of the Level 1 course, will provide participants with sufficient insight to assimilate this higher level of knowledge into their role as a Sports Trainer.

The Level 2 Sports Trainer course covers the following units:

  • PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injuries
  • Role of the Level 2 Sports Trainer
  • Athlete Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Concussion Management
  • Introduction to Sports Massage
  • Triage and First Response, Including Wound Management
  • Advanced Taping

Course Prerequisites

Please note: evidence of the above prerequisites must be provided to SMA prior to attendance at a course. Students who do not provide sufficient evidence of the required prerequisites will have their enrolment deemed as incomplete. Students who do not complete the enrolment process and provide a valid USI within 15 business days of the course date, will be unenrolled.


Upon completing this training, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for PUAEME004A Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injuries within 30 days via PDF and/or hard copy, as per the Australian Skills Quality Authority regulations of successful course completion. Students will also receive a Sports Medicine Australia Level 2 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 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

The course comprises a minimum of 19 hours of instruction. The course units may be delivered over consecutive days, or a longer period of time depending on the mode of delivery. Please check with the SMA Office located in your State or Territory to confirm course dates.


Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Demonstration, practice and assessment of practical skills
  • Written assessment

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted for units that the participant has already achieved competency in on provision of suitable evidence of current competence in the unit area.  For example, a participant with a Degree or Certificate IV qualification in massage may be deemed competent in the ‘Introduction of Sports Massage’ unit if the applicant’s academic transcript or other relevant document provides evidence of the achievement of competence in this area. Participants who have completed comparable units from the SIS30810 Certificate III Sports Trainer qualification from the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package may also be eligible for RPL. The determination of RPL for a particular unit or units remains at the discretion of Sports Medicine Australia.

Course Resources

Students are provided with the following course resources:

  • Sports tape (as required) & associated materials

Please note: students are required to provide a towel for use during the Introduction to Sports Massage unit. Students are also advised that this unit requires students to work in pairs to practice the techniques being taught.


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