Courses for Trainers

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Sports injuries can be costly.  Injuries mean sidelined players, lengthy rehabilitation and often poor team performance.  It is therefore crucial not to underestimate the importance of sport safety.

Sports trainers and sports first aiders are an integral part of all sports. They play a vital role in ensuring the safety of all participants. Through their knowledge, skills and involvement, injuries are minimised, keeping players in action, which contributes to sporting success.

For those interested in becoming a Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) accredited sports trainer/sport first aider the AFL/SMA Sports Trainers Course introduces the basic skills.

The program incorporates the following courses:

  • Sports First Aid (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid)
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • AFL Emergency Response Coordinator
  • Advanced Sports Taping
Course Dates:
  • Sunday 21st October, 9:00am 5:00pm - Sports First Aid
  • Wednesday 24th October, 6:30pm 9:30pm AFL Emergency Response Coordinator #
  • Saturday 27th October, 9:00am 5:00pm Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Sunday 28th October, 9:00am 5:00pm Level 1 Sports Trainer
  • Wednesday 31st October, 6:30pm 9:30pm Advanced Sports Taping #
Venue:

Collingwood Football Club, Corner Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue, Olympic Park, Melbourne (Sports First Aid / Level 1 Sports Trainer)

# Wednesday Short Course Venue: Sports House, 375 Albert Road, Albert Park (Advanced Sports Taping / AFL Emergency Response Coordinator)

Course Options:

1.    Sports First Aid (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid), Level 1 Sports Trainer, Advanced Sports Taping #
Dates: October 21, 27, 28 & 31
Course Code: 31251C Course Cost: $450

2.    Level 1 Sports Trainer & Advanced Sports Taping #
Dates: October 27, 28 & 31
Course Code: 31257 Course Cost: $350

3.    Sports First Aid (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid) & AFL Emergency Response Coordinator #
Dates: Sunday October 21 & Wednesday October 24 (6:30pm 9:30pm)
Course Code: 31260F Course Cost: $200

4.    Advanced Sports Taping #
Date: Wednesday October 31 (6:30pm 9:30pm)
Course Code: 31254M Course Cost: $85

5.    AFL Emergency Response Coordinator #
Date: Wednesday October 24 (6:30pm 9:30pm)
Course Code: 31250E Course Cost: $40

AFL EMERGENCY COORDINATOR: All participants who successfully complete this training will have the minimum competencies required to officiate at an AFL game as mandated by the AFL for season 2013 and beyond.

NOTE: A current First Aid certificate is a pre-requisite for the AFL Emergency Response Coordinator and Level 1 Sports Trainer Course.   

Course participants receive various course manuals and all materials are provided.

Download the application form

On successful completion of the program participants will receive:

  • SMA/AFL certificate
  • SMA I.D. Card
  • SMA National Sports Trainer and/or Sports First Aid accreditations valid for three years
  • Complimentary state and national newsletters and resources
  • SMA Advanced Taping Certificate
  • AFL Emergency Response Coordinator Card/Accreditation
How can I find work at a football club once I am qualified?

Once completed, course participants will be qualified to work as a sports trainer/sports first aider. With many clubs searching for sports trainers/sports first aiders each year there are opportunities regularly arising for new qualified trainers/first aiders. For more information about finding employment as a sports trainer/sports first aider please contact Michael Aylen at Sports Medicine Australia on 03 9674 8777.

The numbers accepted into the course will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants to ensure quality delivery of the practical components. Enrolments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and payment must accompany enrolment to ensure a place in the course.

For more information please call Sports Medicine Australia on 03 9674 8777 or email ssp@vic.sma.org.au.

Download the application form 

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