Level 1 Sports Trainer

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The Level 1 Sports Trainer course, delivered by Sports Medicine Australia (RTO provider number 110086) covers how to manage emergency situations and apply first aid in a Rugby League environment as well as injury management, crisis management, concussion management, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete.  Prior to attending the two day face to face course participants must complete a total of five online learning modules (approximately 14 hours pre-course work total) which can be accessed via your NRL course room: 1) three NRL online learning modules; 2) three SMA online learning modules.  All candidates who successfully complete the course will receive a digital Statement of Attainment for the units of competency HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, incorporating HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and a digital Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate, issued by Sports Medicine Australia. Note: Candidates who already hold a current first and CPR certification can apply for exemption for day 1 of the course through a recognition of prior learning process.  
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must complete all eLearning before attending face to face training

Course Content
The Level 1 Sports Trainer course, delivered by Sports Medicine Australia, is designed for prospective Sports Trainers. Participants who register to the course will also complete the following units of competency prior to commencing the Level 1:
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID001 Provide CPR
The course builds upon the role of first aid and emergency responders, introducing participants to the basic principles of sports medicine with a distinct emphasis on practical knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer including injury management, crisis management, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete.
This course educates prospective Sports Trainers, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents on the basic principles of sports medicine using simulated real-life scenarios which could appear in the community, sporting and/or workplace settings.
The Level 1 Sports Trainer is the NRL’s minimum requirement for working with players 16 years and older. For players under 16 years of age, the minimum requirement is League First Aid.
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