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Level 1 Sports Trainer Certificate

Course Outline

Level 1 Sports Trainer course is designed to introduce participants to the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer. These skills include the management of specific sporting injuries, 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.

 This is the standard requirement to perform the duties of a Sports Trainer in most major Australian sporting codes.

The course covers the following units:

  • Sports Trainer in Action

  • Basic Musculoskeletal Anatomy

  • Preventing Sports Injuries

  • Nutrition and Hydration in Sport

  • Drugs in Sport

  • Management of the Injured Athlete

  • Common Medical Conditions

  • Concussion

  • Sports Taping (ankle, thumb and finger)

  • Transporting the Injured Athlete

  • Common Sporting Illness and Injuries


Students will be assessed as follows:

  • Lecturer observation and practical scenario assessment

  • Taping of the ankle, thumb and finger

  • Written assessment

Course Prerequisites

Course Certificate

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, students will receive a Certificate of Level 1 Sports Training within 30 days via PDF. Certificates are typically provided to the student within 10 business days of successful completion.

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