Certificate III in Sports Trainer

What is this qualification?

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual likely to undertake a career as a sports trainer at a regional or state or territory level. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include performing pre and post event taping as part of providing injury prevention and treatment for athletes, developing warm up and cool down programs and assisting with the management of sports injuries under the guidance of a health professional. Those with this qualification would also liaise with coaching and other related support staff.

The following is an indicative job role for this qualification:

  • Sports trainer
The delivery of SIS30813 Certificate III in Sports Trainer is 2 months full time and 4 months part time.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Packaging Rules

14 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 5 elective units, which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or from units first packaged at AQF level 2, 3 or 4 within SIS10; up to 2 of these elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 3.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors)

Training for the course will be delivered using one or more of the following methods:

  • Classroom instruction and practical workshops
  • Project work and mentoring
  • Self-paced learning
  • e-Learning

Training methods are selected to best achieve the required elements of competence while giving full consideration to the learning style of the participants. The provision of training may include a flexible combination of any of the above. Students studying at home have access to training via email or phone.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a candidate may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience and/or formal training. For additional information relating to RPL for this course, please contact Australian Football College office.
This course has been developed under the Australian Quality Framework (AQF) and is a nationally recognised course. Qualifications granted by Australian Football College are accredited by the Australian Government; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Please see the attached price list and for more information please contact the Australian Football College on 1300 656 693.

Delivery Schedule


Core Unit Mandatory to complete all 9 Units
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SISSSPT201A Implement sports injury prevention
SISSSPT302A Provide initial management of sports injuries
SISSSPT303A Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs
SISSSPT304A Tape ankle, thumb and fingers
SISSSPT305A Support sports injury management
SISSSPT307A Conduct advanced taping
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
SISXWHS101 Follow work health and safety policies
YOU ARE TO CHOOSE ONE ELECTIVE STREAMS ONLY
Elective Stream 1
SISSSCO512 Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes
SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
Elective Stream 2 
SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSCO303 Plan and deliver coaching programs
SISSSCO304 Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs
SISSSCO305 Implement selection policies
SISSSCO306 Provide drugs in sport information