Vital Sports Medicine

Vital First Aid now has a sports training division called Vital Sports Medicine which is dedicated to the development and delivery of leading sports trainer education. Our courses range from CPR to FULL Certificate III in Sports Trainer as well as Level 3 Sports Trainer. Our courses are designed to ensure that sports trainers gain the skills needed to assist injured players whilst maintaining the overall health and safety of all those at the game.

Before attempting any Sports Trainer course with any organisation you should check with your specific sporting code - not all sporting codes recognise all Sports Trainer courses. However they will recognised all the Nationally Recognised units of competence that are embedded in the Sports Trainer courses.


Nationally Recognised Training

Sports Trainer education with Nationally Recognised units ensures that there is:

  • Consistency and portability of training units – skills and knowledge gained in these courses may well be of use in other areas of your careers
  • Validity – training and assessment is validated across many stakeholders to ensure that everyone’s needs are me
  • Audited quality – all Nationally Recognised units and courses are audited by an external accrediting body to ensure that the delivery and assessment are second to none.


Level 3 Sports Trainer course - FIRST IN AUSTRALIA TO DELIVER THIS COURSE

Vital Sports Medicine is leading the Sports Trainer industry by being the first in Australia to deliver the Level 3 Sports Trainer course. This course greatly builds on the skills of the Level 2 Sports Trainer whilst ensuring that these additional skills can also be used outside of the sporting industry.

Currently this Level 3 is not a main stream certification for Sports Trainers in all sporting codes, but the additional skill sets gained by completing this course will provide a much higher level of first aid care for your players. 


The course includes several units of competency as well as extensive use of scenarios to ensure the highest level of knowledge and skills are achieved. Units of competency issued include:

  1. HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
  2. HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
  3. HLTAID008 Manage first aid resources and services - Occupational First Aid
  4. PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injuries
  5. PUAEME005A Provide Pain Management


Level 1 Sports Trainer course

This is a 2 day course design for people with a passion for sport who wish to gain the Level 1 Sports Trainer qualification. This course is recognised by most major sporting organisations.

Prerequisite information: The Level 1 Sports Trainer course includes several Nationally Recognised units of competency. These include:

  1. HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  2. SISSSPT304A Tape ankle, thumb and fingers
  3. PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injuries

These units are assessed during the face to face component of the course as well as completion of a post course log of taping experience. 

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are also required. This means that the participant will need to be able to read and write competently in english. If you are unsure that the participant has these skills please let us know prior to completing enrolment. 


Level 2 Sports Trainer course

The Level 2 Sports Trainer course includes several Nationally Recognised units of competency. These include:

  1. SISSSPT307A Conduct advanced taping - assessed during the face to face component of the course as well as completion of a post course log of taping experience. 
  2. HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
  3. HLTAID007 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
  4. PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injuries

as well as First Aid reminders, concussion policies etc. 

During the course, and as part of the Post Course assessments, you will be required to

  • use "pre-game" check assessments, amend those "checks" and evaluate the effectiveness of them
  • assist with WH&S identification and risk mitigation within your club
  • ensure safe use and maintenance of equipment within your sport
  • conduct warm up and cool down programs
  • research and deliver information on "drugs in sport" to athletes in your club
  • learn advanced taping techniques
  • spinal care refresher
  • concussion awareness and refresher

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are also required. This means that the participant will need to be able to read and write competently in English. If you are unsure that the participant has these skills please let us know prior to completing enrolment. 

If you do not think you will be able to complete the assessments please let us know prior to completing enrolment. 


Concussion resources - completion of the "HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training" is an excellent method of further developing your concussion awareness skills. We highly recommend this FREE course. Follow the link HEADS UP


Concussion Recognition Tool 5 ( CRT 5 ) - the only tool that should be used by Sports Trainers to assist with concussion recognition  download here


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