Qualification details

SIS30810 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer (Release 1)


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Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS30812 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer• Changes to address new national Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill and updated legislation. In the core the unit SISXWHS101 Follow work health and safety policies replaces SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies. • New units added to the electives: ◦ 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 ◦ SISSSCO307 Provide nutrition information to athletes ◦ SISSSCO308 Support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychology ◦ SISSSDE201 Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment. 05/Mar/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS30813 - Certificate III in Sports TrainerThe SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageVersion1 and its component qualifications and units of competency were superseded by the release of the replacement SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package Version 2 on 6 March 2013. 05/Mar/2013

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(View details for release 2) 28/Nov/2011
1 (this release) 07/Jun/2011

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Units of competency

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SISSCGP310A - Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychologySupport athletes to adopt principles of sports psychologyN/A
SISSSTC301A - Instruct strength and conditioning techniquesInstruct strength and conditioning techniquesN/A
ICAU1130B - Operate a spreadsheet applicationOperate a spreadsheet applicationN/A
SISSSPA301A - Coordinate regional touring athletesCoordinate regional touring athletesN/A
SISSCGP307A - Implement selection policiesImplement selection policiesN/A
BSBADM307B - Organise schedulesOrganise schedulesN/A
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aidN/A
SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activitiesUndertake risk analysis of activitiesN/A
SISXEMR201A - Respond to emergency situationsRespond to emergency situationsN/A
ICPMM263C - Access and use the InternetAccess and use the InternetN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452300 Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-27 Other Sports Coach 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Professional Sports 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sports Trainer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452300 Sports Coaches, Instructors And Officials 18/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-27 Other Sports Coach 18/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 18/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


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.

Job roles 

The following is an indicative job role for this qualification:

  • sports trainer

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the sport industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


Communicating with athletes to determine and interpret their specific taping requirements; understanding verbal and written information on injury prevention; providing clear verbal instructions to players on injury prevention and treatment; terminology to interpret information and instructions from sports medicine personnel.


Working as a skilled team member; contributing to positive team dynamics and dealing appropriately with conflict; collaborating with athletes, coaches and sports medicine personnel to determine injury prevention strategies.


Identifying and taking action to mitigate hazards and risks that may arise during sports training activities; responding to emergency situations within scope of responsibility; recognising individual differences and adapting injury prevention and treatment strategies accordingly; determining appropriate solutions to injury prevention and management problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Showing initiative and independence in assisting with management of sport injuries; adjusting taping techniques to meet players' needs; taking correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency or safety hazard; reflecting on own performance for improvement.

Planning and organising

Collecting and recording information to undertake the efficient planning and delivery of injury prevention, warm up and cool down programs; time management to schedule player taping to meet training or competition deadlines; allocating resources and equipment to enable the desired activities to be undertaken to meet competition timelines; following organisation policies and procedures to complete sports trainer tasks in an efficient manner.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role as a sports trainer; understanding the boundaries of own role and correctly determining when referral to colleagues or medical or allied health professionals is required; acknowledging, discussing and acting upon feedback provided by coaches, players and other sports medicine personnel to improve own performance.


Knowing the structure of sports medicine networks and sources of information within the sport industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to sports medicine techniques, policies, procedures and regulations; analysing new injury prevention strategies for applicability to own situation; accessing professional development opportunities to enhance sports trainer performance.


Understanding and utilising the operating capability of equipment and software that assists in injury prevention and treatment; selecting, using and maintaining protective sports equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and organisation policies and procedures.

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 relate to the core function or role of the candidate's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core  ()


Apply first aid


Follow occupational health and safety policies


Undertake risk analysis of activities


Implement sports injury prevention


Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs


Tape ankle, thumb and fingers


Support sports injury management


Provide initial management of sports injuries


Conduct advanced taping

Electives  ()


Organise schedules


Organise personal work priorities and development


Apply advanced first aid


Operate a word processing application


Operate a spreadsheet application


Operate a database application


Operate a presentation package


Operate computing packages


Access and use the Internet


Customise coaching for special needs groups


Implement selection policies


Provide drugs in sport information


Develop nutritional strategies


Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology


Coordinate regional touring athletes


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques


Respond to emergency situations