Qualification details

SIS30813 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package10/Sep/2019
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIS30810 - 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Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageVersion1 and its component qualifications and units of competency were superseded by the release of the replacement SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package Version 2 on 6 March 2013.05/Mar/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIS30812 - Certificate III in Sports TrainerIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA301C Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid in the core.13/Dec/2013

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 21/Jul/2015
(View details for release 1) 14/Dec/2013

Units of competency

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BSBADM307 - Organise schedulesOrganise schedulesSupersededElective
SISSSPT303A - Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programsConduct basic warm-up and cool-down programsSupersededCore
SISSSPT304A - Tape ankle, thumb and fingersTape ankle, thumb and fingersSupersededCore
SISSSPT302A - Provide initial management of sports injuriesProvide initial management of sports injuriesSupersededCore
ICTICT210 - Operate database applicationsOperate database applicationsSupersededElective
ICPDMT263 - Access and use the internetAccess and use the internetSupersededElective
HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aidProvide advanced first aidSupersededElective
SISSSPT201A - Implement sports injury preventionImplement sports injury preventionSupersededCore
BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and developmentSupersededElective
SISSSPT307A - Conduct advanced tapingConduct advanced tapingSupersededCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452317 Other Sports Coach Or Instructor 
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 452317 Other Sports Coach Or Instructor 05/Mar/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-27 Other Sports Coach 05/Mar/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 05/Mar/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 14/Dec/2013 
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Modification History

The version details of this endorsed qualification are the table below. The latest information is at the top.




Imported elective units updated from the following training packages:

  • BSB Business Services
  • ICP Printing and Graphic Arts
  • ICT Information and Communications Technology


Replaces and is equivalent to SIS30812 Certificate III in Sports Trainer.

Intent of the qualification remains unchanged.

HLTFA301C Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid in the core.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to undertake a career as a sports trainer at a regional, 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

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway, however is not suitable for School Based Traineeships/Apprenticeships.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislation, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification of the endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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 qualification 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.

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.


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.

Planning and organisation

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 organisational policies and procedures to complete sports trainer tasks in an efficient manner.

Problem Solving

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.


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.


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.


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 specifications and organisational 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 be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).



Provide first aid


Implement sports injury prevention


Provide initial management of sports injuries


Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs


Tape ankle, thumb and fingers


Support sports injury management


Conduct advanced taping


Undertake risk analysis of activities


Follow work health and safety policies



Organise schedules


Organise personal work priorities and development


Provide advanced first aid


Access and use the Internet


Operate word-processing applications


Operate spreadsheet applications


Operate presentation packages


Operate application software packages


Operate database applications


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Plan and deliver coaching programs


Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs


Implement selection policies


Provide drugs in sport information


Provide nutrition information to athletes


Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology


Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment


Coordinate regional touring athletes


Deal with medical conditions in a sport setting


Instruct strength and conditioning techniques


Respond to emergency situations