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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to complete to assist my team as a Sports Trainer?

There are currently four different levels of Sports Trainer across rugby league:

- LeagueSafe - this is the minimum accreditation required in order to enter the field of play. The free online LeagueSafe course can be accessed here.

- League First Aid - this course qualifies a person to act as a First Responder on game days across age groups between U6s and U15s. Courses consist of 2 online modules and 8 hours Face to Face training. Local courses can be found on the NRL 

Learning Centre.

- Level 1 Sports Trainer - educates participants on the basic principles of first aid, sports injury management and sports injury prevention. The Level 1 course will qualify participants to act in the role of First Responder for all age groups on game

day in the community Rugby League in accordance with the NRL On-Field Policy.

- Level 2 Sports TrainerThese courses are targeted primarily towards trainers working under the Performance On-Field Policy.

More information on Sports Trainer Accreditations can be found here.

It is a requirement of the Hunter Junior Rugby League that "ALL" volunteers must have a valid NSW Working With Children Check before registering as a rugby league volunteer. Regardless of whether you are a close relative of a participant or not, you still require a clearance:


Apply here:

Where can I find upcoming face to face courses in our area?

All local Face to Face courses for League First Aid, Level 1 Sports Trainer and Level 2 Sports Trainer are listed on the NRL Learning Centre.

I have already completed some components of the Sports Trainer course, but don't have my Sports Trainer accreditation. Do I need to do these again?

Applicants can provide evidence of existing current qualifications to the NRL Education team that can be used to substitute some course modules. All candidates will need to complete the Recognition of Prior Learning application form, and be approved, for any acceptance of prior learning. 

It is important to avoid directly enrolling in a full course; the application should be completed first. 

I still have an active Sports Trainer accreditation, however need to refresh my CPR/Advanced Resuscitation/Spinal Care components?

The NRL provide single component courses throughout the year at a variety of venues across the area. All of these courses will be listed on the NRL Learning Centre

Courses can also be completed through external Recognised Training Organisations if required, however in order for this training to be recognised a copy of your Statement of Attainment will need to be forwarded to the NRL Education team through the Upload Request Form.

Recognised training includes:
•    HLTAID001 or HLTAID009 Provide CPR
•    HLTAID007 or HLITA010 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
•    HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 
•    PUAEME004 Provide Emergency Care for a Suspected Spinal Injury


Do I need to register with my club? If so, how?

All sports trainers (including LeagueSafes) must be registered with their local club under the Trainer member type, which is selectable at the beginning of the club registration form. Registrations are completed online through The Club Finder will direct you to your local club's registration form.

If you experience any issues whilst trying to complete your registration, the NRL have provided support resources and guides available.

How do I check if my accreditation is up to date?

1. Go to the MySideline Profile log in page

2. Login with NRL account details

3. Select the three lines menu at the top left hand corner

4. Select Accreditations

5. Select the member from the top drop down

6. All linked accreditations will appear in the below table


I completed my course however my accreditation has not updated?

MySideline profiles are automatically updated with accreditation details within an hour of the course being marked as successfully completed. If this has not occurred, return to your profile within the NRL Learning Centre and check the status of your course. If any modules are still showing as Incomplete, these will need to be finalised before your accreditation will display.


Where do I get help if there is an issue with my accreditations?

If you require any assistance, please visit where you will find support articles to assist with common troubleshooting or you can Submit A Request to contact the NRL Education team.


Bri Ritchie

School and Community Coordinator - Newcastle

Paddy Haycock

School and Community Coordinator - Maitland

Luke Lawrence

School and Community Coordinator - School Competitions

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