Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Course Code SIS30115
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 456 hours

Course Overview

The SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation is the recognised qualification to work within the aquatic and recreation industry.

This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Sport and Recreation industry. They work in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.

Further studies
After gaining the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation, you might wish to undertake further study in the SIS50612 Diploma of Sports Development.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions which will be scheduled on Wednesdays. A timetable will be provided upon enrolment.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Sharlene Wohlers
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 456 $3.10 $1,413.60 $3.00 $1,368.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 456 $0.62 $282.72 $3.00 $1,368.00
Full Fee 456 $5.13 $2,339.28 N/A N/A
Course Materials 456 $0.35 $159.60 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
GOTAFE preferred entry requirements include candidates holding a strong interest in fitness and the Sport & Recreation field.

Entry requirements will require candidates to complete a Pre-training review and participate in a formal interview.

Units of Competency

SIS30115 – Core Units

SISXCAI003 – Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWHS303 – Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
SISXCAI004 – Plan and conduct programs
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
SISXCCS001 – Provide quality service
SISXEMR001 – Respond to emergency situations
ICTWEB201 – Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

SIS30115 – Elective Units

SISSSPT303A – Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs
SISSSCO101 – Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISSSOF101 – Develop and update officiating knowledge
SISXRES002 – Educate user groups
SISXCAI006 – Facilitate groups
SISSSOF202 – Officiate games or competitions
BSBADM307 – Organise schedules
SISSCKT201A – Perform the intermediate skills of cricket
SISSBSB201A – Teach fundamental basketball skills

Assessment Methods

Students are given a variety of meaningful educational experiences through their learning, all course material is relevant and the skill sets delivered are required to improve their work performance within the Sport and Recreation industry. Learning activities and assignments have been designed to allow the learner to be active in their own learning and learn from personal experience.

Students are actively involved in sports based programs within industry for example the sports coaching practicum delivered within the Primary school sector.

Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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