Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation

Course Code SIS31015
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 341 hours

Course Overview

The SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation is the recognised qualification to work within the Sport & Recreation Industry.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in aquatic facilities or environments, and recreation facilities. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and activities.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Sport & Recreation industry. This course is delivered as a traineeship and requires working with an employee and AASN.

Further studies
After gaining the SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation you might wish to undertake further study in the SIS50612 Diploma of Sport & Recreation.

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 will be required to complete some assessments online via GOTAFE Student Moodle system.

Attendance on campus is not required as the course is entirely online.

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 341 $3.59 $1,224.19 $6.00 $2,046.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 341 $0.71 $244.84 $6.00 $2,046.00
Full Fee 341 $8.20 $2,796.20 N/A N/A
Course Materials 341 $0.35 $119.35 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 the Sport & Recreation field.

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices/Trainees only)
Units of Competency

SIS31015 – Core Units

SISXCAI003 – Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
SISXRES002 – Educate user groups
SISXCCS001 – Provide quality service
SISXEMR001 – Respond to emergency situations
SISXIND001 – Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

SIS31015 – Elective Units

SISXCAI007 – Assist with activities not requiring equipment
SISXMGT001 – Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
SISSSCO101 – Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
SISXCAI006 – Facilitate groups
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
SISXCAI001 – Provide equipment for activities
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
SISXHRM001 – Recruit and manage volunteers

Assessment Methods

Learners are engaged within the workplace and through an online mode of delivery. Assessments take place online, and include quizzes, written reports, short answers and within the workplace practically through observation tools.

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 an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Enrolment in an enterprise-only course is undertaken with the organisation requesting this for their workers.

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?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.