Your web browser may not be properly supported. To use this site and all of its features, we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Safari or Firefox

Sport & Recreation

Get paid to do what you love with a career in Sport & Recreation. Inspire others to live active lifestyles, in the gym, at school, or in nature.

Help your community become more active

Take your passion to the next level with one of our recognised qualifications. You’ll learn specialised skills in outdoor recreation, fitness and physiology, athletics, or aquatics, alongside essential skills in first aid, communication, and instruction techniques.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation (SIS31015)

The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation prepares you to work in an aquatic or recreation facility.

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)

Kickstart your career in the Fitness industry with the Certificate III in Fitness course from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (SIS30115)

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

Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership (SIS40619)

Develop your talents in outdoor education and strive toward a career as a highly skilled outdoor recreation leader

Why study with GOTAFE?

A world of opportunities

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Your training will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and you'll benefit from practical placements at athlete training camps, excursions, and our on-site gym. You'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

The fitness industry is growing fast, as Australians become more health-conscious and interested in their personal fitness. Over 8.4 million adults and 3 million children in Australia participate in sports every year—meaning there's no shortage of areas where you can make an impact as a fitness professional.

Training that sets you up for success

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in sport and recreation and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Sport & Recreation with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.