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Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation

SIS31015

Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation SIS31015

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation is the recognised qualification to work in the Sport & Recreation industry in an aquatic or recreation facility.

This may include:

  • physical education / outdoor education departments of primary schools and high schools
  • learn to swim centres
  • and ski instructor schools.

Some trainees are employed on a full-time basis (approx. 35 hours a week) and aim to complete the entire qualification within 12 months. In addition some trainees are employed one day per week over a school calendar year (42 weeks, 230 hours workplace guided or supervised training ), 20 hours face to face workplace visits including face to face assessment.

Students will study how to conduct and oversee fitness and recreational activities, respond to emergency situations, and apply risk management processes. Units cover such topics within the sport domain, customer service and OHS.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship.

Please note: the information on this page is relevant for 2022 enrolments.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in an aquatic or community recreation environment such as a swimming pool or community recreation centre.

Workers may be subject to shift work early mornings and late evenings, work maybe within a recreation facility, community center educational facility.

Further Study

After graduating, you might wish to undertake further study in the SIS50612 Diploma of Sport & Recreation.

Course Dates & Times

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Traineeship/SBA - Open from 10th January / 2022

1. Subsidised Trainee
$1,498.00
2. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$300.00
3. Full Fee
$3,430.00
Course Materials
$144.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$85.00

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Please note that the fees on this webpage, for this particular course:

  • are correct at the time of publishing for those enrolling in 2022 and may change without notice.
  • will be discussed with applications as part of the application process to ensure it is understood what is being paid for and which fee rates they may be eligible for.

Course Fees consist of 3 different components:

  1. Student Tuition Fee - cover the costs of training and assessment. These fees vary across courses and are calculated based on a rate per nominal hour enrolled in. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Circumstances may include:
    1. an individual’s eligibility for Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    2. an individual’s eligibility for concession rates on Victorian (Skills First) and Commonwealth government-funded training
    3. ineligible individuals who are required to pay the full fees for tuition and other costs.
  2. Material Fee - where applicable, cover the costs of classroom consumables, handouts and booklets, e-Learning resources and associated license access fees and excursions.
  3. Student Services Fee (SSF) – contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF is a non-refundable annual fee that does not apply to short course participants.

Additionally, some courses require students to purchase or supply textbooks, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

GOTAFE offers a range of payment options to help you pay your fees.
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Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Complete a Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) online test to ensure the required literacy & numeracy levels for the course are met.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review by interview to ensure the course suits their needs and aspirations, and that they are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course
  • Have a strong interest in the Sport & Recreation field
Core Units
SISXCAI003
Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
SISXCCS001
Provide quality service
SISXEMR001
Respond to emergency situations
SISXIND001
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
SISXRES002
Educate user groups
Elective Units
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISSSCO001
Conduct sport coaching sessions with foundation level participants
SISXCAI001
Provide equipment for activities
SISXCAI006
Facilitate groups
SISXCAI007
Assist with activities not requiring equipment
SISXHRM001
Recruit and manage volunteers
SISXMGT001
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments/reports
  • Case studies
  • Online forums
  • Role plays
  • Oral presentations
  • E-portfolio
  • Practical demonstrations

Students will be required to complete some assessments online and in the workplace.

All students are provided with written feedback for each Assessment Task. They are also visited within the workplace a minimum of four times per calendar year where their progress and any issues regarding their course is discussed. Discussions may also be held with their workplace supervisor if required.

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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.

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

Commonly asked questions

  • Can anyone complete a traineeship?
    Yes but you need an ASSAN and an employer to take you on.
  • Can you complete aquatic modules?
    No core or elective units however the possibility of completing a pool lifeguard short course.
  • Is the work online?
    Yes all modules are online and the trainer visits workplace a min four times per year.

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Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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