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Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation

SIS31015

Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation – SIS31015

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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.

You'll learn to conduct and oversee fitness and recreational activities, respond to emergency situations, and apply risk management processes.

This course is delivered as a Traineeship.

Career Pathways

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

Further Study

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

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Trainee
$1,224.00
2. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$246.00
3. Full Fee
$2,796.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$119.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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:

  • 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course
  • Candidates holding 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
SISSSCO101
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
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

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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.

Students will be required to complete some assessments online.

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

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

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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