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Certificate III in Sport and Recreation


Certificate III in Sport and Recreation – SIS30115

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Course Overview

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

You'll learn a range of skills needed to provide operational and customer support in recreation and community sport contexts, including risk management, first aid, and emergency response.

You'll also learn skills in education and facilitation, conducting warm-up and cool-down activities, and officiating games or competitions.

This course is offered as part of the VETiS program.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Sport & Recreation industry. You may find work in a range of contexts, including:

  • Fitness Centres
  • Sporting Grounds or Complexes
  • Leisure & Aquatic Centres
  • Community Recreation Centres

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIS50612 Diploma of Sports Development.

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

1. Subsidised Trainee
2. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

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
  • Hold a strong interest in fitness and the Sport & Recreation field
Core Units
Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
Organise personal work priorities and development
Provide first aid
Participate in workplace health and safety
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
Plan and conduct programs
Provide quality service
Respond to emergency situations
Elective Units
Organise schedules
Teach fundamental basketball skills
Perform the intermediate skills of cricket
Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
Develop and update officiating knowledge
Officiate games or competitions
Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs
Facilitate groups
Educate user groups

Assessment methods may include:

  • Observation
  • Quizzes
  • Written assignments
  • Case studies
  • Workbooks

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

Students are issued with a GOTAFE polo shirt, and are required to provide their own personal sporting shorts/tracksuit pants and shoes.

Activities included in the program are covered in fees.

Some activities may require students to travel to specified venues for example, Shepparton Basketball Stadium and the local football oval.

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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 are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions.. A timetable will be provided upon enrolment.

VET in Schools students will complete the course over a 2 year period, attending classes 1 day a week.

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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