The SIS30122 Certificate III in Sports, Aquatics and Recreation teaches the skills needed for individuals wanting to work in recreation spaces, such as gymnasiums, pools, and sports centres. 

This certificate reflects the knowledge needed to deliver recreational services. Workers will undertake routine tasks under supervision.

Your training will focus on: 

  • Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge
  • Respond to emergencies
  • How to work effectively in the chosen recreational field, could include:
    • Provide First Aid
    • Teach water safety and survival skills
    • Participate in conditioning for sport
    • Supervise patron safety in aquatic locations

AST auspices this qualification to secondary schools so their teachers can deliver to secondary school students as part of their VET studies.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Activity operations officer
  • Recreation leader
  • Sports and recreation attendant
  • Lifeguard
  • Swimming teacher

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • holistic assessment

Evidence may be 

  • written 
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.

The SIS30122 Certificate III in Sports, Aquatics and Recreation consists of 15 units:

  • 6 core units
  • 9 elective units

Elective units will vary depending on consultation with industry.

Core units include:

BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISXCCS004 Provide quality service
SISXEMR003 Respond to emergency situations
SISXFAC006 Maintain activity equipment
SISXIND011 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge


This qualification is offered to secondary schools on a fee-for-service basis, where a fee is charged for each individual student’s enrolment.

Please contact us for the current year’s auspicing fees.

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