Vocational Education and Training in Schools

SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

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This qualification allows individuals to develop basic functional knowledge and skills for work in customer contact positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of administrative activities and functions within a team and under supervision. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using practical skills and basic sport and recreation industry knowledge.

They work in locations such as sport and recreation centres or facilities, and leisure and aquatic centres assisting with the conduct of recreation activities, and facility maintenance and operations.

Possible job outcomes include:

  • community activities assistant
  • customer service assistant
  • leisure assistant
  • recreation assistant
  • retail assistant
  • grounds assistant
  • facility assistant.

Pathways from this qualification include studying any of the following qualifications:

  • Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • Certificate III in Sport & Recreation

This qualification is made up of 13 units, 8 core and 5 electives.


BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities (15)

HLTAID003 Provide first aid (20)

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (30)

SISXCAI002 Assist with activity sessions (15)

SISXCCS001 Provide quality service (10)

SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations (15)

SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments (40)

SISXIND002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge (20)

5 Elective units.
YMCA recommends selecting your elective units from the list of units below:

2 units must come from the follow units:

SISXCAI001 Provide equipment for activities (10)

SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities (15)

SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues (15) 

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (10)

BSBWOR201 Manage personal stress in the workplace (40)

FSKDIG03 Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks (15)

FSKLRG09 Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (15)

FSKLRG11 Use routine strategies for work related learning (10)

The remaining units may be selected from the following list:

General Units

SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices (20)

SISSSCO202 Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills (30) *Pre-Requisite SISSSCO101

SISSSDE201 Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment (15)

SISSSOF101 Develop and update officiating knowledge (15)

SISSSOF202 Officiate games or competitions (60)  *Pre-Requisite SISSSOF101

SISSSPT201A Implement sports injury prevention (10)

SISSCOP201A Prepare a pre or post event meal (20)

SISSSPT303A Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs (10)

SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques (60)

SISXCAI003 Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions (60)

SISXCAI004 Plan and conduct programs (50)

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities (15)

Sport Specific

SISSAFL201A Perform the intermediate skills of Australian Football          (20)      

SISSAFL202A Perform the intermediate tactics of Australian Football (15)

SISSATH201A Teach the fundamental skills of athletics (45)

SISSBSB201A Teach fundamental basketball skills (40)

SISSBSB202A Teach fundamental basketball tactics and game strategy (40)

SISSBSB205 Interpret and apply rules of basketball (30)

SISSCKT201A Perform the intermediate skills of cricket (30)

SISSCKT202A Perform the intermediate tactics and strategies of cricket (30)

SISSGYN201A Teach fundamental gymnastics skills (40)

SISSNTB201A Use intermediate level netball skills (30)   

SISSNTB202A Use intermediate level tactics and game strategy in netball play (30)

SISSNTB203A Participate in conditioning for netball (20)

SISSNTB204A Teach foundation netball skills (30)

SISSTOU201A Perform the intermediate skills of Touch  (30)

SISSTOU202A Perform the intermediate tactics and strategies of Touch (30)

Outdoor Recreation

SISOABA201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on artificial surfaces (20)

SISOABN201A Demonstrate abseiling skills on natural surfaces (20)

SISOABN202A Safe guard an abseiler using a single rope belay system (15)

SISOABN304A Establish ropes for single pitch abseil on natural surface (15)

SISOCLA201A Demonstrate top rope climbing skills on artificial surfaces (15)

SISOVTR301A Perform vertical rescues (20)

SISOBWG201A Demonstrate bushwalking skills in a controlled environment (15)

SISOCNE201A Demonstrate simple canoeing skills (25)

SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues (20)

SISOKYK201A Demonstrate simple kayaking skills (25)

SISOFSH201A Catch & handle fish (20)

SISOCYT201A Select, set up and maintain a bike (20)

SISOCYT202A Demonstrate basic cycling skills (30)

SISOMBK201A Demonstrate basic off-road cycling skills (20)  *Pre-Requisite SISOCYT202A

SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment (20)

SISOODR201A Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions (20)

SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact (20)

SISOOPS202A Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site (20)

SISOOPS306A Interpret weather conditions in the field (30)

SISOSNK201A Demonstrate snorkelling activities (20)

SISOSRF201A Demonstrate surf survival and self rescue skills (20)

SISOSRF202A Demonstrate basic surfing manoeuvres in controlled conditions (20)

The Units’ Nominal Hours are listed at the end of the unit name in brackets.