Vocational Education and Training in Schools

SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.

They work in locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.

Possible job outcomes include:

  • recreation officer
  • activity operation officer
  • sport and recreation attendant
  • community activities officer
  • leisure services officer.

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

  • SIS30813 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer
  • SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness
  • SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation


This qualification is made up of 15 units, 9 core and 6 electives.


BSBWHS303 - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control (30)

BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development (30)

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid (20)

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety (30)

ICTWEB201 - Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement (20)

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

SISXCAI004 - Plan and conduct programs (50)

SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service (10)

SISXEMR001 - Respond to emergency situations (15)


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

2 units must come from the follow units:

SISXADM001 - Organise and supervise participant travel (15)

SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups (20)

SISXRES002 - Educate user groups (25)

BSBADM311 - Maintain business resources (20)

BSBCRT301 - Develop and extend critical thinking skills (40)

BSBINM301 - Organise workplace information (20)

BSBWOR204 - Use business technology (30)


The remaining units may be selected from the following list:

General Units

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)

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

SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities (15)

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)

SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups (20)

SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities (15)

Sport Specific

SISCAQU002 - Perform basic  water rescues (15) 

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.