Vocational Education and Training in Schools

SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

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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:

  • Certificate III in Sports Trainer
  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • 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.