Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service

This is an entry-level qualification that provides the competencies required by swimming pool and spa technicians to routinely maintain swimming pools and spas in domestic, commercial and public settings.

The qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

18 units of competency:

12 core units

6 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

all six may be chosen from the elective units listed below

up to three units may be chosen from other Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in add topic CPP07 , or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided they have not been previously chosen.

Core units

add topic BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic CPPCMN3005A

Complete client documentation

add topic CPPDSM3009A

Maintain workplace safety in the property industry

add topic CPPSPS3001A

Handle, transport and store swimming pool and spa chemicals safely

add topic CPPSPS3002A

Perform basic swimming pool and spa measurements and calculations

add topic CPPSPS3003A

Routinely maintain swimming pools and spas

add topic CPPSPS3004A

Routinely maintain swimming pool and spa water circulation and filtration systems

add topic CPPSPS3005A

Routinely maintain swimming pool and spa dosing systems

add topic CPPSPS3006A

Routinely maintain swimming pool and spa cleaning and vacuuming systems

add topic CPPSPS3008A

Work in the swimming pool and spa servicing industry

add topic SISCAQU201A

Monitor pool water quality

add topic SISCAQU304A

Maintain pool water quality

Elective units

add topic CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

add topic CPPDSM3010B

Meet customer needs and expectations in the property industry

add topic CPPSPS3007A

Routinely maintain swimming pool and spa heating systems

add topic CPPSPS3009A

Maintain swimming pool and spa stock

add topic CPPSPS3010A

Sell swimming pool and spa products and services

add topic CPPSPS3011A

Use and maintain business technology related to swimming pool and spa servicing

add topic CPPSPS3012A

Read and apply information from swimming pool and spa technical manuals

add topic HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

add topic RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification


listen to and understand work instructions, directions and feedback

speak clearly and directly to relay information

read and apply workplace-related documentation, such as Australian standards and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission product safety guidelines

prepare customer documentation

interpret the needs of team members from clear information and feedback

apply basic numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring and calculating

establish and use networks

share information with other staff


work with diverse individuals and groups

apply knowledge of own role as part of a team

identify and use the strengths of other team members

give and receive feedback to assist in meeting own, team and enterprise goals

apply strategies to support team members and prevent conflict within work teams

Problem solving

develop practical solutions to workplace problems

show independence and initiative in identifying problems

solve problems individually or in teams

apply a range of strategies in problem solving

use numeracy skills to solve problems, e.g. time management and simple calculations

listen to and resolve concerns in relation to workplace issues

resolve client concerns relative to workplace responsibilities

Initiative and enterprise

adapt to new situations

be creative in response to workplace challenges

identify opportunities that might not be obvious to others

generate a range of options in response to workplace matters

develop innovative solutions within established guidelines

Planning and organising

collect and organise information

use basic business systems for planning and organising

take initiative and make decisions within workplace role and authorised limits

participate in continuous improvement and planning processes

work within or establish clear work goals and deliverables

identify resources required for workplace tasks

manage own time and priorities

adapt resource allocations to cope with contingencies


be self-motivated

implement sustainable practices

monitor and evaluate own performance

take responsibility at the appropriate level


be open to learning new ideas and techniques

participate in ongoing learning

learn new skills and techniques

take responsibility for own learning

contribute to the learning of others by sharing information

participate in developing own learning plans, for example as part of performance management


apply a range of tools and items of equipment in servicing and maintaining swimming pools and spas

use technology and related workplace equipment

use a range of manual and electronic measuring instruments to assess water quality

use basic technology skills to organise data

adapt to new technology skill requirements

apply WHS knowledge when using technology

The detail of the above employability skills is representative of the property services industry in general and may not reflect specific job roles. Learning and assessment strategies for this qualification should be based on the requirements as identified in units of competency that meet packaging guidelines.

This table is a summary of employability skills that are typical of this qualification and should not be interpreted as definitive.