Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual wishing to work in the sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity. Likely functions for someone with this qualification can include providing support in the provision of sport and recreation programs, grounds and facilities maintenance, routine housekeeping, retail and customer service assistance, administrative assistance or bar and café service in locations such as fitness centre, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes or aquatic centres. All job roles are performed under supervision.

Job roles

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

recreation assistant

administration assistant

grounds assistant

retail assistant


11 units must be completed:

5 core units

6 elective units, which may be selected from the elective units listed or from SIS10, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2 or 3; up to 2 of these elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2.

In all cases selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the candidate's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core (5)

add topic BSBWOR202A

Organise and complete daily work activities

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic SISXEMR201A

Respond to emergency situations

add topic SISXIND101A

Work effectively in sport and recreation environments

add topic SISXOHS101A

Follow occupational health and safety policies

Electives (6)

add topic BSBIND201A

Work effectively in a business environment

add topic BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBINM202A

Handle mail

add topic BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

add topic CUEFOH04C

Usher patrons

add topic CUEFOH10B

Monitor entry to a venue

add topic FNSICGEN305B

Maintain daily financial/business records

add topic ICAU2006B

Operate computing packages

add topic ICAU1129B

Operate a word processing application

add topic ICAU1130B

Operate a spreadsheet application

add topic ICAU1131B

Operate a database application

add topic ICAU1132B

Operate a presentation package

add topic ICPMM263C

Access and use the Internet

add topic RTC2012A

Plant trees and shrubs

add topic RTC2401A

Treat weeds

add topic RTC2404A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic RTC2706A

Apply chemicals under supervision

add topic RTE2308A

Operate ride-on vehicles

add topic RTF2015A

Prepare turf surfaces for play

add topic RTF2019A

Renovate grassed areas

add topic RTF2020A

Assist with turf construction

add topic RTF2023A

Support turf establishment

add topic SIRXCCS001A

Apply point-of-sale handling procedures

add topic SIRXCLM001A

Organise and maintain work areas

add topic SIRXFIN001A

Balance point-of-sale terminal

add topic SIRXINV001A

Perform stock control procedures

add topic SIRXMER001A

Merchandise products

add topic SIRXRSK001A

Minimise theft

add topic SIRXSLS001A

Sell products and services

add topic SIRXSLS002A

Advise on products and services

add topic SISOODR201A

Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions

add topic SISOOPS201A

Minimise environmental impact

add topic SISXCAI101A

Provide equipment for activities

add topic SISXCAI102A

Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions

add topic SISXFAC201A

Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities

add topic SISXFAC202A

Maintain sport and recreation facilities

add topic SISXIND202A

Process entry transactions

add topic SITHFAB001A

Clean and tidy bar areas

add topic SITHFAB003A

Serve food and beverage to customers

add topic SITHFAB005A

Provide table service of alcoholic beverages

add topic SITHFAB009A

Provide responsible service of alcohol

add topic SITHGAM001A

Attend gaming machines

add topic SITXMPR001A

Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials

add topic SITXOHS002A

Follow workplace hygiene procedures


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway and for VET in Schools delivery.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the sport and recreation industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Communicating with clients and colleagues to determine and interpret their specific requirements; understanding verbal and written information on sport and recreation products and services; completing maintenance documentation; preparing accurate records of client details; recording telephone messages, interpreting and carrying out verbal instructions from other employees.


Working as a skilled team member, receiving instructions and understanding own role in assisting in the provision of sport and recreation programs; supporting other team members to provide quality sport and recreation experiences for clients; recognising and adapting appropriately to cultural and language differences.


Identifying hazards and risks in the work environment; responding to emergency situations within scope of responsibility; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with clients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; dealing with equipment breakdowns; recognising and reporting basic routine problems within work activities; adhering to organisation policies and procedures to guide solutions to problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting work procedures to differences in equipment and facilities; taking correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency, security or safety hazard; reflecting on own performance for improvement.

Planning and organising

Collecting and recording information to assist colleagues to provide sport and recreation programs; setting work priorities and scheduling own daily work activities to meet deadlines; following organisation policies and procedures to complete facility, equipment or ground maintenance tasks in an efficient manner.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role in the sport and recreation industry; applying basic safety practices and procedures; acknowledging the boundaries of own role; seeking and acting on feedback from colleagues and clients to improve own work performance.


Knowing the networks and sources of information within the sport and recreation industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to organisational policies, procedures and regulations; updating skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in equipment and operating procedures; accessing professional development opportunities to strengthen own skill base and sharing information with colleagues.


Understanding the operating capability of computer systems and software that assist in selling, planning and delivering sport and recreation programs; safely using and maintaining sport and recreation equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and organisation policies and procedures.