Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to pursue a career as an athlete at a regional and state or territory level.

Those undertaking this qualification should hold a scholarship with an Institute of Sport, be a member of a state, territory or national team, squad or development program, a national or state or territory talent development program or a member of a second tier national competition.

Job roles

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

professional athlete


11 units must be completed:

7 core units

4 elective units, consisting of:

all the units in any one of Groups A to H

the remaining to make up the required 4 elective units from General electives or from units first packaged at AQF level 2 or 3 from SIS10; up to 2 of these units may be chosen elsewhere in SIS10 or 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 (7)

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Organise and complete daily work activities

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Work effectively in sport and recreation environments

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Follow occupational health and safety policies

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Prepare a pre or post event meal

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Develop a personal management plan

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Develop personal media skills

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Develop a personal financial plan

Electives (4)

Group A - AFL

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Perform the intermediate skills of Australian Football

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Perform the intermediate tactics of Australian Football

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Participate in conditioning for Australian Football

Group B - Cricket

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Perform the intermediate skills of cricket

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Perform the intermediate strategies and tactics of cricket

Group C - Equestrian

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Handle horses

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Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

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Apply first aid for horses

Group D - Golf

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Perform the A Grade skills of golf

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Apply the A Grade tactics and strategies of golf

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Interpret and apply the rules of gold at the Grade A level

Group E - Netball

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Use intermediate level netball skills

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Use intermediate level tactics and game strategy in netball play

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Participate in conditioning for netball

Group F - Rugby League

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Use intermediate level Rugby League game skills

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Use intermediate level tactics and game strategy in Rugby League play

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Participate in conditioning for Rugby League

Group G - Rugby Union

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Perform foundation level Rugby Union skills

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Participate in conditioning for Rugby League

Group H - Touch

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Perform the intermediate skills of Touch

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Perform the intermediate tactics and strategies of Touch

General electives

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Develop a travel and accommodation plan

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Perform the intermediate skills and tactics of canoeing

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Perform foundation level Rugby Union tactics and strategies

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Implement sports injury prevention

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Maintain sport and recreation facilities


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Apply first aid

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Apply advanced first aid

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Operate computing packages

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Operate a word processing application

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Operate a spreadsheet application

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Operate a database application

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Operate a presentation package

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Use advanced features of computer applications

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Access and use the Internet


    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 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 coaches to determine and interpret own specific training requirements; understanding verbal and written information on professional sport; presentation skills to interact effectively with media personnel; clearly articulating own requirements to coaches, other players and support personnel.


Understanding one's relationship and accountability to other team members, coaches and support personnel, receiving instructions and assisting in planning and implementing training plans; contributing to positive team dynamics and working autonomously in the interest of shared team goals and objectives.


Identifying hazards and risks that may arise during sporting activities; responding to setbacks; taking responsibility for seeking assistance from colleagues to resolve issues; dealing with travel delays and equipment breakdowns and determining appropriate solutions to technique or skill problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting performance to differences in competitors, equipment and venues; adapting to new competition strategies, taking correct action and following established procedures when issues arise; reflecting on own performance to identify areas for improvement.

Planning and organising

Collecting and recording information to develop personal management, financial, travel and accommodation plans; recognising team priorities and scheduling own training and career development activities to meet deadlines and achieve goals and targets; following policies and procedures to meet scholarship or talent development program responsibilities in an efficient manner.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role as a professional athlete; applying basic safety practices and procedures; seeking and acting on feedback from team members, coaches and support personnel to improve own performance and identifying and seeking out appropriate development opportunities.


Knowing the structure of sport institutes and sources of information within the sport industry; actively using feedback from coaches and support personnel to improve performance; keeping well informed of updates and changes to sport policies, procedures and regulations; sourcing information on new techniques to improve performance.


Understanding the operating capability of equipment and software that assists in performance enhancement; using information technology to assist in planning travel and accommodation; safely using and maintaining sport equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and organisation policies and procedures.