Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual wishing to work in the sport and recreation industry in areas such as maintaining grounds and playing surfaces, providing customer service, housekeeping and or administrative assistance. This qualification also provides for multi skilled roles which combine a range of activities required to support the operation of facilities such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres and community recreation centres. All job roles are performed under supervision with some degree of autonomy.

Job roles

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

recreation assistant

administration assistant

grounds assistant

retail assistant


14 units must be completed:

7 core units

7 elective units, which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or from units first packaged at AQF levels 2, 3 and 4 within SIS10; up to 2 of these elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be units which are first packaged at AQF level 3.

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)

add topic BSBWOR301A

Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic ICAU2006B

Operate computing packages

add topic SISXCCS201A

Provide customer service

add topic SISXEMR201A

Respond to emergency situations

add topic SISXOHS101A

Follow occupational health and safety policies

add topic SISXRSK301A

Undertake risk analysis of activities

Electives (7)

add topic BSBADM307B

Organise schedules

add topic BSBADM311A

Maintain business resources

add topic BSBFIA301A

Maintain financial records

add topic BSBFIA302A

Process payroll

add topic BSBFIA303A

Process accounts payable and receivable

add topic BSBFIA304A

Maintain a general ledger

add topic BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

add topic CHCDIS301A

Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS302A

Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities

add topic HLTFA402B

Apply advanced first aid

add topic RTC2306A

Operate vehicles

add topic RTC2307A

Operate machinery and equipment

add topic RTC2309A

Operate tractors

add topic RTC3310A

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

add topic RTC3311A

Perform specialised machinery maintenance

add topic RTC3401A

Control weeds

add topic RTC3404A

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic RTC3704A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic RTC3705A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

add topic RTF3001A

Construct turf playing surfaces

add topic RTF3023A

Monitor turf health

add topic RTF3027A

Renovate sports turf

add topic SIRRRPK012A

Recommend business and leisure products and services

add topic SIRXINV002A

Maintain and order stock

add topic SIRXMER002A

Coordinate merchandise presentation

add topic SIRXSLS003A

Coordinate sales performance

add topic SISCCRD304A

Work with key stakeholders

add topic SISCCRO306A

Organise participant travel

add topic SISSSPT303A

Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs

add topic SISXCAI303A

Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions

add topic SISXCAI304A

Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs

add topic SISXCAI306A

Facilitate groups

add topic SISXFAC201A

Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities

add topic SISXFAC303A

Implement facility maintenance programs

add topic SISXRES301A

Provide public education on the use of resources

add topic SISXRES402A

Support implementation of environmental management practices

add topic SITHFAB005A

Provide table service of alcoholic beverages

add topic SITHFAB006A

Operate cellar systems

add topic SITHGAM004A

Analyse and report on gaming machine data

add topic SITHGAM006A

Provide responsible gambling services

add topic SITXHRM003A

Roster staff

add topic SITXOHS002A

Follow workplace hygiene procedures


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

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; preparing accurate records of client details; completing maintenance records; empathising and negotiating acceptable solutions to client requests and complaints.


Working as a skilled team member; understanding own role in supporting the operation of sport and recreation facilities and servicing client needs; acknowledging accountability to other team members and working collaboratively with other sport and recreation personnel.


Identifying hazards and risks related to sport and recreation activities and facilities; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with clients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; taking responsibility for seeking assistance from colleagues to resolve issues; addressing equipment breakdowns that may occur in the course of use and adhering to organisation policies and procedures to guide solutions to problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting work procedures to differences in equipment and facilities and changes in work environment; implementing correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency, security or safety hazard; identifying and discussing a range of ideas to improve own and colleagues work practices.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient support for sport and recreation programs and facilities; setting work priorities and scheduling own daily work activities to meet deadlines; following organisation policies and procedures to guide own work; Interpreting program schedules and timetables to determine priority and sequence of own tasks.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role in the sport and recreation industry; seeking and reflecting on feedback on own performance; acting on feedback from colleagues and supervisors on areas for improvement.


Knowing the sources of new information on the sport and recreation industry; accessing professional development opportunities to regularly update own knowledge and skills; sharing information with colleagues; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in equipment and operating procedures.


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