Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge 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

retail assistant.


15 units must be completed:

10 core units

5 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 be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).


add topic BSBCRT301A

Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

add topic BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development


Provide first aid

add topic ICAWEB201A

Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

add topic SISXCAI303A

Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions

add topic SISXCCS201A

Provide customer service

add topic SISXEMR201A

Respond to emergency situations

add topic SISXRSK301A

Undertake risk analysis of activities


Follow work health and safety policies


Manage conflict


add topic AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

add topic AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

add topic AHCMOM302A

Perform machinery maintenance

add topic AHCMOM304A

Operate machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM305A

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

add topic AHCPMG301A

Control weeds

add topic AHCPMG302A

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic AHCTRF301A

Construct turf playing surfaces

add topic AHCTRF304A

Monitor turf health

add topic AHCTRF305A

Renovate sports turf

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 BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

add topic CHCDIS301C

Work effectively with people with a disability

add topic CHCDIS302A

Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities


Provide advanced first aid

add topic ICAICT203A

Operate application software packages

add topic SIRRRPK012A

Recommend business and leisure products and services

add topic SIRXINV002A

Maintain and order stock


Coordinate merchandise presentation


Coordinate sales performance

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Work with key stakeholders

add topic SISCCRO306A

Organise participant travel


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills


Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment

add topic SISSSPT303A

Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs

add topic SISXCAI304A

Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs

add topic SISXCAI306A

Facilitate groups


Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities

add topic SISXFAC303A

Implement facility maintenance programs


Analyse legal knowledge for organisation governance

add topic SISXRES301A

Provide public education on the use of resources

add topic SISXRES402A

Support implementation of environmental management practices


Provide responsible service of alcohol


Operate and monitor cellar systems


Provide table service of food and beverage


Provide responsible gambling services


Analyse and report on gaming machine data


Process and monitor event registrations


Coordinate on-site event registrations


Provide event staging support


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Roster staff


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

No licensing, legislation, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification of the 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 qualification 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.

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.


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.

Planning and organisation

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.

Problem Solving

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.


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.


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.


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 specifications and organisational policies and procedures.