Certificate IV 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 an administrative or organisational capacity in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres or sporting organisations and associations. Persons with this level of competency would support the management of ancillary functions required to ensure the effective provisions of specific services and programs.

Job roles

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

facility coordinator

administration coordinator

recreation coordinator.


16 units must be completed:

9 core units

7 elective units, which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or units first packaged at AQF level 3, 4 or 5 within SIS10; up to 3 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 4

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).

Core units

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Develop work priorities

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Address client needs


Plan and provide sport, fitness and recreation services

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Analyse participation patterns

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Promote compliance with laws and legal principles

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Conduct projects


Coordinate sport, fitness or recreation work teams or groups

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Undertake risk analysis of activities


Implement and monitor work health and safety policies

General electives

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Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity

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Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

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Plan and implement a chemical use program

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Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

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Recommend plants and cultural practices

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Develop a sports turf maintenance program

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Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

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Provide information on issues and policies

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Organise meetings

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Organise business travel

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Coordinate business resources

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Make a presentation

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Report on financial activity

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Manage budgets and financial plans

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Implement Board member responsibilities

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Recruit, select and induct staff

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Design databases

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Maintain business technology

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Develop and use complex spreadsheets

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Produce complex desktop published documents

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Profile the market

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Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets

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Establish networks

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Build client relationships and business networks

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Analyse and present research information

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Apply advanced first aid

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Operate application software packages

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Use advanced features of computer applications

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Control inventory


Manage retail merchandise


Manage store presentation and pricing

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Coordinate work teams


Manage sales and service delivery

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Recruit and manage volunteers


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


Develop volunteer management policies

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Conduct individualised long-term training programs

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Coordinate client service activities


Organise a sport, fitness or recreation event

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Support implementation of environmental management practices

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Use resources efficiently


Plan in-house events or functions


Roster staff

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Provide work skill instruction


    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

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 colleagues to determine their specific requirements; analysing written information on sport and recreation participation patterns; preparing accurate records of project activities or reports on activities undertaken; completing staff rosters; clarifying instructions to staff; negotiating acceptable solutions to client or staff requests and complaints.


Providing leadership to a team of workers; monitoring worker progress and providing assistance where necessary; recognising and adapting appropriately to cultural and language differences in the workplace; promoting compliance with legal obligations; acknowledging accountability to senior management and working collaboratively with other sport and recreation personnel and stakeholders.

Problem Solving

Identifying and mitigating 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; planning, strategy and resource allocation contributing to the avoidance or resolution of contingency or emergency situations; research into client needs.

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying and discussing a range of facility or administration enhancements to improve client satisfaction and organisation or facility profitability; engaging colleagues in sharing work-place knowledge; reflecting on own work practices for improvement; actively monitoring activities for emerging risks.

Planning and organisation

Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient planning for sport and recreation organisations and facilities; setting work priorities and scheduling staff daily work activities to meet deadlines; preparing project plans; implementing and monitoring work health and safety policies.


Understanding the organisation, own role and operating within limits of authority; critically reviewing own strengths and weaknesses; actively seeking and reflecting on feedback on own performance; building industry networks to regularly update knowledge and skills.


Identifying and accessing sources of research on the sport and recreation industry; contributing to a learning environment through openly sharing knowledge and experiences; accessing internal and external professional development opportunities; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in sport and recreation administration or facility management.


Understanding and utilising the operating capability of computer systems and software for sport and recreation administration or facility management; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.