Certificate I in Sport and Recreation

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual wishing to enter the sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity. Likely functions for someone with this will qualification can include working in grounds and maintenance, a retail outlet, café or office located in fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes or aquatic centres. All job roles are performed under instruction and supervision.

Job roles

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

general assistant

administration assistant

grounds assistant

retail assistant

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


8 units must be completed:

3 core units

5 elective units, which may be selected from the elective units in this qualification or within SIS10, and must be first packaged at AQF level 1 or 2; up to 1 of these elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 1.

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 (3)

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic SISXOHS101A

Follow occupational health and safety policies

add topic SISXIND101A

Work effectively in sport and recreation environments

Electives (5)

add topic BSBADM101A

Use business equipment and resources

add topic BSBCMM101A

Apply basic communication skills

add topic BSBIND201A

Work effectively in a business environment

add topic BSBLED101A

Plan skills development

add topic BSBSUS201A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic BSBWOR202A

Organise and complete daily work activities

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 ICAU1128B

Operate a personal computer

add topic ICAU1133B

Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email

add topic RTC1301A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic RTC1701A

Follow basic chemical safety rules

add topic RTF1003A

Support turf work

add topic SIRXICT001A

Operate retail technology

add topic SISXCAI101A

Provide equipment for activities

add topic SISXCAI102A

Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions

add topic SITHFAB004A

Provide food and beverage service

add topic SITHFAB005A

Provide table service of alcoholic beverages

add topic SITHFAB009A

Provide responsible service of alcohol

add topic SITHFAB010B

Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages

add topic SITXCOM001A

Work with colleagues and customers

add topic SITXCOM002A

Work in a socially diverse environment

add topic SITXOHS002A

Follow workplace hygiene procedures


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

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 to clarify requests or queries; passing on routine messages to staff and answering the phone; understanding verbal and written information on sport and recreation products and services; interpreting and carrying out verbal instructions from other employees.


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; understanding accountability to supervisors; working with people who vary in their age, gender, race, religion or political persuasion.


Identifying hazards and risks in the work environment; responding to emergency situations within scope of responsibility; 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; 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 tasks in an efficient manner.


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


Knowing the sources of information within the sport and recreation industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to organisational policies, procedures and regulations and sharing information with colleagues.


Following the operating instructions 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.