Certificate I in Sport and Recreation

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to enter the sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include assisting with the conduct of community activities, working in 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

retail assistant.


8 units must be completed:

5 core units

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

Core Units

add topic HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

add topic SISXCAI101A

Provide equipment for activities

add topic SISXCAI102A

Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions


Develop and update sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge


Follow work health and safety policies

General elective units

add topic AHCCHM101A

Follow basic chemical safety rules

add topic AHCMOM203A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic AHCTRF101A

Support turf work

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 ICAICT101A

Operate a personal computer

add topic ICAICT102A

Operate word-processing applications

add topic ICAICT103A

Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

add topic ICAICT105A

Operate spreadsheet applications

add topic ICAICT106A

Operate presentation packages

add topic ICAICT201A

Use computer operating systems and hardware

add topic ICAICT210A

Operate database applications

add topic SIRXICT001A

Operate retail technology


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Provide responsible service of alcohol


Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages


Provide service to customers


Show social and cultural sensitivity


Use hygienic practices for food safety


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

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 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.

Problem Solving

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 organisational 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 organisation

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 organisational 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 specifications and organisational policies and procedures.