SIS50712 - Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes or aquatic centres or community recreation centres. Persons with this level of competency would manage the effective provision of services or programs and have a high degree of autonomy.
24 units must be completed:
16 core units
8 elective units, consisting of:
all the units in either of the Groups A or B
the remaining 4 units to make up the required 8 elective units from Groups not already completed or from General electives; which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or from units which are first packaged at AQF level 4, or 5 within SIS10; up to 4 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 5.
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).
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway, however is not suitable for School Based Traineeships/Apprenticeships.
No licensing, legislation, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification of the endorsement.
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.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Communicating with client populations and staff to determine their specific requirements; analysing documentation on sport and recreation facility maintenance; preparing accurate financial records; completing staff rosters; clarifying instructions to staff; negotiating acceptable solutions to client population or staff requests and complaints.
Providing leadership to a team of workers; monitoring staff performance and providing advice to improve performance; providing guidance to facility, sport and recreation personnel to achieve agreed goals; promoting compliance with legal obligations; recognising factors that may cause interpersonal relationship problems and assisting appropriately to avoid or overcome the identified problems.
Managing organisational, administrative or facility risks; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with staff or facility users in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; planning, strategy and resource allocation to manage the ancillary functions to provide sport and recreation services and programs; research into client population needs.
Initiative and enterprise
Responding to change and demonstrating leadership in change management; identifying clear priorities for action; identifying and implementing a range of facility or administration enhancements to improve client satisfaction and organisation or facility profitability; facilitating the sharing of work-place knowledge; reflecting on own work practices for improvement; monitoring activities for emerging risks and trends.
Planning and organisation
Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient planning for sport and recreation organisations and facilities; managing multiple tasks and resources simultaneously to coordinate staff work activities to meet deadlines; leading processes which contribute to the establishment of key directions for the organisation; preparing facility plans; developing and monitoring work health and safety policies.
Understanding the organisation, own role and operating autonomously within limits of authority; critically reviewing own strengths and weaknesses; assessing feedback on own performance and determining strategies for improvement; 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; assessing new technologies for suitability for own situation; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.