This unit applies to those who work as assistants with limited responsibility in a range of roles and settings across the sport and recreation sector. This may include those working as assistants in after school or holiday care programs in a range of locations and settings.
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Assist in planning recreation games.
1.1. Confirm participant group and characteristics with appropriate personnel.
1.2. Offer suggestions which are appropriate for the participants and support the aims of the recreation games according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
1.3. Identify and select recreation games in consultation with appropriate personnel to encourage maximum participation and enjoyment of participants.
1.4. Clarify game requirements in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.5. Plan recreation games appropriate to the abilities and needs of participants according to organisational policies and procedures.
1.6. Check and confirm suggested recreation games with a responsible person according to organisational policies and procedures.
2. Assist with the conduct of recreation games.
2.1. Communicate information required to safely participate in the session according to organisational policies and procedures.
2.2. Carry out allocated tasks promptly, efficiently and as directed.
2.3. Respond to participant queries according to own level of responsibility.
2.4. Monitor participants' performance in consultation with a responsible person.
2.5. Report problems in participant behaviour to responsible person as required.
2.6. Seek participant feedback and identify further needs.
3. Assist in the evaluation of the recreation games.
3.1. Provide personal feedback on the outcomes of the recreation games to appropriate staff.
3.2. Convey participant feedback on the recreation games to appropriate staff.
3.3. Review own work performance and identify potential improvements.
communication skills to:
offer suggestions during planning for the recreation games
confirm arrangements with responsible staff
interact with participants and colleagues to clarify client requirements
convey information about the session
seek and convey feedback from participants
problem-solving skills to:
select and plan recreational games to suit participants' interests and abilities
identify and report problems related to activities
implement contingencies for situations arising beyond area or responsibility
planning and organisational skills to confirm arrangements with the responsible person
self-management skills to:
recognise and act within boundaries of role and responsibilities
review and evaluate session outcomes in relation to personal performance
teamwork skills to liaise with appropriate staff to carry out allocated tasks
literacy and numeracy skills to interpret and seek clarification on recreational games requirements such as rules and regulations.
legislation and organisational policies and procedures that:
enable the safe and non-discriminatory conduct of recreation games
ensure compliance with roles and responsibilities of staff working in an assisting role
potential hazards associated with the games to ensure safe conduct of the session
techniques and skills appropriate to different recreation games to ensure participant needs are met according to their abilities
techniques to motivate participants to interact and participate in recreation games
information sources to access information about the requirements of recreation games.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the following is essential:
identifies, confirms and carries out assigned duties according to own level of responsibility and refers tasks outside own level to appropriate personnel
carries out allocated tasks responsibly and in a non-discriminatory manner according to instructions of responsible person and reports any difficulties to the appropriate personnel
clarifies and conveys information about essential aspects of the games to assist and encourage participants to fully participate in the recreation games
contributes to the evaluation of the recreation games and suggests how they could be improved and reflects on own work performance.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure participation in the planning and conduct of multiple recreation games or sessions to enable the candidate to demonstrate competency and consistency of performance.
Assessment must also ensure access to:
sport and recreation environments, venues or facilities that reflect local requirements
participants with varying needs
responsible staff or appropriate personnel
information about recreation games
legislation and organisational policies and procedures in relation to the conduct of recreation games.
Method of assessment
A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
observation of the candidate interacting with a range of participants, including conveying information for safe participation in recreation games and assisting in delivery, supervision and evaluation of games according to own level of responsibility
observation of candidate dealing with contingencies such as situations arising beyond area or responsibility
oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of techniques and skills appropriate to different recreation games
third-party reports from a supervisor detailing appropriate work performed by the candidate.
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:
SISXCAI303A Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions.
Guidance information for assessment
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Participant group may include:
Characteristics may include:
needs and interests
age and gender
Appropriate personnel may include:
Suggestions may include:
type of games
content of games
methods of working with participants
timing and sequencing of games.
Aims of the recreation games may include:
Relevant legislation may include:
occupational health and safety
working with children.
Organisational policies and procedures may include:
occupational health and safety
roles and responsibilities
duty of care
Recreation games may include:
individual or group.
Game requirements may include:
rules and regulations
Information may include:
clothing and footwear
Allocated tasks may include:
providing access to facilities or recreation areas
providing advance information to participants
Problems may include:
aggressive or unacceptable behaviour
inappropriateness of game type or duration
This unit contains employability skills.
Refer to Unit Descriptor