Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Course code: SIS30115

Students will develop knowledge of the sporting industry and relevant workplace skills. They will learn about the preparation and equipment required for sporting and recreation sessions, how to conduct these sessions, first aid and how to deal with clients.

There will be a wide variety of sports covered that will be tailored to student interests. The second year of the course has a focus on fitness training and instruction. Students will also develop a knowledge of sport and recreation markets and participation patterns, and go on to develop public education courses in a related area.

Are you suitable?
Consider this course if you:

  • Are patient
  • Enjoy working with people
  • Enjoy organising an event/game
  • Are fit and healthy
  • Enjoy following sports

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet. 
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  • Sample competencies covered in Units 1 & 2 Basketball Stream include:
    • Develop and update officiating knowledge
    • Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
    • Teach fundamental basketball tactics and game strategy
  • Sample competencies covered in the Units 1 & 2 General Stream include:
    • Assist with activity sessions
    • Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
    • Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge
  • Sample competencies covered in Units 3 & 4 General Stream include:
    • Conduct basic warm-up and cool down programs
    • Facilitate groups
    • Plan and conduct programs

Box Hill Institute (Nelson Campus)


Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687


Box Hill Institute (Nelson Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is strongly recommended.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

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VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to three units of credit at the Units 1 & 2 level and a Units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR: Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for the Units 3 & 4 sequence must undertake scored assessment for the purposes of gaining a study score. This study score can contribute directly to the primary four or as a fifth or sixth study.

  • Coach
  • Recreation Officer
  • Leisure/Recreation Officer
  • Sports Manager

Camberwell High School and Box Hill Institute students must be in Year 11 or 12.