Qualification details

SIS20313 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 14/Dec/2013

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation 06/Dec/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIS20310 - Certificate II in Sport and RecreationThe SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageVersion1 and its component qualifications and units of competency were superseded by the release of the replacement SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package Version 2 on 6 March 2013. 05/Mar/2013
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIS20312 - Certificate II in Sport and RecreationIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA301C Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid in the core. 13/Dec/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCCHM201A - Apply chemicals under supervisionApply chemicals under supervision Elective
AHCPGD201A - Plant trees and shrubsPlant trees and shrubs Elective
AHCPMG201A - Treat weedsTreat weeds Elective
AHCPMG202A - Treat plant pests, diseases and disordersTreat plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
AHCTRF201A - Assist with turf constructionAssist with turf construction Elective
AHCTRF202A - Prepare turf surfaces for playPrepare turf surfaces for play Elective
AHCTRF203A - Renovate grassed areasRenovate grassed areas Elective
AHCTRF204A - Support turf establishmentSupport turf establishment Elective
BSBIND201A - Work effectively in a business environmentWork effectively in a business environment Elective
BSBINM201A - Process and maintain workplace informationProcess and maintain workplace information Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 531111 General Clerk 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6396 Fitness Instructors And Related Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sports Administration,Recreational Sport 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sport and Recreation Function Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 531111 General Clerk 05/Mar/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6396 Fitness Instructors And Related Workers 05/Mar/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 05/Mar/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 14/Dec/2013 
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Modification History

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Replaces and is equivalent to SIS20312 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.

Intent of the qualification remains unchanged.

HLTFA301C Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid in the core.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in the sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include providing support in the provision of sport and recreation programs, grounds and facilities maintenance, routine housekeeping, retail and customer service assistance, administrative assistance and caf service in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes or aquatic centres. All job roles are performed under supervision.

Job roles 

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

  • administration assistant
  • community activities assistant
  • recreation assistant
  • retail assistant.

Pathways Information

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

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

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 this qualification include: 


Communicating with clients and colleagues to determine and interpret their specific requirements; understanding verbal and written information on sport and recreation products and services; completing maintenance documentation; preparing accurate records of client details; recording telephone messages, interpreting and carrying out verbal instructions from other employees.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting work procedures to differences in equipment and facilities; taking correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency, security or safety hazard; reflecting on own performance for improvement.


Knowing the networks and sources of information within the sport and recreation industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to organisational policies, procedures and regulations; updating skills and knowledge to accommodate changes in equipment and operating procedures; accessing professional development opportunities to strengthen own skill base and sharing information with colleagues

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 facility, equipment or ground maintenance tasks in an efficient manner.

Problem Solving

Identifying hazards and risks in the work environment; responding to emergency situations within scope of responsibility; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with clients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; dealing with equipment breakdowns; recognising and reporting basic routine problems within work activities; adhering to organisational policies and procedures to guide solutions to problems.


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


Working as a skilled team member, 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; recognising and adapting appropriately to cultural and language differences.


Understanding the operating capability 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.

Packaging Rules

11 units must be completed:

  • 5 core units
  • 6 elective units, which may be selected from the elective units listed or from SIS10, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2 or 3; up to 2 of these elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2.

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).



Organise and complete daily work activities


Provide first aid


Respond to emergency situations


Develop and update sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge


Follow work health and safety policies



Apply chemicals under supervision


Plant trees and shrubs


Treat weeds


Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


Assist with turf construction


Prepare turf surfaces for play


Renovate grassed areas


Support turf establishment


Work effectively in a business environment


Process and maintain workplace information


Handle mail


Use business technology


Usher patrons


Monitor entry to a venue


Process financial transactions and extract interim reports


Operate word-processing applications


Operate spreadsheet applications


Operate presentation packages


Operate application software packages


Operate database applications


Access and use the Internet


Apply point-of-sale handling procedures


Organise and maintain work areas


Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal


Perform stock control procedures


Merchandise products


Minimise loss


Advise on products and services


Sell products and services


Assist in conducting outdoor recreation sessions


Minimise environmental impact


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills


Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment


Provide equipment for activities


Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions


Clean and tidy bar areas


Provide responsible service of alcohol


Serve food and beverage


Provide table service of food and beverage


Provide responsible gambling services


Attend gaming machines


Process and monitor event registrations


Coordinate on-site event registrations


Provide event staging support


Use hygienic practices for food safety


Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials

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