Qualification details

SIS20512 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 06/Mar/2013

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching• Qualification notes changed to better reflect scope of practice. • Job roles changed to community coach. • Qualification packaging rules changed. Total number of units for completion the same, however: 2 units added to the core 2 units deleted from the electives. • New and updated unit codes and titles in core and electives. • Imported units updated. 05/Mar/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS20513 - Certificate II in Sport CoachingIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA301C Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid in the core. SISSTNS204 Conduct red stage tennis activities added to Elective Group J - Tennis. 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
BSBWOR202A - Organise and complete daily work activitiesOrganise and complete daily work activities Core
HLTFA301C - Apply first aidApply first aid Core
ICAICT102A - Operate word-processing applicationsOperate word-processing applications Elective
ICAICT105A - Operate spreadsheet applicationsOperate spreadsheet applications Elective
ICAICT106A - Operate presentation packagesOperate presentation packages Elective
ICAICT203A - Operate application software packagesOperate application software packages Elective
ICAICT210A - Operate database applicationsOperate database applications Elective
ICPMM263C - Access and use the InternetAccess and use the Internet Elective
SISOEQO201A - Handle horsesHandle horses Elective
SISOEQO202A - Demonstrate basic horse riding skillsDemonstrate basic horse riding skills Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452317 Other Sports Coach Or Instructor 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-27 Other Sports Coach 
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 Professional Sports 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Assistant Coach 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452317 Other Sports Coach Or Instructor 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-27 Other Sports Coach 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 06/Mar/2013 
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Modification History

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Replaces and is equivalent to SIS20510 Certificate II in Sport Coaching.

Qualification notes changed to better reflect scope of practice.

Job roles changed to community coach.

Qualification packaging rules changed. Total number of units for completion the same, however:

  • 2 units added to the core
  • 2 units deleted from the electives.

New and updated unit codes and titles in core and electives.

Imported units updated.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to be competent in delivering a basic instruction session for a sport. Work may be undertaken as part of a team and would be performed under supervision or independently in a structured environment such as a sporting club or school. Individuals wishing to undertake this qualification should be current or past participants in the respective sport specialisation chosen as part of this qualification.

Job roles 

The following is an indicative job role for this qualification:

  • community coach.

Pathways Information

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

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislation, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification of the endorsement.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as 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 senior coaches to determine and interpret their specific requirements; understanding verbal and written information on sport skills; interpreting and carrying out verbal instructions from senior coaches; providing clear verbal instructions to players when teaching basic sports skills.


Working as a skilled team member, receiving instructions and understanding own role in assisting in planning and implementing coaching activities; supporting other team members to provide quality sport experiences for players.

Problem Solving

Identifying hazards and risks that may arise during coaching activities; responding to emergency situations within scope of responsibility; taking responsibility for seeking assistance from colleagues to resolve issues; recognising and adapting appropriately to age and skill differences; dealing with delays and equipment breakdowns; determining appropriate solutions to problems.

Initiative and enterprise

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

Planning and organisation

Collecting and recording information to assist senior coaches with the efficient planning and delivery of coaching activities; recognising team priorities and scheduling own work activities to meet deadlines; following organisation policies and procedures to complete coaching tasks in an efficient manner.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role as a sports coach; applying basic safety practices and procedures; seeking and acting on feedback from colleagues and clients to improve own coaching performance.


Knowing the structure of organisations and sources of information within the sport industry; keeping well informed of updates and changes to sport policies, procedures and regulations; accessing professional development opportunities to strengthen own skill base and sharing information with colleagues.


Understanding the operating capability of equipment and software that assists in sport coaching; safely using and maintaining sport equipment according to manufacturer specifications and organisational policies and procedures.

Packaging Rules

13 units must be completed:

  • 8 core units
  • 5 elective units, consisting of:
  • all the units in one of Groups A to K
  • the remaining to make up the required 5 elective units from General electives; up to 2 of these remaining units may be selected elsewhere SIS10 or any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 2 or 3.

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 


Organise and complete daily work activities


Apply first aid


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


Assist in preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions


Develop and update sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge


Follow work health and safety policies

Electives (5) 

Group A Athletics 


Teach the fundamental skills of athletics

Group B Basketball 


Teach fundamental basketball skills


Teach fundamental basketball tactics and game strategy


Interpret and apply the rules of basketball

Group C Equestrian 


Handle horses


Demonstrate basic horse riding skills

Group D Gymnastics Coach  


Teach fundamental gymnastic skills

Group E Martial Arts 


Teach the intermediate skills of martial arts

Group F Netball 


Teach foundation netball skills

Group G Rugby League 


Teach the skills of Rugby League for modified games

Group H Squash 


Teach the fundamental skills of squash


Teach the basic tactics and strategies of squash

Group I Surf Life Saving 


Teach the basic skills of surf life saving


Officiate beginner level surf life saving competition

Group J Tennis 


Interpret and apply the rules and regulations of tennis


Develop and update knowledge of tennis development programs

Group K Tenpin bowling 


Teach fundamental tenpin bowling skills

General electives units 


Operate word-processing applications


Operate spreadsheet applications


Operate presentation packages


Operate application software packages


Operate database applications


Access and use the Internet


Officiate junior level Rugby Union


Officiate local or district level Rugby Union


Develop and update officiating knowledge


Officiate games or competitions


Judge competitive situations


Implement sports injury prevention


Provide equipment for activities


Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities

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