Qualification details

SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS30512 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation• Number of electives increased by one to ensure qualification meets packaging rules - this changes the qualification packaging to 15 units in total, 10 core plus 5 electives. • New and updated unit codes and titles in core and electives. • Imported units updated. • Units added to the core: ◦ BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills ◦ ICAWEB201A Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement ◦ SISXCAI303A Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions ◦ SITXCOM401 Manage conflict. • Units deleted from core and added to electives: ◦ ICAU2006B Operate computing packages. • Units added to electives: ◦ BSBWOR204A Use business technology ◦ SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices ◦ SISSSCO202 Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills ◦ SISSSDE201 Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment ◦ SISXIND402 Analyse legal knowledge for organisation governance. 05/Mar/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS30513 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationThe SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageVersion1 and its component qualifications and units of competency were superseded by the release of the replacement SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package Version 2 on 6 March 2013. 05/Mar/2013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 SRO30106 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 06/Jun/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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RTC3704A - Prepare and apply chemicalsPrepare and apply chemicals N/A
RTC3705A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsTransport, handle and store chemicals N/A
RTF3001A - Construct turf playing surfacesConstruct turf playing surfaces N/A
RTF3023A - Monitor turf healthMonitor turf health N/A
RTF3027A - Renovate sports turfRenovate sports turf N/A
SIRRRPK012A - Recommend business and leisure products and servicesRecommend business and leisure products and services N/A
SIRXINV002A - Maintain and order stockMaintain and order stock N/A
SIRXMER002A - Coordinate merchandise presentationCoordinate merchandise presentation N/A
SIRXSLS003A - Coordinate sales performanceCoordinate sales performance N/A
SISCCRD304A - Work with key stakeholdersWork with key stakeholders N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 450000 Sports And Personal Service Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993 Sportspersons, Coaches And Related Support Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sports Administration,Recreational Sport 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sport and Recreation Administrative Officer,Groundsperson (Sport and Recreation) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 450000 Sports And Personal Service Workers 18/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993 Sportspersons, Coaches And Related Support Workers 18/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 18/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual wishing to work in the sport and recreation industry in areas such as maintaining grounds and playing surfaces, providing customer service, housekeeping and or administrative assistance. This qualification also provides for multi skilled roles which combine a range of activities required to support the operation of facilities such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres and community recreation centres. All job roles are performed under supervision with some degree of autonomy.

Job roles 

The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:

  • recreation assistant
  • administration assistant
  • grounds assistant
  • retail assistant

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.

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 and recreation industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on 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; preparing accurate records of client details; completing maintenance records; empathising and negotiating acceptable solutions to client requests and complaints.


Working as a skilled team member; understanding own role in supporting the operation of sport and recreation facilities and servicing client needs; acknowledging accountability to other team members and working collaboratively with other sport and recreation personnel.


Identifying hazards and risks related to sport and recreation activities and facilities; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with clients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; taking responsibility for seeking assistance from colleagues to resolve issues; addressing equipment breakdowns that may occur in the course of use and adhering to organisation policies and procedures to guide solutions to problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Adjusting work procedures to differences in equipment and facilities and changes in work environment; implementing correct action and following established procedures on discovery of an actual or potential emergency, security or safety hazard; identifying and discussing a range of ideas to improve own and colleagues work practices.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient support for sport and recreation programs and facilities; setting work priorities and scheduling own daily work activities to meet deadlines; following organisation policies and procedures to guide own work; Interpreting program schedules and timetables to determine priority and sequence of own tasks.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role in the sport and recreation industry; seeking and reflecting on feedback on own performance; acting on feedback from colleagues and supervisors on areas for improvement.


Knowing the sources of new information on the sport and recreation industry; accessing professional development opportunities to regularly update own knowledge and skills; sharing information with colleagues; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in equipment and operating procedures.


Understanding the operating capability of computer systems and software that assist in selling, planning and delivering sport and recreation products and services; safely using and maintaining sport and recreation equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and organisation policies and procedures.

Packaging Rules

14 units must be completed:

  • 7 core units
  • 7 elective units, which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or from units first packaged at AQF levels 2, 3 and 4 within SIS10; up to 2 of these 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 3.

In all cases selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the candidate's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core  (7 )


Organise personal work priorities and development


Apply first aid


Operate computing packages


Provide customer service


Respond to emergency situations


Follow occupational health and safety policies


Undertake risk analysis of activities

Electives  (7 )


Organise schedules


Maintain business resources


Maintain financial records


Process payroll


Process accounts payable and receivable


Maintain a general ledger


Organise workplace information


Work effectively with people with a disability


Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities


Apply advanced first aid


Operate vehicles


Operate machinery and equipment


Operate tractors


Operate specialised machinery and equipment


Perform specialised machinery maintenance


Control weeds


Control plant pests, diseases and disorders


Prepare and apply chemicals


Transport, handle and store chemicals


Construct turf playing surfaces


Monitor turf health


Renovate sports turf


Recommend business and leisure products and services


Maintain and order stock


Coordinate merchandise presentation


Coordinate sales performance


Work with key stakeholders


Organise participant travel


Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs


Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions


Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs


Facilitate groups


Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities


Implement facility maintenance programs


Provide public education on the use of resources


Support implementation of environmental management practices


Provide table service of alcoholic beverages


Operate cellar systems


Analyse and report on gaming machine data


Provide responsible gambling services


Roster staff


Follow workplace hygiene procedures