Qualification details

SIS30912 - Certificate III in Sport Officiating (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIS30913 - Certificate III in Sport OfficiatingIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA301C Apply first aid replaced with HLTAID003 Provide first aid in the core. 13/Dec/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 06/Mar/2013

Units of competency

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BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentationElective
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunitiesInvestigate micro business opportunitiesElective
BSBWOR301B - Organise personal work priorities and developmentOrganise personal work priorities and developmentCore
BSBWOR402A - Promote team effectivenessPromote team effectivenessElective
HLTFA301C - Apply first aidApply first aidCore
ICAICT102A - Operate word-processing applicationsOperate word-processing applicationsElective
ICAICT105A - Operate spreadsheet applicationsOperate spreadsheet applicationsElective
ICAICT106A - Operate presentation packagesOperate presentation packagesElective
ICAICT203A - Operate application software packagesOperate application software packagesElective
ICAICT210A - Operate database applicationsOperate database applicationsElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452323 Other Sports Official 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-35 Other Sports Official 
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 Sport Officiating 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Sport Official 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452323 Other Sports Official 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3993-35 Other Sports Official 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 06/Mar/2013 
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Modification History

The version details of this endorsed qualification are the table below. The latest information is at the top.




New qualification.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to undertake a career as an official at a regional, state or territory level.

Those undertaking this qualification should be a member of an official’s squad or development program, or officiating at a regional to international level. Likely functions for someone with this qualification include training for competition officiating duties, coaching lower level officials and officiating sport competitions.

Job roles 

The following is an indicative job role for this qualification:

  • official.

Pathways Information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

Entry Requirements

Entry to SIS30912 Certificate III in Sport Officiating is open to those who hold entry level National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) registration in a chosen sport OR Officiating – Dynamic Skill Set OR Officiating – Static Skill Set

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: 


Consulting with officials’ coaches to determine and interpret own specific training strategies; analysing verbal and written information on professional sport; presentation skills to interact effectively with support personnel and undertake officiating duties; clearly articulating decisions to coaches, participants and support personnel.


Understanding one’s relationship and accountability to sport organisation, collaborating with other officials, administrators and support personnel to assist in planning and implementing personal development plans, understanding one’s roles and responsibilities when officiating as part of a team.

Problem Solving

Identifying and taking action to mitigate hazards and risks that may arise during officiating training and competition; responding to setbacks; assessing officials’ capabilities, strengths and weaknesses; consulting with mentor to determine appropriate strategies and solutions to technique or skill problems.

Initiative and enterprise

Showing initiative and independence in adjusting to new situations and adapting to new officiating strategies, reflecting on own performance and identifying and discussing a range of modifications to improve own achievement and identifying new personal development opportunities.

Planning and organisation

Collecting, analysing and recording information to prepare a personal development plan; assessing conditions at competition venues; following policies and procedures to meet officiating or development program responsibilities in an efficient manner.


Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to own role as an official; applying safety practices and procedures; seeking and assessing feedback from other officials, officials coaches and support personnel to improve own performance and identifying and seeking out appropriate development opportunities.


Knowing the structure of the National Sporting Organisation and sources of information within the sport industry; actively using feedback from officials coaches and support personnel to improve performance; keeping well informed of updates and changes to rules and regulations; sourcing information on new techniques to improve performance.


Understanding the operating capability of equipment and software that assists in performance enhancement; using information technology to assist in planning a development program; safely using and maintaining sport equipment according to manufacturer specifications and organisational policies and procedures.

Packaging Rules

15 units must be completed:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units, which may be selected from the electives in this qualification of from units first packaged at AQF level 3 or 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 first packaged at AQF level 3 or 4.

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 personal work priorities and development


Apply first aid


Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment


Officiate in a high performance environment


Apply self-management to enhance high performance officiating


Coach officials


Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation


Undertake risk analysis of activities


Follow work health and safety policies


Manage conflict

General electives 


Make a presentation


Investigate micro business opportunities


Promote team effectiveness


Operate word-processing applications


Operate spreadsheet applications


Operate presentation packages


Operate application software packages


Operate database applications


Use advanced features of computer applications


Access and use the Internet


Officiate junior level Rugby Union


Officiate local or district level Rugby Union


Officiate advanced level Rugby Union


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills


Work collaboratively with support personnel


Implement a talent identification program


Roster officials


Administer a team or group


Implement sports injury prevention


Provide initial management of sports injuries


Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs


Tape ankle, thumb and fingers


Support sports injury management


Deal with medical conditions in a sport setting


Officiate beginner level surf life saving competitions


Officiate advanced level surf life saving competitions


Provide equipment for activities


Respond to emergency situations


Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities


Analyse participation patterns


Organise a sport, fitness or recreation event


Coordinate sport, fitness or recreation work teams or groups