Unit of competency details

SISSCKT408A - Teach the advanced skills of cricket (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRSCKT012A - Teach or develop the advanced skills of cricketE Updated and equivalent to SRSCKT012A Teach or develop the advanced skills of cricket 06/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 092103 Sports Coaching, Officiating And Instruction  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 092103 Sports Coaching, Officiating And Instruction  18/Nov/2011 
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Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the advanced skills of cricket. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of cricket to an advanced level.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to individuals operating as cricket coaches at a state level. This includes instructing, planning, conducting and evaluating training sessions and games. This also involves supervising practice sessions, preparing for games and completing post-competition analysis on performance.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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



Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Plan advanced cricket sessions.

1.1. Establish participant's needs and characteristics .

1.2. Assess participant's readiness  and current knowledge of cricket in order to determine session aims and objectives .

1.3. Develop a plan  according to participant's needs and characteristics, relevant legislation  and organisational policies and procedures .

1.4. Identify safety procedures  associated with cricket drills , activities  and games  according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.5. Select and access location , equipment  and resources  according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Brief participants.

2.1. Communicate instructions and relevant information  about the advanced cricket session in a manner appropriate to participants.

2.2. Encourage participants to seek clarification, information and feedback as required during the session.

2.3. Inform participants of known and anticipated risks , safety procedures, appropriate behaviour and advanced cricket rules , regulations and policies .

2.4. Establish a suitable communication system  to promote teamwork while participating in drills, activities and games.

3. Conduct advanced cricket sessions.

3.1. Apply clear and accurate teaching and coaching techniques  to impart required knowledge  and the requirements of the advanced skills of cricket  to be developed.

3.2. Advise procedures for dealing with emergency and non-routine situations according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.3. Conduct warm-up and introductory activities for participants to reduce the risk of injury.

3.4. Monitor individual participant's performance  and maintain effective communication during advanced cricket drills, activities and games.

3.5. Observe participants during advanced cricket drills, activities and games, and adjust or refine individual and group technique as required.

3.6. Allow time for cooling down at the end of the session and inform participants of opportunities to further develop their advanced cricket skills.

4. Complete post-session responsibilities.

4.1. Provide opportunities for participants to identify their personal progress and satisfaction with the session, and give feedback as required.

4.2. Evaluate relevant aspects  of advanced cricket session and determine the level of learning achieved.

4.3. Identify potential areas of improvement for future advanced cricket sessions.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication skills to:
  • consult with participants to plan an advanced cricket session that meets their needs
  • convey information about the safety aspects of the session
  • interact with participants to create a safe and positive team environment
  • problem-solving skills to:
  • plan a suitable advanced cricket session according to participant's needs and characteristics
  • address participant difficulties in developing skills and techniques
  • anticipate and respond appropriately to non-routine situations
  • planning and organising skills to:
  • source, allocate and coordinate resources, equipment and a suitable location
  • monitor and evaluate progress
  • organise participants into manageable groups for advanced cricket drills, activities and games
  • language and literacy skills to:
  • produce a plan for the advanced cricket sessions
  • complete post-session participant and self-evaluations
  • give and receive feedback
  • teaching and coaching techniques to suit a range of participant's needs, characteristics and learning styles
  • numeracy skills to manage time effectively within session timeframes
  • personal advanced cricket skills to a high level of technical correctness to:
  • understand progressive skill acquisition
  • demonstrate, explain and break down skills and techniques to participants
  • first aid and emergency response skills appropriate to the location.

Required knowledge 

  • legislation, organisational policies and procedures, and rules, regulations and policies of cricket to enable safe conduct of sessions
  • information about local location to assist in the planning process and enable management of potential risks, and any special restrictions applying to the location
  • teaching and coaching techniques and practices applicable to a range of ages and learning abilities
  • characteristics of a range of physical abilities, fitness and motor performance to enable assessment of participant readiness
  • advanced skills of cricket, such as those used in batting and bowling, and specific drills, activities and games that promote progressive skill acquisition in individuals and group
  • communication systems used between players, coaches, umpires and support staff during advanced cricket
  • risks commonly associated with advanced cricket, and methods of mitigating these risks
  • emergency response and safety procedures appropriate for advanced cricket, to ensure risk minimisation to self and group.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • plans and delivers information, explanations and demonstrations for cricket sessions to ensure activities are conducted safely according to participant's needs and characteristics
  • observes and monitors the progress of participants and provides constructive feedback and intervention to improve and develop the skills of cricket to an advanced level
  • uses and modifies teaching and coaching techniques and drills, activities and games to cater for a range of individual learning styles
  • evaluates and reflects on own coaching performance to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas that need improvement.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure conduct of safe drills, activities and games that reflect the needs and characteristics of a range of participants and are of sufficient duration and breadth to demonstrate competency and consistency of performance.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • resources and information regarding participants and location to accurately plan, coach and evaluate advanced cricket sessions
  • cricket training and competition facilities, with marked out field and suitable pitch
  • a group of participants to take part in advanced or state level cricket sessions and games
  • suitably qualified umpires and support staff
  • equipment such as cricket balls and bats
  • current legislation, organisational policies and procedures and rules, regulations and policies.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of planning processes, such as consulting with participants to determine their needs and characteristics
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of advanced level cricket skills
  • observation of safe coaching of cricket skills to an advanced level and monitoring and adjusting instructional techniques according to participant's needs, characteristics and responses
  • portfolio of session plans and self-evaluations
  • third-party reports from a supervisor detailing performance.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • SISSCKT409A Teach the advanced tactics and strategies of cricket.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Participant's needs and characteristics  may include:

  • age
  • cultural factors
  • previous experience
  • fitness level and physical capabilities
  • advanced cricket skills and knowledge
  • injuries and illnesses.

Readiness  may include:

  • fitness levels
  • motor performance factors
  • compatibility between players in match situations
  • psychological factors.

Session aims and objectives  may include:

  • progressive skill acquisition
  • self-improvement
  • fitness targets.

Plan  may include:

  • session aims and objectives
  • date, time and duration
  • location
  • coach and participant ratios
  • resources and equipment
  • skill-based, technical and physical drills and activities
  • evaluation
  • safety requirements.

Relevant legislation  may include:

  • occupational health and safety (OHS)
  • authority or permission from land owners, local council and cricket clubs
  • privacy
  • working with children
  • environmental regulations.

Organisational policies and procedures  may include:

  • OHS
  • conflict resolution
  • communication protocols
  • use, care and maintenance of equipment, pitch and field
  • training and scheduling commitments
  • code of ethics.

Safety procedures  may include:

  • group management in emergency situations
  • symptoms, treatment and prevention of common cricket injuries
  • equipment checking and usage
  • clear communication systems.

Drills , activities  may include:

  • those described in Cricket Level 1 handbook or similar
  • sequential progression of advanced skills
  • modified skill drills
  • warm-ups and cool-downs
  • grid work
  • batting, bowling and fielding drills to improve technique
  • catching, throwing and running drills
  • concentration drills.

Games  may include:

  • modified games
  • practice matches
  • inter-team games
  • competition games.

Location  may include:

  • cricket fields
  • open fields
  • indoor or outdoor cricket nets.

Equipment  may include:

  • cricket balls
  • cricket bats
  • personal protective equipment.

Resources  may include:

  • teaching and coaching tools
  • video equipment
  • stopwatch
  • sports science testing equipment 
  • first aid kit.

Relevant information  may include:

  • skills focus
  • equipment and resource requirements, selection and use
  • safety procedures
  • communication systems
  • objectives
  • rules and regulations of cricket.

Risks  may include:

  • injuries
  • exhaustion
  • dehydration.

Rules , regulations and policies  may include:

  • local, national and international rules of cricket
  • Australian Cricket Board Laws of the Game and notes on the laws
  • Australian Cricket Board Code of Conduct
  • Australian Sports Commission Harassment-free Sport policy.

Communication system  may include:

  • calls
  • hand signals
  • signs.

Teaching and coaching techniques  may include:

  • demonstration
  • explanation
  • focusing on a single skill
  • breaking down skills into components
  • progressing through and linking skills
  • time management
  • positive reinforcement and ongoing feedback
  • questioning
  • assessment and evaluation.

Required knowledge  may include:

  • rules, regulations and policies of cricket
  • cricket skills and positions
  • basic biomechanical principles
  • factors affecting skill acquisition
  • safety and risk management
  • equipment selection, use and maintenance
  • communication systems used in cricket.

Advanced skills of cricket  may include:

  • skill level for players at state level
  • batting
  • bowling
  • fielding
  • running
  • dismissals
  • slips fielding
  • wicket keeping.

Participant's performance  may include:

  • use of appropriate communication systems
  • team participation
  • attitude and behaviour
  • ability to link and perform the advanced skills of cricket.

Relevant aspects  may include:

  • effectiveness of the teaching and coaching session
  • suitability of teaching and coaching methods
  • feedback provided to or by participants
  • initial and final assessment of participant's abilities.

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