Unit of competency details

SRCCRD007B - Develop recreation programs (Release 1)


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DeletedDeleted from SRC04 Community Recreation Industry Training Package22/Jul/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/Oct/2004

Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business Management  11/Oct/2004 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

This unit has been developed for the Community Recreation Industry Training Package and covers the skills and knowledge necessary for programming of recreation activities in a variety of community recreation settings.  

Application of the Unit

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 


Performance Criteria 


Determine program parameters 


Undertake research to establish client needs and identify target groups


Analyse organisation aims and objectives with regards to programming implications


Determine the composition and nature of the programs  which will address the identified needs of both clients and the organisation


Undertake appropriate work to ascertain support, the capacity for a coordinated effort and factors which will affect provision of programs 


Undertake research to identify key people, issues to be addressed, possible strategies and options for action


Develop a recreation program plan 


Establish objectives and evaluation procedures


Undertake appropriate planning and liaison including developing draft plans in consultation with relevant people 


Establish work  plans and administration procedures 


Identify resources  necessary for the conduct of programs , determine a promotional plan/s and establish a budget 


Determine recreation program content and design to meet industry standards and necessary approvals gained


Undertake risk audit


Take into account the cultural, linguistic and special needs of the target group/ s


Implement the programs 


Obtain and allocate necessary resources  required for the conduct of recreation programs 


Implement work plan, administration procedures  and promotional strategy


Monitor, review and modify the recreation program or cancelled if necessary to meet new circumstances 


Conduct the recreation program safely to meet stated outcomes and objectives


Follow occupational health and safety and the organisation's emergency procedures and industry standards


Evaluate the program 


Actively seek feedback  on the program


Assess the recreation program against its planned goals and objectives in accordance with organisational policies and procedures


Discuss outcomes of the evaluation of the recreation program with relevant people  to determine future directions

Required Skills and Knowledge

Not applicable.

Evidence Guide

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm competence for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competence and should be read in conjunction with the Range Statements

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered 

Assessment must confirm the ability integrated demonstration of all elements of competency and their performance criteria, in particular the ability to

determine the range of activities and events that the organisation could provide in response to client needs

collaborate and consult with relevant people

plan programs to meet identified client and organisation needs

implement programs

monitor, review and evaluate the progra

Interdependent assessment of units 

This unit must be assessed after attainment of competency in the following unit(s)

SRCCRD003B Promote access, equity and diversity in community recreation

This unit must be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)


For the purpose of integrated assessment, this unit may be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)


Required knowledge and skills 

Required knowledge

Organisation's objectives, policies and procedures

Sources of information on client needs and expectations in order to effectively plan a recreation program for clients

Resource availability within organisation for recreation programs

Resources and support within the community for recreation programs

Resource allocation policies within the organisation

Insurance policy/arrangements

Occupational health and safety legislation relevant to the provision of recreation services

Organisation emergency policy and procedures

Required skills

Basic research skills to identify relevant community sources of information and resources

Organisational skills to coordinate resources necessary for recreation initiative

Communication skills in order to determine client needs

Planning and coordination requirements of a range of activities and events

Monitoring, reviewing and modifying programs

Resource implications 

Physical resources - assessment of this competency requires access to

a real or simulated work environment

appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace

a work environment in order to identify the need for, and plan and provide, a recreational program

Human resources - assessment of this competency will require human resources consistent with those outlined in the Assessment Guidelines. That is, assessors (or persons within the assessment team) must

be competent in this unit

be current in their knowledge and understanding of the industry through provision of evidence of professional activity in the relevant area

have attained the mandatory competency requirements for assessors under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) as specified in Standard 7.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 

Consistency in performance 

Competence in this unit must be assessed over a period of time in order to ensure consistency of performance over the Range Statements and contexts applicable to the work environment

Context for assessment 

This unit of competency must be assessed in the context of community recreation in Australia. For valid and reliable assessment the community recreation activity should closely replicate the work environment. The environment should be safe, with the hazards, circumstances and equipment likely to be encountered in a real workplace

This unit of competence should be assessed through the observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a "period of time" and/or in a "number of locations", any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons


Collect, Analyse&Organise Information

Communicate Ideas&Information

Plan&Organise Activities

Work with Others&in Teams

Use Mathematical Ideas&Techniques

Solve Problems

Use Technology








These levels do not relate to the Australian Qualifications Framework. They relate to the seven areas of generic competency that underpin effective workplace practices.

The three levels of performance (1, 2 and 3) denote the level of competency required to perform the task:

Use routine approaches

Select from routine approaches

Establish new approaches

Collecting , analysing and organising information  -

Communicating ideas and information  -

Planning and organising activities  -

Working with teams and others  -

Using mathematical ideas and techniques  -

Solving problems  -

Using technology  -

Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for advice on how to use the Key Competencies.

Range Statement

Range Statements 

The Range Statements provide advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competence, allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. The Range Statements relate to the unit as a whole and helps facilitate holistic assessment. In addition, the following variables may be present for this particular unit of competency



Administration procedures 

[all categories]




confirmation of bookings

transport arrangements


[all categories]

setting fees

costing expenditure

determining income

allocating funds


may be qualitative and quantitative

evaluation forms

asking people





feedback from staff

financial information

New circumstances 

[all categories]



facility booking falling through

equipment failure

people not arriving, ie, clients or staff



incorporate a coordinated range of recreation, sport and cultural participation activities and events

facility based


holiday/vacation care

groups with specific needs

resort recreation

organisation base

Relevant people 

may include

residents within a community

businesses within or related to a community

representatives from advocacy and special interest groups

decision makers and community leaders

individuals, groups and communities affected by issues or programs

owners or managers of resources required


representatives from grants/funding agencies

representatives from government and non-government organisations

representatives from peak bodies

colleagues and collaborators


[all categories]





transport and logistical arrangements


Target group 

[all categories]

diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds

age specific

clients with specific requirements

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

regular clients

new clients

gender specific

Work environment 

varies with respect to

size of the organisation


organisational structure

nature of the program/s provided

availability of resources and technology

Work plan 

[all categories]


schedule of activities/events

promotional plan/s

roles and responsibilities of staff

allocation of resources

permits, approvals and/or permissio

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.