Prepare for a career in the dynamic sport and recreation industry while completing your secondary school studies with the Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.
Offered exclusively through Victoria University Polytechnic’s VET in Schools program, this intermediate course equips you with practical sporting skills and industry knowledge that can be applied to positions including:
- sports and recreation officer
- fitness instructor
- recreation officer
- sporting coach.
You will learn how to:
- apply first aid and participate in safe work practices
- use social media for collaboration and engagement
- plan sport, fitness and recreation sessions
- instruct fitness programs
- educate and facilitate user groups
- develop and update coaching and officiating knowledge
- conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs.
Please note: this qualification is not open for general enrolments. Secondary schools looking to partner with Victoria University Polytechnic should contact the VET in Schoolsteam.
Careers in sport and recreation
Possible career opportunities emerging from the completion of the Certificate III in Sport and Recreation include:
- recreation officer
- activity operation officer
- sport and recreation attendant
- community activities officer
- leisure services officer.
To be awarded the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation, a student must successfully complete a total of fifteen (15) units of competency, comprising of:
- nine (9) core units, and;
- six (6) elective units, of which:
- three (3) units must be selected from units listed within the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation qualification;
- three (3) units may be selected from units listed within the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation qualification, elsewhere in SIS Training Package, or any other current training package or accredited course.
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.
This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.
This qualification forms part of the credit suite specified by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), for year twelve credits.
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type: VET
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
If you enrol in a:
- Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
How to apply
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
Before you apply
Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:
- Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
- Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.
Find out more about applying for our courses.
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Already a VU student?
If you are already a VU student, apply direct to VU using our Admissions centre to transfer into this course. Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current one.
After you apply
- It’s important to check for emails from us (which may go to your spam/junk folder).
- Complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered