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.
This course can be used as a pathway for entry into the Certificate III in Fitness.
Please note: this qualification is not open for general enrolments. Secondary schools looking to partner with Victoria University Polytechnic should contact the VET in Schools team.
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.
You may also choose to pathway into the Certificate III in Fitness.
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 definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Government subsidised place 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 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.