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Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

This qualification will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to take on operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry.

Become a Sport & Recreation Officer.

Start your career in the sport and recreation industry with a SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

If you’re interested in planning, operating and management in the wider realm of sport and fitness, start your career with the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sports and Recreation.

Whether it’s maintaining sporting grounds, working in a customer service position or operational and customer support positions within Sport and Recreation industries, the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sports and Recreation will equip you to work competently across a range of activities and functions, in a range of operational and customer support positions.

Throughout this qualification, you will learn how to work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments, plan and conduct programs, organise schedules and use social media tools for collaboration and engagement for your sport or recreational facility. To be able to work hands-on in the sport and recreation industry, you will also learn how to maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities and conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreational sessions.

This nationally accredited qualification is delivered online, via our learning management platform, my eCampus. Combined with support via our team of education professionals, you are equipped with the tools needed to start your career in sport and recreation.

Once attained, the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation can be your stepping stone to further education, with qualifications like the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

Course Outcomes

Once you’ve completed your SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation, you’ll be able to apply a broad range of competencies in varied work contexts using your discretion, judgement and theoretical knowledge. You may also provide technical advice and support to a team. It will allow you to gain employment as:

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Activity Operation Officer

Plan, review and implement sporting programs and hands-on activities specific to your sport or recreation environment, including the encouragement and assistance in group participation.
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Recreation Officer

Organise a range of recreational activities and programs for organisations including schools, fitness facilities, community recreation facilities and youth centres.
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Sport and Recreation Attendant

Provide a variety of duties in a sport and recreation environment, including equipment hire, ensure the health and safety of guests and patrons, and undertaking administration duties.
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Leisure Service Officer

Assist and supervise visitors in a leisure centre-style environment, and take on a variety of administration, maintenance and customer-service duties.
Course snapshot

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements:

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

Practical Elements:

There are a set number of hours. However, candidates must have access to a sport and recreation facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe the practical application. 


Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 15 course units to complete
  • Complete one assessment every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery structure.

Studying the Certificate III in Sport and Recreation with AIPT is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.

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1. Theoretical

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

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15 units to complete
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Completed online and in your own time

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability
or Video Camera – Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

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2. Practical

There are a set number of hours. However, candidates must have access to a sport and recreation facility as well as a Supervisor/Manager to observe the practical application. 


Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

Cost & payment.

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team.

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Why choose AIPT?

AIPT Australia Wide

100+ campus locations

We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

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Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

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Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms

Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.

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Largest network of industry partnerships

The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.

Amy Marshall Student Review

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch during the enrolment process. The AIPT team are always available to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Amy Marshall
Brad Davis Student Review

They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.

Brad Davis
Jaiden Myer Student Review

Having the opportunity to study my theory online and at my own pace allowed me the freedom to continue working my full-time job. The face-to-face branch of the studies was an amazing experience to be able to work with my instructor, who had many years of experience in the industry.

Jaiden Myer
Mem Hockley Student Review

AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through Covid times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything. AIPT customer service is a real credit to them; they are amazing.

Mem Hockley
Dylan Garbutt Student Review

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and start a university degree. They made this possible by allowing flexibility throughout my study while still ensuring I received the highest possible education throughout the course. The range of payment plans was also a significant factor for me.

Dylan Garbutt
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