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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 managing others in the wider realm of sport and fitness, start your career with the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Whether it’s maintaining sporting grounds, working in a customer service position or performing operational and customer support duties within the Sport and Recreation industry, the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sports and Recreation will equip you to work competently in a range of activities and functions across 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 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 recognised qualification is delivered online, via our learning management platform, my eCampus. Combined with practical performance in a sport or community recreation facility or gym and 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 Operations 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, ensuring the health and safety of guests and patrons, and undertaking administration duties.

Leisure Services Officer

Leisure Services Officer

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

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Community Activities Officer

Facilitate culturally appropriate sport and recreation activities within the community.

Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 31 December 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 180.

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 is no set number of practical hours. Candidates must have access to a sport or community recreation facility or gym, and a supervisor/manager (with current industry qualifications and experience) to observe the practical demonstrations.


Up to 12 months

Study load
  • Practical experience in a sport or community recreation facility 
  • 15 course units to complete    
  • Complete one course unit 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 you can tailor it 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 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you may 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.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, Firefox 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 is no set number of practical hours. Candidates must have access to a sport or community recreation facility or gym and a supervisor/manager to observe practical demonstrations.


Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

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 (All learning 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?

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Dedicated Student Support

Access a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as smooth as possible.

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Industry-Current Trainers and Assessors

Industry-current Trainers and Assessors to monitor and support your learning.

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Career Pathways

Successful completion of this course may contribute towards your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

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Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

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.

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch right throughout the enrolment process.

Studying my theory online and at my pace allowed me to continue working full-time. The face-to-face component was amazing, working with an experienced instructor.

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.

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and at university. It allowed flexibility while ensuring I received the best education possible .

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