Certificate III in Sport & Recreation

Course code: SIS30115

Registered Training Organisation: iVET Institute

RTO code:40548

Delivered by Horsham College

Course Summary

This VET course provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the areas of community, sport and outdoor recreation.  Leadership, organisational and specialist activity skills are developed through the units of competency in the selected program with a fitness focus stream throughout the two years.


Contribution towards  VCAL

One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded on successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.   

Contribution towards  VCE

Students will be eligible for credit of up to four units towards  VCE (two units at Unit 1-2 level and a Unit 3-4 sequence).

ATAR Contribution

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution must undertake scored assessment. This study score can contribute directly to the ATAR, either as one of the student’s best four studies (the primary four) or as a fifth or sixth study.

Scored Assessment Available


National Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Wimmera Trade Training Centre,

Horsham College

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.10 am to 3.15 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

40 hours of work placement per year is recommended

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible study pathways

  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Sports Management

Potential career paths

  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Administrator
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Sports Development Manager
  • Sports Scientist
  • Sports Marketing Manager

Fees and Equipment


Clothing and footwear suitable for physical activities.

No singlets

Materials Fee

To be paid by the DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year


Participate in work health and safety


Organise personal work priorities and development


Use social media tools for collaboration and management


Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions


Provide quality service


Provide first aid


Respond to emergency situations


Plan outdoor recreation activities


Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events

Unit code

Second Year


Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment & risk control


Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices


Plan and conduct programs


Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down practices


Facilitate groups 1


Educate user groups 1


Plan outdoor recreation activities


Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events

* Units may vary to meet the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) requirements and trends


RTO Contact

Lyndon Kuhne
(03) 5381 7712

Contact VET Cluster Coordinator via the contact page

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