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Sport, Fitness and Recreation SIS

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover career oriented participation, coaching, officials and development, community recreation, fitness, outdoor recreation and sport and recreation areas of work.

‘Community Services’ and ‘Health’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the SIS (release 4.1) Training Package.

The Sport, Fitness and Recreation Package SIS (release 4.1) includes 20 qualifications and 17 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathways Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

Suitable training for individuals to develop basic functional knowledge and skills for work in customer contact positions in the sport or community recreation industry. 

SIS20219 - Certificate II in Sport - Developing Athlete

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as an athlete at a regional, state or territory level in a specific sport in the Australian sport industry.

SIS20319 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to conduct pre-planned coaching sessions with foundation level participants in a specific sport.

SIS20419 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who assist with operational logistics and the delivery of recreational activities. They work under direct supervision and with guidance from those responsible for planning, finalising and delivering activities, including program managers and leaders.

SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. They may work at fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.

SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

SIS30419 - Certificate III in Sport - Athlete

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to undertake a career as an athlete at a regional, state or national level in a specific sport in the Australian sport industry. Athletes at this level may have access to match payments, prize money, grants or endorsements as the primary source of their income.

SIS30519 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to coach participants up to an intermediate level in a specific sport. Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

SIS30619 - Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership

This qualification reflects the role of skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities according to pre-determined activity plans, adjusting as required to suit conditions and participant abilities.

SIS31015 - Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation

This qualification is suitable for those working in aquatic facilities or environments, and recreation facilities. It provides a pathway to work as a swimming teacher, pool lifeguard, or recreation leader.

SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation

This training is for individuals who work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity. These individuals are able to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of others, deal with unpredictable and non-routine situations and provide leadership and guidance to staff.

SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness

Appropriate training for personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children.

SIS40319 - Certificate IV in Sport Coaching

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to coach participants up to an advanced level in a specific sport. Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

SIS40419 - Certificate IV in Sport Development

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport development. Functions for someone with this qualification can include liaising with stakeholder groups to increase the profile of sport, implementing and administering community sports programs, recruiting volunteers and participants and organising sport events.

SIS40619 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled outdoor recreation leaders who lead and supervise dependent participants in recreational activities according to activity plans, which they develop.

SIS50115 - Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

Appropriate for those who work in the sport and recreation industry in a management or organisational capacity. These individuals have a high degree of autonomy and manage the effective provision of services or programs. 

SIS50215 - Diploma of Fitness

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs.

SIS50319 - Diploma of Sport

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of roles within the Australian sport industry. They work or volunteer at community-based sport clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry. Individuals with this qualification are involved in the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, and the provision of leadership and support to colleagues. They work autonomously and coordinate and supervise others.

SIS50419 - Diploma of Outdoor Leadership

This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior leaders or program, logistics and operations managers. All work with significant autonomy, using initiative and judgement to analyse and solve complex problems, and to design systematic approaches to operational practices. This qualification provides pathway to work for any type of organisation that delivers outdoor recreation activities including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Annual Commencements 15 0 0 10 0 0 5 5
SIS20419 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
Annual Commencements 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
Annual Commencements 25 430 120 265 85 35 5 40
SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness
Annual Commencements 50 95 80 5 20 0 5 0
SIS30519 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
Annual Commencements 10 5 20 0 10 0 0 0
SIS30619 - Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership
Annual Commencements 35 35 20 10 0 0 0 0
SIS31015 - Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
Annual Commencements 30 15 0 0 5 0 0 0
SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0
SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
SIS40419 - Certificate IV in Sport Development
Annual Commencements 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIS40619 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
Annual Commencements 15 25 0 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 20/10/2021, rounded estimates for April 2020 to March 2021. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
SIS20219 - Certificate II in Sport - Developing Athlete
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
SIS20319 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
SIS20419 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 12 mths 18 mths 24 mths 12 mths 18 mths 18 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
SIS30419 - Certificate III in Sport - Athlete
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
SIS30519 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
SIS30619 - Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
SIS31015 - Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 18 mths 18 mths 24 mths 12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 18 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 18 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
SIS40319 - Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 18 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
SIS40419 - Certificate IV in Sport Development
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 18 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
SIS40619 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
SIS50115 - Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
SIS50215 - Diploma of Fitness
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
SIS50319 - Diploma of Sport
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
SIS50419 - Diploma of Outdoor Leadership
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
SIS20115 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Availability
SIS20219 - Certificate II in Sport - Developing Athlete
Availability
SIS20319 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching
Availability
SIS20419 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
Availability
SIS30115 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
Availability
SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness
Availability
SIS30419 - Certificate III in Sport - Athlete
Availability
SIS30519 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
Availability
SIS30619 - Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership
Availability
SIS31015 - Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
Availability
SIS40115 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
Availability
SIS40215 - Certificate IV in Fitness
Availability
SIS40319 - Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
Availability
SIS40419 - Certificate IV in Sport Development
Availability
SIS40619 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership
Availability
SIS50115 - Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
Availability
SIS50215 - Diploma of Fitness
Availability
SIS50319 - Diploma of Sport
Availability
SIS50419 - Diploma of Outdoor Leadership
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).