Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in aquatic facilities or environments and recreation facilities. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and activities.

Completion of the Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation qualification provides career pathways to work as a Swimming Instructor, Pool Lifeguard or Recreation Leader. Attainment of this qualification offers a maximum of 50 SACE points.

The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation SIS30122 incorporates the following Units of Competence:

Incorporating the Units of Competence:

  • SISXCAI003 Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
  • SISXCCS001 Provide Quality Service
  • SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations
  • SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
  • SISXRES002 Educate User Groups

Elective Units

  • BSBRSK401 Identifying risk and apply risk management processes
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
  • PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues
  • SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • SISCAQU009 Instruct clients in water safety and survival skills
  • SISCAQU010 Instruct swimming strokes
$1,200.00 - (this cost includes course workbooks and participation in individual courses.

Please refer to our Refund Policy


The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation must be completed within 12-18 months.

An additional 6 month extension is available for a set fee.


Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in this course. Please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/ for more information.

Course Accreditation

This course is nationally recognised and meets all AQTF requirements.

Students can complete the course at 16 years of age.

Physical Requirements

Basic swimming skills


Students will be required to complete 3 courses - Swimming and Water Safety Instructor, Pool Lifeguard and Provide First Aid. Information on each of these courses will be provided on enrolment.

In addition, students will be required to complete field experience practical hours (which will need to be sign off by a Workplace Supervisor who holds current qualifications in the relevant courses) and complete workbooks containing theory assessments.

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