Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III, Certificate
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Up to 12 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Recreation Officer | Activity Operation Officer | Sport and Recreation Attendant | Leisure Service Officer |

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Course Rundown

Are you ready to kick off your career in sport and recreation operations and management? The Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (SIS30115) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is your first stepping stone on the path to success!

This online Certificate course will prepare you to work across different activities and functions in the sport, fitness and recreation sector. You’ll start by building your foundational knowledge of the industry, learning how to maintain facilities and follow the necessary health, safety and emergency protocols. You’ll also gain a solid grasp on planning, organising and conducting programs and providing quality service for clients. With a mix of hands-on skills and essential knowledge, you’ll graduate with all the tools you need to break into the industry in an operational or customer support position.

Delivered 100% online, this nationally recognised qualification allows you to take the first step towards your dream career in your own time and at your own pace. You’ll have up to 12 months to complete your coursework, supported by a team of education professionals the whole way. So what are you waiting for? Turn your passion for sport into a career with this great course!


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old, or if under 18, have enrolment form signed by a parent or guardian; AND
  • Have completed year 10 or equivalent (a qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication); AND
  • Be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.


In this sports management course, the subjects you may study include:

  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
  • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
  • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
  • SISXIND002 - Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge
  • SISXFAC002 - Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
  • BSBWHS303 - Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • SISXCAI003 - Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
  • BSBADM307 - Organise schedules
  • BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • SISXCAI004 - Plan and conduct programs
  • SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups
  • SISXCCS003 - Address client needs
  • ICTWEB201 - Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISXEMR001 - Respond to emergency situations

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:
Dedicated student support
Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.
Largest network of locations
We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.
Flexible delivery options
AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (SIS30115) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level roles in a variety of sport, recreation and leisure environments. Graduates may also continue their studies by articulating into a course such as the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.

Curious about where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $67.42 per week (over 12 months)
  • $250 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save

  • $2,790 upfront payment (save $715)

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for other assisted government funding.

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