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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • Duration12 months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Career Outcomes:

  • Sport and Recreation Attendant
  • Recreation Officer
  • Activity Operation Officer

The SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation is your gateway to a fulfilling career in the sports and recreation industry. This nationally recognized qualification equips you with the skills needed for operational and customer support roles in various sport and recreation settings.

Throughout this course, you’ll gain expertise in planning and managing sports and recreation activities, maintaining facilities, and providing excellent customer service. You’ll also learn to use social media tools for collaboration and engagement in your sport or recreational facility. This program is delivered online through our user-friendly learning platform, my eCampus, with continuous support from our education professionals.

Upon completion, you’ll be well-prepared for roles such as Activity Operation Officer, responsible for planning and implementing sporting programs, Recreation Officer, organizing recreational activities for various organizations, Sport and Recreation Attendant, performing diverse duties in sport and recreation environments, and Leisure Service Officer, assisting and supervising visitors in leisure center-style settings.

The course offers flexibility, allowing you to study theoretical elements online at your own pace and complete practical elements with hands-on experience in a real sports and recreation facility. With a duration of up to 12 months, this program is designed to accommodate your needs and career aspirations, providing a solid foundation for future educational pursuits, such as the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management. Start your journey in the exciting world of sports and recreation today.

Job Outcomes

  • Activity Operation Officer
  • Leisure Service Officer
  • Sport and Recreation Attendant
  • Recreation Officer
  • Activity Operation Officer

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Mandatory Local Entry Requirements

Before commencing SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, students are required to complete and be deemed competent in the below units of competency (or superseded units), which are available as part of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety.

SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments

SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions

SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions.

SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients.

SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise.

SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information.


You’ll need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e., 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). 

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).
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.
 Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Minimum Age:

You need to be at least 16. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form.

Residency Status:

You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.




SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction.

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships.

SISFFIT041 Develop personalized exercise programs.

SISFFIT042 Instruct personalized exercise sessions.

SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalized exercise programs for body composition goals.

SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalized exercise programs for older clients.

SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalized exercise programs for adolescent clients.

SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction.

SISFFIT050 Support exercise behavior change

SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients.

SISFFIT034 Assess client movement and provide exercise advice.

SISFFIT046 Plan and instruct online exercise sessions.

BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans.

BSBESB404 Market new business ventures

SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs.

SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363) is an industry leader in fitness education. Since starting in 1999, AIPT now has a network of over 100 Campuses and 250 Mentors around the nation. Boasting the largest network of locations, AIPT offers a leading level of convenience to anyone from anywhere in Australia. AIPT is also accredited by Fitness Australia and is a member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).


Why choose AIPT?

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 smooth as possible.

Largest network of locations – We have the industry’s largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we’re in your area.

Learn in Real Gyms with Real Fitness Professionals – Benefit from practical learning and hands-on experience, learning in a real gym environment, mentored by real fitness professionals.

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO – 32363)