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Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

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The Certificate III in Sport and Recreation is the recognised qualification to work within the aquatic and recreation industry.

Key details

Degree Type
2 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Certificate III in Sport and Recreation is the recognised qualification to work within the aquatic and recreation industry.

You'll learn a range of skills needed to provide operational and customer support in recreation and community sport contexts, including risk management, first aid, and emergency response.

You'll also learn skills in education and facilitation, conducting warm-up and cool-down activities, and officiating games or competitions.

This course is offered as part of the VETDSS program.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course, applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Hold a strong interest in fitness and the Sport & Recreation field

Study locations

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Sport & Recreation industry. You may find work in a range of contexts, including:

  • Fitness Centres
  • Sporting Grounds or Complexes
  • Leisure & Aquatic Centres
  • Community Recreation Centres

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.