Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
  • Awarded by

    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO: 32363)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

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

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    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!

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

    Please note: this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with our updated course due for release in the next few months. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 31 December 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    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.

    Computer Requirements

    In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to a reliable computer and internet connection.


    Candidates must have access to a sport and recreation facility and a Supervisor/Manager to observe the practical application.


  • Subject Breakdown

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

    • HLTAID011* - Provide First Aid
    • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
    • BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development
    • SISXIND011 - 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
    • SISXPLD005 - Facilitate inclusion for people with disability  
    • ICTWEB201 - Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • SISXEMR001 - Respond to emergency situations
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

    *This course contains the unit, HLTAID011 Provide first aid, which must be completed through an external RTO. Foundation Education has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees.

  • Why Australian Institute of Personal Trainers?

    RTO 32363
    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 smooth 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.


    All student testimonials for Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

    "The day that I got the email to say I had passed my course, Sean Weir Fitness was advertising for a new personal trainer. I applied for the job and had an interview the next day. I now instruct five boot camps and two box fit classes a week and I have many personal training clients. I am currently employed by Sean Weir Fitness and am looking to start my Diploma of Fitness with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. I am so happy to be doing a job that I love and look forward to going to work everyday."

    Brendan Mann , Certificate IV in Fitness Complete Personal Trainer

    “After quitting my job as a director of two preschools in Bondi, I started the fast track course with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Within 2 weeks I began managing the gym due to my previous experience and within in 12 months, I bought the gym from my mentor! The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers enabled me to get started in my business and now I’m a campus director for AIPT, and I love helping others achieve their dream.”

    Alison Gibson , Certificate IV in Fitness Complete Personal Trainer

    “I work with a registered training organisation while still delivering personal training sessions. My Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification has enabled me to increase my revenue, achieve fantastic business growth and combine my passion for fitness and education.”

    Louise Richards , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    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.

  • Career Outcomes

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

  • Let's talk price

    AIPT offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $54.22* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    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.

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