SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

This qualification will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to take on operational and customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry.

If you’re interested in planning, operating and management in the wider realm of sport and fitness, start your career with the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sports and Recreation.

Whether it’s maintaining sporting grounds, working in a customer service position or undertaking housekeeping duties, the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sports and Recreation will equip you to work competently across a range of activities and functions, in a range of operational and customer support positions.

Throughout this qualification, you will learn how to work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments, plan and conduct programs, organise schedules and use social media tools for collaboration and engagement for your sport or recreational facility. To be able to work hands-on in the sport and recreation industry, you will also learn how to maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities and conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreational sessions.

This nationally accredited qualification is delivered online, via our learning management platform, my eCampus. Combined with support via our team of education professionals, you are equipped with the tools needed to start your career in sport and recreation.

Once attained, the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation can be your stepping stone to further education, with qualifications like the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • 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.

Minimum Age
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

Working with Children Check
In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake this course. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.

Study mode


Course duration

12 months


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Gym Receptionist$960 weekly pay
Pool Lifeguard$960 weekly pay
Sport and Recreation Officer$960 weekly pay
Sports Coach$960 weekly pay
Swimming Instructor$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Personal Trainer$1,150 weekly pay
Advanced Personal Trainer$1,350 weekly pay
Rehabilitation Specialist$1,350 weekly pay
Sports Development Officer$1,150 weekly pay
Sports Facility Manager$1,250 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation is a nationally recognised course delivered by Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment options

You can choose to pay for your qualification through an up-front payment or by setting up an instalment plan, where your course fees are split across regular weekly or fortnightly payments.

Enquire now for more details.

About this provider

At the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) we are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness. We equip our students with the best in online mixed with practical education. Established in 1999 alongside our partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, AIPT has 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 – We cater to all learning styles and offer flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

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

Operating since 1999
Legal name Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Pty Ltd
RTO code 32363