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SIS40115 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation

National ID: SIS40115 State ID: AYW3
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Start kicking goals with a qualification in sport and recreation.

Are you ready for a career where you can help others keep and active and healthy lifestyle? 

The Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation enables you to work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity. You will learn to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of others, deal with unpredictable and non-routine situations and provide leadership and guidance to staff. You will undertake a combination of learning activities such as, coordinating work teams or groups, learn how to address client needs, provide first aid and develop and maintain stakeholder relationships.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diverse range of sport and recreation locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres or sporting organisations and associations. 

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Advanced communication 
  • Group work 
  • Training 
  • First Aid and emergency respond 
  • Address clients needs 
  • Program development 

Students will gain practical skills in sport and fitness preparing them for a career in this industry. 

  • Have a passion for sport or fitness and healthy living 
  • Enjoy working with people and in a team environment 
  • You have had previous experience within the sport, fitness and recreation industry
  • Completed a Certificate II or III or fitness Qualification 
  • You are seeking a career progression or a change in your career 

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

You are required to undertake an individual pre-enrolment interview to ensure that the program is likely to meet your needs. The pre-enrolment meeting is also designed to:   

  • ascertain your existing knowledge, skills and level of experience applicable to this qualification  
  • determine the amount of training, including additional training support you will require 
  • ascertain any other support services that will be required. 
  • Information from this pre-enrolment interview will be recorded on the pre-enrolment interview form. 

You will also have an individual student study plan to schedule training and assessments and ensure you have your choice in elective units.

For all learners the program will incorporate a work placement of a minimum of 150 hours.

This will strengthen your experience and provide an opportunity to learn and apply skills and knowledge across a range of programs and services. Training and assessment will occur in the workplace, a workplace logbook is provided to you and your supervisor which identifies the training, monitoring and assessment roles and responsibilities of both parties. 


National ID Unit title
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
SISXCCS003 Address client needs
SISXFIN001 Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
SISXIND004 Analyse participation patterns
SISXIND005 Coordinate work teams or groups
SISXMGT001 Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships


National ID Unit title
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
SISXCAI001 Provide equipment for activities
SISXCAI002 Assist with activity sessions
SISXCAI003 Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
SISXCAI004 Plan and conduct programs
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISXHRM001 Recruit and manage volunteers

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Facility coordinator
  • Administration coordinator
  • Duty manager
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Swim school coordinator
  • Operations coordinator
  • Aquatic operations coordinator.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit Labour Market Insights (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA. (opens in a new tab)

This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Upon completion of this qualification you can progress to SIS50115 Diploma of Sport (external).

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus

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