Commissioner's Information Bulletin 511

Sport and Recreation - Traineeships

Sport and Recreation

Date of effect: 21 October 2011

Updated: 31 January 2014

 

In this Commissioner’s Information Bulletin the five Sport and Recreation vocational training orders are varied to update fifteen national qualification codes in line with the SIS10v3 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package, endorsed 14 December 2013.

The only other change to this Commissioner Information Bulletin is a variation to the Transitional Arrangements table which includes two transitional end dates to accommodate the September and December 2013 Training Package updates.

Superseded Commissioners Information Bulletin

This Commissioner’s Information Bulletin has been updated.

Vocational Training Orders

Qualifications, structure and packaging

The SIS10 Training Package includes 26 qualifications, 20 of which support traineeship pathways. Their details are below:

Entry Requirement

* Entry Requirements apply to this qualification.

Transition arrangements

Under State Training Services’ transition arrangements, a superseded qualification can be specified on apprenticeship and traineeship applications for up to six months after new or updated Vocational Training Orders come into effect. The relevant expiry dates for new apprenticeship and traineeship applications are listed below.

Registered Training Organisations may commence training in either the new or superseded qualification but must meet the requirements of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to update the enrolment of their students to the current qualification before the qualification expiry date, generally 12 months after the current qualification has been added to the national register. For more information refer to ASQA’s General Direction on Transition and Teach-Out.

Qualification

SIS10v1

SIS10v2

SIS10v3

Code

Transition

End Date

Code

Transition

End Date

Code

Certificate II in Community Activities

SIS20110

31/7/2014

-

SIS20113

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

SIS20210

31/7/2014

-

SIS20213

Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

SIS20310

1/5/2014

SIS20312

31/7/2014

SIS20313

Certificate II Sport Career Oriented Participation

SIS20410

1/5/2014

SIS20412

-

SIS20412

Certificate II in Sport Coaching

SIS20510

1/5/2014

SIS20512

31/7/2014

SIS20513

Certificate III in Aquatics

SIS30110

31/7/2014

-

SIS30113

Certificate III in Community Activity Programs

SIS30210

31/7/2014

-

SIS30213

Certificate III in Fitness

SIS30310

31/7/2014

-

SIS30313

Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

SIS30410

31/7/2014

-

SIS30413

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation

SIS30510

1/5/2014

SIS30512

31/7/2014

SIS30513

Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation

SIS30610

1/5/2014

SIS30612

31/7/2014

SIS30613

Certificate III in Sport Coaching

SIS30710

1/5/2014

SIS30712

31/7/2014

SIS30713

Certificate III in Sports Trainer

SIS30810

1/5/2014

SIS30812

31/7/2014

SIS30813

Certificate III in Sport Officiating

-

SIS30912

31/7/2014

SIS30913

Certificate IV in Community Recreation

SIS40110

31/7/2014

-        

SIS40113

Certificate IV in Fitness

SIS40210

-

SIS40210

Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation

SIS40310

31/7/2014

 

SIS40313

Certificate IV Sport and Recreation

SIS40410

1/5/2014

SIS40412

-

SIS40412

Certificate IV Sport Coaching

SIS40510

1/5/2014

SIS40512

-

SIS40512

Certificate IV Sport Development

SIS40610

1/5/2014

SIS40612

-

SIS40612

Industrial arrangements

Applications under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to establish apprenticeships whether full-time, part-time or school based will not be approved unless the Commissioner for Vocational Training is satisfied that appropriate industrial arrangements are in place.

All private sector employers and employees in New South Wales are covered by the national industrial relations system administered by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission). The industrial instrument that applies is a national (modern) award or a current enterprise agreement registered with the Commission. Further information is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman by telephoning 13 13 94 or via their website.

Service Skills Australia has advised that trainees may be employed under the following awards:

School based traineeships (SBT)

Service Skills Australia has advised that the following qualifications are suitable for delivery in schools:

  • SIS20113 Certificate II in Community Activities 
  • SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20313 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS20412 Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS20513 Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness**
  • SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport Career Orientated Participation
  • SIS30713 Certificate III in Sports Coaching

For qualifications available for delivery in schools, click here.

For information about the delivery of training for school based part-time traineeships, refer to Training Arrangements.

**Certificate III in Fitness - Approval Requirements for SBTs

Additional approval requirements are required to establish a school-based traineeship in SIS30310 Certificate III in Fitness.  As well as adhering to School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships in NSW Guidelines and completing a Training Plan, applications must be accompanied by a business case developed by the employer and Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis to determine whether the establishment of the traineeship is appropriate in each case. The business case must:

  1. Outline on-the-job training model including job tasks/activities and opportunities for practice.
  2. Provide information on the integration of on and off the job training including the duties and responsibilities of the trainee and specific goals to be achieved.
  3. Provide information about supervisory arrangements appropriate to trainee’s knowledge, skill and experience.
  4. Identify any regulatory requirements to be complied with e.g. workplace health and safety
  5. Identify constraints or risks such as resources, legal or physical environment

The business case must be signed off by a senior manager in the employer organisation.

Career pathways

Service Skills Australia’s publication The Job I Love offers a guide to careers in the service industries, including sport and industry.

The Pathways to Participation initiative is aimed at aligning nationally recognised qualifications for coaches and officials with industry accreditation standards. The project will help foster and facilitate career pathways and employment outcomes initially in five sports – rowing, yachting, hockey, squash and equestrian.

Working with Children

Where the nature of any employer’s activities is child related and the employer is taking on a trainee, the employer must comply with the NSW Commission for Children and Young People’s Working with Children Program.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

All those serving alcohol must undertake Responsible Service of Alcohol training (addressed in the Training Package but subject to Licensing Authority restrictions on trainers and assessors). Employees must be at least 18 years of age to serve alcohol. For further information see the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

Responsible Conduct of Gambling

The Casino Liquor and Gaming Control Authority requires occupational licensing for dealers who operate table games in licensed casinos. Trainees are required to have a licence which they can obtain following completion of Responsible Conduct of Gaming training (addressed in the Training Package but subject to the Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority restrictions on trainers and assessors). Employees must be at least 18 years of age to participate in gaming. For further information see the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

Learning resources and assessment materials

Service Skills Australia is currently undertaking development of various resource materials aligned with the SIS10 Training Package.

Human Kinetics publishes a wide range of industry supported publications that may be used or adapted to the SIS10 Training Package units of competency.

Pearson Australia has a variety of learning materials available for purchase which aligns with the SIS10 Training Package.

Registered training organisations

For registered training providers which can deliver the qualifications go to training.gov.au.

A list of registered training organisations which are in contract with the NSW Department of Education and Communities to be paid for the delivery of the training is here.

When developing training plans, registered training organisations should ensure that the training program satisfies the qualification packaging requirements and, at the same time, reflects the nature of the business. Training plans should be customised so that the workplace activities support and align with the qualification units of competency.

Funding arrangements

State Training Services funding support for new entrant traineeships is available for selected qualifications as specified in the 2014 NSW Skills List. Funding support is also subject to other eligibility criteria as specified in the  APL contract.

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

Copies of the Vocational Training Orders are available for inspection on this internet site below or at any State Training Services Regional Office of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioner's Information Bulletin, please contact the Vocational Training Tribunal Unit on telephone (02) 9244 5785.

Approved by Phillip Moore
Commissioner for Vocational Training. 

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Job descriptions

Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Community Recreation

Community recreation qualifications cover activities of aquatics (swimming and pool-related activities), community recreation development and operations, self defence and dance.

Certificate II in Community Activities trainees will learn to assist with the conduct of recreation activities and maintenance of and operations in, community recreation centres, indoor recreation facilities and leisure and aquatic centres.

 

Certificate III in Aquatics trainees may work under supervision or semi autonomously in venues such as aquatic facilities and indoor recreation facilities. They will learn to perform a range of activities and functions that may include teaching swimming, pool lifeguarding and pool technical operations.

 

Certificate III in Community Activity Programs trainees will learn to implement general and specific community based recreation programs such as recreational dance and self defence and programs for children and clients with a disability.

Trainees may work in community centres and indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. All activities will have a focus on community development.

 

Certificate IV in Community Recreation trainees will learn to independently manage a range of activities and functions within the community recreation sector for different groups of people and at different workplaces, including leisure centres and swimming pools. Trainees will also gain skills in:

  • planning, conducting and evaluating the activities of others
  • dealing with unpredictable and non-routine situations
  • providing leadership and guidance to staff.

Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Fitness

Fitness qualifications cover activities including health screening and health promotion, fitness programs, client health assessment, gym programs, group exercise sessions, water based fitness programs, exercise programs for children, adolescents and the elderly, personal training sessions and health promotion activities.

 

Certificate III level trainees will learn to autonomously manage a range of activities and functions within locations including gyms, fitness facilities, pools, community facilities and outdoor environments. They will learn to provide group exercise instruction and to design gym and water exercise programs.

 

Certificate IV level trainees will broaden their lower level skills and on a one-to-one basis, learn to:

  • train individual clients, including older clients and children
  • plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training
  • provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff 
  • manage unpredictable situations
  • operate businesses efficiently and profitably

Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation qualifications cover activities including abseiling, archery, bushwalking, canoeing, caving, cycling, equestrian, fishing, mountain biking, rafting, scuba, skiing, surfing, trail bike riding and yachting.

Certificate II level trainees will learn to perform core activities in outdoor recreation environments and to assist with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities. They will learn to use a wide variety of equipment in work locations such as such as water-based, dry land and mountainous terrains.

 

Certificate III level trainees will become competent in guiding outdoor recreation activities through learning to apply outdoor recreation technical expertise to guiding individuals on how to participate safely in the outdoor activity.

They will learn to work autonomously or in a team under supervision on or off site. In a variety of controlled environments such as camps, recreation centres or facilities or fields on various public lands, they will further their abilities to use different types of equipment.

 

Certificate IV level trainees will gain the technical skills and knowledge to work as outdoor recreation guides in uncontrolled environments or as instructors teaching clients in how to independently undertake outdoor activities. They would usually have prior outdoor recreation industry experience.

For both roles, trainees will develop leadership, guidance and supervision skills to enable them to autonomously manage routine and unexpected situations. They will also learn to use a wide range of equipment in different work environments including water, dry land and mountainous areas.

Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Sport

Sport qualifications cover activities including football, athletics, sports administration, basketball, cricket, coaching, golf, gymnastics, martial arts, netball, rugby league and union, soccer, squash, life saving, swimming, bowling, tennis and volleyball.

 

Certificate II level trainees in Sport Career Oriented Participation will gain the skills and knowledge to pursue careers as athletes at a regional and state or territory level. They will build on their chosen sport knowledge and skills to develop sport-specific competencies from a sporting association.

Trainees should hold a scholarship with an Institute of Sport, be a member of a state, territory or national team, squad or development program, a national or state or territory talent development program or a member of a second tier national competition.

 

Certificate II level trainees in Sport Coaching will work as assistant or junior coaches, learning to assist senior coaches in the planning and implementation of instruction for a range of sports.

Working as part of a team and under supervision, trainees should be current or past participants in the respective sport specialisation chosen as part of this a qualification.

 

Certificate III level trainees in Sport Career Oriented Participation will be working towards a career as a professional athlete at a regional, state or territory level which may enable match-payments, prize money, grants or endorsements to form the primary source of their income. Trainees will learn to:

  • train for events
  • assess competitors and conditions at venues
  • consult with coaches about appropriate strategies
  • compete professionally
  • undertake promotional duties.

Trainees should hold a scholarship with an Institute of Sport, a member of a state or territory or national team, squad or development program, a national or state or territory talent development program or a member of a second tier national competition.

 

Certificate III level trainees in Sport Coaching will gain skills to become a career coach at a regional or state or territory level. Trainees will learn to:

  • observe the performance of athletes to determine the required level of instruction
  • plan, conduct and evaluate individualised and team based training programs
  • supervise practice sessions and provide in competition assistance to athletes.

 

Certificate III level trainees in Sports Trainer will acquire the skills and knowledge to undertake a career as a sports trainer at a regional or state or territory level. Trainees will learn to:

  • perform pre and post event taping as part of providing injury prevention and treatment for athletes
  • develop warm up and cool down programs
  • assist with the management of sports injuries under the guidance of a health professional
  • liaise with coaching and other related support staff.

 

Certificate III level trainees in Sport Officiating will apply their skills and knowledge to be an official at a regional, state or territory level. Those undertaking this qualification should be a member of an official’s squad or development program, or officiating at a regional to international level. Trainees with this qualification include training for competition officiating duties, coaching lower level officials and officiating sport competitions.

 

Certificate IV level trainees in Sport Coaching will gain further skills towards becoming a career coach at a regional or state or territory level. Trainees will learn to:

  • observe the performance of athletes to determine the required level of instruction
  • plan, conduct and evaluate individualised and team training programs
  • supervise practice sessions
  • provide in competition assistance to athletes through supporting their psychological preparation and conducting post competition analysis of both performance and strategy.

 

Certificate IV level trainees in Sport Development will gain the skills and knowledge for a career in sports development. Job roles may include competition coordinator, program coordinator, sports development officer and talent development coordinator. Trainees will learn to:

  • liaise with stakeholder groups to increase the profile of sport
  • implement and administer junior sports programs or clinics within clubs and schools
  • train coaches and teachers
  • recruit young people, parents and volunteers to sports
  • schedule competitions.

Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation qualifications provide skills in the provision of sport and recreation programs, grounds and facilities maintenance, operation of sporting centres and grounds and the operation of community recreation centres.

Certificate II level trainees will work in an assistant capacity in the sport and recreation industry. Work locations may include fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes and aquatic centres. Under supervision, they will learn to provide support for:

  • sporting and recreation programs
  • grounds and facilities maintenance
  • routine housekeeping
  • retail and customer service assistance
  • administrative duties
  • bar and café services

Certificate III level trainees will multi task and combine a range of activities required to support the operation of facilities such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres and community recreation centres. Working under supervision with some degree of autonomy, trainees will learn to:

  • maintain grounds and playing surfaces
  • provide customer service, housekeeping and administrative assistance

Certificate IV level trainees will work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity in settings such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres and sporting organisations and associations.

Trainees will learn to support the management of ancillary functions required to ensure the effective provisions of specific services and programs. The role could include coordinating facilities, administration and grounds.

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Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Community Recreation  - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

21 October 2011

Updated

31 January 2014

Qualifications

Terms of training

Full time:

  • SIS20113 Certificate II in Community Activities
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30113 Certificate III in Aquatics
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30213 Certificate III in Community Activity Programs
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40113 Certificate IV in Community Recreation by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40113 Certificate IV in Community Recreation where the trainee holds either SIS30113 Certificate III in Aquatics or SIS30213 Certificate III in Community Activity Programs
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SIS20113 Certificate II in Community Activities

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary periods

2 months

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Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Fitness - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

21 October 2011

Updated

31 January 2014

Qualifications

Terms of training

Full time:

  • SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40210 Certificate IV in Fitness where the trainee holds SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SIS30313 Certificate III in Fitness

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary periods

2 months

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Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Outdoor Recreation - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

21 October 2011

Updated

31 January 2014

Qualifications

Terms of training

Full time:

  • SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation where the trainee holds SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SIS20213 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary periods

2 months

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Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Sport  - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

21 October 2011

Updated

31 January 2014

Qualifications

Terms of training

Full time:

  • SIS20412 Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS20513 Certificate II in Sport Coaching
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation where the trainee holds SIS20412 Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching where the trainee hold SIS20513 Certificate II in Sport Coaching
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30813 Certificate III in Sports Trainer
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30913 Certificate III in Sport Officiating
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40512 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved by direct entry
  • SIS40512 Certificate IV in Sport Coaching where the trainee holds SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation or SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching or SIS30813 Certificate III in Sports Trainer
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40612 Certificate IV in Sport Development by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40612 Certificate IV in Sport Development where the trainee holds SIS30613 Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation or SIS30713 Certificate III in Sport Coaching or SIS30813 Certificate III in Sports Trainer
    • 21 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary periods

2 months

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Sport, Fitness and Recreation - Sport and Recreation - Traineeship
Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

21 October 2011

Updated

31 January 2014

Qualifications

Terms of training

Full time:

  • SIS20313 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
    • 12 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS30513 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40412 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation by direct entry
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved
  • SIS40412 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation where the trainee holds SIS30513 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

School based

SIS20313 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation

The term for a school based traineeship will be calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year. During this period the school-based trainee must undertake a minimum of 100 days of on-the-job training.

Probationary period

2 months

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