Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package

The Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package is the national framework for skills development for the sport, fitness, community recreation and outdoor recreation industries. It includes nationally recognised units of competency and qualifications to train and assess individuals in a range of skills and job roles.

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Continuous improvement

Review and transition to standards for training packages

As part of our process of continuous improvement, the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package is currently undergoing review to ensure that the content reflects current industry practices and meets the Standards for Training Packages. The review process consists of two projects:

Project One: Cross-Sector, Fitness and Community Recreation (Endorsed)

Service Skills Australia welcomes the endorsement of the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee on the 1st of September.

Service Skills Australia has undertaken the review which was initiated by the release of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages, to ensure the quality and consistency of the training package meets the workforce development needs of industry, enterprises and individuals. The review has resulted in a major overhaul of the content as well as ensuring the qualifications and units of competency meet the Standards for Training Packages.

Project One contains four qualifications and four skill sets:

Qualifications
  • SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
  • SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
  • SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness
  • SiS50215 Diploma of Fitness
Skill sets
  • SISSS00110 Aquatic Technical Operator
  • SISSS00111 Pool Lifeguard
  • SISSS00112 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher
  • SISSS00113 Group Exercise Leader

Project Two: Community Recreation and Sport and Recreation (Endorsed)

Project Two included the following five qualifications

  • SIS10115 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS40115 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

Sport and Recreation updates

Sport and Recreation Qualifications endorsed

Service Skills Australia is pleased to advise that the Sport and Recreation components of the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package were endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee on the 1st of December.

Qualifications
Qualification Code Qualification Title
SIS10115 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
SIS40115 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

The updated Companion Volume Implementation Guide is now available for download. 

Fitness updates

Fitness Qualifications endorsed

Service Skills Australia is pleased to advise that the Fitness components of the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee on the 1st of September.

Qualifications
Qualification Code Qualification Title
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness
SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness
Skill sets
Skill Set Code Skill Set Title
SISSS00113 Group Exercise Leader

Useful links:

Download the new qualifications, skill sets and units of competency now from training.gov.au.

Outdoor Recreation updates

Following the release of the ASQA Strategic Review into Training in Equine Programs in Australia, Service Skills Australia has also released its report, Training for the Outdoor Recreation Sector: Future Priorities.

This report has been produced to assist the outdoor industry to rapidly develop a business case for submission to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, under the new training package development process that will commence January 2016. Consequently, this report seeks to:

  • capture and preserve industry’s feedback and work to date
  • propose key recommendations for the review of the training package
  • discuss the relevant recommendations from ASQA’s strategic review into equine training.

Industry has expressed significant support for progress to continue as per the recommendations outlined in this report and would like to see them adopted as soon as possible.

More detailed information concerning the new arrangements for training package development are provided in the 'Next steps' section of the report.

Training for the Outdoor Recreation Sector: Future Priorities may be downloaded from our website.

Community Recreation updates

Community Recreation Qualification endorsed

Service Skills Australia is pleased to advise that the Community Recreation components of the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package have been endorsed by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee on the 1st of September.

Qualifications
Qualification Code Qualification Title
SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
Skill sets
Skill Set Code Skill Set Title
SISSS00110 Aquatic Technical Operator
SISSS00111 Pool Lifeguard
SISSS00112 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher

Useful links:

Download the new qualifications, skill sets and units of competency now from training.gov.au.

This project is funded by the Department of Education and Training.