Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in aquatic facilities or environments, and recreation facilities. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and activities.  This qualification provides a pathway to work as a swimming teacher, pool lifeguard, or recreation leader.

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SISXCAI003 Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
SISXRES002 Educate user groups


Group A – Essential Imported Units

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SFICOMP205B Communicate effectively in cross-cultural environments

Group B – General Electives

BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs
CHCYTH301E Work effectively with young people
HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
PUAOPE010C Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency
SIRXCCS201 Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
SIRXSLS201 Sell products and services
SISCAQU001 Test pool water quality
SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations
SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues
SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
SISCAQU009 Instruct clients in water safety and survival skills
SISCAQU010 Instruct swimming strokes
SISCAQU011 Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment
SISCAQU012 Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
SISCCRO001 Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISXADM001 Organise and supervise participant travel
SISXCAI001 Provide equipment for activities
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups
SISXCAI007 Assist with activities not requiring equipment
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISXDIS002 Plan and conduct disability programs
SISXFIN001 Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
SISXFIN002 Process financial transactions
SISXHRM001 Recruit and manage volunteers
SISXMGT001 Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships

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