Certificate III in Sport Coaching

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to coach participants up to an intermediate level in a specific sport.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in community coaching roles working or volunteering at community-based sport clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry. Individuals with this qualification possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement are required. They are responsible for their own outputs.

Possible job titles depend on the specific sport and may include community coach.

Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

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Core Units (6)

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISSSCO002 Work in a community coaching role
SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
SISSSCO005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge


Group A – Sport-Specific Electives
SISSBSB002 Coach basketball participants up to an intermediate level
SISSSCO012 Coach sport participants up to an intermediate level
SISSVOL001 Coach volleyball participants up to an intermediate level
Group B – Swimming
SISSSWM001 Coach swimmers up to a competitive level
Group C – Tennis
SISSTNS001 Coach junior players in tennis
Group D – Equestrian
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU210 Lunge educated horses
SISSEQS001 Coach individual participants in the introduction of equestrian activities
General electives
BSBADM405 Organise meetings
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
SISSSCO006 Implement sport selection policies and procedures
SISSSCO009 Work collaboratively with others in a sport environment
SISSSCO016 Coach participants in sport competition
SISSSOF001 Work as an official in sport
SISSSOF002 Continuously improve officiating skills and knowledge
SISSSOF003 Officiate sport competitions
SISSSPT001 Implement sport injury and prevention strategies
SISXADM001 Organise and supervise participant travel
SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
SISXIND006 Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
SISXIND009 Respond to interpersonal conflict
SISXIND010 Protect children and young people

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