Course Details


$1050.00 per participant


The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation must be completed within 12-18 months, offers a maximum of 50 SACE points and requires 376 nominal hours.


Face-to Face Courses

Students will be required to attend 3 face-to-face courses - Swimming and Water Safety Instructor, Pool Lifeguard and Provide First Aid. Information on each of these courses will be provided on enrolment.

Self-Paced Units

Students will be required to complete 7 self-paced units. Assessment workbooks and a student resource will be provided for each unit to assist with their studies.

Field Experience

Students will be required to complete field experience for the Swimming and Water Safety Instructor course as well as certain aspects of the self-paced units. Further information will be provided on enrolment.

Course Accreditation:

This course is nationally recognised and meets all AQTF requirements.

Candidates can complete the course at 16 years of age.

Completion of the Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation qualification provides career pathways to work as a Swimming Instructor, Pool Lifeguard or Recreation Leader.

The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation SIS31015 incorporates the following Units of Competence:

Core Units

  • 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

Elective Units

  • BSBRSK401     Identifying risk and apply risk management processes
  • BSBWOR301    Organise personal work priorities and development
  • HLTAID003        Provide First Aid
  • PUAEME001B   Provide emergency care
  • PUAEME003C   Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • 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