Course Details


$1200.00 (this cost includes course workbooks and participation in individual courses.

Please refer to our Refund Policy


The Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation must be completed within 12-18 months.  

Extensions will only be considered for extenuating circumstances.  Applications for an extension must be by e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in this course.  Please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/ for more information

Course Accreditation

This course is nationally recognised and meets all AQTF requirements

Students can complete the course at 16 years of age

Delivery Mode

Face to face for Swimming and Water Safety Instructor, Pool Lifeguard and Provide First Aid courses.

Self- paced studies



Physical Requirements

Basic swimming skills


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

In addition, students will be required to complete field experience practical hours (which will need to be sign off by a Workplace Supervisor who holds current qualifications in the relevant courses) and complete workbooks containing theory assessments.

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.

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. Attainment of this qualification offers a maximum of 50 SACE points.

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
  • HLTAID011        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