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Certificate III in Sport Coaching

SIS30521 Certificate III in Sport Coaching
Course Duration
12-18 months
Course Delivery
School Partnership/Online/RPL
Course Entry Requirements
Entry Requirements
Course Accreditation
This is a nationally recognised qualification


This program supports students in developing a range of coaching skills, granting them the freedom to make independent decisions and take ownership of their outcomes. As a community coach, students translate classroom knowledge directly onto the playing field, gaining practical experience while making a positive impact on the sports community.

Teachers and parents in primary and secondary schools may also find this qualification valuable as it equips them with the skills to coach their children’s teams, fostering a supportive environment for young athletes to thrive.

This program also includes the following: 

  • Exclusive access to our immersive learning environment – Sports Stars
  • Engage in a minimum of 10 hours in a community coaching role
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Choose how you want to train.
The Delivery Options are:

This program is ideal for high school students who are passionate about sports and eager to take their involvement to the next level by becoming coaches.

Designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge, it is perfect for those looking to coach participants up to an intermediate level in specific sports.

Whether aspiring to lead coaching sessions or volunteer at community-based sport clubs and organisations, this qualification offers a chance to make a significant impact in the Australian sports industry.

When you finish SIS30521 Certificate III in Sport Coaching course, you’ll be able to:

  • Implement policies and procedures
  • Coach in the community
  • Engage in the community
  • Effectively communicate
  • Provide First aid
  • Engage in inclusive work practices
  • Deliver recreation sessions
  • Participate in Workplace health and safety
  • Conduct coaching sessions
  • Facilitate inclusion for people with disability

Check each course option below as not all delivery options apply.

  1. Live Class 
    i) Group workshop with a trainer to support and guide you through activities. Ask us for scheduled course dates at locations convenient to you.
    ii) We can also come to your workplace and deliver a customised program to meet your workplace needs (Minimum numbers apply. Contact us to discuss your particular needs).
  2. Blended Learning
    This is a flexible and efficient way to complete your qualification. It may include live classes, online study, self-paced activities and webinars.
  3. Online
    The entire course is offered electronically through our Learning Management System.
  4. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that is used to recognise the skills and knowledge you have acquired through personal and work experience - the "University of Life". The evidence you provide is matched to a complete qualification where possible or alternatively, to part of a qualification. A successful RPL application means that you could receive certification without further study or may be able to fast track through a qualification. Please contact us to organise an individual assessment of your current knowledge and skills.

Completing this qualification could lead to a variety of entry-level opportunities such as:

  • Community coach
  • Fitness centre attendant
  • Recreation attendant
  • Sports equipment
  • Retail worker
  • Sports event staff
  • Sports facility receptionist
  • Volunteer (unpaid)

A good command of written English and the ability to allocate appropriate study hours each week.

You have 12-18 months from course commencement to complete this qualification depending on the mode of delivery.

To complete this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in a total of 10 units. 6 of these units are core and there are 4 electives. The table below shows the content of our standard specialisation streams, however other electives are available.

Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
HLTAID011 Provide First AidCore
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safetyCore
BSBOP403 Apply business risk management processesCore
SISXPLD002 Work in a community coaching roleCore
SISSSCO003 Meet participants coaching needsCore
SISSSCO005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledgeCore
SISXPLD005 Facilitate inclusion for people with disabilityElective
SISXPLD005 Deliver recreation sessionElective
SISSSOC012 Coach sport participants up to an intermediate levelElective
SISSSCO006 Implement sports policies and proceduresElective

Your learning resources will include:

  • Training Manual
  • Resource Library containing document templates, samples, fact sheets and explainer videos
  • Access to live and recorded webinars and online discussion forums
  • Access to our Learning Management System

You will also be able to access our “Homework Club” tutorials and individual support calls.

During your studies, you will need access to the following:

  • Computer with compatible operating system (Windows 8 or higher, Mac
  • Printer, scanner and phone
  • Current web browser (Chrome, Safari or Firefox)
  • Email address and stable Internet connection access (with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps)
  • Microsoft Office - including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adobe reader

Assessment is a combination of:

  • Knowledge questions
  • Case studies and Projects
  • Practical Activities

If you successfully complete this qualification, you could continue your studies in higher level tourism or hospitality qualifications within the VET sector.

  • SIS40421 Certificate IV in Sport Development
  • BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business
  • SIS50321 Diploma of Sport

Please see our full Fee Schedule for information about unit costs (where applicable), RPL fees and Refund Policy. Flexible payment options are available. You may be eligible for VET in Schools Funding.  No fees are applicable for this course for eligible students undertaking VETiS training in a school environment.

School Partnership            
Please get in touch to explore partnership opportunities. 

Online  $3000

RPL   $3000