VET Studies
VET Studies

Sport and Recreation



VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The program is designed to introduce the student to the employment and educational opportunities within the Sport and Recreation Industries. The focus of the programs will be on developing the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the Sport and Recreational Industry. Students will develop leadership and organisational skills through theory and practical sessions, in the classroom, the workplace and school events.

Course Code and Title

  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA has determined that work placement is an appropriate and valuable component of all VET programs. It provides the context for:

  • enhancement of skills development
  • practical application of industry knowledge
  • assessment of units of competence, as determined by the RTO

To support SWL at Elisabeth Murdoch College we have planned to provide students with exposure to a work environment through organized industry visits and through involvement in school sporting and other events.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence.  Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a study score which contributes directly towards their ATAR. Scored assessment is available for SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Students wishing to receive an ATAR contribution for VCE VET Sport and Recreation must undertake scored assessment. This consists of three coursework tasks, worth 66 per cent of the overall study score, and an end-of-year examination which is worth 34 per cent of the overall study score.

Scored assessment is based on the VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence of SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency


Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control



Organise personal work priorities and development



Provide first aid



Participate in workplace health and safety



Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement



Participate in conditioning for sport



Conduct sport coaching sessions with foundation level participants



Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions



Plan and conduct programs



Facilitate groups



Provide quality service



Respond to emergency situations



Maintain equipment for activities



Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities



Educate user groups


The following link is to the VET Elisabeth Murdoch College Student Information Handbook


The Student Information Handbook provides information on:

  • Complaints and Appeals
  • O H & S
  • Access to Student Records
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Safety
  • Plagiarism, collusion & cheating
  • Training and Assessment Process
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
  • Equity and Privacy

Sport and Recreation Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.


Training and Employment

The Certificate in Sport and Recreation can provide pathways into occupations including:

General Career Pathways

Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Recreation Officer, Teacher – Physical Education/Outdoor Education, Weight Loss Counsellor, Sports Administrator, Lifeguard, Leisure Centre Supervisor, Dietician, Massage, Sports Trainer, Events Management.


  • Certificate IV in Community Recreation
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Sport Development

University Options

  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation; or Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
  • Bachelor of Education/Physical Education Sport

More information on pathways in this field can be found on: