This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the community recreation sector including working independently at a broad range of venues/environments such as leisure centres and pools, with a variety of different client groups. Persons with this level of competency have the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of others and to deal with unpredictable and non-routine situations and provide leadership and guidance to staff.
The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
swim school coordinator
This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.
19 units must be completed:
11 core units
8 elective units, which may be selected from the electives listed in this qualification or from SIS10 which are packaged at AQF level 3, 4 or 5; up to 3 of these units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 4.
In all cases selection of electives must relate to the core function or role of the candidate's current or intended work environment, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the sport and recreation industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Communicating with stakeholders to determine their specific requirements; analysing written information on community recreation participation patterns; preparing accurate records or reports on activities undertaken; completing staff rosters; clarifying instructions to staff; negotiating acceptable solutions to client or staff requests and complaints.
Providing leadership to a team of workers; monitoring worker progress and providing assistance where necessary; recognising and adapting appropriately to cultural and language differences in the workplace and community; promoting compliance with legal obligations; acknowledging accountability to senior management and working collaboratively with other community recreation personnel and stakeholders.
Identifying and mitigating hazards and risks related to sport and recreation activities and facilities; clarifying the extent of, and resolving problems through negotiating with clients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner; dealing with unpredictable and non-routine situations; planning, strategy and resource allocation to design activities to meet client needs; research into community needs.
Initiative and enterprise
Identifying and discussing a range of activity or program enhancements to improve client satisfaction and organisation or facility profitability; engaging colleagues in sharing work-place knowledge; actively engaging with community leaders to build relationships; reflecting on own work practices for improvement; monitoring activities and programs for emerging risks.
Planning and organising
Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient planning for community recreation programs and activities; setting work priorities and scheduling staff daily work activities to meet deadlines; preparing program plans and coordinating recreation activities; implementing and monitoring occupational health and safety policies.
Understanding the organisation, own role and operating within limits of authority; critically reviewing own strengths and weaknesses; actively seeking and reflecting on feedback on own performance; building industry and community networks to regularly update knowledge and skills.
Identifying and accessing sources of research on community recreation; contributing to a learning environment through openly sharing knowledge and experiences; accessing internal and external professional development opportunities; updating knowledge and skills to accommodate changes in community recreation programming.
Understanding and utilising the operating capability of computer systems and software for community recreation programming; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.