This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual wishing to work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity in locations such as fitness centres, outdoor sporting grounds or complexes, aquatic centres or sporting organisations and associations. Persons with this level of competency would support the management of ancillary functions required to ensure the effective provisions of specific services and programs.
The following are indicative job roles for this qualification:
This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway.
16 units must be completed:
9 core units
7 elective units, which may be selected from the electives in this qualification or units first packaged at AQF level 3, 4 or 5 within SIS10; up to 3 of these elective units may be selected from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be units which are 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 colleagues to determine their specific requirements; analysing written information on sport and recreation participation patterns; preparing accurate records of project activities 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; promoting compliance with legal obligations; acknowledging accountability to senior management and working collaboratively with other sport and 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; planning, strategy and resource allocation contributing to the avoidance or resolution of contingency or emergency situations; research into client needs.
Initiative and enterprise
Identifying and discussing a range of facility or administration enhancements to improve client satisfaction and organisation or facility profitability; engaging colleagues in sharing work-place knowledge; reflecting on own work practices for improvement; actively monitoring activities for emerging risks.
Planning and organising
Collecting, analysing and recording information to provide efficient planning for sport and recreation organisations and facilities; setting work priorities and scheduling staff daily work activities to meet deadlines; preparing project plans; 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 networks to regularly update knowledge and skills.
Identifying and accessing sources of research on the sport and recreation industry; 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 sport and recreation administration or facility management.
Understanding and utilising the operating capability of computer systems and software for sport and recreation administration or facility management; using information technology to assist in communication and support management and planning functions.