Sport, Recreation and Leadership

Course information

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills relating to areas of work in areas such as social sport, fitness programs and outdoor and community based recreational pursuits. Students who complete 2 years of study in this course will have the opportunity to achieve a Certificate II (SIS20115 Sport and Recreation) and Certificate III (SIS30115 Sport and Recreation) which are industry recognised qualifications.

This course examines the relevance of Sports and Recreation in Australian culture and the contribution that it makes to health and wellbeing of communities. Students will learn about health promotion, planning and safety in recreation activities as well as examining effective communication skills and how technology can be used in recreation.

Students will also examine the significance of the Sport & Recreation industry on communities in Australia. Students will learn about leading activities and coaching, as well as planning and evaluating community programs. Students will be required to complete structured workplace learning to assist them with a practical understanding of the industry and to allow students to complete Vocational Educational Competencies.

Sport, Recreation and Leadership includes a mix of practical and theory components, and there is a requirement for students to complete work outside of the classroom to ensure they are successful in this course. For more information relating to course contect, please refer to the Unit Descriptions below.

Post-school pathways

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Students will find this course useful if they are considering working in community health, recreational sport or the Health and Fitness industry.

Workload expectation

As a general guide to success in this course two hours per week of additional study on top of regular classes is expected.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Sports & Recreation Industry

2

Active Lifestyles & Sports Leadership

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Sports & Recreation Industry

2

Active Lifestyles & Sports Leadership

3

Sports Coaching & Management

4

Community Activities & Events

Unit descriptions

Sports & Recreation Industry

The focus of this unit is the structure of sectors within the sports fitness and recreation industry. Students may study the roles and responsibilities of organisations within each sector and the significance for communities. Students may choose to study from the electives First Aid or Aquatics and Safety

Active Lifestyles & Sports Leadership

The focus of this unit is working effectively in a Sport and Recreation environment to plan and deliver individual and group exercise sessions that reflect the needs of clients. Students may choose to study from the electives Orientation to Fitness, Instructional Fitness, Event Leadership & Sports Project.

Sports Coaching & Management

The focus of this unit is on the systems in place that provide skills and resources for sports based activities. Students study the theory and practice of sports coaching and how it is managed. Students may choose to study from the electives Coaching Fundamentals, Advanced Coaching and Sports Management.

Community Activities & Events

The focus of this unit is on organising, facilitating and completing work activities linked to community activities and events. Students may choose to study from the electives Community Activities, Sports Administration and Event Management.