Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation - SIS31015

MSAC Institute of Training

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in aquatic facilities or environments, and recreation facilities. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and activities. This qualification provides a pathway to work as a swimming teacher, pool lifeguard, or recreation leader. Possible job titles include:swimming teacherpool lifeguard recreation leader.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 14 units: 5 core
  • 9 elective


  • Organise and supervise participant travel
  • Operate application software packages
  • Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • Communicate effectively in cross-cultural environments
  • Develop and implement community programs
  • Educate user groups
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
  • Instruct swimming strokes
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency
  • Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
  • Instruct water safety and survival skills
  • Sell products and services
  • Perform basic water rescues
  • Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • Provide quality service
  • Perform advanced water rescues
  • Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • Produce simple word processed documents
  • Provide emergency care
  • Develop and review budgets for activities or projects
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Assist with activities not requiring equipment
  • Provide equipment for activities
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
  • Work effectively with young people
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Facilitate groups
  • Provide first aid
  • Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
  • Process financial transactions
  • Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
  • Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment
  • Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
  • Recruit and manage volunteers
  • Test pool water quality
  • Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
  • Plan and conduct disability programs

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Sports House, Albert Park Domestic: $2,500
International: $2,500
  • Part-time : 15 weeks

Fee comments

Campuses: Sports House, Albert Park.

Contact MSACInstitute@ssct.com.au for further information on fees

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