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SIS40122 - Certificate IV in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation

SIS40122 - Certificate IV in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation


The SIS40122 - Certificate IV in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation provides candidates with a full qualification to progress their career in the aquatic and recreation industry. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to coordinate operational logistics for sport, aquatic and recreation services. It applies to senior technical and operational staff who work independently or with limited guidance from others. They take responsibility for their own work duties, performance outcomes, and supervise the work of others.

Upon successful completion of the training the learner will be awarded the SIS40122 - Certificate IV in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation– a nationally accredited and recognised qualification.


Please note: Royal Life Saving Society NSW is not a CRICOS provider; it is unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

Delivery Mode and Duration

Learners are enrolled into the qualification and provided with an overview of training to be completed. A training program is developed in consultation with each learner’s Royal Life Saving mentor, so participants are aware of the milestones that are expected of them throughout the program.


Optimally, participants should be able to work in an environment where there is access to an aquatic and recreation setting, as on the job assessment is required for several modules of assessment. Recognised prior learning (RPL) for some units is available on relevant application. For those wishing to apply for RPL, please request an RPL application form upon enrolment.

Units which have previously been attained by a candidate will be credited towards completion of the qualification.


Candidates have 12 months to complete the qualification. Incomplete enrolments will cease after the 12-month period. If you wish to continue your enrolment beyond this period, continuation fees will apply.

Course Fee

Cost of enrolment will vary depending on which Units of Competency require completion.

Please enquire below if you would like further information about pricing.


There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however participants must have satisfactory underpinning literacy, language, and numeracy skills, this includes the ability to effectively analyse and develop comprehensive documentation and complex data. You will require access to a workplace and an approved Technical Operator Workplace Supervisor.

Unit Pathway

Technical Operator Pathway

This completion pathway ensures that a candidate possesses the skills and knowledge to handle a high-level autonomous workload including Work Health and Safety, stakeholder communication and budgetary processes. This pathway teaches the learner how to provide appropriate maintenance of a facility, and to have a varied understanding and knowledge of what it takes to run a facility. It includes a self-paced, flexible training program that also allows individuals to acquire a first aid qualification in accordance with legislative and industry requirements.


This course has an on-the-job assessment component.

Core Units (8)

·        BSBPEF402 – Develop personal work priorities

·        HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety

·        SISXEMR004 – Coordinate emergency responses

·        SISXFAM003 – Develop and review budgets for activities or projects

·        SISXFAM004 – Analyse participation patterns

·        SISXMGT002 – Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships

·        SISXMGT004 – Coordinate work teams

·        SISXPLD006 – Identify hazards, asses and control risks for sport, fitness and recreation activities

Technical Operator Electives (5)

·        SISCAQU015 – Test pool water quality

·        SISCAQU016 – Manage pool water quality

·        SISCAQU017 – Monitor and maintain aquatic facility plant and equipment

·        SISXFAC009 – Coordinate facility maintenance

·        BSBWHS308 – Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes

General Electives (4)

·        SISXIND011 – Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge

·        HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

·        BSBLDR412 – Communicate effectively as a workplace leader

·        SISXIND010 – Protect children and young people

How to Enrol

Please email katemakin@royalnsw.com.au with your eligibility form and attach any existing qualifications aligned with the training above. Or, if you have any further questions about this qualification.

We must check that candidates have access to the correct resources, facilities, and mentors before we can accept and process bookings.

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