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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

Palmerston, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIS40115

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who work in the sport and recreation industry in an administrative or organisational capacity. These individuals are able to plan, conduct and evaluate activities of others, deal with unpredictable and non-routine situations and provide leadership and guidance to staff.

The qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of sport and recreation locations such as fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres or sporting organisations and associations.

Career opportunities

Job roles and titles relevant to this qualification may differ between industry sectors but may include:

  • facility coordinator
  • administration coordinator
  • duty manager
  • recreation coordinator
  • swim school coordinator
  • operations coordinator
  • aquatic operations coordinator.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

2023 course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $1,624.00 - $2,005.50, and for students who are not eligible range from $5,800.00 - $7,162.50 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation a total of Seventeen (17) units of competency must be completed comprising Ten (10) Core and Seven (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 464 - 573.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management processes50
BSBWOR404Develop work priorities40
CHCCCS020Respond effectively to behaviours of concern20
HLTAID011Provide First Aid18
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety40
SISXCCS003Address client needs10
SISXFIN001Develop and review budgets for activities or projects20
SISXIND004Analyse participation patterns20
SISXIND005Coordinate work teams or groups35
SISXMGT001Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships20
 Total nominal hours for core units273
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 7 units. A maximum of 3 units may be selected from unnamed electives)
CHCCDE007Develop and provide community projects70
SISXCAI004Plan and conduct programs35
SISXFAC002Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities (unnamed)14
SISXIND001Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments (unnamed)25
SISXIND002Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge (unnamed)30
SISXIND006Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events55
SISXRES002Educate user groups25
Alternative electives 
SISXCAI005Conduct individualised long-term training programs (unnamed)60
SISXFAC003Implement facility maintenance programs7
 Total nominal hours for elective units191 - 300
 Total nominal hours for the qualification464 - 573

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this program.

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

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Nikki Govan

Charles Darwin University is a platform that can serve as a bridge for your future. Australia is a land of opportunities and when you work hard you get to see the fruits of your labour.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIS Training and Education Training Package.

Away from base

AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Palmerston, Remote

Study Mode: On campus
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials NFD
Area of study
Sport and Fitness, Exercise and Sport Science

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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