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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Sport coaching

Public Schools NSW, Ultimo Registered Training Organisation 90072

This may change due to Training Package and NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) updates.
Notification of variations will be made in due time.



Course: Sport Coaching – Certificate III 
4 Preliminary and/or HSC units in total
Board Endorsed Course                                                                  
Does not contribute to the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)


This course is accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational training. This is known as dual accreditation.

SIS30519 Certificate III in Sport Coaching

Based on the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package Version 1.0 (SIS v4)


Units of Competency


HLTWHS001         Participate in workplace health and safety

SISSSCO002          Work in a community coaching role

SISSSCO005         Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge      

SISSSCO003         Meet participant coaching needs

BSBRSK401          Identify risk and apply risk management procedures

HLTAID003            Provide first aid (To be delivered by an external RTO   



SISSCO012           Coach sports participants up to intermediate level

SISXIND006          Conduct sport, fitness and recreation events 

SISXCAI009           Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

SISSSOF002         Continuously improve officiating skills and knowledge

Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and /or Credit Transfer provided suitable evidence is submitted.

Recommended Entry Requirements

Students selecting this course should be interested in sport and working in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. They should have a reasonable level of fitness, be able to play and have knowledge of a variety of sports and be able to demonstrate sports skills to junior players. Being an effective communicator, possessing motivation and having effective planning and time management skills are beneficial. There will be out of class homework, research activities and cluster-based assessments for students to complete.

Examples of occupations in the sport, fitness and recreation industry:  

Mandatory HSC Course Requirements

Students must complete 240 indicative hours of course work and a minimum of 35 hours of work placement. Students who do not meet these requirements will be `N` determined as required by NESA.


External Assessment   There is no Higher School Certificate (HSC) examination for the Sport Coaching course.

Competency-Based Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency listed above.  To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor the competency requirements for performance and knowledge of the units/s of competency.


Appeals and Complaints

Students may lodge a complaint or an appeal about a decision (including assessment decisions) through the VET teacher.

Course Costs:  Resources $                                Consumables $                                                  Other $                         


The First Aid certificate is delivered by an external at a cost of $110


Refund Arrangements on a pro-rata basis                 Please see your VET teacher to enquire about financial assistance

A school-based traineeship is available in this course, for more information: http://www.sbatinnsw.info/

Exclusions - VET course exclusions can be checked on the  NESA  website at http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/stage-6-learning-areas/vet/course-exclusions