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VET  |  Sport Coaching

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Course Description

This course is for students who wish to gain knowledge and skills in a range of activities and functions to grow competency in sport coaching.

Sport Coaching reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to conduct pre-planned coaching sessions with foundation level participants in a specific sport.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in assistant coaching roles, and working or volunteering at community-based sports clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry.

Course Qualification

SIS30521 Certificate III in Sport Coaching


2 | Preliminary and HSC

Course Type

VET Board Endorsed, not eligible for ATAR

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Apply business risk management processes
  • Provide First Aid
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Work in community coaching roles
  • Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge
  • Continuously improve officiating skills and knowledge

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Work in a community coaching role
  • Meet participant coaching needs
  • Coach sport participants up to an intermediate level
  • Continuously improve officiating skills and knowledge
  • Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events

Who is this course designed for?

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to coach participants up to an intermediate level in a specific sport. This qualification provides a pathway to work in community coaching roles, working or volunteering at community-based sport clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry. Individuals with this qualification possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement are required. They are responsible for their own outputs. Specific industry accreditation requirements may apply to sport-specific coaching accreditation, and information should be obtained from the relevant National Sporting Organisation (NSO).

What do you do in this course?

Gain knowledge, understanding and practical skills on how to be an effective sports coach and be able to officiate at sports events with confidence. 

Sports Coaching is a competency-based course. Students will learn, develop and be assessed by demonstrating they can effectively carry out essential coaching skills.

Special Features & Conditions

  • Competency based assessment of skills and knowledge. To gain the full qualification a student must achieve all units of competency
  • Leads to a nationally recognised AQF qualification
  • Counts as Board Endorsed unit credit for the HSC but does not contribute towards an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

How can this course help you in the future?

Completing the Certificate III qualifies students to be an official assistant coach and is a pathway to other vocational pathways include Sports Administration, Community Club Official and fitness associated vocations.

Studying VET at Belmont Christian College

Work Placement

Each VET course includes a mandatory component of work placement during which a student visits a workplace that is linked to the course being studied. This on-the-job training is an essential part of each course. If students do not complete this requirement, the course will remain incomplete.

Assessment Information

All VET courses are competency-based. Students are assessed against prescribed performance criteria as either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ under each framework.

HSC & ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

VET subjects can contribute to the Higher School Certificate. Industry Framework Courses are able to contribute to an ATAR. However, Board Endorsed Courses (BEC) do not contribute to the calculation of an ATAR.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may have their current knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the units of competency within the course recognised, provided they can produce current, quality evidence of their achieved competency.

School-Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships

School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBA/Ts) are a great way for students to set themselves up for the career they want while completing their HSC. Students are paid for real work experience, while gaining a nationally-recognised VET qualification and contributing towards their HSC studies.

Students can commence an apprenticeship (Stage 1) or complete a traineeship while at school.

Contact details

Careers Adviser and VET Coordinator

Mrs Susan Carter |

Head of Secondary School

Mr Alex Cameron |

Director of Teaching and Learning

Mr Andrew Kable |

Complaints & Appeals

If students have concerns about aspects of the course, such as resources, facilities, another person, an assessment task or result, they have the right to raise their concerns with the College. Please contact the VET Coordinator.