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Certificate III in Sport Coaching

  • National Course Code: SIS30519
  • TAFE NSW code: SIS30519-01V01-21SUT-206

Location – Sutherland - Loftus





Course Start Date

11 Oct 2021

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week


36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Sport Coaching is your opportunity to turn your passion for sports into a career. Learn practical skills to coach at an intermediate level using real sporting facilities and training from industry professionals.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Continually improve coaching skills and knowledge
  • Meet coaching needs up to an intermediate level
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Provide first aid
  • Maintain equipment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Assertiveness
  • Leadership


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • First Aid Certificate

Career opportunities:

  • Community-based sport coach (volunteer and non-volunteer roles)
  • Australian sporting organisation coach (up to intermediate level)


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management
  • Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)
  • Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor)
  • Certificate III in Fitness (Aqua Exercise Instructor)

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Sport Coaching as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the coaching industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


There are no course success requirements for this course, though some employment opportunities may require a Working with Children Check or Police Check.


Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

We strongly recommend you undertake work experience with a suitable industry employer. In this course, you will have the opportunity to undertake work placement and further training with industry partners like Football NSW and Special Olympics Australia.


Some sports may require additional coaching accreditation from their specific governing body. For more information, please contact the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) for your sport.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A strong interest in sport and sport coaching
  • Experience playing and/or coaching your chosen sport
  • A passion for working with people
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to speak in front of groups
  • Leadership skills
  • Patience

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To demonstrate a range of fitness programs which have fitness related requirements. HLTAID003 Provide first aid is a core unit of this qualification. Successful completion of this unit will require the learner to be able to perform CPR on the floor.

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time.


This is a flexible blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 1 evening a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week. You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of unstructured hours, including assessment preparation, online activities, skills practice, research and revision activities.

Attendance for this course will be flexible. There will be a face-to-face workshop / tutorial / lesson available to students every Monday night from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.


This qualification is designed for delivery to students who are seeking to apply the skills and knowledge to undertake a role as a coach.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
SISSSCO002 Work in a community coaching role
SISSSCO003 Meet participant coaching needs
SISSSCO005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
SISSSCO012 Coach sport participants up to an intermediate level
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISSSCO016 Coach participants in sport competition

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Possible job titles depend on the specific sport and may include community coach.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Sutherland, Loftus
Rawson Avenue, Loftus
Phone 131 601

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