Start an exciting career in the aquatics and community recreation industry

The Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Community Recreation provides the skills and knowledge to work in various roles within an aquatic or recreation facility.

Students must be employed in an aquatic workplace and a training contract between the employer and the trainee is required prior to enrolment. Traineeships are a great way to be paid for work, learn and earn a qualification.

This qualification is delivered via on-the-job training and allows graduates to develop the necessary skills to work in varied roles within the organisation.

The training includes pool lifeguard and swim teacher accreditations, as well as a pathway to the Diploma of Sport, Aquatics and Recreation Management.

We offer this option throughout Melbourne and regional areas within Victoria. Please submit an enquiry to find out more.


Part time – workplace delivery (via distance learning) one afternoon per week in combination with block training on-site at a local facility or your workplace.

Please note: The information on this page is for trainees only.

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Part Time, 9 months.
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Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.