VET in School (VETis) Programs
Are you in grade, 10, 11 or 12 in Queensland, 15 years or older... get Qualified (get potentially 5 QCE points), get Certified (i.e. learn to scuba dive) from Gold Coast to Cairns for NO COURSE COST!
The Australian Institute of Sport and Recreation (AISR) is registered with the Department of Education Queensland to provide Certificate 3 Guarantee funded programs including Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools. VET in schools is a Nationally Recognised Training program that is available to secondary school students (Grades 10, 11 and 12) as part of their school curriculum. During the school year, students can explore a career path by enrolling in our Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation course designed specifically for secondary school students. Completion of the Certificate II may provide 5 credits towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (4 Certificate II points and 1 PADI enrichment point).
Students can study towards completing the qualification whilst at school utilising our online learning portal or workbooks for a few hours a week and then attend our recreational facilities for the skill set development. Alternatively you can complete the learning activity by attending our facilities on an organised daily schedule per semester or attend a camp fulltime for several weeks. Skill sets may include:
- SCUBA diving
The AISR Certificate II in Outddor Recreation offers students quality training in a diverse range of skill sets, career advice and the opportunity to enhance future career prospects. Because AISR conducts training at several facilities offering a range of services to a variety of customer bases from Certificate II to Diploma the student is in the best environment to discover a suitable career path and opportunities in the industry. Students can continue study with ASIR to Diploma level. The Diploma of Recreation Management creates an excellent pathway to entry level management in the industry. A VET course at AISR will provide the following benefits to students:
- Develop practical skills that are industry specific
- Build the confidence to succeed in the workplace
- Receive credit points towards your QCE (4 points) and higher Certificate, Diploma level study & university study
- Earn an industry recognised qualification.
AISR offers the following course as part of the VET in Schools Program:
- SIS20213 Certificate II in Outddor Recreation (see course details below)
- SIS20513 Certificate II in Sport Coaching (see sport coaching)
Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation (SIS20213)
This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity and assisting with the conduct of a range of outdoor activities with our skill sets.
What you get with the SCUBA stream
- SIS20213 Certificate II in Outddor Recreation (4 credits towards your QCE)
- PADI Open water International Diver Certification (explore the oceans, great personal development, self confidence and team builder)
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Certificate (great to have for home, outdoor pursuits and workplace requirements)
What does the program cost?
Eligibility to VETis Certificate 3 Guarantee funding by the Queensland government allows AISR to deliver the combined above programs which would have a normal cost in total of around $2000 for no course cost.
The no cost programs are based on eligibility, location and completion of all core units prior to activities. There are equipment provision requirements, please read below.
VETis funding criteria: Australian citizen or permanent resident presently residing and studying in a Queensland school, grades 10, 11 and 12, aged 15 years old and over and have not completed or presently undertaking a program from the VETis stream funded list. Common programs from this list that would make applicants not eligible if the training was conducted and completed by a private RTO (excluding school RTO training) are: Certificate I or II in Tourism, Hospitality or Furniture Making. Eligibility must be confirmed while student is attending school during the school term.
To check eligibility we require your full name, date of birth and school year (10 to 12) and VET courses undertaken. If eligible and you wish to enrol we would require documents to support your eligiblity, a list of documents is located on our how to enrol page and further information is available at the Queensland Government training website www.training.qld.gov.au loaded with helpfull information and the VETiS fact sheet
Equipment Provision Requirements: Due to health, safety and hygiene requirements and that some applicants already have basic equipment we request applicants to provide their own basic equipment comprising of mask, snorkel and fins or alternatively AISR providers can provide best quality equipment for purchase or rental for the duration of the course. As there is a reliance on specialised equipment designed to provide comfort and safety for diving needs our SCUBA professional will match each piece of equipment to your needs. For example a face mask must perfectly fit and mould to your face for comfort and prevent leakage under pressure.
Equipment Expenses (if applicable) Your AISR professional diving provider can provide basic equipment packages (mask, snorkel, fins) which includes SCUBA equipment with best brands for purchase, prices will vary to location and equipment chosen to suit personal requirements (average cost $250). Alternately students can hire basic equipment if required for the entire course for no more than $150. Cairns dive students also need to pay government reef tax and reef charter fuel fee totalling $200. If you already have your own mask, snorkel and fins then please bring them into the provider centres before commencement of training as our professions will need to assess the equipment for SCUBA comfort and safety. For example equipment designed for simple snorkelling will not meet the demands of SCUBA as inappropriate fins will bend and not propel you through the water and inappropriate snorkels wont provide sufficient air requirements to meet the extra demands of SCUBA. Therefore our providers reserve the right to inspect pre-purchased basic equipment and determine and deem if can or cannot be used based on professional judgement for health and safety requirements.
Note: some students may have already completed units included in the Certificate, even if completed as part of a fee for service program then the student already is competent in those units and will not recieve funding for units already completed. AISR reserves the right to charge a gap fee to cover our training costs. Any such cost will be fully outlined before enrolment in the program. VETiS funding from the Queensland Government is only available for one Certificate II program to eligible students (excluding school RTO delivered programs). Therefore it is important to make a well informed decision for the best outcome. Our program is rich in outcomes giving a nationally recognised qualification, real industry experience, Industry licensing and skills that are required by industry, unlike non-skill based Sport and Recreation Certificate programs which have no meaningfull industry outcomes.
Duration: The normal duration of this program is 2 to 3 months, however program lengths will vary to students own self study commitment and training plan arrangments including fulltime training camp scheduling (normally over 2 week minimum) or training days spread throughout the school terms. This programs consists of 3 training clusters; self study, PADI SCUBA learning with workbooks and online, and practical training conducted in facility and in water. As our course learning content and assessments are written to facilitate and maximise a diving outcome as identified in our industry consultation, a number of our units commence and run along with the PADI diving component. This clustering produces excellent outcomes for the student that industry requires and also significantly reduces duplications and time frames.
Entry requirements for Certificate II in Outddor Recreation (all activities)
There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however if undertaking SCUBA stream applicants must undertake and meet Queensland Recreational diving code and PADI requirements to partake in SCUBA training which will be conduted by our professional PADI licenced partner facilities before enrolment.
Units of Competency
11 units must be completed:
- 5 core units
- 10 elective units
|Core units (5)|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|SISOOD201A||Assist in conducting outddor recreation sessions|
|SISOOPS201A||Minimise environmetal impact|
|SISXIND101A*||Work effectively in sport and recreation environments|
|SISXOHS101A||Follow occupational health and safety policies|
|SISOSNK201A||Minimise environmetal impact|
|SISXCAI102A*||Communicate effectively with others in a sport environment|
|SISOSCB301A||Provide equipment for activities|
|SISOSCB304A||Maintain equipment for activities|
|SISCAQU202A*||SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres|
|SISONAV201A||Navigate presrcibed routes underwater|
* donates unit recently superseded (equivalent) and awaiting inter-government system alignment
What to do now
- Check your eligibility for government funding Complete the Certifcate funding eligibility application form on the how to enrol page. Carefully read all course related information including student handbook. Get Certified, Get Qualified and Get real experience!