About this course

If you are the type of person who loves the outdoors and you want to improve your outdoor skills, AGI’s Sport and Recreation course has been designed with you in mind. The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete AGI's Certificate III in Sport and Recreation with most the training cost subsidised by the Queensland Government.

So don’t just get Certified, Get Qualified & Get great Value

What do you get with your qualification

  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation Nationally recognised Qualification
  • Greater recognition, Greater job, career and further educational opportunities and pathways.
  • Nationally recognised First Aid Certificate.
  • Government funding availability making this the best opportunity for affordable diving education in Queensland (eligibility applies).
  • Flexibility to choose the highest quality diver training in the Industry in the best locations.

What’s the cost?

Without Certificate 3 Guarantee funding: Fee for service

With Certificate 3 Guarantee funded by the Queensland Government:

Co-contribution fee $20 per unit, 15 units total is $300

Co-contribution concession fee $5 per unit (must provide evidence of holding concession card)

This includes:

(excludes dive agency fee)


Fees are charged, invoiced and paid directly to AGI as you commence the units according to your training plan

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding criteria: Australian/New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents (or on pathway to permanent residency) who are Queensland residents not holding a Certificate III or higher qualification and not currently enrolled in another qualification.

To check eligibility, you will need to complete an Eligibility application form. If eligible and you wish to enrol, we would require documents to support your eligibility, a list of documents and the eligibility form are located on our how to enrol page and further information is available at the Queensland Government training website and relevant fact sheets

Course description:

This qualification reflects the multi-skilled role of individuals in the sport or recreation industry. These individuals are competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments. This program develops a sound foundation with industry operational knowledge and builds on that sound base with exciting SCUBA skills set development. 

Generally people with this qualification may work in fitness centres, sporting complexes, leisure, aquatic and recreation centres such as a PADI professional diving centres worldwide.

Entry requirements:There are no entry requirements for this qualification, however Scuba stream applicants must complete a dive questionnaire and pending responses, may need to undertake a Scuba dive medical.

Duration: The normal duration of this program is 9 months, however program lengths will vary to students own self-study commitment and training plan arrangements.

Delivery: The programs consists of training clusters incorporating delivery methods: self-study (online and workbooks), face to face and practical training (skills demonstration). Our course learning content and assessments have been written to facilitate and maximise an activity outcome therefore a number of our units commence and run along with the practical component. 

This qualification consists of 15 units, 9 core and 3 mandatory elective units that build the fundamental knowledge plus 3 diving elective units that make your classroom the underwater world and teach you exciting diving skills in great diving locations from Cairns to the Gold Coast.

Course Completion:

You must satisfactorily complete both your knowledge development including face to face and self-paced learning (online and distance) and skill development (activity performance with observations) components of each unit to be deemed competent for the qualification.

Core Units

  • BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • HLTAID003    Provide first aid
  • HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety
  • ICTWEB201   Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • SISXCAI003  Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
  • SISXCAI004  Plan and conduct programs
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
  • SISXEMR001 Respond to emergency situations

Plus our 3 mandatory electives

  • SISXCAI006  Facilitate groups
  • SISXFAC002  Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
  • SISXRES001  Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces
SCUBA Electives    


Select 1 of the following streams with 3 electives
Stream 1: Openwater diver 
  • SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a max of 18 m
  • SISOSCB304A Navigate prescribed routes underwater
  • SISOOPS201A Minimise environmental impact
Stream 2: Advanced Openwater (prerequisite Openwater diver)
  • SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a max of 18 m
  • SISOSCB303A Complete deep dives to between 18 and 40 m
  • SISOSCB313A Complete computer aided dives
Stream 3: Rescue Diver (prerequisite Openwater diver)
  • SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a max of 18 m
  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation (oxygen)
  • SISOSCB306A Perform diver rescues 



What to do now - Get Certified, Get Qualified!

Complete the 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!