About this course

If you are the type of person who loves the outdoors and you want to improve your outdoor skills, AISR’s Sport and Recreation course has been designed with you in mind. The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete AISR'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 AISR qualification

  • Reduced costs towards your PADI SCUBA Course with our provider
  • Nationally recognised Qualification
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Greater recognition, Greater job, career and further educational opportunities and pathways.
  • Government funding availability making this the best opportunity for affordable diving education in Queensland (eligibility applies).
  • Flexibility to choose the highest quality diving provider 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:

AISR SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation-scuba skill sets

Co-contribution fee $20 per unit, 15 units so total you pay for course is $300! this includes:

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

To check eligibility you will need to complete the Certificate funding eligibility form located in our enrol now page. If eligible and you wish to enrol we would require documents to support your eligibility, a list of documents and eligibility forms are located on our how to enrol page and further information is available at the Queensland Government training websitehttp://www.training.qld.gov.au. Please note completion of qualification may affect further Certificate 3 Guarantee funding opportunities at the same qualification level.

Diving Courses: Contact your local AISR provider for further diving information go to location page!

Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 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 fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres.  In the scuba application the recreational facility is your AISR provider full service dive facility.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however PADI course prerequisites may exist and pre-dive fitness requirements, these will be assessed by your local AISR provider.

Duration: The normal duration of this program is 2 to 6 months, however program lengths will vary to students own self-study commitment and training plan arrangments including fulltime training practical component. The program consists of cluster sections; self study, AISR face to face and online, 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, 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 reduces duplications and time frames.

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.

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!

  1. Check your eligibility for government funding Complete the eligibility application form on the how to enrol page, 
  2. Happy Diving!