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Certificate IV in Sport Development SIS40612

Overview

You will gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport development. Job outcomes for this qualification are varied with roles ranging from positions with specific expectations to those where a range of tasks are required. These may include liaising with a number of stakeholder groups to increase the profile of sport, implementing and administering junior sports programs or clinics within clubs and schools in specific sports, training coaches and teachers, recruiting young people, parents and volunteers to sport, and fixturing and scheduling competitions.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Sport Development SIS40612
Program No: C4-HS04
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approx. 26 hours per week)
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $1,550
Likely Job Outcome: Competition coordinator, program coordinator, sports development officer, talent development coordinator, coaches coordinator, officials coordinator, volunteer coordinator, club coordinator.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

The Cert IV Sport Development is delivered in conjunction with Sports industry professionals. Students work each week in a sport industry placement.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must have a Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) or equivalent qualification with English, Maths and Science; or be at least 20 in the first year of study with a minimum of 1 years full time equivalent industry experience in sport or fitness. You may need to attend an interview to present details of your study and work experience.

Before undertaking any practical work experience involving children, you will be required to undertake a working with vulnerable people background check.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 21 subjects (14 Core and 7 Electives)

Core - complete all 14

  • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
    • CIT Code: MGNT486
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role.
      It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.
      In this unit, risks applicable within own work responsibilities and area of operation, may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISCCRD302A Recruit and manage volunteers
    • CIT Code: SPRT829
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recruit, induct, manage and retain volunteers according to organisational requirements and policies.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCAI003 Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions
    • CIT Code: SPRT811
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions. It requires the ability to develop session plans, resource sessions, ensure the welfare and satisfaction of participants, and develop and maintain group cooperation and interaction.
      This unit applies to assistants under direct supervision in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes assistants in after-school or holiday-care programs, those assisting with coaching activities, or undertaking a support role in fitness activities, indoor and outdoor recreation activities such as camps and other guided activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCAI304A Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT812
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct a range of non-instructional sport and recreation programs in a variety of contexts for a diversity of needs and situations. The unit focuses on the application of planning skills to develop a program to safely conduct and supervise a sport and recreation program for participants that takes into account participant needs and resource requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND003 Maintain legal knowledge for organisation governance
    • CIT Code: LEGL212
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update legal knowledge to ensure compliance with legislation across sport, fitness and recreation organisations. Ability to research and apply relevant legal information to organisation governance is the key focus of the unit. This is combined with a general knowledge of the legal framework in which organisations in different sport, fitness and recreation contexts operate.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND004 Analyse participation patterns
    • CIT Code: SPRT614
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse current participation patterns in sport, fitness or recreation activities. The unit requires the ability to review and evaluate market penetration and identify potential directions for future marketing in order to increase participation levels.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
    • CIT Code: LEGL204
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply legislation relevant to organisation operations. The unit focuses on analysis and interpretation of relevant legislation to inform the review of current organisation systems to determine compliance with legal obligations and promote the modification or development and implementation of systems to promote organisation compliance.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND405A Conduct projects
    • CIT Code: SPRT187
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct projects in specific activity areas, according to a project-management plan. It also involves undertaking contingency planning to enable the achievement of project outcomes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND006 Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events
    • CIT Code: SPRT848
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise and conduct a sport, fitness or recreation event. It requires the ability to plan, setup and conduct an event, supervise the event team, and monitor and evaluate the event outcomes. Event team members may be paid employees or volunteers. It applies to event organisation and coordination requirements at a single site or venue.
      Event coordinators must consistently and responsibly conduct events according to relevant legislation and organisational policy and procedures, and within the framework of the event managing organisation or sport controlling body.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXWHS402 Implement and monitor work health and safety policies
    • CIT Code: WPHS103
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement work health and safety policies, procedures and programs within the context of an established organisational work health and safety system.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCCS003 Address client needs
    • CIT Code: COMM359
      Cost: $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage ongoing and sometimes complex relationships with clients. It requires the ability to match client services to client needs and to be familiar with service provision options that can be negotiated with the client and customised to meet their needs.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXEMR002 Coordinate emergency responses
    • CIT Code: SPRT720
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to coordinate a response to an emergency situation. The unit focuses on assessing emergency situations, implementing an emergency action plan, and coordinating a prompt and effective response.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXCOM005 Manage conflict
    • CIT Code: COMM135
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to resolve complex or escalated complaints and disputes with internal and external customers and colleagues. It requires the ability to use effective conflict resolution techniques and communication skills to manage conflict and develop solutions. It does not cover formal negotiation, counselling or mediation.
      The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.
      The unit applies mainly to senior operational personnel, supervisors and managers who operate with some level of independence and use discretion and judgement to resolve conflicts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITXHRM003 Lead and manage people
    • CIT Code: MGNT131
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead and manage people including in teams and support and encourage their commitment to the organisation. It requires the ability to lead by example and manage performance through effective leadership.
      The unit applies to individuals who operate independently and are responsible for leading and motivating people and teams. This includes supervisors, operational and senior managers.
      The unit applies to all tourism, travel, hospitality and event sectors.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 7

Common Electives - complete 5 
  • SISXIND408 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation
    • CIT Code: SPRT849
      Cost: $90.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess, use and evaluate technology relevant to work in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend technical information and acquire skills in technology use.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSCO202 Coach beginner or novice participants to develop fundamental motor skills
    • CIT Code: SPRT851
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop fundamental perceptual motor skills of participants. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills and activities for novice or beginner participants.

      Prerequisites: SPRT853 SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
  • SISSSCO101 Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices
    • CIT Code: SPRT853
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and update information on coaching, including the legal and ethical issues that must be considered by coaches.
      The unit focuses on the ability to source and comprehend general principles of coaching as well as National Sporting Organisation (NSO) sport specific requirements and covers the initial and ongoing development of a person's required knowledge base. It does not cover the technical requirements related to coaching in particular sport, these skills are covered in other units.
      This information underpins effective performance as a coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT596
      Cost: $95.00
      Description: Unit descriptor. This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
    • CIT Code: SPRT794
      Cost: $145.00
      Description: Unit descriptor. This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs, or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.
      Prerequisites: Nil

AFL Stream - complete 2

  • SISSAFL406A Teach the intermediate skills of Australian Football
    • CIT Code: SPRT323
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the intermediate skills of Australian football. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the intermediate skills of Australian football.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSAFL407A Teach the intermediate tactics of Australian Football
    • CIT Code: SPRT324
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the tactics and strategies of intermediate Australian Football. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of intermediate Australian football.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Netball Stream - complete 2

  • SISSNTB407A Teach intermediate level netball skills
    • CIT Code: SPRT333
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach players intermediate netball skills. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate skills of netball.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSNTB408A Teach intermediate level netball tactics and game strategy
    • CIT Code: SPRT334
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and teach intermediate level overarching game strategy and player tactics. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate tactics of netball.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Basketball Stream - complete 2

  • SISSBSB303A Teach intermediate level basketball skills
    • CIT Code: SPRT587
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach players intermediate basketball skills. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate skills of basketball.
      Basketball Australia governs the game of Basketball in Australia through its affiliated network of member organisations. The basketball sector recommends that teams engage only accredited coaches who participate in Basketball Australia’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
      Basketball Australia has specific training and assessment requirements for the industry accreditation of coaches. Those developing training and assessment to support this unit should undertake consultation with Basketball Australia, acting as the industry occupational registration body, to determine any specific arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors and any partnership arrangements which will facilitate RPL for candidates to achieve coach registration status as an Association Coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSBSB304A Teach intermediate level basketball tactics and game strategy
    • CIT Code: SPRT588
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and teach intermediate level overarching game strategy and player tactics. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate tactics of basketball.
      Basketball Australia governs the game of Basketball in Australia through its affiliated network of member organisations. The basketball sector recommends that teams engage only accredited coaches who participate in Basketball Australia’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
      Basketball Australia has specific training and assessment requirements for the industry accreditation of coaches. Those developing training and assessment to support this unit should undertake consultation with Basketball Australia, acting as the industry occupational registration body, to determine any specific arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors and any partnership arrangements which will facilitate RPL for candidates to achieve coach registration status as an Association Coach
      Prerequisites: Nil

Cricket Stream - complete 2

  • SISSCKT306A Teach the intermediate skills of cricket
    • CIT Code: SPRT590
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the intermediate skills of cricket. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of cricket to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSCKT307A Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of cricket
    • CIT Code: SPRT603
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the tactics and strategies of intermediate level cricket. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of cricket to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Rugby League Stream - complete 2

  • SISSRGL306A Teach intermediate level Rugby League game skills
    • CIT Code: SPRT852
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach players Rugby League competition skills. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on the introduction and development of player skills to an intermediate level according to the International Laws of Rugby League.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSRGL307A Teach intermediate level Rugby League tactics and game strategy
    • CIT Code: SPRT592
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop overarching game strategy and player tactics to an intermediate level. It requires the ability to plan, conduct and evaluate drills, activities, and games which focus on player development of the intermediate level tactics of Rugby League.
      The Australian Rugby League (ARL) governs the game of Rugby League in Australia through its network of affiliated Leagues and Clubs. Clubs of any type must adhere to prescribed ARL policies in order to participate in Rugby League competitions at any level. Clubs are required to engage only coaches who are accredited through the ARL’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS).
      The ARL has specific training and assessment requirements for the industry accreditation of coaches. Those developing training and assessment to support this unit should undertake consultation with the ARL, acting as the industry occupational registration body, to determine any specific requirements for courses, trainers and assessors and any partnership arrangements which could facilitate RPL for candidates to achieve coach registration status as an International Games Coach.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Swimming Stream - complete 2

  • SISSSWM301A Teach the competitive strokes of swimming
    • CIT Code: SPRT800
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the competitive strokes of swimming. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop swimming strokes, starts, turns and finishes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSWM302A Plan a program for a competitive swimmer
    • CIT Code: SPRT801
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan a training program for a competitive swimmer. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual or groups of swimmers and involves planning for competitive swimming situations.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Touch Football Stream - complete 2

  • SISSTOU303A Teach the intermediate skills of Touch
    • CIT Code: SPRT599
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the intermediate skills of Touch. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of Touch to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSTOU304A Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of Touch
    • CIT Code: SPRT600
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of Touch. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of Touch to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Volleyball Stream - complete 2

  • SISSVOL301A Teach the intermediate skills of volleyball
    • CIT Code: SPRT601
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach the intermediate skills of volleyball. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the skills of indoor and beach volleyball to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSVOL302A Teach the intermediate tactics and strategies of volleyball
    • CIT Code: SPRT595
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to teach and develop the intermediate tactics and strategies of volleyball. This unit focuses on planning, conducting and evaluating drills, activities and games to develop the tactics and strategies of volleyball to an intermediate level.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Sport Development SIS50612

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au