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This study area specification (SAS) includes a range of practical topics and VET qualifications to provide students with an understanding of the role of the recreation industry as well as the structure, scope and operation of related activities. Students learn to understand the industry's workplace culture and practices, and develop the skills, processes and attitudes crucial for making valid decisions about future career paths. The specification also enables students to investigate Recreation as a source of leisure activities, life skills, or as an avenue for further study.

This SAS offers 3 approaches:

  • Approach AVET certificates SIS10110 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation, SIS20110 Certificate II in Community Activities, SIS20210 Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Approach B — School-devised course of study over 4 semesters
  • Approach CVET certificate SIS10110 Certificate I in Community Activities over 2 semesters and 2 semesters of units from the school-devised course of study

Study area specification

The SAS provides details of the courses of study available.

Draft for consultation

The Recreation Study Area Specification 2004 is being revised to be the Recreation Subject Area Syllabus 2014 for general implementation in 2015. For further information, see:

SAS guide

The guide provides information on the SAS's focus, the nature of assessment, opportunities for students and how parents can help.

Study plans

Study plans and AQTF registration

Approach A. Before offering the VET certificates listed in this approach, schools must ensure the courses or qualifications fall within their AQTF scope of registration.

Approach B. Schools must submit a study plan by the end of Term 1 in the first year of teaching the course.

Approach C. Schools delivering Approach C must lodge the documentation required for both Approach A and Approach B.

Related information


Last updated: 19 November 2014

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