The Royal Life Saving Society WA (RLSSWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) responsible for delivering and assessing the qualifications across a number of sport and recreation environments.

A career in the sport and recreation industry can be exciting. There are many opportunities to work in a diverse range of environments, and with a number of different people. Employment is often part time, casual or seasonal and is typically not 9-to-5. Experience counts for a lot, so volunteering is a great way to get your foot in the door and to get a taste of some of the career opportunities available out there. Traineeships are also a great way to get started in the industry by learning and training on the job while getting paid!

If ever there was a diverse, challenging and rewarding industry, sport and recreation would be near the top of the list. With a range of pathways, the sector offers a range of careers that impact positively on people's lives by contributing to their health and well-being, in addition to building stronger, happier, healthier and safer communities.

What are the options available for traineeships?

New worker or existing worker traineeships: Full-time or part-time trainees work and study, usually from 15 to 38 hours a week and are for those who have left school. Fees apply 

School-based traineeships: A school based traineeship allows the student to commence in a workplace while still at school. The traineeship is undertaken on a part-time basis (usually one day a week) where the student is released from school to participate in the workplace. School based traineeships may be started from Year 11.

Current and previous studies 

As a trainee may be completing or has completed studies in the past, there may be instances where a number of units overlap with the qualification you are planning on studying with RLSSWA. To avoid completing the same unit again, you can provide the RTO with a copy of your statement of attainment and the unit can be credit transferred.  

Course information 

SIS20115 Certificate II Sport and Recreation 

SIS30115 Certificate III Sport and Recreation 

SIS31015 Certificate III Aquatics and Community Activities 

Fee structure for government subsidised courses (see pg 2)

Training organisation policies & procedures 

Training and development days

RLSSWA run compulsory training days throughout the year for trainees to attend. School based trainees will attend on their regular release day and part-time or full-time trainees will negotiate a suitable day with their employer. During these training days RLSSWA will become the employer/host employer and it is expected that all trainees behave in a manner suitable in the workplace. The training days are able to assist trainees to commence/complete workbooks and assess them in a number of practical components that may not be achieved in the workplace. The trainee will receive a training notification prior to the training day. Download training calendar here.

For trainees outside of the metro area, alternative arrangements will be made with the trainer. 

Language, literacy and numeracy questionnaire

All trainees are required to complete a language, literacy and numeracy questionnaire. This will be reviewed by the RLSSWA trainer and assessor to ensure appropriate learning support is provided throughout the traineeship. This support may be in addition to what the student is already receiving. Download questionnaire here.

Unique Student Identifier

In January 2015 the USI initiative was developed jointly by the Australia State & Territory governments. ANy individual participating in a vocational qualification is required to provide the RTO with a USI. Training cannot begin without a valid USI. A USI can be created here.