The Rugby League Excellence Program strand is designed for students who are interested in developing their skills both on and off the field. Additionally, it will assist students in other areas with a view to making them more competent not only as a player but as a coach, manager, trainer or official. A high standard in behaviour, effort and self-discipline are required to be accepted into this subject. Students completing this certificate are awarded eight (8) credit points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education by achieving a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual wishing to work in the sport and recreation industry in a generalist capacity. The qualification can even lead on to further Certificates, Diplomas or University Degrees.
- Students must meet certain criteria in regard to behaviour and effort. Students must receive ‘C’ grades or better for Behaviour and Effort on their Semester two Year 10 report.
- A strong interest in Rugby League.
- Above average strength/ fitness and skills and a desire to improve in both areas.
- A willingness to be involved in all aspects of the course across the whole schooling life.
Students taking this subject may also study Physical Education or Health Education, Certificate III in Fitness, but NOT Certificate II Sport and Recreation – General strand simultaneously.
Units of Competency
The following Certificate Courses MUST be completed over the two years of the course in order to qualify for the full 8 QCE points. Units may be attempted and re-attempted at any time during the course.
- SIS10115 – Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
- SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
- SIS20513 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching
Expectations, Assessment and Enrolment charge
Subject Levy Payment
An annual program participation fee will be set to cover costs associated with the course. The entire subject levy must be paid at the start of the school year. A part payment plan may be negotiated with the Finance office, but this process must be approved by the Head of Department (HOD) at the start of the year. The levy will cover costs of the enrolment fee and apparel (training shirt, dress shirt, shorts, socks and jerseys).
Many Units are practical by nature and are assessed by completion of journals, observation and questioning. Workbooks are also completed and some project work is also undertaken.
Students must be dressed appropriately for practical work, and be wearing an approved (current or previous year’s) Rugby League Program Training Shirt. On days on which practical lessons are scheduled, students must wear the formal uniform to school and change into their sports uniform.
Tasks are set regularly in theory and practical areas. Additionally, students are expected to practice skills from current practical units in their own time.