Leisure Facility Management B Online Course

Leisure Facility Management B Online Course
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Students are assumed to have some extensive experience or knowledge in Leisure Facility Management

There are two parts to this course:

Part 1: This course is relevant to the management and maintenance of both indoor and outdoor facilities and equipment, including swimming pools, locker rooms, buildings, gymnasiums, and sports turf. Content includes monitoring the condition of equipment, routine maintenance programming and simple repair procedures.

Part 2: This course will create a manager’s ability to participate effectively as part of a design team for major works, or to plan and direct contractors in the development of minor facilities.  It covers:

  •  Ergonomic considerations
  •  Managing construction work
  •  Design of sportsgrounds
  •  Design of indoor facilities
  •  Design of gymnasium equipment

Course Aims: 

  • Identify work tasks involved in the maintenance of recreation facilities.
  • Manage the condition of recreational water facilities, including swimming pools.
  • Manage the condition of a sports turf facility, including monitoring and maintaining the condition of turf.
  • Manage the condition of a gymnasium, including monitoring the condition of structures and equipment.
  • Manage the condition of a public building, including monitoring.
  • Explain design factors for recreation facilities.
  • Explain the concept of ergonomics related to recreation facility design.
  • Explain the design of an outdoor recreation facility used in the industry.
  • Explain the design of an indoor recreation facility.
  • Arrange moveable equipment and furnishings in a way to maximise predetermined criteria, including safety and function, within the physical confines of a facility.
  • Explain the design of fitness equipment.
  • Develop a management strategy for the construction of part, or all, of a recreation facility.


Detailed Course Outline

Each course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 13 lessons in this course:

Introduction to Facility Management

  • Nature and scope of the work
  • Developing management procedures
  • Quality (compliance) systems

Water Facilities

  • Water treatments: salt, bromine, ozone etc
  • pH management
  • Control of water temperature
  • Filtration systems
  • Air maintenance in an indoor pool area
  • Routine pool maintenance
  • Maintenance of spas, saunas and steam rooms
  • Common problems with swimming pools
  • Pool surrounds
  • Ancillary facilities
  • Managing use of swimming pools

Sports Turf Facilities

  • Advantages and disadvantages of turf as a sporting surface
  • Turf condition: what affects the condition of turf
  • Maintenance practices for turf


  • Sports equipment: track, athletics
  • Gymnasium maintenance
  • Health and safety in a gym
  • Gymnasium standards

Public Buildings

  • General building maintenance tasks
  • Health and safety issues
  • Managing building repairs

Toilets and Locker Rooms

  • Components of toilet locker room areas
  • Health and safety concerns
  • Routine maintenance

Introduction to Design

  • Design factors
  • Types of facilities
  • Site selection
  • Planning process


  • Scope and nature of ergonomics
  • Understanding posture
  • Furniture design
  • Ergonomics for a gym
  • Layout of interiors

Outdoor Facilities

  • Pool design: pools and surrounds
  • Water slides
  • Spas
  • Other water features
  • Fountains
  • Playground design
  • Planning for play Community participation
  • Park design
  • Fitness trails
  • Skateboarding
  • Multi purpose courts

Indoor Facilities

  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Use of colour
  • Macro design for indoor facilities
  • Local community recreation centres

Interior Design

  • Exercise facilities
  • The space
  • The equipment: types of equipment
  • Layout of a gym
  • Interior design

Equipment Design

  • Design of fitness equipment
  • Exercise bikes
  • Rowing machines
  • Treadmills
  • Step machines
  • Strength training equipment

Managing Construction

  • Nature of the task
  • Safety

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Jodie Walpole Bachelor of Applied Science (Food & Nutrition), Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching

    Jodie is a qualified Nutritionist and Advanced Practitioner in Life Coaching.  Jodie brings to Careerline over 15 years corporate nutrition and health experience as a result of working for several large multinational food and beverage companies.  Jodie is passionate about all aspects of nutrition, health and wellness with particular interest in weight management and childhood obesity.   More recently Jodie completed her Advanced Practitioner of Life Coaching course and is a certified Life Coach with hours of practical experience.  As a Life Coach Jodie enjoys working with clients to close the gap between where they are currently in their lives and where they want to be.  Jodie is also an experienced tutor enjoying the challenge of working with students to reach their full potential.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

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    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.