The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Pre-exercise screening must include:
fitness and health goals
Exercise programs may include:
fundamental movement skills.
Organisational policies and procedures may include:
occupational health and safety
confidentiality of client information
client screening procedures
client referral procedures
ethical considerations in assessing older clients
use and maintenance of equipment.
Legislation and regulatory requirements may include:
Occupational Health and Safety
duty of care
business registration and licences.
Older clients may include:
adults aged 50 years and over who are:
healthy and active
have managed conditions
Needs and expectations may include:
improved fitness levels, strength and functional movement skills.
Major types of injuries or conditions may include
restricted range of movement
dementia or early stage
Medical or allied health professional may include:
accredited exercise physiologist
remedial massage therapist
accredited practising dietician
aboriginal health worker.
Exercise repertoire may include:
contraindications and modifications
variations to provide differing intensities
level of client skill required
potential for combinations
Ageing process may include:
behavioural change and social needs
lifestyle and cultural
general population characteristics.
Injury risks may include:
inadequate skill and physical preparation
biomechanics and exercise technique
physical and mental preparation
poor core&postural awareness
fatigue and recovery.
Equipment may include:
cycle and ergometers
dumbbells and strength training equipment
small, interactive and circuit-based equipment
gym based equipment.
Cultural and social differences may include:
modes of greeting, farewelling and conversation
body language, including use of body gestures
formality of language
Instructional techniques may include:
transitions between exercises or games
session structure variations
verbal and visual instructions relevant to client conditions
Baseline assessment may include:
functional motor skills
Balanced nutrition may include:
fuel for exercise
fuel for minimising post-exercise fatigue and maximising recovery
specialised dietary interventions requiring referrals.
Motivational techniques may include:
Modifications may include:
accommodating the physical changes and health conditions associated with ageing
accommodating the social and psychological changes that occur with ageing.
Exercise plan may include:
identification of client needs and goals
an outline of the session components
order and sequence of exercises and flow of session
duration, intensity, volume, frequency
progression within an exercise program
appropriate music selection.