Instruct water-based fitness activities

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver SISFFIT008, 'Instruct water-based fitness activities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop water-based session plans.

1.1 Consider participant group characteristics and identify expected fitness outcomes and session type.

1.2 Determine appropriate phases, exercises, or choreography to meet group needs.

1.3 Select and sequence appropriate water-based fitness activities for participant group.

1.4 Incorporate motivational techniques to maximise exercise program adherence.

1.5 Develop and document session plans that incorporate instructional information.

2. Conduct water-based session.

2.1 Identify site aspects and pool design that may impact on the conduct of activities.

2.2 Confirm availability of area, assemble resources and prepare environment appropriately.

2.3 Check equipment for maintenance requirements, as required.

2.4 Confirm capacity to independently participate in session.

2.5 Provide clear instructions using effective communication and instructional principles.

2.6 Demonstrate exercises, techniques and equipment, and monitor participation and performance of each participant.

2.7 Modify activity, as required to cater for a multi-level group.

2.8 Explain effects of water on client movement responses.

2.9 Monitor client technique and safety within appropriate hydrodynamic principles, and modify as required.

2.10 Show sensitivity to participant cultural and social differences.

2.11 Respond to participants experiencing difficulties and answer questions as required.

2.12 Encourage group cohesion and manage conflicts as they arise.

3. Evaluate water-based session.

3.1 Seek and acknowledge feedback from participants.

3.2 Evaluate participant response and feedback.

3.3 Evaluate own performance and identify areas needing improvement.

3.4 Implement modifications to future sessions where relevant to meet participant needs.

3.5 Update session documentation.