Instruct group personal training programs

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 SISFFIT023, 'Instruct group personal training programs'.
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. Identify group personal training program requirements.

1.1 Consider and confirm compatibility of client needs, expectations and preferences using suitable questioning techniques.

1.2 Review and advise clients of outcomes of pre-exercise screening procedures and fitness appraisals.

1.3 Refer clients to medical or allied health professionals as required.

1.4 Establish exercise intensities appropriate for each client within the group.

1.5 Identify potential barriers to achieving needs and goals of individuals within the group.

1.6 Develop and document client profiles for re-evaluation purposes.

2. Develop group personal training exercise plan and program.

2.1 Determine type of training, training methods and equipment required to achieve client goals.

2.2 Develop client personalised strategies to maximise group coherence and increase exercise adherence.

2.3 Develop and document program plans that incorporate key instructional information appropriate to group training and match client preferences.

2.4 Develop customised training sessions that include a variety of exercises and equipment to meet client needs.

2.5 Select appropriate session assessment techniques.

2.6 Obtain permission for use of public spaces if required.

2.7 Document group personal training plans.

3. Conduct group personal training sessions

3.1 Allocate sufficient space, assemble resources and check equipment for safety and maintenance requirements.

3.2 Determine client prior knowledge and skills in the fitness activity.

3.3 Provide clear exercise instructions to the group and confirm individual client understanding.

3.4 Demonstrate exercises, techniques and equipment to the group, providing individual assistance if required.

3.5 Relate location and function of major bones and major joints to movement when instructing the group.

3.6 Identify major muscles acting at major joints when instructing the group.

3.7 Manage the use of different equipment by different clients within the same session, in a timely and safe manner.

3.8 Supervise clients performing a variety of exercises or variations in exercises, at the same time.

3.9 Monitor participation and performance and modify as required.

3.10 Select and use motivational techniques for group personal training to increase performance and adherence to exercise.

3.11 Respond to clients experiencing difficulties and answer questions as required.

3.12 Complete session documentation and progress notes.

4. Evaluate personal training program.

4.1 Monitor and evaluate exercise program at appropriate intervals.

4.2 Request and respond to feedback from clients.

4.3 Perform follow up fitness assessments on each client, individually or as a group, as required.

4.4 Review own performance and identify areas needing improvement.

4.5 Identify aspects needing further emphasis or attention in future sessions.

4.6 Evaluate program or activities and discuss modifications to program.

4.7 Modify personal training plan for individual clients, or group, as required and prepare new exercise program.

4.8 Document and update records of evaluation and modification of program.