Apply evidence-based practice to exercise 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 SISFFIT028, 'Apply evidence-based practice to exercise 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. Plan information gathering.

1.1 Identify opportunities where research may be used to support and improve own professional practice.

1.2 Evaluate recent issues, trends, and events impacting fitness industry and exercise programming.

1.3 Identify appropriate research methodology to address research topic, type of data collection and analysis to be undertaken and potential uses of data.

1.4 Identify credible primary and secondary sources of information.

2. Research and analyse information.

2.1 Access and analyse suitable evidence-based information and data for required information.

2.2 Facilitate analysis by organising information in a way that supports analysis and future use.

2.3 Compare and contrast different sources of information to support analysis.

2.4 Assess strength, relevance, reliability and currency of information in the context of own work.

2.5 Assess feasibility, benefits and risks associated with the information.

2.6 Extract relevant information and integrate into development and modification of exercise strategies.

3. Apply research findings to own professional practice.

3.1 Assess ways in which research findings may be used, adapted or challenged in instruction and provision of fitness advice.

3.2 Modify approach to fitness programing activities and advice as required.

3.3 Monitor response to changes made to own professional practice or instruction.

3.4 Continue to adjust own practice to optimise results.

3.5 Maintain records of research findings and application to exercise.