Instruct and monitor fitness 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 SISFFIT304A, 'Instruct and monitor fitness 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 of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Identify client needs and expectations.

1.1. Clarify the preferences, needs and expectations of the client.

1.2. Identify any special requirements according to the client's fitness level and any medical or injury problems.

1.3. Identify any additional factors that will affect the client's ability to perform in a fitness program.

1.4. Recommend client seek external assistance where required before proceeding with fitness programming according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.5. Identify a range of exercises to target specific fitness components.

1.6. Develop a balanced client exercise profile to meet identified client needs and limitations.

2. Develop an exercise plan and design a fitness program for a client.

2.1. Identify appropriate fitness environments according to client needs, preferences and organisational policies and procedures.

2.2. Utilise principles of fitness program design to develop a fitness program or general activity program, maximising the positive aspects of their environment and personal attributes for long-term adherence to the program and minimise risk of injury.

2.3. Incorporate motivation techniques to maximise fitness program adherence.

2.4. Apply programming guidelines to developing aerobic, strength, endurance and stretching programs relevant to the client's goals and fitness and the relative benefits desired from the program.

2.5. Provide appropriate safety and adherence recommendations to the client.

2.6. Discuss and confirm the fitness program with the client and record this information according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.7. Explain the relative contribution to aerobic and anaerobic fitness of recommended activities to the client.

2.8. Use energy, water and other resources effectively when cleaning, preparing and maintaining equipment and activity areas to reduce negative environmental impacts.

3. Motivate clients.

3.1. Apply motivation techniques to help a client identify barriers to adherence and to set effective exercise goals.

3.2. Use motivational techniques to positively influence the performance of clients during fitness activities.

3.3. Use arousal control techniques to improve the performance of clients during fitness activities.

3.4. Provide positive feedback to clients on their progress and any recommended changes.

4. Supervise fitness activities.

4.1. Provide clear and accurate instruction of exercises to the client.

4.2. Monitor and address any negative attitudinal behaviour or personal difficulties exhibited by the client.

4.3. Monitor and address any incorrect performance of the activities within the fitness program.

4.4. Monitor and adjust motivation techniques to meet client needs.

5. Review and adapt the client's fitness program.

5.1. Evaluate parameters of the fitness level being developed in the program.

5.2. Obtain feedback from clients on their own personal progress and their degree of satisfaction with the program.

5.3. Undertake relevant fitness appraisals to monitor a client's fitness development.

5.4. Provide feedback to the client on their progress and any changes recommended.

5.5. Record the clients amended or adapted fitness program according to organisational policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT304A appears in the following qualifications: