Undertake client health assessment

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 SISFFIT307A, 'Undertake client health assessment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake client health assessment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Review pre-test screening information.

1.1. Access and review initial client pre-test screening information according to legislation and regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures.

1.2. Advise the client of the relevance of the screening and appraisal process to developing an individualised exercise program.

1.3. Ascertain additional health information about the client prior to fitness appraisal and identify any factors requiring medical clearance according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.4. Recommend client seek medical or allied health professional assistance, where required before proceeding with fitness appraisal according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Determine the fitness goals of clients.

2.1. Determine the perceived benefits clients expect from the exercise program.

2.2. Discuss the client's habits, cultural expectation lifestyle, family situation, likes and dislikes which might impact on the prescription of an appropriate exercise program.

2.3. Provide relevant information on the impact of poor lifestyle behaviours on health and fitness to the client.

2.4. Consult with the client to develop and document short and long-term fitness goals.

2.5. Match fitness goals to products and services available in the fitness industry.

3. Conduct a basic fitness appraisal.

3.1. Select appropriate tools and appraisal methods according to the clients' current fitness capacity.

3.2. Organise fitness assessment equipment required for the appraisal as appropriate.

3.3. Conduct basic fitness appraisals ensuring the safety of the client according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.4. Explain the results of the fitness appraisals to the client and recommend an appropriate exercise program.

3.5. Record recommendations for the client's exercise program according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.6. Develop a client profile that can be used to develop an individualised exercise program.

3.7. Identify signs of poor exercise tolerance and reason for discontinuation of a fitness appraisal.

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

4. Motivate and encourage clients.

4.1. Determine the client's level of commitment to the exercise program.

4.2. Apply motivation techniques to help the client identify barriers to adherence and to set effective and manageable exercise goals according to fitness levels.

4.3. Assist the client to identify behavioural changes to improve long-term adherence to an exercise program.

4.4. Advise the client on techniques that may increase their adherence to exercise.

4.5. Recognise and use the factors that encourage people to adhere to exercise programs when instructing clients.

4.6. Recognise and apply common reasons for discontinuation of exercise programs when settling program guidelines.

4.7. Discuss habits, lifestyle, family situation likes, dislikes which might impact on writing an appropriate exercise program with the client.

4.8. Use the physical and the psychological characteristics that apply to each stage of fitness, stages of change and the most appropriate form of motivation at each level when instructing clients.

4.9. Direct clients to understand and overcome their own barriers to the continuation of an exercise program.

4.10. Identify the steps involved in establishing a behavioural change that results in their long term adherence to an exercise program to the client and use when instructing clients.

4.11. Take into account people's idiosyncrasies, cultural and social differences, behavioural patterns and industry standards when instructing clients.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT307A appears in the following qualifications: