Plan and deliver gym 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 SISFFIT308A, 'Plan and deliver gym 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



1. Develop customised gym programs.

1.1. Identify the current fitness profile, training history, exercise preferences, exercise contraindications and specific fitness goals of the client.

1.2. Establish the physical, psychological and social reasons for the client's participation in an exercise program.

1.3. Use motivational techniques to help the client identify barriers to adherence and to set effective exercise goals.

1.4. Relate the training requirements of the client to their long-term fitness plan.

1.5. Integrate the client's resistance training program with their flexibility and cardiorespiratory programs as required.

1.6. Customise exercise variables and program variables according to principles of training to create a training program to meet the client's specific fitness goals.

1.7. Identify the joint movements and muscles that the client needs to target or strengthen.

1.8. Perform an exercise analysis to determine suitable resistance exercises to meet specific needs of the client.

1.9. Record the training program according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Instruct resistance exercises.

2.1. Demonstrate the correct technique for performing specific resistance exercises to the client and explain their purpose and expected results.

2.2. Explain misconceptions that are commonly held about resistance training programs.

2.3. Use instructional techniques to teach the correct technique for specific resistance exercises.

2.4. Advise the client of safety considerations for specific resistance exercises and equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.5. Encourage feedback from the client to confirm their understanding of the program and to identify any foreseeable difficulties.

3. Supervise training sessions.

3.1. Observe client training sessions to ensure all activities are performed according to organisational policies and procedures and with due consideration of other facility users.

3.2. Adjust incorrect or unsafe exercise technique as required according to safety considerations.

3.3. Apply spotting techniques to ensure safety and enhance performance.

3.4. Supervise resistance exercise equipment usage to minimise conflict and maximise access for all clients.

3.5. Identify aspects of client exercise behaviour to develop effective motivational strategies for the client.

4. Develop a circuit training session plan.

4.1. Identify the aims of the circuit training session.

4.2. Define expected outcomes of the circuit training session.

4.3. Identify a broad and varied exercise repertoire.

4.4. Plan and document a circuit training session plan for clients using the principles of exercise planning according to legislation and regulatory requirements and industry guidelines.

4.5. Design clear and structured forms or cards for use in a circuit training session.

5. Instruct a circuit training session.

5.1. Confirm appropriate exercise area according to legislation and regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures.

5.2. Check circuit equipment is in good working order prior to commencement of session.

5.3. Use energy, water and other resources effectively when preparing and maintaining equipment and activity areas to reduce the environmental impact.

5.4. Communicate session objectives and the principles and benefits of circuit training to clients.

5.5. Explain common types of injuries that would prevent participation in the session and confirm that clients are not affected.

5.6. Instruct session according to circuit training plan and legislation and regulatory requirements and organisational policies and procedures.

5.7. Demonstrate and instruct correct use of equipment during circuit training session, according to organisational policies and procedures and manufacturer instructions.

5.8. Demonstrate exercises within the circuit training session using appropriate instructional techniques.

5.9. Monitor client intensity, technique and safety during the session and suggest modifications where required.

5.10. Recognise signs and symptoms of overtraining and potentially harmful practices and implement appropriate intervention strategies according to organisational policies and procedures.

6. Review circuit training session.

6.1. Seek and acknowledge feedback from clients.

6.2. Identify relevant changes to address required improvements.

6.3. Modify the circuit training session plan where relevant to meet client needs.

6.4. Review own performance and identify potential improvements.

7. Monitor client progress.

7.1. Identify when a review of a client's exercise program and or overall fitness plan is necessary according to re-evaluation criteria.

7.2. Recognise the signs and symptoms of overtraining.

7.3. Reassess fitness levels of the client to determine the effectiveness of their current exercise program.

7.4. Re-establish the specific fitness goals of the client.

7.5. Modify the client's exercise program according to results of fitness reassessments and any changing requirements.

7.6. Provide positive and constructive feedback to the client on their progress and any recommended changes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT308A appears in the following qualifications: