Plan and deliver personal training

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 SISFFIT421A, 'Plan and deliver personal training'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Plan and deliver personal training' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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. Plan personal training program for clients.

1.1. Identify the fitness preferences, needs and expectations of the client.

1.2. Apply pre-screening and assessment procedures to identify client fitness levels according to organisational policies and procedures and Legislation and regulatory requirements.

1.3. Clarify the fitness goals of the client.

1.4. Determine the client's preferred learning style.

2. Prepare personal training exercise plans.

2.1. Develop a personal training exercise plan to meet client's specific needs.

2.2. Select appropriate instructional techniques and strategies to match client's learning style preferences.

2.3. Identify appropriate fitness equipment within the exercise plan.

2.4. Identify appropriate session assessment techniques.

2.5. Evaluate the exercise environment to ensure client safety according to organisational policies and procedures and Legislation and regulatory requirements.

2.6. Obtain permission for use of public spaces if required.

2.7. Minimise the negative environmental impacts by effectively using energy, water and other resources when planning, preparing and using the exercise environment

3. Demonstrate exercise activities and use of equipment.

3.1. Determine client's prior knowledge and skill in the activity.

3.2. Demonstrate the correct and safe performance of exercises to the client using appropriate anatomical terminology as required.

3.3. Relate the location and function of the major bones and major joints to movement when instructing the client.

3.4. Relate major muscles and their prime moving movements at major joints in the body to movement when instructing clients.

3.5. Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of fitness equipment according to organisational policies and procedures and Legislation and regulatory requirements.

4. Implement the personal training exercise plan.

4.1. Record the short and long-term responses of the client in relation to motivation to exercise.

4.2. Use motivational techniques for individual training to increase performance and adherence to exercise.

4.3. Supervise regular client exercise sessions according to the exercise plan and workplace policies and procedures.

4.4. Recognise and use symptoms and effects of specific muscular fatigue and blood lactate accumulation during muscle endurance activities to adjust exercise intensity.

4.5. Apply the limiting factors of the body's energy systems to the setting of exercise intensities as required.

4.6. Maintain records on the personal training plan according to organisational policies and procedures and Legislation and regulatory requirements.

4.7. Recommend and implement steps that improve exercise adherence for a client.

5. Review and modify fitness goals.

5.1. Prepare and implement a goal setting review session for the client.

5.2. Perform a follow up fitness assessment on the client.

5.3. Recommend clients who develop health, medical or injury conditions seek assistance from a medical or allied health professional according to organisational policies and procedures.

5.4. Modify exercise plans for the client and prepare and deliver new exercise programs.

6. Plan and arrangement of equipment within a fitness facility

6.1. Develop floor plan for the arrangement of equipment within a fitness facility, taking into account the type of programs delivered in the facility, occupational health and safety requirements and manufactures specifications

6.2. Comply with manufacture's, legislated and Australian Standards for the use of electrical equipment

7. Evaluate and select equipment for a fitness facility

7.1. Outline the procedures to select and purchase new fitness equipment for a recreational facility

7.2. Select fitness equipment to meet facility and program needs

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT421A appears in the following qualifications: