Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SISFFIT523A, 'Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Consult with referred clients presenting with stable cardiorespiratory conditions.

1.1. Receive exercise referral from an accredited exercise physiologist, or relevant medical or allied health professional.

1.2. Confirm exercise referral has sufficient detail to allow flexibility for modifications to accommodate progression of the client.

1.3. Become familiar with typical adverse signs and symptoms that may arise during exercise for this pathology.

1.4. Consult with a relevant medical or allied health professional as necessary.

1.5. Discuss with the client their complete exercise history and their cardiorespiratory condition and co-morbidities and record information according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.6. Explain the physiology of cardiorespiratory conditions and associated risk factors to the client in simple terms and confirm client understanding.

1.7. Explain to the client the causes and consequences of specific cardiorespiratory considerations in the context of their effect on exercise capacity and conditions.

1.8. Explain to the client the role of physical activity and exercise in managing cardiorespiratory conditions and enhancing health.

1.9. Confirm the outcomes of a goals and needs analysis in collaboration with the client and the medical or allied health professionals if appropriate.

1.10. Explain to the client their need to be referred back to a medical or allied health professional if their condition becomes unstable.

1.11. Identify any potential barriers to exercise and discuss methods to enhance exercise adherence with the client.

1.12. Clarify any areas of concern with the relevant medical or allied health professional in conjunction with the client.

1.13. Obtain the informed consent of the client and maintain the client's records according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2. Deliver prescribed exercise programs.

2.1. Undertake appropriate fitness assessments as required.

2.2. Work with the accredited exercise physiologist or medical or allied health professional to deliver an exercise plan in accordance with recognised exercise recommendations, fitness test results, client limitations, and potential interactions of medications.

2.3. Explain to the client the different roles of cardiorespiratory conditioning and muscular conditioning, and the reasons for their inclusion as part of the client's exercise prescription.

2.4. Explain to the client the exercise variables to be delivered in the context of managing their specific cardio respiratory conditions.

2.5. Apply instructional techniques to ensure safe and appropriate application of the exercise program by the client.

2.6. Demonstrate the safe and appropriate use of selected exercise equipment and report or address any unsafe equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.

3. Monitor and review clients responses to the prescribed exercise program

3.1. Monitor perceived exercise intensity and make adjustment as required.

3.2. Assess the client's performance and explain and correct any unsafe exercise procedures.

3.3. Monitor client responses for any typical signs and symptoms requiring intervention that may occur during exercise.

3.4. Apply procedures to respond to signs and symptoms requiring intervention as required according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

3.5. Recognise signs of an unstable condition and refer the client back to an appropriate medical or allied health professional.

3.6. Report outcomes to referral source as well as client.

3.7. Revise the client's record and advise the referral source of suggested changes to the exercise program if required.

4. Provide advice regarding additional lifestyle modifications to enhance the management of the condition.

4.1. Obtain information about the client's current lifestyle.

4.2. Discuss possible barriers to behaviour change and delivery of healthy eating practices.

4.3. Provide information in accordance with healthy eating guidelines for to improve general health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

4.4. Recommend other lifestyles changes to improve current disease status.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT523A appears in the following qualifications: