Advise on injury prevention and management

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 SISFFIT525A, 'Advise on injury prevention and management'.
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. Undertake injury surveillance.

1.1. Source and analyse data on common injuries for specific fitness activities.

1.2. Monitor occurrence of injury and analyse injury patterns for specific fitness activities.

1.3. Identify risk factors that may lead to injury for specific fitness activities according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.4. Identify preventative measures in consultation with medical or allied health professionals.

2. Develop injury prevention strategies.

2.1. Analyse various exercises, exercise technique and fitness activities to formulate effectiveinjury prevention strategies according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2.2. Develop injury prevention strategies in consultation with medical or allied health professionals.

2.3. Communicate recommendations about injury prevention strategies to relevant stakeholders according to organisational policies and procedures.

3. Implement injury prevention strategies.

3.1. Assess facilities and equipment for safe participation and advise relevant personnel of problems according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.2. Promote preventative strategies to clients to minimise the likelihood of injury according to best practice guidelines.

3.3. Implement strategies for the management of common exercise-related musculoskeletal injuries according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

4. Monitor injury management.

4.1. Monitor client progress and encourage reassessment of injury by a medical or allied health professional as required.

4.2. Adjust preventative measures and interventions in response to ongoing injury surveillance.

4.3. Conduct ongoing monitoring of injury trends in consultation with medical or allied health professionals as required.

4.4. Evaluate own performance and identify potential improvements for future implementation of injury prevention strategies.

5. Conduct postural appraisals tests to evaluate the clients mobility, stability, muscle strength and endurance.

5.1. Observe the client's static posture using a valid and reliable postural screening method to identify common postural variances and observe the degree of deviation.

5.2. Conduct standardised tests to evaluate joint mobility and observe joint specific functional range of movement of the major joints to identify restrictions and right and or left differences in range.

5.3. Conduct standardised postural appraisal tests to evaluate muscle strength and muscular endurance in order to identify functional ability.

5.4. Apply knowledge of the functional anatomy of the joints and the location of relevant bony landmarks when conducting postural appraisals.

5.5. Use a standardised method of recording the results of tests accurately and systematically using a process that allows for subsequent re-evaluation.

5.6. Refer clients with significant injury and postural variances or concerns to appropriate medical or allied health professional before recommending any corrective exercises.

5.7. Consult with an appropriate medical or allied health professional to discuss results of the postural evaluation to determine an appropriate exercise management plan.

5.8. Implement valid postural appraisal methods according to recognised test protocols and industry standards.

6. Observe and evaluate a client's dynamic posture through observation of gait.

6.1. Observe the client's dynamic posture whilst performing suitable locomotive movements and record information about movement coordination and balance.

6.2. Apply an understanding of the biomechanics of movement to the gait observation to obtain relevant information about the client's dynamic posture.

6.3. Relate the effect of common postural variances to the client's gait.

6.4. Conduct functional tests to evaluate range of movement, movement control, muscular deficits and proprioception.

6.5. Use a standardised method of recording information obtained to allow for further re-evaluation.

6.6. Understand the aim of gait observation by the specialised exercise trainer is not to be diagnostic or prescriptive, but to identify potential causes of injury.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISFFIT525A appears in the following qualifications: