Teach the fundamental skills of squash

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 SISSSQU201A, 'Teach the fundamental skills of squash'.
Google Links
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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 fundamental squash session or sessions.

1.1. Establish participant's needs and characteristics.

1.2. Assess participant's readiness and current knowledge of squash in order to determine session's aims and objectives.

1.3. Develop a plan according to participant's needs and characteristics, relevant legislation, organisational policies and procedures and accepted best practices of squash.

1.4. Identify safety procedures associated with squash drills, activities and games according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.5. Access squash facility, equipment and resources according to organisational policies and procedures.

2. Brief participants.

2.1. Communicate instructions and relevant information about the fundamental squash session in a manner appropriate to participants.

2.2. Encourage participants to seek clarification, information and feedback as required during the session.

2.3. Inform participants of known and anticipated risks, safety procedures, appropriate behaviour and fundamental squash rules and regulations.

2.4. Establish a suitable communication system to use while participating in drills, activities and games.

2.5. Identify the functions of the four components of a squash swing and determine efficient court movement.

3. Conduct fundamental squash session or sessions.

3.1. Apply clear and accurate teaching and coaching techniques to impart required knowledge and the fundamental skills of squash to be developed.

3.2. Conduct warm-up and introductory activities for participants to reduce the risk of injury.

3.3. Monitor individual participant's performance and maintain effective communication during fundamental squash drills, activities and games.

3.4. Observe participants and implement skill analysis during fundamental squash drills, activities and games.

3.5. Adjust or refine individual or group technique as required according to accepted best practices of squash.

3.6. Allow time for cooling down at the end of the session and inform participants of opportunities to further develop their squash skills.

4. Complete post-session responsibilities.

4.1. Provide opportunities for participants to identify their personal progress and satisfaction with the session, and give feedback as required.

4.2. Evaluate relevant aspects of fundamental squash session and determine the level of learning achieved.

4.3. Identify potential areas of improvement for future fundamental squash sessions.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISSSQU201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching