Qualification details

SIS50213 - Diploma of Fitness (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 14/Dec/2013

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SIS50210 - Diploma of FitnessIntent of the qualification remains unchanged. HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid replaced by HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid in the core. 13/Dec/2013
Is superseded by SIS50215 - Diploma of FitnessNot Equivalent. Revised qualification structure. Number of units required for completion increased from 13 to 18 units. Job roles and skills outcomes have changed. Specialisations have been introduced. 02/Sep/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBADM502B - Manage meetingsManage meetings Elective
BSBMKG501B - Identify and evaluate marketing opportunitiesIdentify and evaluate marketing opportunities Elective
BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentManage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
HLTAH413C - Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy programDeliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program Elective
HLTAID006 - Provide advanced first aidProvide advanced first aid Core
SISFFIT313A - Plan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescentsPlan and deliver exercise to apparently healthy children and adolescents Elective
SISFFIT314A - Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditionsPlan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions Elective
SISFFIT523A - Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditionsDeliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions Core
SISFFIT524A - Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with metabolic conditionsDeliver prescribed exercise to clients with metabolic conditions Core
SISFFIT525A - Advise on injury prevention and managementAdvise on injury prevention and management Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 452111 Fitness Instructor 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3391 Sport And Recreation Managers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 452111 Fitness Instructor 05/Mar/2014 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3391 Sport And Recreation Managers 05/Mar/2014 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0921 Sport And Recreation 05/Mar/2014 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 14/Dec/2013 
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Modification History

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Release 

Comments 

1

Replaces and is equivalent to SIS50210 Diploma of Fitness.

Intent of the qualification remains unchanged.

HLTFA402C Apply advanced first aid replaced by HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid in the core.

Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry, including working collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals in a broad range of settings, such as fitness facilities, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces.

Those with this level of competency will be expected to provide exercise training to individual clients with specific needs, on a one-on-one or group basis, and may include older clients and children with chronic conditions.

Persons with this level of competency will have the ability to implement, evaluate and modify the exercise prescription provided by medical or allied health professionals for clients with specific conditions, within an agreed scope for progression as recommended by referring medical or allied health professionals.

Specialised exercise trainers will have the ability to monitor client progress and, in collaboration with medical or allied health professionals, utilise an evidence-based approach to deliver solutions by applying knowledge of physiology and anatomy and the pathology of specific medical conditions.

Job roles 

  • specialised exercise trainer.

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of endorsement.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

This qualification is designed for those existing fitness professionals have considerable experience in exercise delivery. Entry to this qualification is open to those who have achieved the following units of competency and have significant vocational experience in the fitness industry:

SISFFIT415A

Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals

SISFFIT416A

Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals

SISFFIT417A

Undertake long term exercise programming

SISFFIT418A

Undertake appraisals of functional movement

SISFFIT419A

Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise

SISFFIT420A

Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes

SISFFIT421A

Plan and deliver personal training

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

While the nature and duration of the individual's vocational experience may vary according to the fitness business activity undertaken, evidence of the programming and delivery of a diverse range of fitness services to clients is required.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by the fitness industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

Consulting with medical or allied health professionals to obtain clear information about providing exercise for clients with specific needs; explaining to clients the benefits of recommended exercise prescription; providing clear information about the exercises and activities proposed or delivered; answering client's questions and providing support during delivery of fitness services.

Initiative and enterprise

Monitoring of client progress and satisfaction and subsequently indentifying the most appropriate modifications to the exercise prescription or program, within the boundaries of scope and any contraindications present; using knowledge of current and emerging fitness and health industry trends to inform work practices.

Learning

Utilising an evidence based approach to obtain and evaluate knowledge relevant to exercise prescription and programs; undertaking professional development activities to ensure knowledge is current and further develop professional expertise and quality of services offered.

Planning and organising

Information, time and resources are organised to ensure safe and effective delivery of services; monitoring plans, procedures and systems and participating in continuous improvement processes; specialised exercise trainers will need to manage interactions with medical and allied health professionals to deliver timely and effective services to clients.

Problem-solving

Modifying exercise prescriptions within scope of this qualification; identifying issues related to client adherence to fitness programs and developing solutions by applying knowledge of physiology and anatomy and the pathology of specific medical conditions; identifying the need for referral back to, or consultation with medical or allied health professionals.

Self-management

Understanding and complying with the legal and ethical responsibilities that apply to specialised exercise trainers; maintaining professional standards and demonstrating safe practices in all aspects of the services provided, identifying boundaries and determining when to refer clients to medical or allied health professionals

Teamwork

Collaborating with medical and allied health professionals to take collective responsibility for innovation in delivering quality fitness services to clients; planning fitness service delivery to take into account team member strengths and weaknesses; providing support and coaching.

Technology

Identifying and assessing updated technologies that assist in the planning and delivery of services; understanding the operating capacities of different equipment and their safe use.

Packaging Rules

13 units must be completed:

  • 9 core units
  • 4 elective units, which may be chosen from the electives listed in this qualification; up to 2 of these units may be selected elsewhere in SIS10 or from any current accredited course or other Training Package, and must be first packaged at AQF level 4 or 5.

In all cases, selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the characteristics of this qualification (as per the AQF descriptors).

Core 

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

SISFFIT523A

Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions

SISFFIT524A

Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with metabolic conditions

SISFFIT525A

Advise on injury prevention and management

SISFFIT526A

Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with musculoskeletal conditions

SISFFIT527A

Undertake health promotion activities to decrease risk factors and prevent chronic disease

SISFFIT528A

Apply research findings to exercise management strategies

SISXCCS404A

Address client needs

SISXIND405A

Conduct projects

Electives 

Fitness 

SISFFIT313A

Plan and deliver exercise for apparently healthy children and adolescents

SISFFIT314A

Plan and deliver exercise to older clients with managed conditions

SISFFIT529A

Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with a disability or neurological impairment

SISFFIT530A

Deliver prescribed exercise to children and young adolescents with specific chronic conditions

SISFFIT531A

Deliver prescribed exercise to older clients with chronic conditions

SISSSTC301A

Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

SISSSTC402A

Develop strength and conditioning programs

Sport Coaching 

SISSSCO513

Plan and implement high-performance training and recovery programs

Cross-Sector 

SISXFAC404A

Coordinate facility equipment acquisition and maintenance

SISXIND406A

Manage projects

SISXOHS402A

Implement and monitor occupational health and safety policies

SISXRSK502A

Manage organisational risk

Imported 

BSBADM502B

Manage meetings

BSBMKG501B

Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

HLTAQU413C

Deliver and monitor a hydrotherapy program

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