Exercise Science: Programming Fundamentals

SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. This unit applies to the use of physiological and mechanical principles in training to improve the health- and skill-related components of fitness of clients.

SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to assess client movement and exercise capacity and develop an appropriate exercise program. It requires the use of functional movement knowledge in day-to-day professional practice to encourage healthy posture, effective movement patterns and safe exercise technique for clients. This unit does not apply to the provision of postural assessment, advice or treatment for an injury, disease or condition. Students will learn the point at when to refer client to a specialist.

SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs (core)

This unit provides skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments.

SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs (core)

This unit provides the knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients. You will learn to apply the principles of training and program design to achieve goals in relation to health and skill-related components of fitness. It applies to the use of a variety of training techniques and cardiovascular, free weights and contemporary training equipment, in client programs.

SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate group personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. You will learn to instruct personal training sessions and programs to a group of people, whilst taking into account individual goals, programming requirements, personality and fitness level.

Fitness Entrepreneurship: Sales & Marketing

CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis (elective)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to operate as a freelancer within the fitness industry. Success as a freelancer requires a high level of self-motivation and discipline, an ability to develop industry networks and an entrepreneurial attitude when pursuing work opportunities.

BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business (elective)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with all regulations affecting the business. It applies to individuals operating a small business who use analytical skills to interpret legislation and regulations and develop procedures to manage compliance.

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning (elective)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives. The skills apply to those who operate a small business independently, or as part of a larger organisation.

BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions (elective)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to present sales solutions that respond to specific buying needs of a client, and to use sales processes associated with securing prospect commitment to proceed with a sale. It also includes attending to post-sales activities that build and strengthen the partnership between a salesperson and client, and enhance the likelihood of future sales.

BSBSMB403 Market the small business (elective)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan. It applies to individuals who operate a small business independently or within a larger organisation. Individuals in this role analyse and interpret market data.

Body Composition and Nutrition: Younger Clients

SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to design exercise plans and programs to change and maintain desired and realistic body composition of clients. It applies to exercise programs aimed at health-related components of fitness, with particular attention to body composition.

SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer. It requires the ability to recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice in a fitness setting. Students will learn when they need to refer a client to a professional nutritionist or dietician.

SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program (core)

This unit provides skills and knowledge required to use the Eat for Health Program to support clients who do not have special dietary needs. It covers assisting clients to adapt the Australian Dietary Guidelines to suit their lifestyles and food choice influences using the Eat for Health Program as a guide. This unit aims to provide healthy eating information and assist clients within industry endorsed scope of practice following completion of industry endorsed pre-exercise screening. The personal trainer must refer clients to an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian, or General Practitioner as appropriate.

SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for young people aged thirteen to seventeen years. It requires the ability to supervise young people using fitness facilities and relevant equipment to promote functional capacity and fitness. It involves using industry endorsed risk management protocols when determining the provision of suitable exercise services.

Personal Trainer Professional Skills: Strength and Conditioning

SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context (core)

This unit provides skills and knowledge required to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from, or the need to work with, medical or allied health professionals. This unit requires the ability to undertake referrals, and interpret and implement instructions from medical or allied health professionals to ensure appropriate exercise planning and delivery within industry endorsed scope of practice.

SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour (core)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to promote exercise and incorporate behaviour change strategies into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. This unit applies to personal trainers who work in controlled and uncontrolled environments.

SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces (core)

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices. This unit requires the ability to conduct research of the current land condition, capability, uses and practices, and develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable practices for outdoor programs and activities.

SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs (elective)

This unit provides the knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.

SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques (elective)

This unit provides the knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs, or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.

SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs (elective)

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate endurance training programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. It requires the ability to identify and analyse specific client needs, instruct specialised endurance tests, and organise and implement a range of endurance training methods to achieve identified goals.