This unit focuses on the practice of personal training. Students will gain skills associated with sound practices (i.e. identify client fitness requirements including pre-exercise health screening, exercise programming, exercise instruction and program and client evaluation) relevant to operating as a fitness professional. These skills will provide a basis for training design that can later be applied specific to training programs suitable to be used in a range of environments. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills through the delivery and instruction of exercise in individual and group training sessions. Information relevant to professionals in the industry such as accreditation and registration, professional development, professional associations and employment options will also be explored.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Develop and document client profiles to assist in determining a client's fitness requirements;  
  2. Apply the basic principles of training to design a variety of programs that meet the client's (individual & small groups) needs;  
  3. Articulate how the fitness and personal training industry operates in Australia including the process of professional accreditation; and,  
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of business practice relevant to operating as a personal trainer.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Client pre-screening 20%
Assignment Design training program 30%
Assignment Worksheets x 6 30%
Poster Poster on registration process/ industry requirements 20%

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