SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs

Unit code: SISFFIT011 | Study level: TAFE
Footscray Park


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to instruct an approved community fitness program designed to promote wellbeing and increase physical activity levels in community groups. Program evaluation is the responsibility of the approving authority.  This unit applies to fitness and recreation program instructors who work with a range of clients in a variety of locations including aquatic, recreation, leisure, fitness, gym and community centres.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • instruct three approved community fitness programs, that individually or cumulatively incorporate: clear and accurate instructions and pre-session information: personal introduction; verbal pre-screen; session level outline and demonstration and explanation of exercises; well-timed visual and verbal cueing; class organisation and formation; emergency procedures; appropriate and safe footwear and clothing; rests; correct exercise techniques and breathing;
  • modification of exercise options to meet individual needs;
  • sensitivity to social and cultural differences or needs;
  • regular encouragement and feedback to clients during session, and;
  • use the following communication skills: clear verbal communication; modelling and demonstration, and; motivational techniques.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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