This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply sport-specific knowledge to implement a high-performance training program designed to refine the skills and performance of individuals participating at a high level.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - ensure requirements of athletes are understood and included in planning; - ensure aspects of a training program are understood and agreed upon by the athletes; - planning and organising skills to enable the planning of a high-performance training program to meet identified athlete needs; - literacy and numeracy skills to effectively schedule, document and evaluate results of high-performance training programs; - research skills to obtain information on trends, innovations and best practice principles of the sport and high-performance training methods; - coach and motivate an individual in a high-performance training program; - liaise effectively with support personnel.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant activity or sport-specific knowledge, including rules and regulations, to coach the skills being included in the training program; - advanced principles of skill acquisition in order to plan and deliver high-performance training programs to meet identified needs; - anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to enable effective and safe planning and implementation of high-performance training programs, including: - type and the structure of joints as they relate to joint mobility, joint integrity and risk of injury; - major muscles, their actions, and the role of muscles during contraction; - structure and function of the musculoskeletal system; - structure of the cardio-respiratory system and the relationship between exercise intensity and circulatory and ventilation responses; - organisational policies and procedures to enable the safe and appropriate conduct and recording of long-term training programs and maintain confidentiality of participant information; - National Sporting Organisation (NSO) best practice principles; - equipment manufacturer information and organisational requirements to enable the safe and effective use of exercise and training equipment.

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