This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, demonstrate, use and store equipment for activities.

This unit applies to assistants under direct supervision in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes assistants in after-school or holiday-care programs, those assisting with coaching activities, or undertaking a support role in fitness activities, indoor and outdoor recreation activities such as camps and other guided activities.

These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - set up, demonstrate, use, dismantle, and store at least ten different pieces of equipment for activities over at least three different sessions; - demonstrate the use of: appropriate equipment suitable to the activity and participant requirements, and; appropriate personal protection equipment such as helmets, gloves, shin pads; - convey information about essential safety aspects of all equipment, and; - complete the appropriate documentation to record.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - strategies to access and provide equipment for the relevant sessions; - basic aspects of legislation that enable safe equipment use, maintenance and storage; - organisational policies and procedure to enable safe equipment use, maintenance and storage; - equipment specifications and instructions to enable the selection and safe use of appropriate equipment for identified activities, and; - equipment testing and checking techniques, as specified by manufacturer.

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