This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct a range of non-instructional programs in a variety of contexts for diverse needs and situations.

This unit applies to individuals who work autonomously in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes program staff working 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: - plan, conduct and adjust at least ten sport, fitness or recreation programs incorporating: needs, preferences and expectations of different participants; budgetary constraints; logistics; appropriate response to problems or issues that arise, and; positive feedback in a timely manner to all participants; communication and explanation of: aims and objectives; dates and times; sessions, stages and structure, and; - complete program evaluations: own work performance, and; collection of participant feedback: suitability and safety of facilities and equipment; content of program; structure and content of activities or sessions, and; participant progress.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic aspects of legislation related to planning, conducting and evaluating sport, fitness or recreation programs; - organisational policies and procedures related to planning, conducting and evaluating programs; - participant needs; - resource requirements for programs; - principles of inclusive practice to enable participation by a range of participants; - activity-specific knowledge to ensure program activities match participant needs; - factors affecting group dynamics and conflict resolution strategies to enable group cohesion and interaction; - equipment specifications, testing and checking techniques to ensure the selection and safe use of equipment, and; - evaluation processes to enable improvements to be made to the program.

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