This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and facilitate sport, recreation and fitness opportunities for people with a disability.  This unit applies to group leaders in the sport, recreation or fitness industry who work within established organisational policies and procedures. This includes those working in after-school or holiday-care programs, as a coaching assistant, or in support roles in indoor or outdoor recreation activities, such as camps and guided activities.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with public health regulatory requirements, 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: - facilitate the inclusion of at least three people with different disabilities in sport, fitness or recreation activities; - select and use communication strategies suited to individual clients; - apply principles and practices of social justice, anti-discrimination and equal access to identify the needs and opportunities for participation in recreation activities, and; - identify strategies to align recreational opportunities with the specific requirements and needs of people with a disability.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legislation and organisational policies and procedures; - social, political, cultural and historical issues that affect, or are relevant to, access and participation issues for people with a disability; - principles and practices; - communication needs, strategies and resources in relation to people with a disability; - key issues facing people with a disability and their carers; - barriers that affect the access and participation of people with a disability; - community inclusion principles to enable effective participation of people with a disability; - strategies that support people with disabilities to exercise their rights and independence; - types of requirements likely to be associated with different developmental and acquired disabilities; - resources required for the effective participation of people with a disability; - recreation opportunities and activities that may be appropriate for people with different types of disability, and; - modified equipment and activities appropriate to people with a disability.

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