SISFFIT034 - Assess client movement and provide exercise advice

    Unit code: SISFFIT034 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Park


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess movement capacity in individual clients and provide advice on exercises to achieve optimal movement and safe and effective exercise technique. While this assessment may be completed as a separate dedicated activity, outcomes and recommended exercises may then be integrated into overall fitness programs for individual clients.
    Assessment and advice are provided to clients who do not have unstable health conditions, pain or injury identified through pre-exercise screening and fitness assessment. The unit does not include assessment for the purposes of providing advice or treatment of injury or disease. In this case the fitness instructor refers clients to relevant medical or allied health professionals.This unit applies to personal trainers who work independently with clients using discretion and judgement to provide individually tailored client movement assessments. They practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces, and homes and outdoor locations.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
    Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

    • assess the posture and movement capacity of three different clients including:
    • a female adult
    • a male adult
    • a client aged 55 years or over
    • for each of the above three clients:
    • make observations about static posture using appropriate tools
    • assess dynamic posture, balance, movement quality and limitations
    • use the following movement patterns during assessment:
    • squat
    • lunge
    • hinge
    • horizontal push
    • horizontal pull
    • vertical push
    • vertical pull
    • rotation
    • explain assessment outcomes and accurately record results in client records
    • recommend and demonstrate three exercises to address identified issues
    • have client complete the three exercises and observe and modify technique as required to correct technique
    • consistently use client-centred communication during all interactions.

    Required reading

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

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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