SISFFIT037 - Develop and instruct group movement programs for children

    Unit code: SISFFIT037 | Study level: TAFE
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    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop movement programs and individual sessions for children aged up to 12 years, and to deliver those programs to groups of children. Programs are those which are designed to promote movement, physical activity and general wellbeing and may consist of multiple sessions. Programs may be developed for general consumer groups or customised to the needs of a particular client organisation, such as a school. They may include the use of basic equipment such as balls, ropes and mats, but do not include instruction involving specialised equipment found in gyms or other fitness facilities.
    It requires the ability to evaluate and improve programs in response to feedback and evaluation.This unit applies to group fitness instructors and personal trainers. They use discretion and judgment to plan programs and work unsupervised when delivering group sessions in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, child care centres, schools and outdoor locations.


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    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:

    • develop and document one movement program for groups of children aged up to 12 years
    • develop, document and instruct three group movement sessions, each with a minimum duration of 30 minutes and with at least six participants, that collectively target the following elements of physical literacy with exercises suited to the particular age group:
    • movement skills
    • moving with equipment
    • object manipulation
    • coordination
    • stability and balance
    • flexibility
    • agility
    • strength
    • muscular endurance
    • cardiovascular endurance
    • reaction time
    • speed
    • for each of the above sessions:
    • complete participant pre-exercise screening processes using industry standard screening questionnaire and guidelines for children
    • consistently use instructional and communication techniques that are suited to participant age and stage of development
    • consistently engage children through positive feedback and reinforcement of strengths
    • cater to the individual needs of one child participant by modifying activities to suit
    • according to actual participant interactions or case studies, evaluate the effectiveness of one children’s group movement program, modify program and session content and document details of the evaluation and changes made.

    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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