SISCCRO001 - Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons

    Unit code: SISCCRO001 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Park


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, safely conduct, and evaluate recreation programs for older persons, including frail and moderately active participants. This unit applies to those working in environments such as community recreation centres and indoor or outdoor recreation facilities. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.


    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:

    • plan, conduct and evaluate at least three different programs for older people, including both frail and moderately active participants
    • conduct programs that individually or cumulatively incorporate at least three of the following activity types:
    • stretching and mobility
    • strengthening or conditioning
    • posture
    • balance
    • chair-based work
    • floor work
    • use the following communication skills:
    • clear verbal communication
    • modelling and demonstration
    • motivational techniques.

    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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