SISFFIT046 - Plan and instruct online exercise sessions

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Unit code: SISFFIT046 | Study level: TAFE
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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and instruct online exercise sessions for individuals or groups of clients. Online exercise activities are diverse in nature and could involve live or pre-recorded on demand sessions.
The focus of this unit is on the specific considerations for the delivery of online exercise sessions. It requires the ability to research, set up and use basic technologies for online instruction and to assess and manage session related safety risks. Exercises are selected based on their suitability for the online environment.This unit applies to fitness instructors who use considerable discretion and judgement to deliver online sessions as part of a fitness operator’s service delivery. It has particular application to personal trainers working independently with clients.


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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:

  • research and set up one basic technology for the delivery of live online exercise sessions
  • plan, document and instruct three live online exercise sessions, each with a minimum duration of 30 minutes, and include:
  • at least one session for an individual
  • at least one session for a group with a minimum of four and a maximum of eight participants
  • across the above three online exercise sessions collectively, instruct exercises with and without equipment
  • for each of the above three sessions:
  • assess the safety risks associated with the online exercise session:
  • identify hazards and analyse type and level of associated risk
  • document outcomes of risk assessment and proposed actions to eliminate or control risks
  • set up the online instruction environment and exercise equipment
  • complete participant safety briefing
  • effectively use communication and demonstration techniques suited to the online environment
  • use and optimise technology features effectively
  • complete accurate session documentation and evaluation reports.

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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