This unit (SISSSTC301A) describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to use drills, exercises and activities to instruct strength and conditioning techniques to individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs, or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:

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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: - instruct effective strength and conditioning techniques; - give and receive feedback; - teamwork skills to be able to coach and mentor an athlete through a strength and conditioning program; - technology skills to assess athletes and select exercises and drills for use within the program; - planning and organising skills to implement a plan for strength and conditioning for an individual or group, and; - literacy and numeracy skills to enable the review of training diaries and the timely completion of sessions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - motivational techniques to provide appropriate feedback to athletes; - the major body systems, bones, joints muscles and their function to enable the selection, instruction and adjustment of appropriate exercises to meet the needs of athletes; - legislation and organisational policies and procedures to enable the safe delivery of exercise programs including the safe use of equipment and a safe learning environment; - drills, activities and games to teach the techniques of strength and conditioning, and; - physiological, psychological and biomechanical changes that occur with strength and conditioning training to enable informed planning and instruction of sessions and prompt response to athlete difficulties during the class.

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