This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs. They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes. Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance. Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction. Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation

Steven is able to identify client fitness requirements, administer a pre-exercise health screening questionnaire and advise clients of appropriate fitness programs, services and facilities. He is able to use industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice regarding services and referral requirements.

SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

Steven is able to recognise exercise considerations common to specific population groups. He is able to understand anatomical and physiological considerations and apply that understanding to client exercise participation aimed at improving health-related components of fitness.

SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs

Steven is able to plan, instruct and evaluate a variety of fitness programs and circuit sessions aimed at the health-related components of fitness. He is able to program and instruct of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility programs for low or moderate risk clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.

SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

Steven is able to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information

Steven is able to provide healthy eating information and support healthy attitudes to eating and body composition. This is undertaken in accordance with recommended guidelines within industry endorsed scope of practice.

SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients

Steven is able to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for male clients aged forty five and over, and female clients aged fifty five and over. He is able to provide instruction of exercise programs aimed at improving health and fitness for older clients, with consideration of aspects of healthy ageing. He is also able to cover promotion of incidental physical activity to clients to minimise the risk of developing sedentary lifestyle behaviours. He can use industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice and referral requirements

SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

Steven is able to address needs and expectations of clients and colleagues, promote programs, services and facilities, and respond to conflict and client complaints.

SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities

Steven is able to conduct routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.

SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

Steven is able to work effectively in a sport, recreation or fitness environment. He is able to use industry knowledge to support the completion of day-to-day work activities.

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Steven is able to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Steven is able to provide a first aid response to a casualty. He is able to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Steven is able to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions

Steven is able to plan, instruct, monitor and evaluate group exercise sessions, with or without music. He is able to plan the selection, sequencing and progression of exercises and appropriate music to ensure safe participation in activities.

SISFFIT010 Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music

Steven is able to instruct pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music classes according to the training guidelines provided by the program developer. Program evaluation remains the responsibility of the approving authority.

SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs

Steven is able to instruct an approved community fitness program designed to promote wellbeing and increase physical activity levels in community groups. Program evaluation is the responsibility of the approving authority.

SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups

Steven is able to establish and facilitate the effective functioning of a group of people participating in an activity.