This qualification reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children. They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation. They work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

Marina is able to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for young people aged thirteen to seventeen years. It requires the ability to supervise young people using fitness facilities and relevant equipment to promote functional capacity and fitness.

SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

Marina is able to identify situations and conditions requiring guidance from, or the need to work with, medical or allied health professionals. She is able to undertake referrals, and interpret and implement instructions from medical or allied health professionals to ensure appropriate exercise planning and delivery within industry endorsed scope of practice.

SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

Marina is able to promote exercise and incorporate behaviour change strategies into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs

Marina is able to plan, instruct and evaluate long-term exercise programs for clients. She can apply the principles of training and program design to achieve goals in relation to health and skill-related components of fitness. She is able to use of a variety of training techniques and cardiovascular, free weights and contemporary training equipment, in client programs.

SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity

Marina is able to assess client movement and exercise capacity and develop an appropriate exercise program. She is able to use of functional movement knowledge in day-to-day professional practice to encourage healthy posture, effective movement patterns and safe exercise technique for clients.

SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

Marina is able to incorporate an understanding of exercise science principles into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals

Marina is able to design exercise plans and programs to change and maintain desired and realistic body composition of clients.

SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs

Marina is able to plan, instruct and evaluate personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. She is able to plan individualised programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures

SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs

Marina is able to plan, instruct and evaluate group personal training programs for a variety of clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments. She is able to plan individualised programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.

SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients

Marina is able to identify when the provision of nutritional advice is beyond the scope of practice of a personal trainer.

SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

Marina is able to use the Eat for Health Program to support clients who do not have special dietary needs. She is able to assist clients to adapt the Australian Dietary Guidelines to suit their lifestyles and food choice influences using the Eat for Health Program as a guide.

SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Marina is able to plan and conduct work in open spaces while upholding sustainable practices. She is able to conduct research of the current land condition, capability, uses and practices, and develop and implement strategies to achieve sustainable practices for outdoor programs and activities.

BSBSMB403 Market the small business

Marina is able to monitor and improve business performance via a clear marketing strategy integrated into the business plan.

BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning

Marina is able to research and develop an integrated business plan for achieving business goals and objectives.

BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations

Marina is able to implement a business plan and modify operations as required.

BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances

Marina is able to implement and review financial management strategies on a regular basis.

SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years

Marina is able to plan, instruct and evaluate movement programs for children aged between five and twelve years. She is able to supervise young children in small groups participating in movement programs designed to promote functional movement, physical activity and general health.

SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs

Marina is able to plan, instruct and evaluate endurance training programs for clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. She is able to identify and analyse specific client needs, instruct specialised endurance tests, and organise and implement a range of endurance training methods to achieve identified goals.

SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

Marina is able 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.

SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs

Marina is able to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. She can focus on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals.