Provide health screening and fitness orientation

This unit of competency, SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation, is part of the core requirements for the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315).  It describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify client fitness requirements, administer a pre-exercise health screening questionnaire and advise clients of appropriate fitness programs, services and facilities. This involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice regarding services and referral requirements.

This unit applies to fitness instructors who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

The elements and performance criteria include:

1 Identify client fitness requirements.
1.1 Question clients to confirm fitness goals, expectations and preferences
1.2 Confirm current and past physical activity participation
1.3 Describe available programs, services and facilities relevant to client needs and expectations.

2 Administer pre-exercise health screening questionnaire.
2.1 Explain purpose of pre-exercise health screening questionnaire and risk stratification to client.
2.2 Provide and administer an industry standard pre-exercise health screening questionnaire to client
2.3 Discuss client preferences and outcomes of pre-exercise health screening.
2.4 Refer client to medical practitioner or other appropriate professionals for further appraisal as required

3 Advise client on the benefits of fitness appraisal and exercise prescription
3.1 Explain benefits of fitness activities and fitness programs.
3.2 Advise client regarding processes and suitability of relevant activities and programs, as required.
3.3 Document and update records of fitness orientation, pre-exercise screening and advice provided to client.

Purchase the materials:

  • Supplementary Notes (13 pages);
  • Powerpoint Slides (78);
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook (31 pages);
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (41 pages);
  • RPL Documents (Assessor and Participant); and,
  • Assessment Matrix.



Corresponding textbook: The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor, 4e by Rosemary Marchese.

complete guide to fitness 4e

Other supporting material: Adult Pre Exercise Screening System

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