Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction (Release 1)

In this unit, SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction , covers what is required to establish the industry context for fitness instruction work, develop collaborative relationships with medical and allied health professionals, and use reflective practice and critical thinking for ongoing professional development. It requires the ability to identify and evaluate evidence-based information for use in day-to-day fitness instruction activities.

The elements and performance criteria include:

  1. Establish context for fitness instruction work.
    1.1. Identify current fitness industry practices and standards and determine their impact on planning and delivery of exercise programs.
    1.2. Research legal and ethical requirements that govern fitness instruction work.
    1.3. Evaluate work implications of how fitness instruction roles intersect with, and diverge from, other health-related roles.
    1.4. Identify contemporary issues in fitness instruction that directly impact own workplace and clients.
  2. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical and allied health professionals.
    2.1. Identify medical and allied health professionals with whom fitness instructors interact.
    2.2. Build trust with medical and allied health professionals through use of professional communication protocols and industry terminology.
    2.3. Establish contact with medical and allied health professionals based on client needs and develop shared understanding of respective roles in supporting client outcomes.
    2.4. Identify and agree to nature, mode and regularity of communication required.
    2.5. Incorporate guidance from medical and allied health professionals when developing and modifying personalised exercise programs.
    2.6. Provide feedback on client progress to medical and allied health professionals and make suggestions for exercise activity modifications within the boundaries of agreed roles.
  3. Participate in professional reflection and development.
    3.1. Identify the role of reflective practice in fitness instruction and how it can be used to improve client outcomes.
    3.2. Use reflective practice to identify personal strengths, areas for improvement and opportunities for further learning.
    3.3. Seek and use informal and formal input from others to identify own learning needs.
    3.4. Identify information from industry organisations and networks that support professional development for fitness instructors.
    3.5. Plan and implement steps to address professional development needs based on reflection, feedback and information sourced.
  4. Maintain evidence-based knowledge for fitness instruction.
    4.1. Identify and source evidence-based information to inform decision-making in fitness instruction.
    4.2. Use critical thinking processes to evaluate information and its application to own fitness instruction.
    4.3. Compare different sources of information and their relative value to own work and clients.
    4.4. Extract relevant information and organise in ways that support easy access for use with individual clients.
    4.5. Identify opportunities for ongoing development of knowledge and incorporate learning into day-to-day activities.

Purchase the materials:

  • Supplementary Notes;
  • Powerpoint Slides;
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook;
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks;
  • RPL Kit (Assessor and Participant);
  • Third Party Report; and,
  • Assessment Matrix.

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