Fitness

Graduate as a qualified gym instructor with the skills required to conduct medical screening and assess individual’s fitness levels, develop, analyse and instruct customised fitness programs and conduct group exercise sessions. Or specialise in the area of personal training and have the ability to work with a variety of individuals or groups in a range of environments.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
MAB22 Aqua Specialisation Short Course Bunbury

Description

This course provides you with employment options and a way to increase your earning capacity by becoming as Aqua instructor in an industry that is rich in employment opportunities!

You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to confidently swim 25 metres.

This course is 3 days face to face (theory and practical) with additional on the job practical assessments to be completed by appropriately qualified instructors post course.

Face to face delivery will be conducted at the South Regional TAFE, Bunbury campus (G Block) Fitness department. All practical sessions will be conducted at the South West Sports Centre (SWSC) aquatics area.
Topics include:
    Basic water safety rescues
    Structuring aqua sessions including:  planning, modifications and variety of styles
    Music mapping
    Active practical water sessions
    Face to face tuition with access to computers
    Fundamentals of aqua exercise
    Specific population groups
    Understanding medical conditions with exercise strategies
    Instructional presentation skills

You will be required to complete and submit pre and post course work which includes:
    Participating in a minimum of 3 classes
    Preparing and planning an aqua routine
    Working side by side with industry colleagues
    Preparing and delivering a 15 minute aqua routine on pool deck to music
    Delivering 2 x 10 minute routines to aqua participants under supervision
    Completing provided theory assessments
    Demonstrate competence in water safety techniques

To gain the competency in the Aqua instructor’s course, you will be required to complete all practical assessments within 3 months of the 3 day course.

Should you require any additional time to complete the course or for any further information contact:

Sue Kitching    9780 7270     sue.kitching@srtafe.wa.edu.au

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes    
    HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
    SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
    SISFITT008 Instruct water-based fitness activities
    SISFITT022 Instruct aquatic sessions for specific population groups

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and/or credit transfers (CT) enquiries for participants who completed previous studies are welcomed. Please note that to be eligible for CT – the unit code MUST be exactly the same.

Industry licensing information

5 CEC’s per unit for Fitness Australia registration requirements

SIS30315 AWN5 Fitness Certificate III Albany
Bunbury
Esperance

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.

Working with Children and/or vulnerable People Requirements

Some sport, recreation and fitness qualifications include units of competency requiring students to obtain a Working with Children Card. Information on the units that have this requirements can be accessed from the SIS Training Package Implementation Guide

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

SIS40215 AWN7 Fitness Certificate IV Albany
Bunbury
Esperance

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.

The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.

Working with Children and/or vulnerable People Requirements

Some sport, recreation and fitness qualifications include units of competency requiring students to obtain a Working with Children Card. Information on the units that have this requirements can be accessed from the SIS Training Package Implementation Guide

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Sorry, your search has returned zero results. Try removing some of the filters to see if you can find some courses.

Page last updated July 23, 2019