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Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor Training Package Products Update: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of Fitness Training Package Products included in the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of Fitness Training Package Products included in the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Background

The key driver for the current review of Fitness Training Package Products is industry concern that existing Units of Competency and Qualifications do not align well to Fitness and Aquatic Fitness instruction roles in the workplace.

Draft 1 Qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency have been updated to align to contemporary industry job roles; provide sufficient flexibility to support multi-skilled instructors; reflect current industry practice and trends and encourage the learner to complete the qualification. The proposed qualifications include:

  • SIS3XX21 Certificate III in Fitness
  • SIS4XX21 Certificate IV in Fitness
  • The Diploma of Fitness is not included and is proposed for deletion.

    Project Governance

    This project is being overseen by the Sport and Recreation Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The membership of this committee is as follows: :



    To inform this review a Fitness and Aquatic Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed to guide the project. The membership of this committee is as follows:



    Project Status – Draft 1 Consultation Open

    Consultation on Draft 1 started on Wednesday, 16 September 2020 and will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 16 October 2020.

    The Draft 1 consultation period will seek feedback on 2 qualifications, 2 skill sets and 20 Units of Competency. 

    Consultation Activities and Timelines

    Draft 1 material is available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum. A Consultation Guide summarising the proposed changes is included in the material and can be downloaded at the bottom of the Feedback Forum page.

    SkillsIQ will also be undertaking a number of activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals to provide feedback. These activities include a series of general information webinars, subject-focused webinars and stakeholder interviews.

    To attend a webinar please select the time and date and register your details by clicking on any of the following links:

    Draft 1 Webinars

    Date                                                          Time
    Webinar 1: Thursday 24 September   11:00am to 1:30pm - closed
    Webinar 2: Monday 28 September     10:00am to 12:30pm - closed
    Webinar 3: Tuesday 29 September     1:00pm to 3:30pm
    Webinar 4: Tuesday 6 October            11:00am to 1:30pm
    Webinar 5: Monday 12 October          1:00pm to 3:30pm

    Project Stages

    Following the close of the Draft 1 consultation period, feedback received will be collated and provided to the TAC and IRC for discussion. It will inform the development of Draft 2 which will be made available for public validation.


    Further information 

    For further information, please contact Liz Horne on phone at 0438 106 161 or by email at liz.horne@skillsiq.com.au