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Fitness and Aqua Exercise Instructor Training Package Products Update: Draft 2 Validation

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

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.

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

Draft 2 qualifications, skill sets and units of competency have been updated to incorporate feedback received during Draft 1 consultation. 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 2 Validation - Closed

    Consultation on Draft 2  started on Wednesday, 10 February and closed at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 3 March 2021.

    The Draft 2 validation period sought feedback on 2 qualifications, 3 skill sets and 22 units of competency. 

    Consultation Activities and Timelines

    Draft 2 material was available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum. A Validation Guide summarising the changes made between Draft 1 and Draft 2 is included in the material and can be downloaded at the bottom of the Feedback Forum page.

    SkillsIQ undertook a number of activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals in order to obtain feedback. These activities included a series of information webinars and stakeholder interviews.

    Draft 1 Webinars

    Date                                                                      Time
    Webinar 1: Thursday, 11 February 2021         12:00pm to 2:30pm AEDT - closed
    Webinar 2: Monday, 15 February 2021           12:00pm to 2:30pm AEDT - closed
    Webinar 3: Friday, 19 February 2021               2:00pm to 4:30pm AEDT - closed
    Webinar 4: Wednesday, 24 February 2021     12:00pm to 2:30pm AEDT - closed

    Project Stages

    Following the close of the Draft 2 validation period, feedback received will be collated and provided to the TAC and IRC for discussion. It will inform the development of the final draft which will then be subject to a quality assurance process and review by State and Territory Training Authorities.

    Further information 

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