This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop recreation programs of a non-instructional nature for any type of recreation activity. Programs may be developed for general consumer groups, or customised to the needs of a particular client group, and can be tailored to meet the needs of specific populations, e.g. older people. It requires the ability to plan whole of program logistics and to evaluate, modify and continuously improve programs.
Programs could consist multiple and different sessions for the same group or a series of the same session for different groups.
Skills for planning instructional programs are covered in other units for fitness, coaching and outdoor recreation.
This unit applies to any type of recreation organisation including commercial, not-for-profit, community and government organisations.
It applies to senior personnel who operate with significant autonomy and who are responsible for making operational business decisions. This includes program managers and senior activity leaders, teachers and instructors, who may also deliver the program.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.