At its 13 August 2019 meeting, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) approved the Cases for Endorsement relating to the outdoor recreation and sport components in the SIS10 Sport Fitness and Recreation Training Package. These changes incorporate the transition to the Standards for Training Packages and mean that the SIS10 Training Package is now fully superseded by the SIS Sport Fitness and Recreation Training Package.
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The sport, fitness and recreation industries play a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of Australians. The positive impact they have on the health of the population, and by extension, our economy, cannot be underestimated. As well as physical health, the industry promotes mental health of individuals and the health of society overall by building social cohesion and inclusion.
Workers in the sport, fitness and recreation (SFR) sector include those employed in the management of venues and facilities, such as aquatic centres, outdoor centres and camps.
Employers in the sector include government, businesses and organisations, including:
- Not-for-profits (including volunteer organisations)
- Local, state and federal government
- Businesses ranging from sole traders to large companies.
The SFR landscape is complex and comprises four main industry sectors:
- Outdoor recreation
- Community recreation.
Community recreation happens in contexts like community recreation facilities and community activity programs. Employers in the community recreation sub-sector are particularly diverse and run across national, state and territory, and local levels. There are commercial providers, clubs, schools, higher education institutions, and youth and community groups.
Employment opportunities in the fitness sector include health clubs, fitness centres and gyms, as well as providing personal training for individuals and groups outside those contexts.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) defines fitness professionals as those who ‘direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in the pursuit of physical fitness and wellbeing’.
Job roles include:
- Aqua instructor
- Gym instructor
- Exercise instructor
- Group exercise instructor
- Personal trainer.
Aquatic and Community recreation
Job roles include: