SIS40215 – Certifcate IV in Fitness

1 | Document 130 – Certificate IV in FitnessWork Experience Manual v19Work Experience Assessment ManualSIS40215 – Certifcate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)Work Experience Assessment Instructions…

1 | Document 130 – Certificate IV in FitnessWork Experience Manual v19Work Experience Assessment ManualSIS40215 – Certifcate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)Work Experience Assessment Instructions and Required ResourcesBefore you begin CLICK HERE to watch an instructional video on how to successfully complete thisassessment. This video will outline the skills and resources required to receive an excellent grade.

Student NameAssessor NameSupervisor NameFacility NameCommencement DateQualifcation SIS40215 – Certifcate IV in FitnessDelivery Method Online Face to FaceAssessment Type Practical Placement Work ExperienceUnits of Competency The Work Experience Manual cover ALL units of competency from SIS40215 –Certifcate IV in Fitness

CookMyProjectPlease complete the following:Declaration: I have read, understand and agree to the assessment tasks and criteria outlined in thisdocument and agree to complete this assessment in accordance with Australian Fitness Academy’sassessment policy. I declare that all evidence submitted for this assessment is the product of my ownwork and every attempt has been made to accurately reference all sources to prevent plagiarism.STUDENT SIGNATURE: Date:AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 2Table of ContentsGuidelines for Students 3Work Experience Manual Criteria 4Task Completion Checklist 5Task 1 – Sales and Business Processes 6Task 2 – Planning and Instructing Group Sessions 14Task 3 – Body Composition Analysis & Healthy Eating Information 21Task 4 – Working with Allied Health 25Task 5 – Functional Movement Training 30Task 6 – Advanced Exercises for Strength and Conditioning 37Work Experience Evaluation 42Performance Feedback/ Comments 463 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualGuidelines for Students:• Take this Work Experience Assessment Manual with you when completing placement hours.• Complete all tasks during your 30 hours at the facility and attempt all questions. (Note: it isexpected that an additional 20 hours may be required to prepare the written submission ofthe assessment workbook)• Initial and date each task on the Task Completion Checklist as you complete them.• Have the supervisor initial the Task Completion Checklist to verify each task has beencompleted.• Have your supervisor tick all boxes on the task completion checklist once you havecompleted the skills• Have the supervisor complete and sign the Evaluation Form.• Use the Assessment Criteria Checklist to make sure you have fulflled all written aspects ofthe work experience manual assessment criteria.• Upload an electronic version of this manual via the work experience assessment portal inthe ‘Important Course Information’ section of your online learning platform.• Work Experience manuals will NOT be accepted via post or email.• AFA aims to assess your Work Experience Assessment Manual within 12-14 working daysfrom when it is received.• You will receive notifcation of your assessment result via the ‘grades’ section of your onlinecourse.NEED HELP?Struggling with thisassessment?CLICK HERE to contact ourhelpful student supportteam!AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 4This Work Experience Manual will be assessed on the following criteria: (To be completed by AFAAssessor)

Has the student: Y NCompleted every question in the manual?Included the completed Task Completion Checklist fully signed by the student andthe supervisor?Included the completed Evaluation form fully signed by the supervisor and thestudent?Attached any supporting documentation such as client referral forms (whererequired)?Demonstrated an understanding of the facility’s sales and business operations?Demonstrated an understanding of the elements required to plan and deliver asafe and effective one to one personal training session that meets the needs of theparticipant?Demonstrated an understanding of the elements required to plan and deliver asafe and effective group personal training session that meets the needs of allparticipants?Designed individual, specifc personal training sessions for clients based oninformation obtained in the pre-screening process?Demonstrated the capacity to review client information and make referrals toappropriate allied health professionals as needed?Demonstrated the capacity to liaise with allied health professionals and use theirrecommendations to modify exercise programs for clients with specifc needs.Designed personal training sessions that follow the principles of exercise prescriptionincluding, appropriate exercise selection, order of exercises, allocation of sets, reps,rest periods, intensity, speed of movement?Demonstrated the ability to include a variety of exercises ranging from beginner,intermediate and advanced exercises in planned personal training sessions?Demonstrated the ability to analyse client posture, movement, technique andprescribe and instruct functional exercises?Demonstrated an understanding of appropriate use of traditional exercise equipmentand current, innovative PT tools?Demonstrated the capacity to evaluate a long term program and design and instructadvanced strength and conditioning exercises to achieve performance-based goals?Provided appropriate exercises to address the specifc needs and assist theperformance of an athlete, including advanced strength, SAQ (speed, agility andquickness), plyometric, core lifts, aerobic and anaerobic activities?

5 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualTask Completion Checklist:The following checklist must be fully completed by the student and initialled by the SupervisorThe Supervisor must be the same person who provided AFA with qualifcations and signed allthe placement agreement.

Task No. of hours inthe facility Date Completed Student Initial Supervisor Initial1 2 3 4 5 6

I confrm the tasks included in this manual were completed byon the dates listed above and were supervised byStudent Signature:Supervisor Signature:AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 6• Understand, experience and participate in the sales process when sourcing new businessopportunities• Understand the staffng arrangement and the responsibilities associated with employmentor business operation within the ftness organisation• Use knowledge of exercise science, behavior change and industry information in day today work activities• Source opportunities for maintaining and updating professional skills and knowledgeTaskHave your Supervisor outline the different products and services available at the facility and theprocesses involved in promoting them.1. List 10 of the main products and services the business offers and what are the associatedcosts?

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Task 1: Sales and Business ProcessesRecommended time: 3 hoursUnits of Competence:BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutionsSISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programmingSISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviourSISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals SISFFIT021Instruct personal training programsAim of the Task:To provide students with the opportunity to:7 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual2. Outline a sales and marketing techniques for each of the following:i) Promoting the businessii) Generating new clientsiii) Selling products and services3. a) What is the facilities process for following up their clients post sale to ensure that theyare happy with the sale and facility?b) Does the facility have strategies for retaining clients and generating repeat business? Ifnot, then ask the supervisor what approaches could be taken.4. a) Review the feedback provided by clients at the facility. What is the general feedbackabout the sales process and the products and services provided?

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 8b) You note that some of the feedback is negative. Outline a solution you could suggest toresolve two of the issues?c) A client informs you that they are having diffculties accessing the after-sales supportonline which includes access to the booking system and their programs. Outline twoways you could assist them in this.1)2)Observe the Supervisor as they conduct a sales meeting (either in person, over the phone or viaemail) with a prospective client.5. Outline two sales strategies they used.1)2)6. Describe two changes you observed in the client’s body language or communicationthroughout the sales meeting that provided you with an indication of how it wasprogressing?1)2)

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9 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual7. Give two examples of how you used each of the following strategies throughout the salespresentation to create a successful sales environment:a) Body Language (gestures, facial expressions, posture etc.):1)2)b) Persuasive communication, active listening and open ended questions:1)2)c) Trial closes/soft closes:1)2)d) Two Sales aids and outline how they increased client understanding and aligned withtheir requirements.1)2)e) Cross selling of products and services:1)2)Have the supervisor play the role of a prospective client and conduct a face to face sales meetingto present the business’ products and services, with the aim of obtaining a new sale:AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 10f) Choose one of the products from the above question (7e) and summarise the following:i) Two features of the product:1)2)ii) Two advantages for the client if they buy this product.1)2)iii) One potential disadvantage:1)g) Outline one example of how you communicated the legal obligations of the sale/contract and ensured that the client understood.h) Once you have closed the sale, what documentation are you required to complete?i) How will you ensure that the sale is fnalised? Give two examples.

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11 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual8. If the client was hesitant or resistant to purchasing the products and services you wereselling, explain:a) How would you overcome their resistance to buy?b) Two diffculties you experienced in the process:9. Give an example of how you were required to change your sales strategy throughout themeeting to meet the client’s needs:10. Did the client agree to purchase any products or services (including any up-selling or crossselling options)?If yes, list the products/services and the strategies you used to close the sale.If no, explain why not and what strategies you would use to close a similar sale in thefuture.

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 12Discuss with your Supervisor (or other staff) the staffng arrangements at the facility,preferences for professional registration, insurance and development.11. Are staff employed or are they sole traders/contractors?12. Is there a rental fee for personal trainers to conduct their services at the facility or are theypaid a salary?13. Does the facility have a policy that staff must be registered, insured and have a workingwith children check or police check? Y/ Ni) Outline who the registration and insurance is with?ii) Give a rationale as to why Personal Trainers should hold a current working withchildren’s or Police check.14. Does the facility conduct employee performance reviews or in-house programs to assiststaff to identify professional development opportunities? If not ask your supervisor tooutline what the procedure and programs could be.

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13 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual15. List two current or emerging professional development courses thatother staff members suggest might be useful to enhance your knowledge in the areasof exercise science and motivational psychology once qualifed?1)2)16. a) Outline two circumstances where staff members have had to call upon their1)2)Discuss with your Supervisor (or other staff) and then outline the processes used to:17. Book clients into PT sessions or appointments:18. Bill/invoice and collect payment form clients:19. Incorporate emerging technology such as Apps, electronic booking systems, programmingsoftware etc. if not utilized at the facility, research and outline how it could be used.

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Satisfactory Resubmitb) Discuss with your Supervisor and outline an occasion where a client was found tohave relapsed in their program and what strategies they used to get the client refocusedknowledge of exercise science and motivation and behavior change strategies andapply them to complex client situations?AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 14Task 2: Planning & Instructing Group SessionsRecommended time: 10 hoursUnits of Competence:SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programsSISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long term training programsSISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programsSISFFIT020: Instruct exercise programs for body composition goalsSISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programsSISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a ftness contextSISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviourSISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacityAim of the Task:To provide the student with the opportunity to:• Plan and instruct ftness sessions and long term programs for groups of clients• Use different strategies to motivate clients within group sessions• Develop skills in instructing group sessions, maintaining group coherence and monitoringperformanceTask:Assist your Supervisor to instruct a minimum of 6 different group training sessions (with aminimum of 3 and maximum of 12 clients within each session). The sessions may be eitherindoor or outdoor.1. Prior to the sessions, question the Supervisor and discuss the following participantinformation:a) What are the personal details of the participants in the group? (including pre –exercisescreening, health and ftness assessment information, required exercise intensities).Provide a brief summary:b) Outline the rationale and procedure for referring any of the clients to a medical and/or anallied health professional?15 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manualc) Outline three goals of the clients and the aims of the sessions?1)2)3)d) Outline three types of exercises and training methods that have been included in pastsessions and how the sessions were structured?1)2)3)2. After assisting with the initial 6 sessions, develop 2 new sessions that progress the groupof clients to achieve their goals. Use a variety of PT tools and contemporary equipment.Include some PNF stretching that participants can perform with a partner in the cool down.Also include exercises to cover the following: body composition, muscle endurance,cardiovascular endurance and balance.Use the program card templates to record your session plans.3. Under the supervision of your Supervisor, instruct both sessions to the group.

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 164. Prior to the sessions, prepare the equipment and exercise space. Identifyany checks you would make of the location and equipment to ensure it is safe for use andto reduce risk of injury to the client. Provide a summary.5. Outline one example of how you have used or would use the following techniques tomotivate clients:i) Rewards:ii) Self – Monitoring:iii) Social Support:iv) Progress Charts:v) Physical Setting:vi) Intrinsic Motivation:vii) Extrinsic Motivation:viii) Decision Balance Sheets (Pro’s vs Con’s):

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17 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual6. From your observations of the clients (body language, physical response, verbalcommunication), how did they respond to your methods of motivation? Give two examples.1)2)7. Outline two specifc challenges associated with instructing:a) A group session compared to a one on one session?1)2)b) An outdoor group session compared to an indoor session (or vice versa)?1)2)8. Outline two barriers that might prevent an individual from achieving their specifcgoals in a group training environment?1)2)

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 189. In consultation with your Supervisor, provide an overview of the group’s long term ftnesstraining plan over the next 12 weeks. Your overview should show how the sessions will bemodifed as the participants’ ftness level increases.Include the session aims and training methods that will be used to achieve results.

Week Session Aims Training Methods Modifcationse.g.Improve anaerobic ftnessand functional strengthHigh intensity intervaltraining, compoundbody weight resistanceexercisesAdd in instability tools suchas BOSU and Duradisc1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9101112

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19 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualGroup Session Plan – Session 1:

Participant NumbersParticipant/ Session Goals:Warm Up Activities: Describe exercises and activities including options to cater forvariations in participants’ ftness and capability.Conditioning Component: Describe exercises and activities including options to cater forvariations in participants’ ftness and capability. Include targetintensity, sets, reps, recovery between activities, etc. Allocatetime to be spent at each activity and how they will be arranged.Cool Down Activities:

AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 20Group Session Plan – Session 2:

Participant NumbersParticipant/ Session Goals:Warm Up Activities: Describe exercises and activities including options to cater forvariations in participants’ ftness and capability.Conditioning Component: Describe exercises and activities including options to cater forvariations in participants’ ftness and capability. Include targetintensity, sets, reps, recovery between activities, etc. Allocatetime to be spent at each activity and how they will be arranged.Cool Down Activities:

21 | Certifcate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualTask 3: Body Composition Analysis & Healthy Eating InformationRecommended time: 4 hoursUnits of Competence:SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programmingSISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goalsSISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health ProgramSISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programsSISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness contextSISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviourSISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programsSISFFIT018: Promote functional movement capacitySISXCA1005 Conduct individualised long term training programsAim of the Task:To provide the student with the opportunity to:• Use a variety of body composition measures to identify and evaluate the client’s bodycomposition requirements• Apply knowledge of the relationship between healthy eating, physical activity, bodycomposition and chronic disease.• Plan, deliver and evaluate a ftness plan to assist the client to achieve body compositionrelated goals.Task:Have your Supervisor identify a client who is working towards a body composition goal. (e.g.weight loss, hypertrophy, lean muscle mass development).With the assistance of your Supervisor, organize a time to meet with the client and conduct abody composition analysis for them. Include the following in your consultation:1. Question the client to confrm their body composition goals, expectations and exercisepreferences. Provide a summary:

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 222. Access and review the previous pre-exercise screening information and body compositionanalysis results from the client’s personal fle in line with the facility’s privacy policies andprocedures. Record the results in the table below.3. Perform a re-test of all the body composition measures previously performed on the clientand record the results below. If no previous results are available, perform those marked(*) as a minimum.

Previous Results Updated Results*Gender*Weight*Height*BMI*Waist to Hip Ratio:*SomatotypeBIA:

*Girths

Previous Updated Previous UpdatedLeft Upper Arm Left ThighRight Upper Arm Right ThighChest Left CalfWaist Right CalfUmbilicus Hips

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Previous Updated Previous UpdatedTriceps mm Biceps mmSubscapular mm Supraspinale mmAbdominal mm Calf mm

4. Explain the body composition results to the client. Include information about the areas theyhave improved, how their results compare to normal/healthy ranges and how the resultsalign with their goals. Provide a summary of your conversation:5. Discuss current eating habits with the client. Outline a minimum of two components of theireating habits could they modify to align better with the Eat for Health Program andAustralian Dietary Guidelines?1)2)Skinfolds

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 246. Explain to the client the relationship between healthy eating and regularexercise to help achieve their body composition goals and other health benefts. Provide asummary of your conversation:In consultation with your Supervisor, design a training session to conduct for the client that willmeet their body composition goals.7. Record the details of your training session on the program card template.8. Under the supervision of your Supervisor, conduct the training session for the client.9. Following the session, discuss the following with your supervisor to evaluate yourperformance and the effectiveness of the program:a) Were your choices of exercises appropriate for the client?b) Outline the client’s response to the exercises during the session (physiological andpsychological)?c) Discuss with your client and supervisor and outline two improvements/modifcations youwould make to the session plan and your instruction in the future?1)2)

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Client Name: Session Duration: Session Frequency: Session Aims:Exercises Sets Reps Rest RPE Weight Speed ofMovement Teaching Cues (2-3 cues) Exercise BeneftWarm upActivity to raise HR:Dynamic Stretches:Body of WorkoutExercises Sets Time/Distance RPE Other (Machine Setting etc.) Teaching Cues (2-3 cues) Exercise BeneftCool DownActivity to decrease HR:Static Stretches: (Please tick relevant muscle groups)Pectorals/ DeltoidsUpper Back/ TrapsLower Back/ Latissimus DorsiBicepsTricepsAbdominalsGlutealsHamstringsQuadricepsHip FlexorsAdductorsCalvesOther: Please listAdditional Considerations: Recovery Suggestions: Basic Nutritional Advice (within scope ofpractice):Specifc Client Recommendations:

Page 2526 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualTask 4: Working with Allied HealthRecommended time: 4 hoursUnits of Competence:SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a ftness contextSISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into ftness programmingSISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programsSISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviourSISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacitySISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programsAim of the Task:To provide the student with the opportunity to:• Experience the process of continuous communication between a ftness professional andan allied health professional• Observe and instruct exercise programs developed in collaboration with allied healthprofessionals.Task:1. Have your Supervisor assist you to identify two personal training clients who have requiredreferral and ongoing communication with an allied health and/or medical professional.Summarise the reasons for referral and the type of allied health professional involved.Summarise the ongoing communication between the Allied Health professional and thepersonal trainer. :

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 272. Have the Supervisor show you the client’s personal profle records including pre-exercisescreening, health and ftness assessment information and history of communicationbetween the personal trainer and the allied health professional.Give one example of each the following:a) How guidance from the allied health professional was communicated to the personaltrainer (include how it was documented and what information was included):b) How the personal trainer updated the allied health professional with feedback on theclient’s progress (include information about what information was communicated, how itwas communicated and documented and how often):c) How the communication between the allied health professional and the personal trainerwas discussed with the client (e.g. phone, face to face, letter):3. Based on the client information you have observed, prepare your own referral for each ofthe 2 clients. Use the template referral forms.Client details can be left blank for privacy reasons.

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28 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualCLIENT DETAILS:Surname: Given Names:Date of Birth: Sex: Male FemaleAddress:Phone Number: Mobile:REFERRAL DETAILS:Recommended medical or health service:

Doctor/ General Practitioner Physiotherapist DietitianExercise Physiologist Podiatrist Other:

Reason for Referral?Relevant Past History:REFERRING EXERCISE PROFESSIONALSurname: Given Names:Address:Phone Number:CLIENT CONSENT:Surname: Given name:I give my consent for <Exercise Professional> to communicate with my GP / otherhealth professional in regard to my health status and participation in an exerciseprogram.Signature: Date:AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 29CLIENT DETAILS:Surname: Given Names:Date of Birth: Sex: Male FemaleAddress:Phone Number: Mobile:REFERRAL DETAILS:Recommended medical or health service:

Doctor/ General Practitioner Physiotherapist DietitianExercise Physiologist Podiatrist Other:

Reason for Referral?Relevant Past History:REFERRING EXERCISE PROFESSIONALSurname: Given Names:Address:Phone Number:CLIENT CONSENT:Surname: Given name:I give my consent for <Exercise Professional> to communicate with my GP / otherhealth professional in regard to my health status and participation in an exerciseprogram.Signature: Date:30 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual4. Discuss with your Supervisor the ways in which advice from the allied health professionalhas been included in the customised program for each of the clients.Give specifc examples of exercises, modifcations to exercises, exclusion of high riskexercises, allocation of variables (such as sets, reps rest etc.) from the personal trainingprogram for each client:Client 1)Client 2)5. Assist your Supervisor to instruct and deliver at least one personal training session for eachof the two clients where the above guidance from the allied health professional hasbeen included in the program.a) How did the clients respond to the exercises?b) Outline one area where they showed signs of intolerance or diffculty and how youaddressed the issue.

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 31Task 5: Functional Movement TrainingRecommended time: 5 hoursUnits of Competence:SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacitySISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into ftness programmingSISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programsSISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programsAim of the Task:To provide the student with the opportunity to:• Observe and analyse client posture and functional movement patterns• Instruct functional exercises to promote good posture and restore function.Task A:1. Discuss with your Supervisor and identify two functional exercises that can be performedwith the following movement patterns:

Movement Pattern Example ExerciseMovement in the transverse / horizontalplaneMovement incorporating 2 planes in oneexerciseBend to extend movement patternSingle leg movement patternFunctional PullFunctional Push2 exercises chained together (integratedmulti-compound)

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32 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual2. Perform and practice all functional exercises from Question 1 yourself. Ask your Supervisorto take photos of you performing the exercises and correct your technique where required.Review the photos or video footage yourself and analyse your technique during themovements. Provide a summary of the feedback and teaching points your Supervisoroffered, as well as the technique observations you made when reviewing the photos andvideo footage:

Exercise Completed Feedback/ Teaching Points/ Observations

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 333. Instruct the following PNF / partner assisted stretches and Self Myofascial Release (SMR)techniques with the foam roller on either a client or on your Supervisor. Summarise the keyinstructional cues you used.

Exercise Name Instructional CuesPNF / Partner Stretch:CalfHamstringsGlutesHip FlexorsAdductorsQuadricepsBack (Upper and Lower)ChestLatsUpper TrapeziusAny other relevant areasSMR / Mobilisation with Roller:HamstringsGlutealsHip FlexorThoracic SpineLatsTFL

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34 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualTask B:4. Have the Supervisor assist you to access documentation (checklists) used at the facility toobserve, analyse and promote optimal posture and functional movement capacity oftheir clients.a) What resources does the facility have available for trainers and clients?b) Is there a standard observational checklist and protocol that is used? If not ask yoursupervisor for what should be included.c) Is the service available for all clients? If not, then outline why not and how this could bemodifed.5. Shadow the Supervisor as they conduct a training session for a client that involves a varietyof functional exercises. Prior to the session, discuss the proposed exercise plan withyour Supervisor and identify where the following functional movement patterns areincluded in the program.List the exercise you identifed for each of the functional movement patterns in the tablebelow:

Functional Movement Pattern Exercise

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PushPull (loaded with weight)SquatLungeRotationOverhead Press (loaded with weight)Overhead PullAn unloaded functional exercise

AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 356. As you observe the client performing each of the functional exercises listed in Question 5,pay close attention to the following:a) Joint mobility and range of motion (ROM)b) Joint/muscle interactionc) Joint stabilityd) Balance, stability and co-ordinationMake a note of your observations in the following table:

FunctionalMovementCapacityObservationsJoint Mobility:Are there anyrestrictions toROM? Whatjoints? Are thereany compensatorymovements as aresult of restrictedROM?Joint/Muscleinteraction:Are the correctmuscles activatingin the correctsequence? Are anymuscle groupscompensating for alack of strength inothers?Joint Stability:Can the clienthold joints stablewhilst movingothers?Balance/Stability/Co-ordinationIs the movementfluent andsteady?Push UpsPull (Loadedwith weight)SquatLungeRotationOverheadPress (Loadedwith weight)Overhead Pull

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36 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual7. With the assistance of your Supervisor, modify the incorrect exercise technique and poordynamic posture of the client during at least one exercise from the session. Provide asummary of the exercise and how you addressed it:8. After the session, discuss the following with the client and provide a summary below:a) The results from your observations in Question 6, including two common/related areas ofmovement dysfunction and two pieces of advice on any exercise precautions:1)2)b) Two reasons why it’s important to identify dysfunctional movement and poor postureand how it impacts on exercise technique1)2)c) Two common causes of poor posture and dysfunctional movement that may be relevantto the client1)2)

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 379. Following the session, discuss the following with your Supervisor. Provide a summary ofeach.a) Three activation or functional exercises that could be used to assist the client to improveposture and functional movement capacity:1)2)3)b) Three mobilisation stretches /activities that could be used to assist the client to improveposture and functional movement capacity:1)2)3)c) One proprioception exercise that could be used to improve strength/balance andcontribute towards improved functional movement capacity:10. Instruct each of the activities in Question 9 to the client, or practice instructing them onyour Supervisor.

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38 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience ManualTask 6: Advanced Exercises for Strength and ConditioningRecommended time: 4 hoursUnits of Competence:SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniquesSISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programsSISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into ftness programmingAim of the Task:• To provide the student with the opportunity to:• Refne own technique and performance of core lifts, advanced exercises, conditioningexercises and exercises using non-traditional equipment.• Apply strength and conditioning techniques to assist clients to achieve performancerelated goals• Observe, instruct and evaluate ftness sessions containing core lifts, advanced exercises,conditioning exercises and exercises using non-traditional equipment.1. Have your Supervisor identify a client who has a performance based goal (e.g. developmentof strength, endurance or power for sport specifc conditioning). Review the client’shistory, program plans and training diaries. Summarise the information below:2. Observe your supervisor instructing a session with the client. When observing the sessionspay close attention to how and when the supervisor includes the following categories ofexercises and equipment in the sessions:• Advanced exercises• SAQ drills and Plyometrics• Strength & Conditioning Core Lifts• Non-traditional and innovative equipment (eg. Kettlebells, power bands, suspensionequipment, etc.)a) For each exercise category below, give at least two examples of the specifc exercisesyou observed across the sessions.i) Advanced Exercises:1)2)

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 39ii) SAQ/ Plyometrics:1)2)iii) Strength and Conditioning Core Lifts:1)2)iv) Non-Traditional/ Innovative Fitness Equipment:1)2)3. Investigate all the items of non-traditional / innovative equipment the facility has availablethat can be used as personal training tools. Provide a list of the equipment:4. Select three equipment options from the question above. For each piece of innovativeequipment selected, give an example of three exercises you could perform with theequipment.The examples you use must be different to the exercises you observed during the sessionsin question 3 above. Complete the table on the next page.

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Equipment Name: Exercise 1: Exercise 2: Exercise 3:1.2.3.

5. Practice performing the following exercises yourself. Focus on any unfamiliar equipmentand exercises to perfect your own technique.• All 9 exercises from Question 4• Core Liftso Clean (and press), Barbell Push Press / Push Jerk, Barbell Snatch, Barbell Front Squat,Bench Press (flat and incline variations), Bent Over Barbell Row• Exercises using a kettlebell or dumbbell:o KB/DB Single Arm/leg Deadlift, KB/DB Single Arm/leg Snatch, One arm/one leg dumbbellrow, Swings (single or double arm)• Exercises using a swissball:o Push up, lying triceps extensions, lat pulldowns, roll outs• Exercises standing on a balance tool (e.g. durasdisc, wobbleboard / BOSU):o Biceps / hammer / wrist curls, calf raises, triceps pushdowns, side bends• Exercises using a medicine ball:o Multi-directionsl lunges (forwards, lateral, reverse), Around the world, reverse crunches• Integrated cable row• Chin ups• Wood chops• Hip sledHave your supervisor observe you perform each exercise and ask for their feedback onyour technique. Summarise the feedback provided for the following exercises:i) Barbell Clean (and Press):

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AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 41ii) Barbell Push Press:iii) Barbell Snatch:iv) Kettlebell/ Dumbbell Single-Arm Snatch:v) Kettlebell/ Dumbbell Single-Leg Deadlift:vi) Integrated Cable Row:vii) Woodchop:6. In consultation with your client and with the assistance of your Supervisor, use thetemplate program card on the following pages to plan and record a session for the sameclient from Question 1. Ensure your program contains core lifts and advanced exercises tosuit the needs of the client.7. In association with your supervisor, instruct the session for the client. Alternatively, you canhave your Supervisor play the role of the client and instruct the session for them.

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Client Name: Session Duration: Session Frequency: Session Aims:Exercises Sets Reps Rest RPE Weight Speed ofMovement Teaching Cues (2-3 cues) Exercise BeneftWarm upActivity to raise HR:Dynamic Stretches:Body of WorkoutExercises Sets Time/Distance RPE Other (Machine Setting etc.) Teaching Cues (2-3 cues) Exercise BeneftCool DownActivity to decrease HR:Static Stretches: (Please tick relevant muscle groups)Pectorals/ DeltoidsUpper Back/ TrapsLower Back/ Latissimus DorsiBicepsTricepsAbdominalsGlutealsHamstringsQuadricepsHip FlexorsAdductorsCalvesOther: Please listAdditional Considerations: Recovery Suggestions: Basic Nutritional Advice (within scope ofpractice):Specifc Client Recommendations:

Page 4243 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual8. Record a minimum of two modifications that were made to the original session plan andinclude all notes that you made during the session (e.g. weight lifted, intensity of exercise, clientobservations and levels of fatigue, rest and recovery, client feedback, etc.)9. Have your Supervisor provide you with feedback on your instruction and program design.Summarise the feedback and include two suggestions for future improvements:

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1)2)10. You come across a piece of equipment that is faulty. Outline what you should do.AUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 44Work Experience Evaluation• AFA Student Name:• Facility Name:• Name of Supervisor:• Supervisor Position:• Supervisor Contact Details:Please complete both Part A and Part B of this evaluation form.Part A: To be completed by the StudentIn the following table, please tick the column that best describes your experience throughout the workexperience placement.

StronglyDisagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly AgreeThe facility was suffciently equipped toenable me to complete the required tasksThe supervisor and facility was able toaccommodate the tasks I was required tocompleteThe supervisor was accessible during theplacement periodThe supervisor had a good knowledge of theprinciples of ftness covered in the tasksI learnt new skills with the assistance of thesupervisorThe supervisor provided me with valuablefeedback on my knowledge, skills andperformanceThe supervisor provided me withopportunity to practice my practical skillsThe supervisor was able to suffcientlyanswer my questionsMy learning experience was enhanced byparticipating in the work experience

45 | Document 130 – Certificate IV in FitnessWork Experience Manual v18Part B: To be completed by the Supervisor (Must be the same Supervisorwho signed the original facility application form and agreement)Instructions:Your observations are a critical component of the work placement. Please complete the table asaccurately as possible. Your observations will be used by the AFA assessors to assist in assessing whether or not the student has demonstrated competency in the various knowledge andskills areas to an acceptable industry standard.Please also complete questions 1-7 and authorise the report with your signature.

Knowledge and Skill SummaryDirectlyobservedthe studentperformingthe skillSkillperformedto anacceptableindustrystandardSkill notyet at anacceptableindustrystandard1. Present, secure and support sales solutions including:a) Identify and apply principles of effective sales presentationsb) Use effective communication skills during sales presentationsc) Identify buyer needs and present sales solutionsd) Manage buyer resistancee) Finalise a salef) Implement support for post-sale activitiesg) Completing required documentation post sale2. Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals including:a) Administration of appropriate pre-exercise health screeningb) Identify clients that require referralc) Referral of the client to the most appropriate professional forthe required assistance or service in line with industry endorsedproceduresd) Provide feedback to clients on outcome of referrale) Receive, utilise and respond to guidance from medical or alliedhealth professionals for exercise participationf) Deliver and instruct the exercise program in accordance with theguidance providedg) Report back to the health professional as required3. Use motivational strategies to influence exercise behavior including:a) The application of current knowledge of motivation and behaviourchangeb) How to use current motivational strategies to influence behaviourchangec) Using communication techniques that encourage and supportclients.d) Selecting and using motivational techniques that support the client,encourage exercise and healthy eating adherencee) Selecting and using communication and motivation techniquessuitable for one on one clients and group personal trainingf) Being aware of potential barriers and using appropriate motivationaltechniques to overcome them

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4. Instruct long term exercise programs including:a) Development of customised training sessions that include a varietyof exercises and equipment to meet client needs and achieve goalsb) Determine type of training, training methods and equipmentrequired to achieve client goals.c) Demonstration of exercises, techniques and equipment andprovision of clear instructions to the clientd) Supervision and implementation of programs for clientse) Monitoring of client participation and response and modifcation ofthe exercise program as neededf) Documentation and recording of session detailsg) Evaluation and amendment of the program at appropriate intervalsbased on the client’s response and progressh) Liaison with other instructors and personnel as required5. Demonstrate an understanding of posture and functional movementincluding:a) Understanding how functional movement contributes to safe andoptimal technique and skill developmentb) Identifying static and dynamic postural variances and discussing therelationship between posture and injury prevention to clientsc) Providing information about common causes of poor posture andmovement capacity to the clientsd) Explaining the importance of functional movement, correcttechnique and dynamic posture during exercisee) Observe functional movement, range of movement, strength andmuscle activation imbalances and exercise capacity to identify any jointmobility or movement restrictionsf) Record and discuss with the client any imbalance, stability orcoordination limitationsg) Advise client of exercises or activities that are contraindicated ormay further exacerbate any postural variances or imbalancesh) Include and instruct functional exercises to assist clients to improvestatic and dynamic posture6. Instruct exercise programs to achieve body composition goalsincluding:a) Discussing client body composition goals, expectations andpreferences using suitable questioning techniquesb) Providing information to the client on the relationship betweenhealthy eating, exercise and healthc) Comparing client eating patterns and providing feedback onalignment with the Australian Dietary Guidelinesd) Influencing the client to make healthier eating choices to moreclosely align with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eatinge) Measuring the body composition of clients using anthropometricstandardsf) Developing and instructing appropriate types of exercise, trainingmethods and equipment required to achieve client body compositiongoals

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7. Instruct group personal training programs including:a) Identifcation of group personal training requirementsb) Development of exercise programs that include appropriate exercisetypes, intensities and equipment to achieve client goalsc) Demonstrate and instruct exercises, techniques and equipment tothe group, providing individual assistance as requiredd) Supervise clients performing a variety of exercises or variations inexercises, at the same time and modify as requirede) Document and update records of evaluation and modifcation of theprogram8. Incorporate exercise science principles into ftness programmingincluding:a) Instruction and explanation of exercise technique, skill developmentand ftness outcomes to clientsb) Accurately explaining the physiological benefts of different types ofexercise on the various systems of the body to clientsc) Accurately explaining and demonstrating joint actions, muscles andmuscle contractions during exercised) Identifying opportunities to update and expand on personalknowledge to improve own professional practice9. Develop and instruct strength and conditioning programs forclients / athletes including:a) Evaluation of the training background and exercise history of theclientsb) Use strength and conditioning training methods to meet identifiedneeds and requirements of athletes, team members and the sports inwhich they participatec) Identify the techniques of strength and conditioning to be developedwith relevant support personnel according to the needs of the clientsd) Select core lifts, drills, exercise techniques and appropriateequipment to instruct the strength and conditioning programe) Checking the area and equipment to ensure it is safe for use inaccordance with relevant legislation and organisational policies andproceduresf) Demonstrate and instruct strength and conditioning exercises usingappropriate equipment and with an emphasis on safety and correcttechniqueg) Monitor the client’s exercise intensity, technique and safetyh) Seek and receive feedback from participating clients and supportpersonnel and implement modifications to the program as requiredi) Review the client’s training records or diaries to monitor ongoingprogress

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10. Develop and instruct personal training programs for clientsincluding:a) Evaluation of the training background and exercise history of theclientsb) Developing and instructing appropriate types of exercise, trainingmethods and equipment required to achieve client body compositiongoalsc) Incorporate cardiovascular and resistance training methods to meetidentifed needs and requirements of clientsd) Modify training plans for clients as requirede) Documentation and recording of session detailsf) identify areas for improvement in own professional practice

49 | Certificate IV in Fitness Work Experience Manual1. Do you think that the student currently has the skills and knowledge required to beemployable as a personal trainer in the ftness industry? Please give reasons:2. Please indicate any suggestions for the student’s improvement:3. Do you think that the tasks contained within the work experience program are reflective ofthe tasks currently required by personal trainers? Please give reasons:4. Please indicate if there were any tasks where the recommended timeframe for taskcompletion was unrealistic:5. Please indicate if there are any skill/knowledge requirements of a personal trainer that youbelieve have not been appropriately covered in the work experience program:6. Please suggest any ways in which the Australian Fitness Academy Work ExperienceProgram can be improved:7. Would you be happy to participate as a supervisor in the Australian Fitness Academy’sWork Experience Program in the future? Y/ NSupervisor Signature:Student Signature:Date:Thank you for supporting the Australian Fitness Academy’s Work Experience ProgramAUSTRALIAN FITNESS ACADEMY © | 50Assessor Use OnlyPerformance Feedback/ Comments:Assessment Result

Result Performance RatingNot Yet Satisfactory (Resubmit) 1 – Not SatisfactorySatisfactory2 – Satisfactory3 – Good4 – Excellent

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