Good news for those studying the Diploma of Fitness!
Not only is the Diploma of Fitness qualification highly sought after by Registered Training Organisations delivering fitness qualifications for roles such as Presenting, Training and Assessment, the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently highlighted several “top priority” skills required across the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industries – many of which form part of the SIS50215 – Diploma Of Fitness training package.
The Australian Government’s Training.gov website describes the Diploma of Fitness as a qualification that ensures graduates have obtained specialist skills that allow them to work independently, implement current, evidenced-based approaches to strength and conditioning and injury prevention as well as recruit, manage, mentor and support a team of fitness professionals with business and technical skills such as marketing, sales, business analysis, time and financial management.
It’s important to note though, this qualification has evolved over the years and not all Diploma of Fitness courses are structured the same way. Whilst core units remain the same, elective units can vary as they can be chosen from a range of training packages at the discretion of the training provider.
The AISC report on Industry Insights on Skills Needs included industry and occupation specific skills, like an awareness of:
- sports governance, drugs in sport and integrity in sport
Such as those contained in: SISSSTC301A – Instruct strength and conditioning programs
Highly sought after skills and knowledge also included:
- Mentoring and Presenting ability
- Understanding of diversity and inclusion, harassment and discrimination legislation
Such as those contained in:
- BSBMGT502 – Manage people performance
- SISFFIT027 – Conduct health promotion activities
- BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Other skills and attributes identified in the forecast for the fitness sector were:
- Communication and social intelligence
- Virtual collaboration
- Customer Service and Marketing
- Management and Leadership
- Learning agility, information literacy, self management and adaptability
- Organisational skills, energy, time management and relationship building
- Thinking critically, system thinking and solving problems
Such as those contained in:
- CHCCOM002 – Use communication to build relationships
- SISXICT001 – Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
- BSBMKG514 – Implement and monitor marketing activities
- BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financial plans
- BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
- BSBRSK501 – Manage Risk
- SISFFIT028 – Evidenced based practice to exercise programs
- CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
All the above units and more are contained in Fitness Institute’s Diploma of Fitness…
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