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Diploma of Fitness SIS50215

Overview

This qualification provides you with the skills, knowledge and practical application to prescribe advanced programming, work with sports specific athletes and athletic development, injury reduction and programming as well as post injury management. You will also cover in depth training interventions for chronic conditions, advanced anatomy and physiology, working with clients or athletes with a disability and fitness centre management. You will extend your abilities as a personal trainer, gaining experience within a range of exercise situations implementing and evaluating approved physical activity for people with medical conditions, injuries and other specific needs.

Delivery of this program includes a large industry practical component, which could include placement at CIT Fit & Well, strength and conditioning training facilities, physiology labs and indoor/outdoor training complexes.

Qualification: Diploma of Fitness SIS50215
Program No: DP-HS19
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) Plus practical application in workplace environments (duration will vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or application in the workplace) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Completing the Diploma of Fitness will make you eligible to register with Fitness Australia as a Specialised Trainer.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate:

- Have achieved a Certificate IV in Fitness; and
- Have at least 1 year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - Complete all 5 subjects

  • SISFFIT027  Conduct health promotion activities
    • CIT Code: SPRT887
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and incorporate education activities that promote physical activity and other healthy lifestyle recommendations. It requires the ability to deliver appropriate exercise levels within the context of public health recommendations in order to decrease risk factors and prevent chronic disease. This unit applies to advanced personal trainers working in a sport, fitness, recreation or aquatic environment. They work autonomously according to relevant legislation and regulatory requirement and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT028  Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT888
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and evaluate evidence for contemporary exercise programs and apply findings to the prescription of exercise. It requires the ability to identify, analyse, synthesise and action data from relevant information sources to plan and implement current approaches supported by evidence.
      This unit applies to advanced personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT029  Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
    • CIT Code: SPRT889
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate a progressed understanding of anatomy and physiology to exercise programming within scope of practice. This unit applies to advanced personal trainers who use knowledge of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory and endocrine systems to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs.
      This unit does not apply to the delivery of exercise programs for clients with unstable health conditions, pain or injury as identified through industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification protocols.
      This unit applies to advanced personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT030  Instruct advanced exercise programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT890
      Cost: $390.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate advanced exercise programs for clients in both controlled and uncontrolled environments within scope of practice. It requires the ability to provide a variety of fitness and conditioning programs that are targeted at individuals or groups who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.
      This unit does not apply to the delivery of strength and conditioning coaching or outdoor recreation activities.
      This unit applies to advanced personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT031  Implement injury prevention strategies
    • CIT Code: SPRT891
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of injury prevention into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. It involves the application of foundation knowledge and skills to support the encouragement of healthy posture, effective movement patterns and safe exercise technique. This unit requires the ability to screen the injury risk of clients who have a history of current and/or recurrent injury, within the scope of practice as part of or following industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification protocols.
      It applies to advanced personal trainers who analyse the risk of injury, re-injury or development of avoidable injury complications as well as client response to injury prevention in consultation with relevant medical or allied health professionals. Advanced personal trainers typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 13 subjects

  • BSBFIM501  Manage budgets and financial plans
    • CIT Code: MGNT535
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.
      It applies to managers in a wide range of organisations and sectors who have responsibility for ensuring that work team financial resources are used effectively and are managed in line with financial objectives of the team and organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPMG522  Undertake project work
    • CIT Code: PROJ194
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
      The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the other units of competency in the project management field (BSBPMG) will be applicable.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBRSK501  Manage risk
    • CIT Code: MGNT615
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting. It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS007  Develop and implement service programs
    • CIT Code: HUSE495
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to engage consumers, analyse service needs of particular groups and develop programs and services to meet those needs. This unit applies to workers coordinating or managing teams and operations in varied service delivery contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM002  Use communication to build relationships
    • CIT Code: COMM498
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMGT003  Lead the work team
    • CIT Code: MGNT785
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake supervisory and coordinating activities in work groups in health and community service organisations. Workers at this level are team leaders or managers responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities and performance of work teams and other service providers.
      This unit applies to a range of leadership roles in health and community services workplaces.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP001  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
    • CIT Code: COMM499
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice. This unit applies to work in all industry sectors, and to individuals who take pro-active responsibility for improving collaboration between workers and organisations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003  Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: $240.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID006  Provide advanced first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC498
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

      The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.

      Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTPOP402C  Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
    • CIT Code: HESC478
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit recognises the importance of behaviour as a health determinant within the context of broader social determinants of health It aims to develop skills to analyse behaviour that impacts health and ways in which to reinforce or change them to promote health.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXICT001  Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
    • CIT Code: SPRT892
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess and regularly review the technology requirements of an organisation. This unit requires the ability to source technical information and use technology skills in a sport, fitness or recreation context. This unit applies to a range of individuals working in the sport, fitness or recreation industries who require an essential and broad knowledge of technology to support their activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC301A  Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
    • CIT Code: SPRT794
      Cost: $145.00
      Description: This unit applies to coaches working with individuals or teams. It also applies to fitness instructors who provide a range of fitness programs and services to individuals or groups. The unit is applicable to those working with sporting groups, in fitness centres, gyms or autonomously in the fitness industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSTC402A  Develop strength and conditioning programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT596
      Cost: $95.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to develop, implement and evaluate a strength and conditioning program. It focuses on the skills needed to develop a program which meets the needs of individual athletes or groups of athletes according to their sport-specific needs or those undertaking fitness programs to achieve personal fitness goals. This unit applies to coaches working with individuals or teams. It also applies to fitness instructors who provide a range of fitness programs and services to individuals or groups. The unit is applicable to those working with sporting groups, in fitness centres, gyms or autonomously in the fitness industry.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Fitness SIS40215
Certificate III Fitness (Gym Instructor) SIS30315

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au