What are the assessors looking for?
Fitness Australia allocates each program to be evaluated by an experienced and qualified assessor who reviews the program against current industry standards and guidelines and ensures that the program provides significant evidence for the information being presented. The following information may assist you in developing your program or submission:
- The program must be submitted electronically using either a USB disk, CD or cloud system such as DropBox. If the files aren’t too large then they can be submitted via email to email@example.com. Any programs that are submitted in hard copy will not be reviewed and will be returned to the provider. Submitting the program electronically not only assists in the organisation of your documents but also helps reduce the waiting time for approval.
- Present your documents neatly and clearly indicate the title of each document that links back to the application checklist.
- Make sure your program schedule is detailed and includes allocated time to tuition, breaks and assessment.
- Include ALL program materials that are used for your program event. Such materials can include presenter notes, PowerPoint presentations, DVDs, participants manual, handouts and online materials. The assessor needs to review all the content within the program.
- Identify appropriate entry pre-requisites for your program or event
- Link your program topic to the target group. These can include gym instructors, personal trainers, allied health professionals etc.
- Make sure the presenter and assessor has the appropriate qualifications and experience to deliver the program. They need to have a minimum of 5 years in the relevant industry.
- Information delivered within the program/event must reflect back to the program aims and objectives
- Program content needs to contain current and up-to date information and based on appropriate evidence. References must be provided throughout the program and as a separate tool. All diagrams, figures and material must meet copyright regulations.
- The assessment methods and tools needs to clearly describe how the participants are assessed and is appropriate and comprehensive. All practical based programs must include a practical assessment and include a criteria checklist. The assessment must also measure the learning outcomes that are listed.
- A nominated pass mark for proficiency in skill and knowledge needs to be identified and an option and procedure for reassessment.
For further enquiries regarding program approval please contact us on 1300 211 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.