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SIS Fitness Training Package Update: What You Should Know

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SIS Fitness Training Package Updates

The Australian Skills Quality Authority has granted an extended transition period for the SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation of the SIS training package, presenting a fantastic opportunity for registered training organisations (RTOs).

In a significant move, ASQA has approved an extension of the training, assessment, and certification issuance period for SIS20115 until 31 December 2024. It means new enrolments are allowed beyond the initial transition deadline, 11 December 2023. However, it’s crucial to remember that all students must complete their studies or shift to the replacement qualification by the end of this transition period.

ASQA’s decision comes with a deep commitment to fairness and support for learners. The extension was approved only after considering the genuine disadvantages students might face without it, making every effort to facilitate the best opportunities for learner success.

ASQA collaborated with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Training Accreditation Council Western Australia (TAC WA) while processing this extended transition request.

For RTOs, the SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation will continue to be part of their scope of registration throughout the extended transition period.

ICYMI: SIS Fitness Training Package Version 6

In a significant development for the sports, fitness, and recreation industry, training.gov.au unveiled the latest SIS training package update on 13 December 2022. SIS fitness training package version six brings a host of improvements, including revised qualifications and units aligned with industry standards.

For RTOs, staying current with the latest SIS training updates is essential. These updates bring significant changes to the training content, qualifications, and units, ensuring your learners receive the most up-to-date and sought-after skills in the sports and fitness industry.

Here are the SIS fitness training package updates you might have missed.

SIS Training Package Update v.6: Qualifications

Added Qualifications  Superseded Qualifications  Equivalency 
SIS10122 – Certificate I in Sport and Recreation  SIS10115 – Certificate I in Sport and Recreation  Not Equivalent 
SIS20122 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation  SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation  Not Equivalent 
SIS30122 – Certificate III in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation  SIS30115 – Certificate III in Sport and Recreation 

SIS31015 – Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation 

Not Equivalent 
SIS40122 – Certificate IV in Sport, Aquatics and Recreation  SIS40115 – Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation  Not Equivalent 
SIS50122 – Diploma of Sport, Aquatics and Recreation Management  SIS50115 – Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management  Not Equivalent 

SIS Training Package Update v.6: Units of Competency

Added Units of Competency  Superseded Units of Competency  Equivalency 
SISCAQU015 – Test pool water quality  SISCAQU001 – Test pool water quality  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU016 – Manage pool water quality  SISCAQU004 – Develop and implement pool water maintenance procedures  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU017 – Monitor and maintain aquatic facility plant and equipment  SISCAQU003 – Maintain aquatic facility plant and equipment  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU018 – Operate self-contained breathing apparatus in aquatic facility emergencies  SISCAQU014 – Operate self-contained breathing apparatus in an aquatic facility  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU019 – Supervise patron safety in aquatic locations  SISCAQU006 – Supervise clients in aquatic locations  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU020 – Perform water rescues  SISCAQU002 – Perform basic water rescues  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU021 – Perform complex water rescues  SISCAQU007 – Perform advanced water rescues  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU022 – Provide oxygen resuscitation and therapy in an aquatic environment    Release 1 
SISCAQU023 – Plan swimming lessons    Release 1 
SISCAQU024 – Teach water familiarisation, buoyancy, and mobility skills  SISCAQU008 – Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy, and mobility skills  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU025 – Teach water safety and survival skills  SISCAQU009 – Instruct water safety and survival skills  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU026 – Teach swimming strokes  SISCAQU010 – Instruct swimming strokes  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU027 – Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment  SISCAQU011 – Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU028 – Assist participants with disability during aquatic activities  SISCAQU012 – Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities  Not Equivalent 
SISCAQU029 – Perform open water rescues    Release 1 
SISCAQU030 – Monitor and maintain inflatable aquatic equipment    Release 1 
SISXCAI011 – Develop and deliver long-term training programs  SISXCAI005 – Conduct individualised long-term training programs  Not Equivalent 
SISXCCS004 – Provide quality service  SISXCCS001 – Provide quality service  Equivalent 
SISXCCS005 – Monitor and evaluate customer service  SISXCCS002 – Coordinate client service activities  Not Equivalent 
SISXEMR003 – Respond to emergency situations  SISXEMR001 – Respond to emergency situations  Not Equivalent 
SISXEMR004 – Coordinate emergency responses  SISXEMR002 – Coordinate emergency responses  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAC006 – Maintain activity equipment  SISXFAC001 – Maintain equipment for activities  Equivalent 
SISXFAC007 – Maintain clean facilities  SISXFAC002 – Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAC008 – Monitor and maintain facility plant and equipment  SISXFAC003 – Implement facility maintenance programs  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAC009 – Coordinate facility maintenance  SISCAQU005 – Develop and implement aquatic facility maintenance procedures  Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT001 – Provide health screening and fitness orientation   
  SISFFIT003 – Instruct fitness programs   
  SISFFIT004 – Incorporate anatomy and physiology   
  principles into fitness programming   
  SISFFIT005 – Provide healthy eating information   
  SISFFIT006 – Conduct fitness appraisals   
  SISFFIT007 – Instruct group exercise sessions   
  SISFFIT008 – Instruct water-based fitness activities   
  SISFFIT009 – Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed community fitness   
  SISFFIT010 – Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music   
SISXFAC010 – Develop maintenance and equipment acquisition plans  SISXFAC004 – Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAC011 – Manage stock supply and purchase  SISXFAC005 – Manage stock supply and purchase  Equivalent 
SISXFAC012 – Promote safe and effective use of facilities  SISXRES002 – Educate user groups  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAM001 – Organise and supervise participant travel  SISXADM001 – Organise and supervise participant travel  Equivalent 
SISXFAM002 – Process financial transactions  SISXFIN002 – Process financial transactions  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAM003 – Develop and review budgets for activities or projects  SISXFIN001 – Develop and review budgets for activities or projects  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAM004 – Analyse participation patterns  SISXIND004 – Analyse participation patterns  Not Equivalent 
SISXFAM005 – Develop and implement participation  SISXIND007 – Develop and implement participation strategies  Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT011 – Instruct approved community fitness programs   
  SISFFIT012 – Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years   
SISXFAM006 – Coordinate sport, fitness or recreation events  SISXIND006 – Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events  Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT013 – Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years   
  SISFFIT014 – Instruct exercise to older clients   
SISXIND011 – Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge  SISXIND001 – Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments 

SISXIND002 – Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledge 

Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT015 – Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context   
  SISFFIT016 – Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour   
SISXIND012 – Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work  SISXICT001 – Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work  Equivalent 
  SISFFIT018 – Promote functional movement capacity   
  SISFFIT019 – Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming   
SISXMGT002 – Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships  SISXMGT001 – Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships  Equivalent 
  SISFFIT020 – Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals   
  SISFFIT021 – Instruct personal training programs   
SISXMGT003 – Recruit, induct and manage volunteers  SISXHRM001 – Recruit and manage volunteers  Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT022 – Instruct aquatic sessions for specific population groups   
SISXMGT004 – Coordinate work teams  SISXIND005 – Coordinate work teams or groups  Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT023 – Instruct group personal training programs   
SISXMGT005 – Facilitate community recreation initiatives  SISCCRD001 – Facilitate community recreation initiatives  Not Equivalent 
  SISFFIT025 – Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients   
  SISFFIT026 – Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program   
SISXPLD001 – Provide hire equipment for activities  SISXCAI001 – Provide equipment for activities  Equivalent 
  SISFFIT028 – Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs   
SISXPLD002 – Deliver recreation sessions  SISCCRO001 – Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons 

SISXCAI003 – Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions 

SISXCAI004 – Plan and conduct programs 

SISXCCS003 – Address client needs 

SISXCAI002 – Assist with activity sessions 

Not Equivalent 
SISXPLD003 – Plan recreation programs  SISCCRO001 – Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons 

SISXCAI003 – Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions 

SISXCAI004 – Plan and conduct programs 

SISXCCS003 – Address client needs 

SISXCAI002 – Assist with activity sessions 

Not Equivalent 
SISXPLD004 – Facilitate groups  SISXCAI006 – Facilitate groups  Equivalent 
SISXPLD005 – Facilitate inclusion for people with disability  SISXDIS001 – Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability  Not Equivalent 
SISXPLD006 – Identify hazards, assess and control risks for sport, fitness and recreation activities    Release 1 
SISXPLD007 – Schedule sport, fitness, aquatic and recreation activities    Release 1 

Note: No added units of competency were provided for some of the superseded units as they were not included in the compare tool.

Navigating the SIS Training Updates

RTOs are crucial role in ensuring that training programs are up-to-date and aligned with industry standards. With the extended transition period and the recent training package update, it’s essential to take proactive steps to meet the changing requirements.

Here’s what RTOs need to do:

1. Review Training Package

Begin by thoroughly reviewing the latest SIS fitness training package update. Familiarise with the changes, new qualifications, and units of competency. This will help understand the adjustments needed in the programs.

2. Assess Current Programs

Evaluate existing programs and identify which qualifications and units of competency are affected by the update. Determine whether these changes align with the current training program or whether adjustments are necessary.

3. Update Learning Materials

Once you’ve identified the affected qualifications, revise learning materials accordingly. Ensure that they align with the updated content and meet the new standards. This step is crucial to providing your learners with relevant and current knowledge and skills.

4. Apply for Scope of Registration (If Required)

If the training package update introduces new qualifications or units that are not currently within your scope of registration, you may need to apply for an extension to include them.

5. Communicate with Students

Keep your learners informed about the changes and how they may be impacted. Provide clear guidance on any necessary transitions or options available to them during the extended period.

6. Plan for the Extended Transition Period

During the extended transition period, offer support to students to complete their existing courses. If they are unable to finish within the given timeframe, ensure a smooth transfer to the updated program, allowing them to continue their learning journey seamlessly.

By proactively addressing the extended transition period and training package update, RTOs can continue to deliver exceptional education, equipping learners with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in their chosen industries.

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