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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise the use of a fitness facility and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254459  Supervise the use of a fitness facility and equipment 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to supervise and oversee the use of a fitness facility and the equipment in the facility. Achievement of this unit standard will enable the qualifying learner to help members with the use of the equipment as well as assist them with regard to orientation to the use of the facility as well as the equipment in the facility.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Orientate participants to utilise fitness facilities.
  • Purpose and function of apparatus and equipment is explained.
  • Instruct participant/s in using apparatus and equipment.
  • Supervise use of facilities, apparatus and equipment.

    In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of sport or fitness disciplines, or to strive towards professional standards and practices at higher levels. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner undertaking this unit standard is assumed to already have:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 3 or equivalent:

    Unit standards:
  • Apply the principles of exercise physiology and training.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy to exercise training.
  • Prevent and manage safety and emergency incidents.
  • Instruct exercise to individuals & groups.
  • Recommend an exercise programme or activity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements are either explicitly reflected or implied in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Orientate participants to utilise fitness facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A physical inspection of the facilities is conducted to orientate participant/s effectively. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to, reception desk, fitness floor, fitness desk, group exercise studio, multipurpose/recreation area, sports court, pool area, outdoor area, locker room, spa, youth supervision area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is provided regarding available amenities and resources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to staff, equipment, programmes, services, products, time-table/s, notice board/s.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operational procedures are identified and clearly explained to participant/s. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to operating hours, access control, session bookings, equipment bookings, complaints procedure/s, emergency procedure/s, safety guidelines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Participants are educated to use the facilities and equipment in a responsible and socially. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to, policies, rules, dress code, etiquette.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Purpose and function of apparatus and equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cardio respiratory training apparatus and equipment their purpose and function are identified and explained to the participant/s. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to, treadmill, stair climber, elliptical trainer, stationary cycle, rowing machine.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resistance training apparatus and equipment are identified and their purpose and function explained to the participant/s. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to, free weights, adjustable benches, Smith-machine, cable crossover machine, Olympic-style equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Apparatus and equipment are categorised according to their specific purpose and function. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to cardio respiratory conditioning, resistance training, flexibility training, balance training, core conditioning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health/fitness/exercise benefits of using specific apparatus and equipment are explained to the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Advantages and disadvantages of using specific apparatus and equipment are explained to the participant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but not limited to versatility, user appeal and comfort, limitations, safety aspects.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Instruct participant/s in using apparatus and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Exercise programme/s is correctly interpreted and the relevant apparatus or equipment requirement/s explained to the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Suitable apparatus or equipment is identified for programme implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clear and correct instructions are provided for set-up, operation and use of apparatus or equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Apparatus or equipment is set up to meet the individual needs of the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety guidelines for using apparatus or equipment are explained to the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Apparatus or equipment are safely and effectively used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safe and effective exercise or movement technique when using apparatus and equipment are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to positioning, gravitational alignment, posture, joint alignment, stabilisation, range-of-motion, tempo, and breathing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise use of facilities, apparatus and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safe and effective set-up, operation and use of apparatus or equipment is supervised and assistance provided where needed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Participant/s performance and execution of exercise/s or activity/s is monitored and corrected when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Participant/s with special needs are identified and the necessary assistance provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Participant adherence to operational policies and procedures is monitored and non-compliance addressed or reported to the relevant supervisor or manager. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes, but not limited to, access control, session bookings, equipment bookings, rules, dress code, etiquette, complaints.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Demographics, characteristics, needs and expectations of fitness facility clients.
  • Structure, organisation and operations of fitness facilities.
  • Fitness facility policies and procedures.
  • Communication skills, service delivery and conflict resolution.
  • Benefits, features, purpose, function and use of fitness apparatus and equipment.
  • Exercise instruction, technique and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is required when participant/s performance and execution of exercise/s or activity/s is monitored and corrected when necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Additionally, communication is established as an area of development in its own right. Also, aspects of personal development feature throughout the achievement of this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology is evidenced when cardio respiratory training apparatus and equipment are identified and its purpose and function explained to the participant/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development is noted when operational procedures are identified and clearly explained to participant/s. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  60309   National Certificate: Sport Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.