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Latest SIS Fitness Training Package Update: Keep Your RTO Up-to-Date

01 August 2023 Update

SIS Fitness Training Package Update: ASQA Approves Extended Transition Period for SIS20115

Great news for all registered training organisations (RTOs) offering SIS20115 from the SIS fitness training package! The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has an exciting SIS training package update regarding the transition period for Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.

ASQA has the power to approve transition periods longer than usual in specific cases, as stated in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. To ensure fairness and support for learners, ASQA considers applications for extended transition periods when it’s clear that students might face genuine disadvantages without the extension. It’s all about giving our learners the best opportunities to succeed!

For the SIS fitness training package update, ASQA has extended the transition period for the SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. The training, assessment, and certification issuance period will last until 31 December 2024.

The best part of this SIS fitness training package update is that new enrolments are permitted even after the original transition end date, which was on 11 December 2023. However, keep in mind that all students must either complete their studies or transfer to the replacement qualification by the end of the transition period.

ASQA collaborated with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Training Accreditation Council Western Australia (TAC WA) to ensure these decisions are well-informed.

Here’s more good news! The SIS20115 – Certificate II in Sport and Recreation will remain on the scope of registration for RTOs until the end of the extended transition period. With this SIS training package update, RTOs can make the most of this extended period and offer students the best support to succeed in the world of sports and recreation.

09 August 2022 Update

Essential Insights for Your RTO: The New SIS Fitness Training Package

The fitness industry is among those significantly affected by the global pandemic and in the midst of this major challenge to the sector a new fitness training package update has been released in September 2021. These updates have been brought about to better adapt to the new environment. The SIS training package has undergone changes in line with COVID-19 protocols to meet the changing needs of the industry. This includes a number of changes to units to make these courses easier to complete given the challenges of training delivery and assessment with COVID-19 restrictions on fitness service delivery.

Main Takeaways from the 2021 SIS RTO Training Package Update:

The new Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Fitness are not equivalent to their superseded versions.

  • Extended transition deadline for SIS30315 and SIS40215 is until 10 May 2023.
  • As of June 2022, approximately half of RTOs who are registered to deliver SIS30315 and SIS40215 have transitioned to SIS30321 and SIS40221.
  • The transition period for several other SIS training package updates ended on 10 March 2022.

Get a more in-depth look at the updates to the SIS RTO Training Package below:

What You Need to Know About the SIS Fitness Training Package

The SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness were published on training.gov.au in September 2021 and were given an extended transition period that ends on 10 May 2023. Take note of this date and don’t miss the deadline!

With the approved extended transition period for this update, you still have time to finish all the training, assessments, and certificate issuance for the affected qualifications. The table below will help you know the changes made to these fitness qualifications.

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Qualification  Superseded by:  Equivalency  Changes made 
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness  SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness  Not equivalent  The focus and structure of the qualification significantly changed, as well as the required number and nature of units. Some units were split, merged, or revised. From the 16 required units, it was reduced to 15. There are also newly added units to further support work outcomes. 
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness  SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness  Not equivalent  The entry requirement for the qualification was retained and comprised 9 units. The total number of required units was reduced from 20 to 17 due to the consolidation of previous units. The previous 12 core units were also reduced to 10. 

 

The SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

This qualification provides a pathway for those who want to work as fitness instructors in gyms, fitness facilities, and leisure and community centres. These fitness instructors may deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification, and 15 units must be completed, consisting of 11 core units and 4 elective units (any 2 units from the list below and 2 units from the list below, from SIS Training Package, or from any other accredited course). Use the table below as guidance for the updated units of competency for this qualification.

Unit of Competency  Status  Essential 
BSBOPS304 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers  Current  Core 
BSBPEF301 – Organise personal work priorities  Current  Core 
HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid  Current  Core 
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety  Current  Core 
SISFFIT032 – Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation  Current  Core 
SISFFIT033 – Complete client fitness assessments  Current  Core 
SISFFIT035 – Plan group exercise sessions  Current  Core 
SISFFIT036 – Instruct group exercise sessions  Current  Core 
SISFFIT040 – Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients  Current  Core 
SISFFIT047 – Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise  Current  Core 
SISFFIT052 – Provide healthy eating information  Current  Core 
BSBOPS403 – Apply business risk management processes  Current  Elective 
BSBSUS211 – Participate in sustainable work practices  Current  Elective 
BSBWHS332X – Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities  Current  Elective 
BSBXTW301 – Work in a team  Current  Elective 
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people  Current  Elective 
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues  Current  Elective 
HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely  Current  Elective 
SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer  Current  Elective 
SISCAQU002 – Perform basic water rescues  Current  Elective 
SISCCRO001- Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons  Current  Elective 
SISFFIT037 – Develop and instruct group movement programs for children  Current  Elective 
SISFFIT038 – Plan group water-based exercise sessions  Current  Elective 
SISFFIT039 – Instruct group water-based exercise sessions  Current  Elective 
SISFFIT048 – Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective water-based exercise  Current  Elective 
SISXDIS001 – Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability  Current  Elective 
SISXEMR001 – Respond to emergency situations  Current  Elective 
SISXFAC002 – Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities  Current  Elective 
SISXFIN002 – Process financial transactions  Current  Elective 
SISXIND009 – Respond to interpersonal conflict  Current  Elective 
SISXIND010 – Protect children and young people  Current  Elective 
SISXRES002 – Educate user groups  Current  Elective 

 

You can also check out SIT Training Package Update.

The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

This qualification provides a pathway for those who want to be employed or self-employed personal trainers in gyms, fitness facilities, clients’ workplaces and homes, leisure and community centres, and outdoor locations. These personal trainers may also provide online training services to individuals or groups.

Seventeen units must be completed, consisting of 10 core units and 7 electives. For the electives, 2 units should be from Group A, 2 units from Group B, and 3 units from Group A, B, or C, elsewhere in the SIS Training Package or from any other current Training Package or accredited course. Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold the following units of competency (or an equivalent):

  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 – Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 – Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 – Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 – Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 – Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 – Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 – Provide healthy eating information

You can use the following table to guide you on the updated units of competency for this qualification.

Unit of Competency  Status  Essential 
CHCCOM006 – Establish and manage client relationships  Current  Core 
SISFFIT041 – Develop personalised exercise programs  Current  Core 
SISFFIT042 – Instruct personalised exercise sessions  Current  Core 
SISFFIT043 – Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals  Current  Core 
SISFFIT044 – Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients  Current  Core 
SISFFIT045 – Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients  Current  Core 
SISFFIT049 – Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction  Current  Core 
SISFFIT050 – Support exercise behaviour change  Current  Core 
SISFFIT051 – Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction  Current  Core 
SISFFIT053 – Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients  Current  Core 
SISFFIT034 – Assess client movement and provide exercise advice  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
SISFFIT037 – Develop and instruct group movement programs for children  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
SISFFIT046 – Plan and instruct online exercise sessions  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
SISXCAI005 – Conduct individualised long-term training programs  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
SISXCAI009 – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
SISXCAI010 – Develop strength and conditioning programs  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
SISXDIS002 – Plan and conduct disability programs  Current  Elective (Group A: Exercise Instruction) 
BSBESB301 – Investigate business opportunities  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB302 – Develop and present business proposals  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB303 – Organise finances for new business ventures  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB401 – Research and develop business plans  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB402 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB403 – Plan finances for new business ventures  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB404 – Market new business ventures  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB405 – Manage compliance for small businesses  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBESB407 – Manage finances for new business ventures  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBLDR414 – Lead team effectiveness  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
SISXIND005 – Coordinate work teams or groups  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
TAEDEL404 – Mentor in the workplace  Current  Elective (Group B: Business Operations and Leadership) 
BSBCMM411 – Make presentations  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
BSBCRT411 – Apply critical thinking to work practices  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCLAH002 – Contribute to leisure and health programming  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCLAH005 – Incorporate lifespan development and sociological concepts into leisure and health programming  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
CHCYTH001 – Engage respectfully with young people  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
HLTINF004 – Manage the prevention and control of infection  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
HLTWHS005 – Conduct manual tasks safely  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SIRXOSM002 – Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SIRXOSM003 – Use social media and online tools  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SIRXOSM005 – Develop a basic website for customer engagement  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISCAQU002 – Perform basic water rescues  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISFFIT038 – Plan group water-based exercise sessions  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISFFIT039 – Instruct group water-based exercise sessions  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISFFIT048 – Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective water-based exercise  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISXDIS001 – Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISXICT001 – Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISXIND004 – Analyse participation patterns  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 
SISXIND006 – Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events  Current  Elective (Group C: General Electives) 

 

As of June 2022, there are already 43 RTOs who have SIS30321 in their scope and are approved to deliver the RTO training package. Records show that the superseded version of this course, SIS30315, had 95 RTOs delivering it. For the SIS40221, there are already 29 RTOs approved to deliver the course, while the superseded version, SIS40215, had 71.

Already, almost half of those RTOs who have the superseded version on scope have received approval to deliver the new courses. A lot of RTOs hurry to transition from superseded courses to the latest one in order to maintain or increase their enrolment rates. Students prefer RTOs who have the latest versions of courses, so being last to transition means potentially losing a lot of enrolments to competitors.

If you’re looking to transition courses, we have the latest version of the SIS training resources. Reach out to us, and we will be glad to assist you. Contact us here!

Other SIS Qualifications Transition Deadline

To give you a refresher, here are the other recent transition deadlines for the SIS training package products. You should already have the updated versions of these qualifications by now.

Qualification  Superseded by:  Equivalency  Transition Deadline 
SIS20213 – Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation  SIS20419 – Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation  Not Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS20412 – Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation  SIS20219 – Certificate II in Sport – Developing Athlete  Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS20513 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching  SIS20319 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching  Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS30413 – Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation  SIS30619 – Certificate III in Outdoor Leadership  Not Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS30613 – Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation  SIS30419 – Certificate III in Sport – Athlete  Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS30713 – Certificate III in Sport Coaching  SIS30519 – Certificate III in Sport Coaching  Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS40313 – Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation  SIS40619 – Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership  Not Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS40512 – Certificate IV in Sport Coaching  SIS40319 – Certificate IV in Sport Coaching  Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS40612 – Certificate IV in Sport Development  SIS40419 – Certificate IV in Sport Development  Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS50310 – Diploma of Outdoor Recreation  SIS50419 – Diploma of Outdoor Leadership  Not Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS50512 – Diploma of Sport Coaching  SIS50319 – Diploma of Sport  Not Equivalent  10 March 2021 
SIS50612 – Diploma of Sport Development  SIS50319 – Diploma of Sport  Not Equivalent  10 March 2021 

 

Additionally, even though these qualifications have already been updated in 2019, new versions were also released for below qualifications in 2021 and 2022.

Qualification  Superseded by:  Equivalency  Release Date 
SIS20219 – Certificate II in Sport – Developing Athlete  SIS20221 – Certificate II in Sport – Developing Athlete  Equivalent  9 November 2021 
SIS20319 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching  SIS20321 – Certificate II in Sport Coaching  Equivalent  9 November 2021 
SIS30419 – Certificate III in Sport – Athlete  SIS30421 – Certificate III in Sport – Athlete  Equivalent  9 November 2021 

 

SIS30519 – Certificate III in Sport Coaching  SIS30521 – Certificate III in Sport Coaching  Equivalent  9 November 2021 
SIS40619 – Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership  SIS40621 – Certificate IV in Outdoor Leadership  Equivalent  9 November 2021 

 

SIS40319 – Certificate IV in Sport Coaching  SIS40321 – Certificate IV in Sport Coaching  Equivalent  9 November 2021 
SIS40419 – Certificate IV in Sport Development  SIS40421 – Certificate IV in Sport Development  Equivalent  9 November 2021 

 

SIS50419 – Diploma of Outdoor Leadership  SIS50421 – Diploma of Outdoor Leadership  Equivalent  22 March 2022 
SIS50319 – Diploma of Sport  SIS50321 – Diploma of Sport  Equivalent  9 November 2021 
SIS50319 – Diploma of Sport  SIS50321 – Diploma of Sport  Equivalent  9 November 2021 

 

Records show that despite the effects of the pandemic to the industry, the number of enrolees for the SIS Training Package still increased from 112,380 for the year 2019 to 113,550 for 2020. It also remains one of the most popular training packages in Australia, being among the top five in terms of the number of enrolees.

There is still a huge demand for these courses, especially now that people have become more conscious about their health. With the pandemic restrictions lifting, we can expect that the number of students will grow in the next few months. As an RTO, this is a great opportunity for you to update to the latest courses and even expand your scope.

Need help on your transitions or want to expand your scope?

We know that the transitioning process is stressful. You need to update your RTO training resources, add the new training products to your scope, ensure that your students finish their courses before the transition deadlines, and transfer your ongoing students to the updated training products.

To avoid any critical problems at the transition deadline, you should start planning and acquiring the latest SIS RTO Resources to transition now. Once the extended transition period ends, the affected qualifications will be removed from your scope of registration. Purchase your resources while you still have enough time to contextualise, rebrand, and prepare.

For more information about SIS Training Package and training resources to deliver the latest Fitness units and qualifications, feel free to reach out to us. Call 1300 626 556 or email info@precisiongroup.com.au. We will be glad to assist you.

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