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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test and evaluate health related fitness components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10216  Test and evaluate health related fitness components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Recreation & Fitness 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 learner achieving this unit standard will be able to determine the risks of testing, before carrying out a fitness test.

Achieving this Unit Standard also means that he/she will be able to educate participants about their present fitness status, relative to health-related standards norms; provide data helpful in the development of exercise prescriptions; collect baseline and follow-up data that allows for evaluation of progress by the exercise participant/s. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A learner aspiring to complete this unit standard must have been assessed competent against the following unit standards:

Communication NQF level 4, Literacy NQF level 4 and Numeracy NQF level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in bullet points beneath each. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols
For example
  • Height, weight, circumference, skin folds, body mass index 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    2. Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols
    For example
  • Field testing, ergo meter, treadmill, step 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols
    For example
  • Muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, Range of motion 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Integrate and evaluate the gathered data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Evaluate posture and body alignment and lower back health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Assess body composition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Prepare participant and organize the testing session. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:
    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    Integrated assessment
    It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment 'events'.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the 'whole of work' approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.


    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes; essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    1. Information is accurately recorded and stored systematically
    2. Confidentiality and integrity of information is maintained
    3. Explains purpose, function and protocols of fitness test
    4. Data is accurately interpreted according to accepted protocol for the particular testing tool
    5. Understands the testing protocol
    6. Explains the issues and implications that make up the testing tool (e.g. validity, repeatability, accuracy)
    7. Accurately communicates results to the fitness participant
    8. Displays non-judgmental, culturally sensitive and supportive behaviour.
    9. Creates conducive environment for the testing process.
    10. Participant is consulted with in reaching conclusions, which relate to physical activity readiness.
    11. Areas of performance which are evaluated are open to improvement
    12. Keeps track of own learning and performance and evaluates it against this unit standard and own expectations

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    1. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice and learning. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed under point 4 immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Exercise physiology.
    2. Applied kinesiology and biomechanics.
    3. The testing procedure and the impact of this data on the chosen method of fitness testing.
    4. Appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication skills within the context of data gathering and fitness testing.
    5. The issues surrounding respect for personal space and appropriate physical contact within the testing environment.
    6. The role of other health care practitioners and the appropriateness of referrals, when necessary.
    7. The scientific criteria underlying fitness testing (I.e. accuracy, validity, reliability, relevance, specificity, objectivity, variables).
    8. Informed consent and the various fitness tests and their protocols (outlined in the attached appendix), as well as an understanding of when they are appropriate to use.
    9. Safety precautions and preparation requirements for fitness testing.
    10. Emergency management procedures, first aid and CPR.
    11. Injuries and risk factors and how these may impact on the testing method. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to specific outcomes:
  • Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork relates to:
  • Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Height, weight, circumference, skin folds, body mass index
  • Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols
    For example
    Field testing, ergo meter, treadmill, step
  • Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, Range of motion
  • Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant.
  • Evaluate posture and body alignment and lower back health. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to:
  • Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to:
  • Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Height, weight, circumference, skin folds, body mass index
  • Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols
    For example
    Field testing, ergo meter, treadmill, step
  • Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, Range of motion
  • Integrate and evaluate the gathered data.
  • Evaluate posture and body alignment and lower back health. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to:
  • Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Height, weight, circumference, skin folds, body mass index
  • Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols
    For example
    Field testing, ergo meter, treadmill, step
  • Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, Range of motion
  • Integrate and evaluate the gathered data.
  • Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant.
  • Evaluate posture and body alignment and lower back health.
  • Assess body composition. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to:
  • Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Height, weight, circumference, skin folds, body mass index
  • Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols
    For example
    Field testing, ergo meter, treadmill, step
  • Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, Range of motion
  • Integrate and evaluate the gathered data.
  • Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant.
  • Evaluate posture and body alignment and lower back health.
  • Assess body composition. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development relates to:
  • Take measurements by using a variety of measuring methods, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Height, weight, circumference, skin folds, body mass index
  • Test cardio-respiratory endurance, using accepted sub-maximal protocols
    For example
    Field testing, ergo meter, treadmill, step
  • Test muscular fitness and flexibility, using accepted protocols
    For example
    Muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, Range of motion
  • Integrate and evaluate the gathered data.
  • Explain this protocol and the information related to the outcomes of the test to the fitness participant.
  • Evaluate posture and body alignment and lower back health.
  • Assess body composition. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:

    1. Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
    2. Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, For example differences in gender, race, religion, physical ability and culture.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

    Knowledge of the ACSM guidelines for risk stratification and for facility grading would be important for this Unit Standard and would form part of the assessment criteria
    1. ACSM current fitness testing protocols, types of fitness tests with norms, scores, ratings and rankings should be the guideline for testing on this Unit Standard. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67693   National Certificate: Fitness  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  67691   National Diploma: Fitness  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Institute of Fitness Professionals 
    2. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    3. Sports Science Institute Of SA 
    4. Trifocus Fitness Academy cc 
    5. Xtyle Fitness and Entertainment Academy NPC 



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