This unit of competency SISXCAI306A Facilitate Groups, describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish a functional group within the context of a sport, fitness and recreation activity. The unit focuses on the ability to facilitate a group of clients participating in a sport, fitness and recreation activity or a group of people within a sport, fitness or recreation organisation.
This unit applies to those who work with groups in a range of settings in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. This may include those working in after-school or holiday-care programs in a range of locations, those assisting with community coaching activities, or those undertaking a supporting role in indoor and outdoor recreation activities, such as camps and other guided activities as well as those working in fitness venues.
The elements and performance criteria include:
1. Plan for the establishment of a group.
1.1. Identify the activity goals of the individuals and group.
1.2. Identify group dynamics and potential barriers to group development and performance.
1.3. Establish a group performance plan to meet needs and activity outcomes.
2. Develop group commitment and cooperation.
2.1. Develop group effectiveness through active participation of all group members.
2.2. Establish systems and mechanisms to monitor and review group development and performance.
2.3. Develop and implement strategies to reduce and eliminate barriers.
2.4. Demonstrate use of open communication to establish trust, confidence and ownership in group decision-making, feedback and problem-solving processes.
3. Facilitate group processes and performance.
3.1. Demonstrate use of collaborative approaches to develop effective working relationships.
3.2. Facilitate individual and collective engagement while maintaining group cohesion.
3.3. Devolve responsibility and accountability to group members, where appropriate to the activity context, program aims and group members’ abilities.
3.4. Implement effective conflict-resolution strategies where appropriate.
3.5. Demonstrate routine use of inclusive communication strategies.
3.6. Monitor the performance of group members using established review systems.
Purchase the materials:
- Learner's Assessment Workbook (18 pages);
- Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (26 pages);
- Powerpoint Slides (23); and,
- Assessment Matrix
Price: AUD $125.00 + GST
Corresponding textbook: The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor by Rosemary Marchese.