Feedback from industry has identified a need for people to enter the exercise environment earlier in their study pathway under a limited scope of practice. This will address a lack of interpersonal skills and real-world practical experience in their workers, both of which are required to operate in the industry safely and effectively. A lack of qualification provision for pre-designed group exercise classes was also identified.
The proposed Exercise Fundamentals micro-credential and two skill standards are designed to meet these needs. They are set to provide the exercise industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to deliver an exercise experience safely and effectively to apparently healthy populations within scope of practice and industry code of ethics – with an emphasis on interpersonal skills and exercise coaching.
The micro-credential and skill standards are intended for those considering a career in the exercise industry, including school leavers and cross-industry career changers, and for those delivering exercise sessions in the community who wish to upskill.
The micro-credential and skill standards have now been submitted to NZQA for approval. Please direct any questions to [email protected]