Exercise Fundamentals micro-credential and skill standards

The Exercise Fundamentals micro-credential and skill standards were approved and listed in March 2024 and can be viewed below.


Skill standards

Feedback from industry 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 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 sesions in the community who wish to upskill.