The Specialised Exercise Trainer

The Specialised Exercise Trainer:

A Guidebook that will help prepare students for a successful career in the Australian fitness industry. Written to align to the SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package, the text covers the core and selected elective units students need to achieve a Diploma of Fitness.

TSET Text+eText+CompThis text builds on the foundations set in the Certificate III and IV fitness texts, The Essential Guide to Fitness for the Fitness Instructor, 2e and Fitness Trainer Essentials for the Personal Trainer, 2e. It is written to a similar style and learning design with a focus on:

  • Delivering prescribed exercise to clients with managed conditions
  • Working with medical and allied health professionals to develop training programs
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Injury prevention and management
  • Health promotion and research.

Section 1: Delivering prescribed exercise to clients with managed conditions

Chapter –

  1. Cardiorespiratory conditions
  2. Metabolic conditions
  3. Musculoskeletal conditions
  4. Disabilities and neurological impairments
  5. Chronic conditions in children and young adolescents

Section 2:

Strength and conditioning and high performance training

Chapter –6. Strength and Conditioning

Section 3:

Injury and prevention management

Chapter –7. Injury prevention and management

Section 4:

Health promotion and research

Chapter – 8. Health promotion to prevent chronic disease
–  9. Evidence based research for exercise management

Online Chapters:

  • Address client needs
  • Conduct projects

Download: Table of Contents

Target Audience:


  • SISFFIT523A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions
  • SISFFIT524A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with metabolic conditions
  • SISFFIT525A Advise on injury prevention and management
  • SISFFIT526A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • SISFFIT527A Undertake health promotion activities to decrease risk factors and prevent chronic disease
  • SISFFIT528A Apply research findings to exercise management strategies
  • SISXCCS404A Address client needs (available in the Companion Website)
  • SISIND405A Conduct projects (available in the Companion Website)


  • SISFFIT529A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with a disability or neurological impairment
  • SISFFIT530A Deliver prescribed exercise to children and young adolescents with specific chronic conditions
  • SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs.