Policies & Guidelines.

Our policies and guidelines are designed to give direction and support to health and fitness professionals and business owners. We want nationally recognised health and fitness industry standards and best practice in the Australian health and fitness industry to be met.

These policies and guidelines also express AUSactive’s position and policy directions for the health and fitness industry.

AUSactive Professionals have a duty of care to prevent harm, which could reasonably be expected to occur in the course of providing advice or instruction to clients. The professional standards and guidelines we’ve developed help you exercise your duty of care and mitigate risk.

If a AUSactive Professional is alleged to have breached their of duty of care, we’ll examine their compliance with our standards and guidelines.

Adult Pre Exercise Screening System

Review the Pre-Exercise Screening Tool and User Guide for adults to help determine and manage specific individual health risks for exercise.

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AUSactive Audit Policy

Ensuring continuing education and current First Aid & CPR certifications.

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AUSactive Code of Ethical Conduct

The Code is a mandatory list of professional expectations.

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AUSactive Complaint, Appeals Procedure

AUSactive Complaint, Appeals and Disciplinary Procedure.

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Boxing, Kickboxing & Martial Arts Safety Guidelines

Guidance for boxing, kickboxing & MMA.

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Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription

Recommendations for cardiovascular exercise prescription.

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Children’s Health & Fitness Services Guidelines

Recommendations for best practice service delivery.

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Continuing Education System Guidelines

CEC approval guidelines for education & professional development.

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Liability & duty of care for Client Referral

Read important information regarding liability and duty of care regarding client referrals.

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National Health & Fitness Industry Code of Practice

Read about the National Fitness Industry Code of Practice and why you should apply it to your health and fitness business in Australia.

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Nutrition Advice within Scope of Practice for REPs

REPs need to ensure that when they are giving nutrition advice to clients they are doing so within their professional Scope of Practice.

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Outdoor Fitness Training Guidelines 

Best practice standards & risk management for the outdoor setting.

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Pre & Post-Natal Exercise Guidelines

Guidelines for pre & post-natal women.

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Pre Exercise Screening System for Young People

Review the Pre-Exercise Screening Tool for young people to help determine and manage specific individual health risks for exercise.

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Recommendations for unsupervised facilities

Read about our recommendations for unsupervised health and fitness facilities for the purposes of risk management and mitigation.

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Safety Guidelines for Kettlebell Training

A foundation for the approval of kettlebell CEC programs.

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Safety Guidelines for Strength Training

Safety guidelines for strength training.

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Scope of Practice for AUSactive Professionals

Defining the roles, responsibilities and professional boundaries for AUSactive Professionals.

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Strength Training for Healthy Adults

Strength training recommendations.

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Supporting People with Eating Disorders

Read about how as a professional, you can effectively and sensitively engage with clients suffering from eating disorders.

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Virtual Personal Training Services Guidelines

Guidelines for delivering virtual exercise services.

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Working with Children Checks

Checks and clearance requirements.

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