“Regulation of any industry is a significant step forward and we understand there are many different perspectives on it. During the pre-launch phase of the survey by Latrobe University, we realised its intent could be misinterpreted,” Mr Elvish said.
After reading the feedback, the Chief Investigator, Professor Patrick Keyzer, has made some minor modifications taking the feedback into account. We would like to take this opportunity to invite the fitness community to take the survey once again, or, if you have not yet taken the survey, to do so now.
“Our number one focus is on raising the bar for greater consumer and government confidence by driving service excellence and quality assurance; and through this ideally having the sector classified as an essential service. By regulating the industry, a clearly defined and agreed set of standards and practices can be implemented to give this confidence and peace of mind to gym members and the broader community. Like many industries, COVID-19 hit the fitness industry hard but what shone through during these tough times was the commitment and dedication from Fitness Australia members to implement robust practices and procedures to ensure the health and peace of mind of their members and staff,” Mr Elvish said.
This united approach to putting the health and safety of people first has given us the confidence to put industry regulation on the table for discussion. It’s about ensuring a high level of standards across the industry which we believe will help attract more people to the gym, fitness facilities and exercise generally.
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There are a number of fitness, sport, outdoor recreation and racing qualifications that can be done or started while at school and count towards the QCE. Chat to your school VET coordinator.Do you know someone who wants to kick start their career while still at school? They could undertake a vocational certificate program as part of their school studies or complete a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.
This could mean they are training towards a recognised qualification, completing their secondary schooling and studying for their Queensland Certificate of Education all at the same time.
If they choose a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship they will also get to work for an employer – a great way to get hands-on work experience before they’ve even finished school!