Queensland’s fitness, sport, recreation and racing industries contribute to the State’s social and economic health outcomes by helping to incorporate physical activity in the daily lives of Queenslanders, contributing to preventative health measures, improving workplace productivity and supporting local economies.
Australian children and young people do not move enough each day. We know this from convincing evidence that shows only a small portion of kids get enough daily ‘huff and puff’ activity. We do not prioritise movement like we should — movement needs to be a part of our everyday experience and something that is the default, not the exception
The Department of Education and Training (the department) seeks stakeholder input on the paper Training Product Reform: what is the case for change? which proposes enhancements to the design of training products in vocational education and training (VET) to ensure they support skills development into the future.
QFSR Skills Alliance commends the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on Skills for Queensland that considers new thinking and new approaches to improve government investment in VET. We welcome the opportunity to provide comment on the Discussion Paper and submit the following comments relating to the questions:
QFSR Skills Alliance advocates for Government policies and programs that support fitness, sport, recreation and racing organisations and recognise what they deliver and contribute at the state and local level.
Insufficient physical activity is a key risk factor contributing to disease burden in Australia. Given it plays a role in chronic conditions, it is important for Australians to achieve the levels of activity outlined in Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary behaviour guidelines.
The Queensland Government is committed to quality in vocational education and training (VET) through a range of integrated measures to provide confidence that VET leads to quality outcomes.
Fitness Australia is pleased to deliver The Profile of the Fitness Industry Report – Fitness Industry Workforce. This is an independent report conducted and collated by Empirica Research, to provide the fitness industry, its stakeholders and the broader community with current and relevant information on the status of the Australian fitness industry in 2015
Current trends and phenomenon in the Fitness Industry.
The fitness industry has substantially evolved from the 1980s model of gyms as places for well, fit people to pump iron and work out, to a more holistic concept of fitness that embraces expanded service offerings targeted towards new sub-populations