Are you a Living Longer Living Stronger provider?
Or if not, do you believe everyone can and should be able to benefit from strength training, no matter what their age?
Do you operate a fitness or leisure centre, community health centre, neighbourhood house, rehabilitation facility or even a retirement village, or you are a personal trainer with a special interest in the health and well being of older people?
If you don’t already offer Living Longer Living Stronger and you would like to help increase the number of opportunities for older people to participate in high quality strength training programs whilst enjoying the benefits COTA’s Living Longer Living Stronger™ endorsement, click here.
Living Longer Living Stronger Annual Conference
The Living Longer Living Stronger conference will be held annually. You can download presentations for the past conferences.
What qualifications do I need to be an LLLS instructor?
In accordance with the LLLS Endorsement Scheme Critieria regarding an appropriately qualified instructor, the basic qualifications for instructing strength training for older people are Certificate III (Fitness) PLUS the additional competency ’Plan and deliver exercise for older adults’. A Certificate IV (Personal Trainer) that includes the elective ‘Plan and deliver exercise for older adults’ is desirable qualification.
These qualifications comply with National Industry Standards, and are provided by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Providers are located throughout Victoria and include TAFEs, Universities, Council of Adult Education and private training organisations.
COTA is NOT a Registered Training Organisation and does not provide this training. This course is offered by various TAFEs, Universities, CAE and private training organisations around Victoria (see Physical Activity Australia’s website for a list of training organisations
Choose Health: Be Active – A physical activity guide for older Australians, to download PDF click here. Developed jointly by the Departments of Veterans’ Affairs and Health and Ageing in association with Sports Medicine Australia
To order FREE copies of this booklet call the Department of Health and Ageing through the Aged Care Information Line on 1800 500 853 (general community) or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs on 133 254 (veteran community members and veteran service providers).
For more information:
Contact Alan Bull, Physical Activity Officer
Phone 03 9655 2141