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Certificate III in Fitness SIS30313

Want a career in fitness?

Become a fully qualified Gym Instructor

 

Study a Certificate III in Fitness and obtain the minimum qualification required to become a qualified Gym Instructor.

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of fitness and training fundamentals including anatomy and physiology principles, healthy eating information, as well as planning and delivering gym and training programs. With your new Certificate III in Fitness, you’ll be able to assist new gym members to use equipment and lead small group classes through basic programming.

The theory component of this course can be completed at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home, while the practical component of your course will be guided by a fitness industry professional.

Career Outcomes

Once obtained, the Certificate III in Fitness will enable you to undertake work in specialty fitness environments as a qualified Exercise Instructor.

It may allow you to gain employment in fitness areas such as:

Aquatics

Group Exercise Classes

Gymnasiums

Course Overview

  • Delivery Options

     

    Option 1: Choose your own Mentor

    This delivery option means you can choose your own mentor to guide you through the practical components of your course. They must be an experienced Personal Trainer approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers and will assist you in applying the concepts you are learning to real world fitness situations.

    The Certificate III in Fitness through this delivery option is made up of:

    THEORY: 15 online units of competency

    PRACTICAL: 15 hours of practical experience with a Mentor of your choice

    Option 2: We pair you with a Mentor

    Your other course delivery option is for us to pair you with one of our Mentors – a working Personal Trainer, in their gym or fitness studio. You will observe the practical training sessions of your Mentor, while assisting you to apply the concepts you are learning to real world fitness situations.

    The Certificate III in Fitness through this delivery option is made up of:

    THEORY: 15 online units of competency

    PRACTICAL: 15 hours of practical experience with a Mentor we assign for you

  • Commencement Dates

     

    Depending on your chosen delivery option and your location, commencement dates for the Certificate III in Fitness will vary.

    Contact us on 1300 61 61 80 for more information regarding commencement dates.

     

  • Course Length

     

    Certificate III in Fitness students have up to 12 months to complete their studies.

    Contact us on 1300 61 61 80 for more information regarding course length.

     

  • Entry Requirements

     

    There are no prerequisites for entry into this course.

    Given that some students may already be able to demonstrate their competence in some units, a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment process may be available to students to recognise skills and knowledge that may have been gained through formal and informal training and/or learning, work experience and life experience.

     

  • Payment Options

     

    We aim to provide you with a range of flexible payment options, depending on the mode of delivery you choose.

    Your course fee includes the delivery and assessment of your qualification, your study materials (including all resources) and the support you receive from our Education Team.

     

  • Qualification

     

    Certificate III in Fitness

     

Course Structure

  • SISFFIT305A - Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply an understanding of the human body structure, systems and terminology as they relate to exercise instruction. It applies to fitness professionals who may operate with some level of autonomy or under limited supervision and incorporates the self-directed application of knowledge and skills.
  • SISFFIT301A - Provide fitness orientation and health screening
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify clients' general fitness requirements through the use of a screening form, and advise clients on appropriate fitness facilities and services.
  • SISFFIT307A - Undertake client health assessment
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to review client screening information, discuss fitness goals with a client, and conduct a basic fitness appraisal in preparation for developing an exercise program.
  • SISFFIT306A - Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a risk-management process in relation to an activity in accordance with an organisation's risk-management policies and procedures. In this context, the risk-analysis process is conducted using structured analysis methodology according to the current Australian and New Zealand standard.
  • SISFFIT303A - Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
    This unit covers the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate advice to specific population clients when conducting fitness appraisals and suggesting fitness activities. It covers the pathology of the more common disease states and conditions encountered within the fitness industry, and the limiting effects a condition has on exercise performance and functional capacity.
  • SISFFIT308A - Plan and deliver gym programs
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, demonstrate, supervise and monitor a range of gym programs customised for clients with specific fitness requirements, as well as responding appropriately to the changing needs of clients.
  • SISFFIT304A - Instruct and monitor fitness programs
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, instruct, supervise and evaluate fitness programs for a range of fitness clients, including older adults and older adolescents.
  • SISFFIT312A - Plan and deliver an endurance training program
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver indoor and outdoor endurance training programs for a range of clients, utilising a broad range of equipment as well as motivational and instructional techniques.
  • SISFFIT302A - Provide quality service in the fitness industry
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, interpersonal, communication and customer service skills and knowledge required to work in the fitness industry. It requires the ability to use appropriate communication techniques, maintain high personal presentation standards, establish rapport with clients, determine and address client needs and expectations and deal with complaints.
  • SISXIND101A - Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a sport and recreation environment. The unit focuses on the application of industry knowledge and organisational work practices to support the completion of day-to-day work activities.
  • SISXFAC207 - Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake routine maintenance and minor repairs on sport, fitness and recreation equipment.
  • BSBSMB306 - Plan a home-based business
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to employ useful strategies to set up a business from home. It applies to individuals who are establishing or operating a micro business, providing self-employment.
  • SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply general Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements in the workplace. It describes generic OHS responsibilities applicable to employees without managerial or supervisory responsibilities.
  • SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a risk-analysis process in relation to an activity and in accordance with an organisation’s risk-management policies and procedures. In this context, the risk-analysis process is conducted using structured analysis methodology according to the current Australian and New Zealand Standard.
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Please note that this unit needs to be completed with an external provider.

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