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Certificate III in Fitness.

The hands-on SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness provides you with the knowledge and skills to enjoy an active role as a Gym Instructor or Group Exercise Instructor in a fitness environment.

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Qualify as a Fitness or Gym Instructor with a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a career with a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness. Completion of this course can land you a job that you will love as a Group Exercise Instructor and Gym Instructor.

When you enrol with AIPT, you’re signing up for a truly interactive and hands-on approach to learning. Throughout this course, you’ll acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to help people achieve their fitness goals, including conducting fitness assessments and designing and delivering exercise programs.

When studying the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, you will qualify for these specialisations: 

Group Exercise Instructor – Deliver group exercise sessions designed for clients of different ages and fitness levels. These sessions can include, among many others, freestyle, pre-choreographed, or circuit-style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

Gym Instructor – Provide tailored client assessments, assist gym members with correct technique and equipment usage, and develop/demonstrate fitness programs. You will also gain the skills to supervise a facility or service, competently handle a range of customer enquiries, and learn to keep a fitness centre clean and well-maintained for the safety of your future clients. 

This fitness course aims to make you a highly valuable addition to any gym’s staff by developing fitness and training fundamentals such as principles of anatomy and physiology. You will also learn the latest when it comes to nutrition, as well as motivational strategies that will allow you to help members succeed on their health and fitness journeys.

When you enrol with AIPT, you’ll enjoy flexible course delivery. Practical components are undertaken with real fitness professionals in real gyms, while the theory elements of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness can be completed online from the comfort of your home.

Course Outcomes.

The SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness will prepare you to work as a: 

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Group Exercise Instructor

Plan and deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs for groups of individuals where the level of personalised instruction and ongoing client monitoring is limited. Group Exercise Instructors often work in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.

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Gym Instructor

Work as part of a team of fitness professionals in a gym providing advice on using gym equipment and writing exercise programs, while also contributing to daily operations.

Course snapshot

Certificate III in Fitness.

Delivery structure

Practical Elements:

  • Campus Club
  • With a 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor
  • With a Mentor of Your Choice

Theoretical Elements:

  • Are completed online

Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 23.5 hours of practical experience in a real gym   
  • 15 course units to complete   
  • Complete one course unit every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months.  
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Delivery Structure.

Studying the Certificate III in Fitness with AIPT is flexible and you can tailor it to suit your needs. The course is broken down into two parts:

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1. Practical.

The practical elements of your course can be undertaken in one of two ways:

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Learn in a small group environment inside one of Australia’s leading gyms and be mentored by the best in the business.  

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Undertake 23.5 hours of face-to-face practical learning following a set timetable.  
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Learn inside a leading gym and be mentored by a real fitness professional.

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2. Theoretical.

Study the theoretical elements of this course anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.


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15 course units to complete.
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Complete one course unit every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability
or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

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Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate III in Fitness

Cost & payment.

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (All learning resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Why choose AIPT?

AIPT Australia Wide

100+ campus locations

We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

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Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

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Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms

Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.

Our mission

Largest network of industry partnerships

The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.

They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch right throughout the enrolment process.

Studying my theory online and at my pace allowed me to continue working full-time. The face-to-face component was amazing, working with an experienced instructor.

AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through COVID times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything.

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and at university. It allowed flexibility while ensuring I received the best education possible .


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