Certificate III in Fitness
CRICOS Course Code: 096773E
Now’s the chance to develop your passion for fitness into an exciting career with the Certificate III in Fitness. Get started by choosing to specialise in group, aqua or gym programs. Students will learn to conduct fitness appraisals, provide healthy eating options, provide quality service to all types of clients and incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming. This hands-on experience will enable you to adapt for all fitness levels and learn the true meaning behind “no pain, no gain”.
Study: 21 weeks // Supervised Study: 3 weeks // Holidays: 6 weeks
14 hrs / week
6 hrs / week
Gym Owner // Gym Instructor // Group Exercise Co-ordinator
Academic Entry Requirement:
Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:
Please note: Home country evidence is accepted and must be translated English
Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:
Please note: All English evidence provided must be within a 2 year validity period. Either within two years before the application is made, or within two years of the visa grant
The following resources are required to complete this course:
Please note: Students are required to purchase these items at their own expense
You may be eligible for Credit Transfers if you hold the same unit(s) from another provider. To be eligible; you must present your certified qualification at enrolment stage, together with the completed ‘Course Credit Form’. Once assessed, you will be notified of the outcome. Should your achieved units be equivalent, your CoE/course duration will be reduced according to the amount of time needed to complete the outstanding units.
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
Your job is to inspire your clients to meet their fitness goals and to do this you need a few tools and techniques. In this unit you will learn how to identify client fitness requirements, administer pre-exercise health screening and plan, conduct and evaluate a fitness appraisal.
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
Learn how to identify fitness requirements for different groups of clients including children, older adults, clients with a disability and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups. Learn how to develop specific program plans, conduct exercise sessions and evaluate these plans to get the best out of each client.
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Providing quality service will keep your clients coming back and your business profitable. In this unit you will learn to address client needs and expectations, provide quality service and resolve customer complaints. You will develop industry knowledge, learn how to identify client needs and objectives, implement customer services practices and minimise risk.
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
Understanding human anatomy is fundamental to writing great fitness programs for your clients. Consolidate your understanding of anatomy and physiology in this unit and learn to apply this knowledge to your own professional practice.
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
Working in a group setting can be really motivating and fun for some clients. In this unit you will learn the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate a variety of fitness programs and circuit sessions. This involves programming and instruction of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility programs for low or moderate risk clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
Maintaining a healthy diet will improve overall health outcomes for your clients. Discover the fundamentals of healthy eating, balanced nutrition and nutritional practices to enhance peak performance.
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
Risk management and safe work practices are essential to the success of your business. Learn about the relevant laws, legislation and regulations you need to be aware of as well as how to conduct routine maintenance on gym equipment, conduct a risk assessment and manage a risk register.
SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
In this subject you will learn the fundamentals of water rescue and how to effectively problem solve under the pressure of an emergency. These techniques will help keep your casualties alive before help arrives. Policies and procedures that need to be followed in a post rescue situation will also be covered.
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Being able to care for your clients and provide first aid is critically important. Learn how to respond in an emergency, apply appropriate first aid, communicate details of the incident and evaluate the incident.
During this time your mentor will deliver planned training sessions which are aimed to give you introductory project management skills and knowledge. Activities may include presentations, group work, interactive games or a range of other hands on and engaging experiences.
Collaborate (facilitated learning & project work)
During this facilitated time, you will work collaboratively with your project team, or complete independent research tasks that have been delivered in the workshop sessions. You will practice skills that you have been taught by your mentor.
During this session, you will practice demonstrating required skills in a real and simulated work environment.
Online Course Hub (on-line learning portal)
The course hub provides you with a wide range of learning resources to guide your distance education. You will be able to access a variety of quality resources in your own time.
Facebook Group (communication and conversation group)
Your mentor will lead conversations and communicate information related to your study. You will be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with your class peers about project work.