SIS30315 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”.

Start Dates



30 Weeks

Study: 21 weeks // Supervised Study: 3 weeks // Holidays: 6 weeks

Delivery Mode


14 hrs / week


6 hrs / week

Potential Career Outcomes

Gym Owner // Gym Instructor // Group Exercise Co-ordinator



Gold Coast

Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirement:

Students must provide evidence of successful completion of:

  • Certificate IV or Diploma requires a minimum of Year 12 OR a minimum of a Certificate III level qualification or higher
  • If there is no evidence of the above, the student must sit the Entrepreneur Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test and achieve a satisfactory result


Please note: Home country evidence is accepted and must be translated English


Entry Requirement:

Students must pass a minimum of one of the following English Requirements:

  • Upper Intermediate Certificate or higher
  • Certificate IV level or higher qualification in Australia
  • IELTS 5.5-6, FCE Grade B or C, CAE 160-179, TOEFL 72-94, TOEIC 400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
  • Entrepreneur Education English Test, achieving at least Upper Intermediate level


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


Resource Requirements:

The following resources are required to complete this course:

  • Computer Requirements: Students will require continual access to their own laptop computer during class and outside of class to meet distance education requirements


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.

Course Subjects

01. Know Your Client

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.

02. Never Too Old

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.

03. Quality = Priceless

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.

04. Know Your Body

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.

05. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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.

06. The Painful Truth

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.

07. Spray and Wipe

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.

08. Green is the new black

BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

In this day and age, it is important to reduce negative environmental impacts within the workplace. With this unit you will learn how to effectively measure current resourse use, carry out improvements and make our world a better place.

09. 000

HLTAID011 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.

Timetable Information


Please note; Timetables are subject to change.

Course Terminology


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.

Distance Education

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.

Academic Calendars