SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

CRICOS Course Code: 109353C

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


15 hrs / week


5 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 III requires a minimum completion of Year 10 OR a minimum of Certificate II level qualification or higher
  • 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

SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments

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. Risky Business

BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes

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 conduct a risk assessment and manage a risk register.

03. Teamwork

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

BSBXTW301 Work in a team  

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

04. Know Your Body

SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

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

SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions

SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions

SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

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

SISFFIT052 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. Customer Service

BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

In this role, individuals often exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate knowledge of customer service. They provide technical advice and support to customers over short or long-term interactions.

08. Priorities

BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence. The unit applies to individuals who exercise discretion and judgement and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts.

09. Sustainability

BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to measure, support and find opportunities to improve the sustainability of work practices. The unit applies to individuals, working under supervision or guidance, who are required to follow workplace procedures and instructions. These individuals work in an environmentally sustainable manner within scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility.

10. 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.

11. Work Safely

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

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

Canvas (Learner Management System)
Canvas is your online learning portal. Within this platform, you will be able to access your course learning materials, assessment requirements, and marked submissions. You will also be able to communicate with your Mentor within this platform, outside of timetabled hours. The system is user friendly and will help keep you on track throughout your studies.

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