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Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

What can you do with a Cert 3 in Fitness?

This qualification reflects the role of group and gym fitness instructors.

As a fitness instructor you may plan and deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction and ongoing client monitoring is limited. You will work in predictable environments under general supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a fitness instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.

Group Exercise Sessions

Specialising in group exercise instruction provides you with the skills and knowledge that you need in helping a group of individuals with varying ages and fitness levels do a set of exercises. You will also learn how to instruct and demonstrate exercise sessions to groups of clients that have limited individual interaction.

Gym Based Programs

If you decide to work as a gym instructor, you will need to learn how to provide an individually designed client assessment, provide technique correction when needed, and develop and demonstrate fitness programs. You will also be taught how to supervise a facility or service, maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of gym equipment.

Why Choose Fitness Education Online?

When you decide to take our certificate III in fitness qualification, you will also get access to any two of the certifications below for free

  • Kettlebell Certification (valued at $500)
  • Bootcamp Certification (valued at $500)
  • Pre Post Natal Certification (valued at $500)
  • Training Older Adults Certification (valued at $500)

This means along with having a Certificate III in Fitness, you will also be a Certified Bootcamp Instructor and Certified Kettlebell Instructor (or whatever specialisations you choose).

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Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

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Course Details

This qualification is 100% online, self-paced, and without time limit. You can take this course as long as you like and come back to it even after acquiring your certificate 3 in fitness.

To complete this course, you need to take a total of 16 units, which comprises of 9 core units and 7 elective units. You are also required to choose a specialisation between Group Exercise Instruction, and Gym Instruction.

Course Outline

Qualification: SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness
Course Duration: Up to 12 months

What You'll Learn

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)


Module 1: Membership Consulting

  • BSBPEF301: Organise work priorities
  • SISXFAC002: Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
  • SIRXSLS001: Sell to the retail customer
  • BSBOPS304: Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Module 2: Health Appraisal

  • SISFFIT032: Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033: Complete client fitness assessment
  • SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information

Module 3: Exercise Instruction

  • SISFFIT040: Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047: Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

Module 4: Group Fitness

  • SISFFIT035: Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036: Instruct group exercise sessions
  • HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety

Module 5: Health Coaching

  • SISFFIT0523: Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients


Graduate Outcomes

Upon completing the certificate 3 in fitness qualification, you will be able to apply to any of the following job roles:

  • Gym instructor
  • Group exercise instructor
  • Fitness instructor

Delivery Method

Online Learning: All of our theory learning is delivered via our online learning centre that you can log in to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The learning material includes videos, PowerPoint Presentations and Online Text Books.

Practice Sessions: The practice sessions allow you to gain the confidence of working with real clients.

Practical Assessment: The final step in the process is to complete the live Practical Assessment.

What You Will Learn

There are several learnings you can acquire when you take our certificate 3 in fitness online qualification. Some of the most exciting things you can learn about include the following:

  • Performing various activities and functions in the fitness industry
  • Providing exercise instruction for group or gym programs
  • Working independently in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, and community centres
  • Health screening and fitness orientation
  • Providing healthy eating information
  • Maintaining equipment for fitness activities
  • Incorporating anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

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