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Certificate III in Fitness Online (SIS30321) | Fitness Education Online

The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) 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.

The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) provides a pathway to work as a fitness instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.

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Course Details

To complete the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), you need to take a total of 15 units, which comprises of 11 core units and 4 elective units.

Course Outline

Qualification: Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) - online

Module 1: Health Appraisal

  • BSBPEF301: Organise work priorities
  • SISFFIT032: Complete pre-exercise screening & service orientation
  • SISFFIT033: Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information

Module 2: 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
  • BSBOPS304: Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Module 3: Group Fitness

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

Module 4: Fitness Business

  • BSBESB301: Investigate business opportunities
  • BSBOPS403: Apply business risk management processes
  • BSBESB404: Market new business ventures
  • SIRXSLS001: Sell to the retail customer


Course Duration


Students may take a maximum of up to 12 months to complete the certification.

At Fitness Education Online our qualification is 100% online and self paced, which means students have the option to progress more quickly through the qualification.

The total time it takes to complete the a Certificate III in Fitness usually depends on the students previous experience, how much time they can dedicate to their study and the pace they prefer to study at.


Entry Requirements


Age: Must be at least 16 years of age

Education: Must have completed year 10 (or equivalent)

Residency Status: Must be a permanent Australian resident (or equivalent)

Resources: Must have access to a computer and internet access


How much does the Online Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) cost?


Current special - $1,997


We have a 7 day cooling off period. If you are unhappy with the course and let us know within 7 days, you are entitled to a refund. Conditions apply.


What You'll Learn

There are several learnings you can acquire when you take our Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) 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
  • Incorporating anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming


Graduate Outcomes


Job roles may include:

  • Membership Consultant: Membership Consultants engage with potential and current members to provide information, sell memberships, and enhance member satisfaction and retention at a fitness facility
  • Gym Instructor: Gym Instructors oversee gym operations, assist clients with equipment and ensure safety protocols are followed.
  • Group Fitness Instructor: Group Fitness Instructors lead fitness classes, motivating participants and ensuring effective workout sessions


Professional Registration

Qualified candidates are able to register with appropriate fitness registration bodies including but not limited to AUSactive, Physical Activity Australia and FitRec.


Career Growth Opportunities

After completing the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) candidates may undertake Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) and study towards becoming a Personal Trainer.


What is the Difference Between a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness

The major difference between Certificate III and IV in Fitness is in the job opportunities on completion of the qualification. Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) is tailored for people who want to work as a Group or Gym Instructor while Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) is tailored for people who want to work as a Personal Trainer.


Delivery Method for SIS30321


Online Learning Platform
Fitness Education Online's platform for the online Certificate III in Fitness offers a dynamic online learning environment that's both user-friendly and intuitive. It provides a comprehensive array of resources tailored to diverse learning styles, including instructional videos, engaging PowerPoint presentations, interactive quizzes, and downloadable textbooks. This ensures accessibility anytime, anywhere, allowing students to learn at their pace and on their schedule, accommodating even the busiest lifestyles. Incorporating multimedia elements and interactive features significantly enhances engagement and retention, making the learning process both effective and enjoyable.

Practice Sessions
The online Certificate III in Fitness's curriculum includes structured practice sessions designed to offer students hands-on experience in a simulated fitness setting. These sessions are crucial for applying theoretical knowledge to practical, real-world scenarios. Students interact with simulated clients, honing their communication and coaching skills while gaining confidence in their ability to deliver comprehensive fitness programs. The collaborative nature of these sessions fosters peer-to-peer interaction and scenario-based learning, enhancing problem-solving abilities and critical thinking. Practical experience for SIS30321 fitness certification ensures that trainers can actually perform their job, and not just understand them in theory. Note: To complete the practical component you will need to source your own 'practice clients'. For the individual sessions - you will need a minimum of ONE practice client. For the group session - you will need a minimum of SIX practice clients.

Live Practical Assessment
The online Certificate III in Fitness culminates in a live practical assessment, a pivotal step where students demonstrate their competency in a real-world environment. This assessment involves executing fitness tasks, client assessments, exercise program designs, and delivering personalised training sessions, all under the watchful eyes of qualified assessors. It's a comprehensive evaluation of a student's ability to apply learned skills effectively, focusing on exercise instruction, client safety, and program customisation. Feedback from assessors is invaluable, providing insights into areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. Successfully completing this assessment signifies a student's readiness to enter the fitness industry as a certified professional.

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