Australian Learning Group

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Australian Learning Group

Course details

CRICOS course code: 089271G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The Certificate III in Fitness is your first step into the fitness industry. This national qualification allows you to be a ‘fitness instructor’. You will learn to assess, train and supervise clients in fitness centres and gyms.

What do you learn in a Certificate III in Fitness?

The Certificate III in Fitness course will prepare you to:

  • Fitness screen and assess new clients
  • Monitor a client’s fitness level and development
  • Provide fitness training to a single client or group of clients in a supervised and low risk setting
  • Provide advice on exercise and exercise equipment
  • Perform administration duties of the fitness centre or gym
  • Deliver first aid.

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology and the basics of Exercise Science
  • Client screening and assessment
  • Principles of healthy eating
  • Instructing exercise
  • Planning exercise
  • Exercise for Special Populations clients such as older adults
  • First Aid
  • Fitness Course Instructor Specialisations

Job Outcomes

Fitness Instructor, Gym Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a CIII level are primarily employed as gym or group instructors in a fitness or leisure facility.
  • A study pathway to the Certificate IV in Fitness.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Units of Competency

The Certificate III in Fitness is made up of 16 units of competencies, which are made up of 9 core and 7 elective units, the following table lists the units included in ACSF’s course:

Unit Code Unit Title

SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation

SISFFIT002 Recognize and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs

SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information

SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients

SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities

SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions

SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs

SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals

SISXCCS003 Address client needs.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 5,850 for the entire course; 1,790 per term; Enroll fee: 195; Material... Read more5,850 for the entire course; 1,790 per term; Enroll fee: 195; Material fee: 300
Start date: 05 October 2020
Duration: 9 months
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)

Brisbane Campus

Level 4, 243 Edward Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

This is an entry level course and no previous fitness skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.
  • Completed Upper intermediate level
  • The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

IELTS - 5.5 (with no individual band under 5.0); TOEFL Internet Based - 46; Cambridge English - CAE 162; PTE Academic - 42; OET - B.


Australian Learning Group
Sydney Campus
Level 1, 333 Kent Street Sydney New South Wales 2000