Online Personal Trainer Course | Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness

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SIS30315-Cert 3 in Fitness
SIS40215-Cert 4 in Fitness





10 Months





Since 2009, Fitness Institute has coached, inspired and empowered Personal Trainers Australia Wide!

Are you looking for a health & fitness education program that can help you become a personal trainer or work in the fitness industry? Our online personal training course is developed to educate those passionate about health & fitness to be leading fitness professionals.

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “how do I become a personal trainer?” or “which fitness certification is best for me?”

If you are looking for a world-class online personal trainer course, enrolling in this course option will give you the Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness, enabling you to be a leading health & fitness professional.

Our team is In the Industry – for the Industry. All staff at Fitness Institute have experience in the Sport, Wellness, Fitness and Recreation Industry. Even the Directors and Management Team are fully qualified Coaches and Trainers.

We have specifically designed our courses to give our students the best learning environment possible and to make sure you come out the other end as a confident and reputable fitness professional.

Completing the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is your first stepping stone towards a career in the fitness industry. It is perfect if you are looking to become employed or start working as:

  • Graduate as a Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor
  • Instruct exercise to older adults
  • Personal Trainer in a gym, health club or leisure centre
  • Deliver exercise classes to a mix of fitness levels & different age groups
  • Provide pre-screens & develop resistance programs to clients
  • Build your own Personal Training business
  • Invest into an existing Personal Training franchise
  • Learn about the Fitness Industry, how to maintain a gym & customer service

Completing the SIS40215 Certificate IV combined with the Certificate III in Fitness you will be able to graduate as a fully reputable fitness professional:

  • Graduate as a Personal Trainer
  • Train individuals or groups of children & adults
  • Develop the skills to setup your own business in the Fitness Industry
  • Deliver fitness classes to children 5-12 years old and teens 13-17 years old
  • Strength & Conditioning programming & coaching

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We have specifically designed our personal trainer courses to give our students the best learning environment along with the best support available possible and to make sure you come out on the other end as a confident and reputable fitness professional.

Our comprehensive online personal trainer course is self-paced, meaning you can structure your learning around your busy life without any assessment deadlines and you can finish as quickly as you like. All learning material and assessments are available to you from the day you’re enrolled – No annoying waiting on assessments to progress through your course.

Combined with being a fully accredited RTO,  our course is nationally and internationally recognised, so you can travel the world and take your qualifications with you!



There are no official entry requirements to the Certificate III in Fitness, however Fitness Institute will require the following for our course:

  • A small level of familiarity with gyms.
  • Desktop or laptop computer (2 screens recommended for study, but not required).
  • Computer literacy
    • Able to process word documents, spreadsheets and presentation files.
    • Able to send emails and attach documents or link to web files.
    • Able to take pictures or videos on smartphones and upload to the web.
  • Year 10 or equivalent completed. Year 11 minimum if in school (note 18 + is recommended).
  • Ability to participate in physical activity or work out a suitable plan with your mentor (if injured).
  • Commercial gym membership and access to be able to complete your practicals and experience different group fitness classes.
  • A mentor with at least a Certificate IV in Fitness and relevant experience (you may use multiple mentors if you like).
  • If you believe that you may have learning difficulties with this course, please contact Fitness Institute first on 1300 434 863 and we can advise our support options including the VIP Support Pack.


PROGRAM STAGES - SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness
Fitness Institute First Aid

Program Stage 01 – Course Introduction & First Aid

  • HLTAID003 — Provide First Aid (required externally)
  • HLTAID001 — Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (highly recommended)**

Program Stage 02 – WHS and Risk in the Fitness Industry

  • BSBRSK401 — Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • HLTWHS001 — Participate in workplace health and safety

Working in Fitness Industry

Program Stage 03 – Working in the Fitness Industry

  • SISXCCS001 – Provide quality service**
  • SISXFAC001 — Maintain equipment for activities
  • SISXIND001 — Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
  • Plus 5 hours Maintenance Log book
  • Plus 10 hours Customer Service Log book


Program Stage 04 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • SISFFIT004 — Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming**

Gym Instructor

Program Stage 05 – Gym Instructor

  • SISFFIT001 — Provide health screening and fitness orientation**
  • SISFFIT002 — Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations **
  • SISFFIT003 — Instruct fitness programs**
  • SISFFIT005 — Provide healthy eating information**
  • SISFFIT006 — Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT014 — Instruct exercise to older clients

Group Fitness

Program Stage 06 – Group Fitness

  • SISFFIT007 — Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT011 — Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISXCAI006 — Facilitate groups
  • Plus 15 hours of attending group fitness classes log book
  • **Pre-requisites for the SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness
PROGRAM STAGES - SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness
Fitness Institute First Aid

Program Stage 07 – Group Training & Young People

  • SISFFIT012 — Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 -12
  • SISFFIT013 — Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 -17 years
  • SISFFIT016 — Provide the motivation to positively influence exercise behavior
  • SISFFIT019 — Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness
  • SISFFIT023 — Instruct group personal training programs

Program Stage 08 – Deliver Personal Training

  • SISFFIT015 – Collaborate with a medical and allied health professional in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT017 – Instruct long-term exercise programs
  • SISFFIT018 – Promote Functional movement capacity
  • SISFFIT020 – Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT021 – Instruct personal training programs
  • SISFFIT025 – Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
  • SISFFIT026 – Support healthy eating through the eat for health program
  • SISXRES001 – Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Program Stage 09 – Develop a Small Business

  • BSBSLS408 – Present, Secure and support sales solutions
  • BSBSMB401 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
  • BSBSMB404 – Undertake small business planning

Program Stage 10 – Strength & Conditioning and Endurance Training

  • SISFFIT024 — Instruct endurance programs
  • SISSSTC301A — Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISSSTC402A — Develop strength and conditioning programs

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Full comprehensive personal trainer courses designed by our team with decades of combined knowledge & experience

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Learn from experienced industry professionals so you can become the best health & fitness professional possible