RPL | FITNESS INSTITUTE

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If you have completed other qualifications in the Sport, Recreation, Health and Fitness Industry within the past 2 years, you may qualify for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer.

Please note: Qualifications for the Certificate III and IV in Fitness, obtained prior to SIS30315 and SIS40215 are now considered “not equivalent” by Training.gov.au, which is the National Register on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia. 

Significant enhancements in the past 2 years include:

  • Working with Allied Health Professionals.
  • Scope of Practice for providing Healthy Eating Information
  • Working with Children updates.

Universities, registered training organisations and colleges are different in terms of what areas are and are not covered in qualifications.

Many tertiary qualifications go into detail in areas not covered by the current Certificate III and IV in Fitness, but also skip areas the Certificate III and IV in Fitness do cover.

Doing a higher level qualification such as one listed below may still only provide partial RPL for certain subjects:

  • Bachelor of Sports Science
  • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Bachelor of Human Movement
  • Bachelor of Education (High School PE)
  • Master of Strength and Conditioning

Fitness Institute “cluster” individual units of competency into program stages for the current SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness,  SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness and SIS50215 – Diploma of Fitness.

It may not be possible to RPL complete program stages in all cases and if this proves to be the case, specific assessments can be provided to bridge gaps.

If you are unsure if you qualify to be able to get units through RPL use the enquriy form below and our career advisors will be able to assist you. 

Costs of RPL

The total cost for RPL is the same as doing the course (total course cost = RPL Application fee + remainder of full course fees).

  • Upon submission of the RPL application, our assessors will match performance criteria and identify any gap training to be completed.
  • The student will then be formally enrolled in their qualification

RPL Application fee for Certificate III in Fitness $150

RPL Application fee for Certificate III and IV in Fitness $250

RPL Application fee for Diploma of Fitness $250 

For more information on enrolling into the Certificate III and IV in Fitness or Diploma of Fitness, fill out the enquiry form below and our career advisors will get in contact with you. 

    Case Study 1 for RPL: Mike

    Note example only – prices subject to change.

    • Mike has an old SRF30206 – Certificate III in Fitness + Industry experience
    • Mike wants to RPL into the new SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness and then do the SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness
    • Mike checks the price of the Combo Certificate III & IV Online and wants to pay in Full. The current price is $2,590.
    • Mike first wants to see how he will go with RPL, so he pays the $150 RPL application fee for the Certificate III in Fitness.
    • Mike then gets his results back and gets partial RPL and then has to do other gap training that is new such as Healthy Eating, Train Older Adults, etc.
    • Mike then pays the remainder for the course ($2,590 – $150 = $2,440) and is then enrolled into the course and has access to the training material.
    • Mike finishes the certificate III in Fitness and gets listed as RPL for some units and Competent for others.
    • Mike then continues into the Certificate IV in Fitness.
    Case Study 2 for RPL: Jennifer

    Note example only – prices subject to change.

    • Jennifer has a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from 2015 + industry experience.
    • Jennifer wants to RPL as much as possible of both the SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness and the SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness
    • Jennifer checks the price of the Combo Certificate III & IV Online and wants to pay via payment plan. The current price is $2,990.
    • Jennifer first wants to see how she will go with RPL, so she pays the $250 RPL application fee for the Certificate III & IV in Fitness.
    • Jennifer then gets his results back and gets partial RPL and then has to do other gap training for areas that her degree didn’t cover which in this case was Strength and Conditioning and Group Fitness (note many Universities are different).
    • Jennifer then starts her payment plan for the remainder for the course ($2,990 – $250 = $2,740) and is then enrolled into the course and has access to the training material.
    • Jennifer finishes the certificate III & IV in Fitness and gets listed as RPL for some units and Competent for others.
    Case Study 3 for RPL: Sam

    Note example only – prices subject to change.

    • Sam has as recent  SIS30310 or SIS30313 -Certificate III in Fitness.
    • Sam wants to RPL as much as possible of the new SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness and then do the new SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness
    • Sam can’t just do the new SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness as there are specific pre-requisites to do the new SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness.
    • As the gap training and RPL is easier to do than previous Certificate III in Fitness such as Case Study 1, students who sign up and pay for the SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness will get the gap training and RPL in the Certificate III in Fitness for free.
      FAQ: Why does RPL cost the same as doing the course. Shouldn't it be cheaper?

      The reason is that the workload for the Fitness Institute Training and Assessment team is actually MORE than a standard enrolment due to the amount of evidence checking that is required.  Many RTOs actually charge additional for RPL due to the amount of work required.

       

         Use this form to send an RPL enquiry

        If you are unsure whether you qualify for RPL fill out the form below and our career advisors will be in touch with you. 

        Use this form to begin your RPL Application

        Once you have filled this form out you will be directed to the payment process. Our team will be in touch with you regarding the documents & information you will need to submit once payment clears.