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CERTIFICATE III & IV IN FITNESS

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COURSE CODE

SIS30321-Cert 3 in Fitness
SIS40221-Cert 4 in Fitness

DELIVERY

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DURATION

12 Months

COURSE CODE

SIS30321-Cert 3 in Fitness
SIS40221-Cert 4 in Fitness

DELIVERY

Online

DURATION

12 Months

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INFORMATION

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COURSE OUTCOMES

Completing the SIS30321 – 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 in a gym, health club or leisure centre
  • Provide pre-screens & develop resistance programs to clients
  • Learn about the Fitness Industry, how to maintain a gym & customer service

Completing the SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness combined with the Certificate III in Fitness you will be able to graduate as a fully reputable fitness professional:

  • Graduate as a Personal Trainer
  • Develop the skills to set up your own business in the Fitness Industry
  • Deliver fitness classes to special populations and teenagers
  • Strength & Conditioning programming & coaching

OVERVIEW

COURSE OVERVIEW

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!

Students will also be qualified to register as an Exercise Professional with organisations like peak industry body, AUSactive.

Become a Personal Trainer tailoring Fitness & Eat for Health programs that improve a person’s quality of life, an indoor & outdoor Trainer motivating others to move, help keep clients active, support the well-being of older adults, be a Health Club Supervisor, Co-ordinator, Member Support and Customer Service consultant, S&C coach and much much more!

REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.
  • 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 and videos on smartphones, edit 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.
  • AUSactive are now offering free Student Insurance, (if insurance is not currently held), and a requirement for a USI number.

CERTIFICATE STAGES

PROGRAM STAGES - SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness
Fitness Institute First Aid

FI 01 – Course Introduction and First Aid

  • HLTAID011* – Provide First Aid (to be completed externally)

FI 02 – Work Health and Safety


Working in Fitness Industry

FI 03 – Working in the Industry

  • BSBPEF301 – Organise personal work priorities
  • SIRXSLS001 – Sell to the retail customer
  • BSBOPS304 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers

Anatomy

FI 04 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • SISFFIT047* – Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

Gym Instructor

FI 05 – The Role of Gym Instructor

  • SISFFIT032* – Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033* – Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT052* – Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT040* – Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISXDIS001 – Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability

Group Fitness

FI 06 – The Role of Group Fitness Instructor

  • SISFFIT035* – Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036* – Instruct group exercise sessions
* Required to be completed before entry into the SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness
PROGRAM STAGES - SIS40221– Certificate IV in Fitness
Fitness Institute First Aid

PT 01 – PT for Specific Populations

  • SISFFIT049 – Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
  • SISFFIT050 – Support exercise behaviour change
  • SISFFIT051 – Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
  • CHCCOM006 – Establish and manage client relationships
  • SISFFIT045 – Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
  • SISFFIT044 – Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients

PT 02 – PT for Body Composition Goals

  • SISFFIT041 – Develop personalised exercise programs
  • SISFFIT042 – Instruct personalised exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT043 – Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
  • SISFFIT053 – Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

PT 03 – PT for Sport, Strength and Conditioning goals

  • SISXICT001 – Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
  • SISXCAI009 – Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • SISXCAI010 – Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • SISXCAI005 – Conduct individualised long-term training programs

PT 04 – Fitness Business Success

  • BSBESB401 – Research and develop business plans
  • BSBESB402 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • BSBESB404 – Market new business ventures

FAQs

How long do I have to complete the course?

You’ll have a generous 12 months to complete the Combo Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness qualifications.

How quickly can I complete the course?

Our course is designed to be flexible and self-paced.

Depending on your dedication and prior experience, completion can range from 18 to 50 weeks.

Most full-time working students finish in 20 to 30 weeks with around 8-12 hours of study per week. Part-time working students generally complete the course faster.

If I'm not experienced in the gym, can I still join the course?

Yes, our course caters to beginners in the gym and some students do this course for their own professional development.

How much practical work is required at a fitness facility?

You’ll need to complete approximately 40-45 hours of practical work, with individual sessions typically lasting 30 to 45 minutes each and group sessions 45 to 60 minutes.

Your mentor will guide you, and provide a mix of direct and indirect supervision with feedback for your continual improvement.

We provide access to free student insurance through AusActive for your peace of mind.

What if I can't find a gym and a mentor?
We have a range of contacts across Australia who are now part of our Certified Mentor Program
I'm worried that I won't find the motivation to complete my work.

We have created a VIP Support program, that is designed for students to stay on track, get additional support & set weekly or fortnightly goals to finish the course faster.

Sessions are delivered by Google Meet (video conference) with one of our expert trainers.

Do I need to complete the PT Course in sequential order & wait for assessments to be marked before moving on?

While we recommend completing the course in order, you’ll have access to all materials upon enrollment. You can progress to further sections once items are submitted for grading. First aid certification (externally obtained) is required before training any clients.

Do I need a Working With Children Check (WWCC) to complete my PT Course?

You will need a WWCC if working with anyone 17 or younger, however if you can’t obtain a WWCC card, you can complete the course with adult based scenarios.

How much does the PT course cost?

We offer tailored investment plans to suit your needs:

Axcelerate, Power Investment, VIP Investment, and Mentor Investment plans to suit your level of support required.

You can see our investment plans here.

Do you teach Nutrition in your PT Course?

Our course includes lectures from an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and covers healthy eating strategies within the scope of personal training.

We also offer a free non-accredited Nutrition Course for all students.

What does your PT course specialise in?

Our electives allow graduates to gain career opportunities in gym instruction, group fitness, personal training for specific populations, strength and conditioning and business success.

After graduation, do you offer any Professional Development courses?

Yes, we offer Continuing Education Credit (CEC) programs, including Kids Fit and Boxing for Fitness.

Are there any grants, scholarships or government funding available?

Check out our Government Funding page for potential opportunities.

Are you a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?

Yes, Fitness Institute has been registered with ASQA since 2009, ensuring compliance and quality.

Is this course Internationally recognised?

Yes, upon completion and registration with AusActive, students can explore international recognition through icreps.org.

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