Certificate III in Fitness | FITNESS INSTITUTE

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Get the best Career outcome with the Full Comprehensive Certificate III in Fitness



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SIS30315-Certificate III in Fitness




7 months


Certificate III in Fitness


SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness

  • Program Stage 01 – Course Introduction and 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
  • 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**
    • 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
    • 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

By completing the Certificate III in Fitness, you can work as a gym instructor or supervisor delivering training programs, a group fitness instructor designing innovative fitness classes or a customer service or member services representative!
Fitness Institute’s SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness is specifically designed for those wishing to progress towards a career in the Fitness Industry.

Obtaining this entry level qualification allows you to work in environments such as a commercial gym, performing pre-exercise screens, fitness assessments and program delivery. You can also assist with customer service and upkeep of the facility as well as deliver a wide range of fitness classes to groups of all ages and fitness levels.

See information on this link if looking to combine the Certificate III & IV in Fitness.

Our program development team has chosen specific electives to better prepare you and increase your employability.


This course is available face to face in select locations and online Australia Wide with the support of a suitably qualified mentor. Discounts are available when combining the Certificate III & IV in Fitness.

If you do not complete, extensions can be purchased.

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 (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 Fitenss Institute first on 1300 434 863 and we can advise our support options including the VIP Support Pack.
  • Covers additional support for Cert III in Fitness
  • 10 Scheduled 30 minute outbound calls with a Fitness Professional
  • Extensive feedback on assessment items
  • Video observation and feedback of practicals
  • Students with limited access to industry support and guidance or who need help with assessments due to course Learning, Literacy and Numeracy requirements are recommended to add the VIP Support pack.
  • Only an additional $500
    • ACCELERATE with VIP – $2,290 for VIP Paid in Full
    • FREEDOM A with VIP – $2,490 for VIP Investment Plan ($85 First payment + $85 remainder weekly payments).
    • FREEDOM B with VIP – $2,490 for VIP Investment Plan ($100 First payment + $170 remainder fortnightly payments).

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