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Group Exercise Leader

Fitness Institute offer the SISSS00113 – GEL skillset online

If you are looking to become a Group Exercise Leader delivering pre-choreographed classes designed for you and don’t want or need to design your own fitness classes or become a Gym Supervisor, this is the perfect course for you to do.

Combining 4 specific units of competency with a recognised pre-choreographed training provider certification (i.e. MOSSA, Les Mills, Radical or Zumba) enables you to become a Registered Group Exercise Leader with organisations like National Peak Fitness Registration Body, Fitness Australia.

As registration, insurance and employment requirements differ between organisations, we recommend contacting professional registration organisations, employers and/or insurers directly for their specific requirements.

If you do want to design your own fitness classes and obtain a greater knowledge of anatomy, physiology, group instruction and exercise prescription in the near future, you should consider the Certificate III & IV in Fitness which is a pathway to becoming a qualified Gym Supervisor and Personal Trainer.

Read more about the differences between Group Exercise Leader and Group Exercise Instructor Qualification HERE. 

We also recommend completing CPR and First Aid externally as this is an important qualification to obtain and may be required when registering as a Group Exercise Leader.

Work Placement and Assessment Information: 

11 hours of work experience is required:

  • 3 hours customer service
  • 5 hours participation in pre-choreographed classes taught by another instructor
  • 3 hours teaching pre-choreographed classes

Assessment is a combination of knowledge, skill and performance based tasks and learners completing programs other than those developed by ZUMBA, MOSSA, Les Mills and Radical Fitness programs are required to submit additional assessment tasks.

See below to get started or receive more information!

An example of a pre-choreographed group fitness class would be MOSSA’s Group Power class.

Fitness Australia also allocate 5 CEC’s per unit of competency – Learn more HERE.

Example of a Pre-choreographed class – Mossa’s Group Power

Testimonial from Fitness Institute GEL Graduate and Zumba Instructor Minie Minarelli
“My experience with Fitness Institute has been fantastic! As a Zumba trainer I needed one more qualification in order to start my class at Goodlife Health Clubs Parramatta and I chose the Fitness Institute GEL course. Needless to say: I was a bit impatient, I wanted to activate my class as soon as I could, and I’m terrible with technology and online courses!
Still, the Fitness Institute team has gone above and beyond for me: from day one Sarah, Jaimee and Kristine have been awesome in giving me clear and consistent information, in supporting my requests and processing my assessments.
Their emails have always been very polite and friendly…Finally customer service that treats you like a real person and not a number!
Kristine has also taken the time to explain to me where and how I could amend my assessments, which is a great thing because, yes, you want your qualifications as quickly as you can, but you also want the best quality and a course that truly makes the difference (I’m a trainer and assessor myself, and I think she’s done a great job assessing my work).
Now my Zumba class is getting bigger and bigger, and I proudly confirm that the GEL course by Fitness Institute made the difference! Highly recommended!”
Group Exercise Leader - SISSS00113
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation both highly recommended to complete before registering as a Group Exercise Leader
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT009 – Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed community fitness
  • SISFFIT010 – Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music
  • SISXCCS001 – Provide Quality Service
Additional Work Placement

Completion of a pre-choreographed course through an external provider

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5 months to complete


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5 months to complete