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SIS30315 | 090876B

Certificate III in Fitness

Your fitness career goals are within your reach with this entry-level qualification. This course is an essential minimum requirement to work at a gymnasium or as an exercise instructor.

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online TAFE at School International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$400 - $660
Subsidised
$560 - $660
Full Fee
$3,540
TAFE at School Full Fee
$1,440
International
$3,600
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Course overview

Establish yourself in fitness with this entry-level qualification. You'll be equipped with a broad range of knowledge needed to work as a fitness or exercise instructor. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as fitness instructors is growing very strongly. They predict there will be around 21,000 job openings in this large occupation over the next five years. 

You will learn the basic knowledge needed to succeed in areas like fitness program instruction, provision of healthy eating information, and introduction of exercise for older clients. You may also have a chance to specialise in areas like aqua or group exercise instructor. Our teaching team have many years of industry experience and knowledge that will help you achieve your goals within the fitness industry. 

Successfully completing this course will allow you to seek employment as a qualified exercise instructor. You will be able to take your skills and work anywhere in Australia, or move into further study to expand your options.

What can I do?

  • Gymnasium Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor

Course outcome:

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Job-ready training

We put theory into practice, which is why we believe in real-world learning environments. With access to professional operating gyms and up-to-date equipment you'll graduate with confidence, knowing you have the skills and experience that employers seek.

Further study options

At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance and continue to grow with further study options that will open up more exciting employment opportunities in the world of fitness and sport development.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT001
    Provide health screening and fitness orientation
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify client fitness requirements, administer a pre-exercise health screening questionnaire and advise clients of appropriate fitness programs, services and facilities. This involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice regarding services and referral requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide health screening and fitness orientation

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT002
    Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise exercise considerations common to specific population groups. It requires the ability to understand anatomical and physiological considerations and apply that understanding to client exercise participation aimed at improving health-related components of fitness.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT003
    Instruct fitness programs
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate a variety of fitness programs and circuit sessions aimed at the health-related components of fitness. It involves programming and instruction of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility programs for low or moderate risk clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct fitness programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT004
    Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT004
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT005
    Provide healthy eating information
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT005
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide healthy eating information and support healthy attitudes to eating and body composition. This is undertaken in accordance with recommended guidelines within industry endorsed scope of practice.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide healthy eating information

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT014
    Instruct exercise to older clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT014
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for male clients aged forty five and over, and female clients aged fifty five and over. It requires the ability to provide instruction of exercise programs aimed at improving health and fitness for older clients, with consideration of aspects of healthy ageing. It also covers promotion of incidental physical activity to clients to minimise the risk of developing sedentary lifestyle behaviours. It involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice and referral requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct exercise to older clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXCCS001
    Provide quality service
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXCCS001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to address needs and expectations of clients and colleagues, promote programs, services and facilities, and respond to conflict and client complaints.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide quality service

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXFAC001
    Maintain equipment for activities
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXFAC001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain equipment for activities

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISXIND001
    Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
    UNIT CODE :
    SISXIND001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a sport, recreation or fitness environment. The unit requires the ability to use industry knowledge to support the completion of day-to-day work activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

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South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
15 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
01 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
15 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
01 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
15 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
01 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
15 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $400
  • Subsidised: $560
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
01 Feb 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Mixed mode
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $1,440
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $3,600
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $3,600
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You may be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. You are also required to bring your own sports clothing, sports shoes, a gym towel, hat, water bottle and basic stationery including including four (4) A4 display folders for assessment.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Placement

International students

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality

During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Need to know

Blue Card
To successfully satisfy all course requirements you will be required to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). Learn More

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Please note: The program offered at our Wide Bay Burnett location does not deliver HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid as part of the program, however it is requirement for final issuance of the Certificate III in Fitness. You will need to complete this unit with an external provider and provide proof of completion for credit transfer. Only HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid will be accepted for this process. The completion of this unit will incur additional costs of approximately $140.00.

 

Replacement qualification
This qualification  has been replaced by SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness as of 9 November 2021. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 May 2023.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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