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SIS30321 / SIS40221 | 109306K / 112121D

Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

Dual award

Your fitness career goals are within your reach with this entry-level dual qualification. This course is an essential minimum requirement to work as a personal trainer.

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NEXT INTAKE International: South Bank Start date: 10 Jul 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$9,500

Course overview

Take the next step in fitness with this entry-level dual qualification and become a personal trainer. Demand for qualified personal trainers is set to expand by as much as 25,000 new positions within the next five years. With this level of growth, demand for skilled fitness practitioners will be high.

You will learn how to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients. You will also get the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to operate your own small personal training business.

Successfully completing this dual qualification will give you the ability to set yourself apart in the fitness industry. You'll be equipped to seek employment as a personal trainer, exercise instructor or expand into your own personal training business.

What can I do?

  • Personal Trainer
  • Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Gymnasium Instructor

Course outcome:

SIS30321 / SIS40221 Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

Job-ready training

We put theory into practice, which is why we believe in real-world learning environments. With access to industry-standard and functioning professional gyms as your classroom, you will graduate with confidence, knowing you have all the skills you need to get straight to work.

Dual award

Take advantage of our dual award offerings and get two qualifications instead of one. In most cases you will only need to complete a few additional units to upgrade your qualification. Save time, enhance your job prospects, and add value to your skill set.

What you will study

The successful achievement of the two qualifications requires you to complete all core and elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

  • SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT032
    Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT032
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to screen clients for participation in exercise programs and to provide general advice about programs and services suitable to clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT040
    Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT040
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop tailored gym-based exercise programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction, ongoing client monitoring and program evaluation is limited.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT047
    Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT047
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the role of anatomy and physiology knowledge in fitness instruction, and to use that knowledge to develop and instruct safe and effective exercise activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT052
    Provide healthy eating information
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT052
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide general, and not individualised, information about healthy eating to fitness clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide healthy eating information

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT035
    Plan group exercise sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT035
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan group exercise sessions designed for participation by mixed ability groups, or by groups that predominately comprise a particular profile, for example, older people.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan group exercise sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT036
    Instruct group exercise sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT036
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and deliver land-based group exercise sessions according to predesigned session plans which may have been developed by self or others.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct group exercise sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBOPS304
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBOPS304
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPEF301
    Organise personal work priorities
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPEF301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise personal work priorities

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT033
    Complete client fitness assessments
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT033
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess current fitness capabilities of clients using information from industry standard pre-exercise screening as the starting point
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete client fitness assessments

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

  • SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM006
    Establish and manage client relationships
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM006
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and manage professional on-to-one relationships with clients in the context of providing an ongoing health service or intervention.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and manage client relationships

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT043
    Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT043
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored to meet body composition goals for individual clients. Goals may relate to body composition maintenance or change. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT041
    Develop personalised exercise programs
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT041
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop exercise programs and a series of sessions tailored to individual client needs, exercise preferences and fitness goals.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop personalised exercise programs

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT044
    Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT044
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored for individual older clients. Older clients are those aged at least 55 years; however, they can be significantly older. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback. Programs and sessions take account of the particular issues and risks for older clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT045
    Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT045
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to complete pre-exercise screening and fitness assessments for individual clients aged thirteen to seventeen years, and to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored for these clients. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT049
    Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT049
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify how exercise science principles (also known as exercise training principles) apply to fitness instruction, and use those principles in the design and ongoing modification of exercise programs for clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT050
    Support exercise behaviour change
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT050
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish current patterns of client exercise and support clients to make changes to optimise fitness outcomes, health and wellbeing. Support for behaviour change reflects evidence-based approaches and can be integrated into fitness assessment, program planning, instruction and evaluation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support exercise behaviour change

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT051
    Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT051
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish the industry context for fitness instruction work, develop collaborative relationships with medical and allied health professionals, and use reflective practice and critical thinking for ongoing professional development. It requires the ability to identify and evaluate evidence-based information for use in day-to-day fitness instruction activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT053
    Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT053
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify individual client needs for healthy eating advice, and provide information that supports clients to establish healthier eating patterns. Information is based on the current Australian national dietary guidelines and associated resources which aim to promote optimal health and wellbeing for generally healthy people.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $9,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $9,500
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $9,500

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Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS30321 / SIS40221)

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Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness

COURSE CODE: SIS30321 / SIS40221
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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 Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera 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

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Entry requirements

SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness
You must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have successfully completed the following (or equivalent) units:

  • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit)
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT032 - Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 - Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT035 - Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 - Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 - Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISFFIT047 - Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 - Provide healthy eating information

Students who continue to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness during the course of their study in this dual qualification, will meet the entry requirements through successful completion of SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

Selection criteria

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. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12
  • Students must hold a current First Aid and CPR Certificate and successfully complete 8 pre-requisite units included in the Certificate III in Fitness prior to commencing Certificate IV in Fitness

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. 

Resources required

It is recommended that students 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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

  • Personal stationery items, 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. 

Need to know

Any student enrolling under the age of 18 must be aware that to gain registration in the industry you cannot be insured until you are 18 years of age. This does not affect enrolment but may affect employability options until this age. Please refer to teacher for further information.

International important information

The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

  • Certificate III in Fitness – 6 months in duration, cost - $4,200
  • Certificate IV in Fitness – 6 months in duration, cost - $5,300

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
  • 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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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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