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  • SIS30315
  • 090876B

Certificate III in Fitness

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Gymnasium Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor
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SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

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Course overview

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.

Units

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. 

Core units
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
SISFFIT001
Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003
Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005
Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT014
Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001
Provide quality service
SISXFAC001
Maintain equipment for activities
SISXIND001
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

Elective units
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISXFAC002
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
Wide Bay Burnett/Sunshine Coast
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT011
Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISXCAI006
Facilitate groups
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
SISSSTC301A
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques Mooloolaba Only
SISFFIT007
Instruct group exercise sessions Hervey Bay Only
Gold Coast
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
SISXFAC002
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
SISFFIT025
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

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 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.

Need to know

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.

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.

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.

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How to apply

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. 

International students

International students can either apply directly through our application portal Studylink, 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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland