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Certificate III in Fitness


If you want to work as a gym instructor in Australia, the minimum requirement is a certificate III in fitness. This comprehensive course combines theory with practical experience, and will provide you with everything you need to become a fully qualified and job-ready fitness professional. As soon as you graduate you will be ready to work as a nationally recognised fitness instructor and to change lives through fitness.

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Course Overview

  • Course Provider: Fit Education
  • Course Level: Certificate III
  • Course Code: SIS30321
  • Potential Careers: Gym instructor / Group exercise instructor
  • Method of Study: Online, at Dundee gym or a combination (note that your preferred method of study may influence the duration of the course)
  • Payment Options: Up front (discounts apply) or with a flexible payment plan.

Course Goals and Requirements

You don’t need a certain fitness level or any prior knowledge to attend this course. Attending this course will turn you into a confident and qualified fitness instructor who is able to:

  • Conduct a health screening
  • Teach anatomy and physiology
  • Test the fitness level of clients
  • Design and conduct exercise programs
  • Providing nutrition advice to clients
  • Motivate, support and encourage clients

Course Modules

1. Equipment Maintenance

SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities (E)
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety (C)

2. Anatomy and Physiology

SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise (C)

3. Orientation, Health Screening, Fitness Assessment

BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities (C)
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers (C)
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation (C)
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments (c)

4. Healthy Eating

SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information (C)

5. Exercise Prescription

SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym based exercise programs for individual clients (C)
SISXCA009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques (E)

6. Specific Populations

SISFFIT037 Develop and instruct group movement programs for children (E)

7. Group exercise

SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions (c)
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions (C)

8. First Aid & CPR

BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes (E)
HLTAID011 Provide first aid(C)

Fitness Education (Fit Edu) specialises in professional fitness courses for ambitious people. The company was established in 2004 and has since built a reputation as a strong industry leader in fitness education. The Fit Education team have over 50 years of combined knowledge and experience in all aspects of the fitness training industry. Fit Education’s Certification III in Fitness will prepare you to work in the challenging but rewarding fitness industry.

Fit Edu’s other courses – all of which are available at Dundee’s Boxing and Fitness – include:

  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Diploma of Sport Development
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
Fit Education’s Certificate III in Fitness is nationally recognised, Austudy approved and delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). Once you complete this course, you will be able to register with Fitness Australia and work anywhere in Australia. Past participants have also scored work as fitness instructors overseas in England, Scotland, Portugal and New Zealand.
  • Modern and effective training techniques
  • A practical and theoretical approach to learning
  • Affordable courses that cater to all ages and fitness levels
  • Professional, friendly and experienced team with over 50 years of combined experience in all aspects of the fitness industry
  • Benefit from real world experience – the Fit Education team have worked with professional sports teams including the Australian Wallabies, Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds, Brisbane Bullets, North Qld Cowboys, London Irish Rugby, London Broncos, Bordeaux Beagles and the Fulham Football Club
  • Courses are nationally recognised and Austudy approved
  • Flexible online or on site learning