Certificate III in Fitness

National ID: SIS30315
State ID: AWN5
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
Central Regional TAFE

Training Package Version:Release No. 2.1

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a rewarding career.When you complete the Certificate III in Fitness you'll be on your way to a career as an exercise or gym instructor. You will gain the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness, assessing fitness levels, health screening, plan and deliver fitness, endurance, and group exercise programs, provide first aid, and workplace safety and health.

Entry Requirements

This qualification under the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package is not suitable for learners under the age of 18.

VET Student Loan

This course is NOT eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Course description

Training Package Version:Release No. 2.1

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a rewarding career.When you complete the Certificate III in Fitness you'll be on your way to a career as an exercise or gym instructor. You will gain the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness, assessing fitness levels, health screening, plan and deliver fitness, endurance, and group exercise programs, provide first aid, and workplace safety and health.

Entry Requirements

This qualification under the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package is not suitable for learners under the age of 18.

VET Student Loan

This course is NOT eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

There's never been a better time to start a career in Fitness

North Metropolitan TAFE hasa new 10 week programofferingyou theprerequisiteunits from the Certificate III in Fitnessso you are equippedtostart the Certificate IV in Fitness.
This means you'll only do the units you need to get into the Certificate IV, not the whole Certificate III,giving youthe opportunity togain yourCertificate IV in Fitness in just 9 months, saving you time and course fees.

The fitness industry is growing due to an increasedfocus onhealthy lifestyle choices. By graduating with the Certificate IV in nine monthsyou will have the skills and training to work in gyms or recreation centres as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer. You will be able to provide exercise instruction, gym programs, basic nutrition advice, and help people achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

Practical training will be conducted in our fully equipped gym facilities at either the Northbridge or Joondalup campus. You will be required to complete on-the-job experience in our Northbridge gym or by work placement in industry (Joondalup students). This may include early morning, lunchtime or late afternoon shifts outside of normal class time.
You will also need to obtain your Senior First Aid certificate with another recognised training provider.

Classes will be deliveredover three to four days per week between Tuesdayand Friday 9am - 4pm.

For moredetails about this new program, see our Certificate IV in Fitness courseinformationclick here.

UNITS

Core Units - complete all 9 units plus chosen specialisation electives

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programmingSISFFIT004AVD58
Instruct exercise to older clientsSISFFIT014AVD48
Instruct fitness programsSISFFIT003AVD59
Maintain equipment for activitiesSISXFAC001AVD15
Provide health screening and fitness orientationSISFFIT001AVD61
Provide healthy eating informationSISFFIT005AVD57
Provide quality serviceSISXCCS001AVD22
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populationsSISFFIT002AVD60
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environmentsSISXIND001AVD60

Elective Units - Exercise Instructor specialisation

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clientsSISFFIT025AVD37
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health programSISFFIT026AVD36
Identify risk and apply risk management processesBSBRSK401AUI64
Instruct approved community fitness programsSISFFIT011AVD50
Instruct group exercise sessionsSISFFIT007AVD55
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732

Elective Units - Gym Instructor specialisation

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Facilitate for people with a disabilitySISXDIS001AVD19
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clientsSISFFIT025AVD37
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health programSISFFIT026AVD36
Conduct fitness appraisalsSISFFIT006AVD56
Identify risk and apply risk management processesBSBRSK401AUI64
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732

Course description

There's never been a better time to start a career in Fitness

North Metropolitan TAFE hasa new 10 week programofferingyou theprerequisiteunits from the Certificate III in Fitnessso you are equippedtostart the Certificate IV in Fitness.
This means you'll only do the units you need to get into the Certificate IV, not the whole Certificate III,giving youthe opportunity togain yourCertificate IV in Fitness in just 9 months, saving you time and course fees.

The fitness industry is growing due to an increasedfocus onhealthy lifestyle choices. By graduating with the Certificate IV in nine monthsyou will have the skills and training to work in gyms or recreation centres as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer. You will be able to provide exercise instruction, gym programs, basic nutrition advice, and help people achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

Practical training will be conducted in our fully equipped gym facilities at either the Northbridge or Joondalup campus. You will be required to complete on-the-job experience in our Northbridge gym or by work placement in industry (Joondalup students). This may include early morning, lunchtime or late afternoon shifts outside of normal class time.
You will also need to obtain your Senior First Aid certificate with another recognised training provider.

Classes will be deliveredover three to four days per week between Tuesdayand Friday 9am - 4pm.

For moredetails about this new program, see our Certificate IV in Fitness courseinformationclick here.

UNITS

Core Units - complete all 9 units plus chosen specialisation electives

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programmingSISFFIT004AVD58
Instruct exercise to older clientsSISFFIT014AVD48
Instruct fitness programsSISFFIT003AVD59
Maintain equipment for activitiesSISXFAC001AVD15
Provide health screening and fitness orientationSISFFIT001AVD61
Provide healthy eating informationSISFFIT005AVD57
Provide quality serviceSISXCCS001AVD22
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populationsSISFFIT002AVD60
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environmentsSISXIND001AVD60

Elective Units - Exercise Instructor specialisation

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clientsSISFFIT025AVD37
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health programSISFFIT026AVD36
Identify risk and apply risk management processesBSBRSK401AUI64
Instruct approved community fitness programsSISFFIT011AVD50
Instruct group exercise sessionsSISFFIT007AVD55
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732

Elective Units - Gym Instructor specialisation

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Facilitate for people with a disabilitySISXDIS001AVD19
Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clientsSISFFIT025AVD37
Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health programSISFFIT026AVD36
Conduct fitness appraisalsSISFFIT006AVD56
Identify risk and apply risk management processesBSBRSK401AUI64
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Regional TAFE

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan and conduct a fitness program and a group exercise class. You will learn about the role of fitness instructors, exercise science and gain an overview of work in the industry. You will learn skills in effective communication, administration and organisation. You will also learn how to analyse risk, respond to emergency situations and maintain equipment. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

This course can be delivered on request at other campuses, please contact North Regional TAFE on 1300 996 573 for more information.

Course description

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan and conduct a fitness program and a group exercise class. You will learn about the role of fitness instructors, exercise science and gain an overview of work in the industry. You will learn skills in effective communication, administration and organisation. You will also learn how to analyse risk, respond to emergency situations and maintain equipment. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

This course can be delivered on request at other campuses, please contact North Regional TAFE on 1300 996 573 for more information.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Does your dream career involve a lot of exercise?

When you complete the Certificate III in Fitness you'll be on your way to a career as an exercise or gym instructor.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness, assessing fitness levels, health screening, plan and deliver fitness, endurance, and group exercise programs, provide first aid, and workplace safety and health.

Course description

Does your dream career involve a lot of exercise?

When you complete the Certificate III in Fitness you'll be on your way to a career as an exercise or gym instructor.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to apply anatomy and physiology principles to fitness, assessing fitness levels, health screening, plan and deliver fitness, endurance, and group exercise programs, provide first aid, and workplace safety and health.

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Regional TAFE

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs. They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes. Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance. Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction. Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

Working with Children and/or vulnerable People Requirements
Some sport, recreation and fitness qualifications include units of competency requiring students to obtain a Working with Children Card. Information on the units that have this requirements can be accessed from the SIS Training Package Implementation Guide

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Course description

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs. They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes. Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance. Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction. Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

Working with Children and/or vulnerable People Requirements
Some sport, recreation and fitness qualifications include units of competency requiring students to obtain a Working with Children Card. Information on the units that have this requirements can be accessed from the SIS Training Package Implementation Guide

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

Campus locations

Course page link