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Certificate III in Fitness - SIS30315

Launch your exciting career as a fitness instructor! Fitness instructors work in a variety of settings and are largely responsible for the implementation and supervision of members and clients during exercise programs conducted on the gym floor.


Certificate III in Fitness - SIS30315

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Career opportunities

Gym Instructor
Group Exercise Instructor
Older Adults Instructor

On campus study

Melbourne & Sydney

Online study



13 - 26 weeks.

Study load

Full time, Part time

Upfront payment $200 off

$2,190 $1,990

Instalment plan

Full time: $300 deposit + $145.38 x 13 wks
Part time: $300 deposit + $72.69 x 26 wks

Course overview

A Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) qualifies you to work as a Gym Floor Instructor or Group Exercise Instructor after graduation. Helping new members learn how to use equipment and taking small groups through basic programming – each day offers you new opportunities to test your skills.

Throughout this qualification, you'll learn the ins-and-outs of exercise instruction and programming, while studying anatomy, physiology, and healthy eating guidelines. Our graduates love that they get paid to workout, motivate and be a part of their clients' healthy new lifestyle.

Course details

Upfront Payment

$2,190 $1,990
Price shown includes a discount.

Instalment Plan


Full Time Payment Plan
$300 deposit payable immediately on enrolment.
Weekly repayments of $145.38 x 13 wks.

Part Time Payment Plan
$300 deposit payable immediately on enrolment.
Weekly repayments of $72.69 x 26 wks.

Standard Course Fees

$2,190 (view fees schedule)
Course fees do not include the Provide First Aid component of the course which is a requirement to complete the Certificate III in Fitness. Provide First Aid training can be purchased via the FIAFitnation enrolment form and is provided by Re:VIVA First Aid and Resuscitation Training Pty Ltd or Vital First Aid and Training Services, depending on your campus location.

Course Duration

13 - 26 weeks.
Course duration is dependent on the study mode selected. If you select a full time study mode you will have up to 3 months to complete, and if you select online part time study you will have 6 months to complete.

Course Outline

The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) is the entry level course for the fitness industry, covering 5 units of study, plus a first aid qualification.

  • AFP310 - Anatomy and Physiology for Fitness
  • HEG311 - Healthy Eating Guidelines
  • FSW312 - Fitness Screening & WHS
  • EIP313 - Exercise Instruction and Programming
  • PSP314 - Programming for Specific Populations

Course Competencies

There are 16 Units Of Competency: 9 core and 7 elective.

  • SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
  • SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
  • BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
  • SISXDIS001 - Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
  • SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid *
* At an additional cost HLTAID003 Provide first aid is a requirement to complete the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness


View entry requirements.
Direct Entry. No pre-requisites required.

Course Brochure

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Course intakes and calendars

Online intake dates (2017)

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30 27 27 24 29 26 31 28 25 30 27 18

On campus intake dates (2017)

Full Time - Day

5 weeks, 3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am – 3.00pm plus self-directed study.

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 16 20 27 1 5 10 14 18 23 20
Melbourne 16 20 27 1 10 14 23 20

Full Time - Evening

Monday and Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 9.30pm, and an additional Saturday and Sunday at the end of the course from 9.00am – 5.30pm plus self-directed study.

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 23 17 24
Melbourne 23 17 24

Full Time - Weekend

13 weeks, 13 Saturdays 9.30am – 4.00pm and two additional Sundays in weeks 1 and 13 from 9.30am – 4.00pm plus self-directed study.

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Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney (CBD) 18 20 16
Melbourne 18 20 16
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