Certificate III in Fitness

Launch your exciting career as a fitness and Group Exercise Instructor! Group Exercise Instructors work in a variety of settings and are largely responsible for the implementation and delivery of group classes.

Study this course fully online from $20 per week*

Interested in joining our next online intake? Prioritise your enquiry with us below.

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Course snapshot

A snapshot of the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

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SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

RTO: #31489

Direct entry. No pre-requisites.

Entry requirements:
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Career opportunities​​​​​​​

What this course allows you to do:

Gym Instructor

Group Exercise Instructor

Older Adults Instructor

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Course overview

An overview of the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

A SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness 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.

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Course fees and payment options

Flexible payment options for the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

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Upfront payment


You can choose to pay upfront in full today or pay a non-refundable deposit and your remaining course fees in full prior to course commencement.

* Price includes non-refundable deposit ​​​​​​​of $200.

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Instalment plans


$200 non-refundable deposit + fixed study load instalment schedule paid weekly via direct debit plan.

Instalment Schedule

Full time: $176.15 x 13 weeks
Part time: $88.08 x 26 weeks

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Study Loans


Study Loans is a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their vocational tertiary education. They can loan anywhere between $2,001 and $15,000 with loan terms from 6 to 48 months and interests rate from 9.75% p.a, based on financial and educational data.

* Additional fees may apply if selecting this payment method.
** $20 per week based on 48 month repayment + 1 drawdown + 6 month course length (as of 1/1/2020).

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Course duration and study options

How to study the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

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Study mode

Full time and part time


Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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Delivery mode

On campus or online

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Online students must complete a 15 hour workplace internship with a gym instructor of their choice. This internship is a pre-requisite for attendance at the practical assessment. Online students must also attend a practical assessment, with the option of attending on a Tuesday & Wednesday, or a Saturday & Sunday.

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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.

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Course calendar

Complete view of intakes available for the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

Online intakes

Up to 13 weeks of online study full time or 26 weeks study part-time. Plus a two day practical assessment with a 15 hour workplace internship.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28 24 30 27 25 29 27 31 28 26 30 14
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On campus (weekdays)

On campus study in weeks 1-5 of (Monday to Wednesday) and 8 weeks study online.

Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney 3 6 9 3 6 16
Melbourne 3 6 9 3 6 16
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Blended (weekend)

On campus on Saturdays (9.30am – 4pm) in weeks 1, 5, 7, 9, 11. Plus a two day practical assessment in week 13.

Campus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney 18 14 30 18 19
Melbourne 14 30 18 19
Brisbane 14 30 18 19
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Course structure

Full time course outline and competencies for the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

Course outline

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

Unit Unit Title
AFP310 Anatomy and Physiology for Fitness
HEG311 Healthy Eating Guidelines
FSW312 Fitness Screening & WHS
EIP313 Exercise Instruction and Programming
PSP314 Programming for Specific Populations
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Course competencies

There are 16 units of competency for the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness: 9 core and 7 elective.

Unit Unit Title
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.
It is available as a 1 day course at our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses. See more.

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Entry requirements

For entry into the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed Australian Year 10 or equivalent; OR

  • Achieve an Exit Level 2 score and working at level 3 within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in literacy and numeracy, which will show that you have the capability to be successful in the course. This is done through two short tests as a part of your enrolment process.

  • In line with entry requirements to the new fitness training package, you must be aged 18 years or over to enrol into the qualification. If you are under 18, please get in touch with us to discuss your study options.

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We offer a convenient online enrolment form for direct enrolment into the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

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Prior to commencing your study with us, please ensure you understand our intake & census dates, fee schedules, entry requirements and terms & conditions of study.

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