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SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

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Your career as a gym instructor starts here.

In this Certificate III in Fitness course, you will learn how to screen and assess a client's fitness using a variety of well-established assessment protocols. You will also learn how to develop effective exercise programs, using an evidence based knowledge model and how to teach and evaluate exercise safely.

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You will also gain a thorough understanding of exercise science principles, including concepts of anatomy and exercise physiology and the main theories behind healthy eating for a variety of populations and how to deliver safe and effective exercise to older populations.

The AC Gym Instructor Course has been developed to promote a high level of skill and will prepare you to work on the gym/studio floor with confidence. This course has been developed by the most sought after and experienced fitness educationalists in Australia (check out our academic faculty). The AC Certificate III in Fitness can be completed as a mix of campus-based/workplace and online via our unique online learning portal CREATINE, which includes our online fitness centre - open 24/7.

Campus based courses can be completed either part time or full time and are offered every month at our brand new campuses (from Jan 2016). Or you can complete the course entirely online* (enrol anytime).

*All students will complete a Skills Based Professional Development Manual and a Practical Workshops program.

Australian College, in partnership with Vital First Aid Training Services (RTO90531) will conduct campus based First Aid classes at Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales. These classes may be attended for an additional cost, depending on availability.

Professional Recognition

AC graduates may apply for registration and insurance with the Fitness Australia Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Gym Instructor and also gain International recognition. Fitness Australia’s REPs provides assurance and confidence to consumers, employers and health professionals that all registered exercise professionals are qualified and have the knowledge, skills and competence to perform specific roles.

Course summary

Course code
SIS30315
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Fitness
Nationally recognised
Yes
Study mode
Online, workplace, campus-based (from January 2016) and/or flexible delivery
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.

No 20% VET-FEE loan fee
Flexible duration
Up to 18 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Multiple choice, true/false exams, essay questions, case studies, workplace program - professional development manual, online fitness centre – simulated learning, practical sessions – practical workshop manual and video assessment, provide first aid

Career opportunities

  • Gym Instructor

Course units

For this course you have 3 modules and 1 first aid unit (16 units of competency in total), to complete:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (4 units)
  • Working in the Industry (5 units)
  • Exercise Prescription (6 units)*
  • Provide First Aid*

You will also have access to the: Online Fitness Centre (OFC).

During your course you will complete a Professional Development Manual and a Practical Workshops Manual that you will receive as a hard copy on completion of unit 15 and you will also complete or will have completed already a *Provide First Aid course (usually a 1 day course with some online study). Contact the office for our campus based dates.

SISFFIT004
Incorporate Anatomy and Physiology Principles into Fitness Programming
SISFFIT005
Provide Healthy Eating Information
SISFFIT001
Provide Health Screening and Fitness Orientation
SISFFIT002
Recognise and Apply Exercise Considerations for Specific Populations*
SISXCCS001
Provide Quality Service
SISXFAC001
Maintain Equipment for Activities
SISXFAC002
Maintain Sport, Fitness and Recreation Facilities
SISXIND001
Work Effectively in Sport, Fitness and Recreation Environments
HLTWHS001
Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
SISFFIT006
Conduct Fitness Appraisals
BSBRSK401
Identify Risk and Apply Risk Management Processes
SISFFIT003
Instruct Fitness Programs
SISSSTC301A
Instruct Strength and Conditioning Techniques*
SISFFIT014
Instruct Exercise to Older Clients*
SISFFIT016
Provide Motivation to Positively Influence Exercise Behaviour*
HLTAID003
Provide First Aid*

You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College.

* = Units which can be credit transferred to the AC Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • Access to a mobile device with the ability to produce MP4 or MOV video files and that has compression software
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
Student reviews

"The Australian College tutors were very helpful and inspiring. Coming from various backgrounds, they offered industry relevant information, trends, and ideas 'outside the box' at a level of which I would otherwise not have had access.

They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

Marnie Bernard, 7th December 2014

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