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SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor & Group Exercise Instructor)

The Certificate III in Fitness is the minimum requirement for anyone looking to work as a gym instructor across Australia, with graduates also finding work as fitness instructors and group exercise instructors.
Our comprehensive course offers everything you need to become a fully qualified fitness professional, and help others make a change in their lives.
Our dedicated Trainers & Coach will ensure that the knowledge you gain extends far beyond the minimum requirements of a Certificate III in Fitness. Our goal is to turn you into a confident, fully qualified fitness instructor.


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This comprehensive course combines a strong theoretical framework with hands-on practical experience across a range of areas from health screening, to nutrition, motivation and design of exercise programs. Once you graduate, you will be ready to start working as a fully qualified fitness instructor, both here and overseas.
If you have a passion for health and fitness, and a desire to really make a difference in people’s lives, then this course is for you. This course is perfect for anyone looking to launch a new career in the growing fitness industry, and those seeking to learn about the latest techniques for helping others to reach their fitness goals.

Units of Competency (Core Units):

• HLTWHS001: Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
• SISFFIT047: Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
• BSBPEF301: Organise personal work priorities
• BSBOPS304: Deliver and monitor a service to customers
• SISFFIT032: Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
• SISFFIT033: Complete client fitness assessments
• SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information
• SISFFIT040: Develop and instruct gym based exercise programs for individual clients
• SISFFIT035: Plan group exercise sessions
• SISFFIT036: Instruct group exercise sessions
• HLTAID011: Provide First Aid


• SISXFAC002: Maintain Sport, Fitness and Recreation Facilities
• SISXCAI009: Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
• SISFFIT037: Develop and instruct group movement programs for children
• BSBOPS403: Apply business risk management processes

Note: Course fees do not include the cost of the HLTAID003 First Aid and CPR course component which is a requirement to complete the qualification.

Entry Requirements:

You don’t need a specific fitness level or prior fitness knowledge to start the Certificate III in Fitness. You just need to meet our basic LLN requirements so we can be sure that you will be successful in the course.

Course Duration:

6 - 12 months (may be completed earlier depending on previous skills and knowledge or if packaged with relevant Diploma qualification)

Course Fees:

Please see Price Lists in the bottom footer under ‘Quick Links’.
This course is also available for domestic high school based student delivery – enquire for more information on exclusive school prices to [email protected]

Start Dates:

Intakes commence the second Monday of each month.

Possible Career Outcomes:

Gym Instructor

Group Exercise Instructor

Leisure & Fitness Instructor

Martial Arts Instructor

GeSS Education in affiliation with our key RTO partner:

This qualification will be delivered by GeSS Education on behalf of our partner RTO, Fit Education (RTO provider code 32155, CRICOS Code 03804F), under a third-party arrangement. Fit Education will issue your qualification upon successful completion of your course. Please see Terms & Conditions within Student Handbook for further details.

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