Certificate 3 in Fitness

Certificate 3 in Fitness

Cert 3 in Fitness

The Certificate 3 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. Fit Education’s all-star team ensure that the knowledge you gain extends far beyond the minimum requirements of Cert 3 in fitness. Our goal is to turn you into a confident, fully qualified fitness instructor.

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. To start your Cert 3 fitness online course call today or send us an enquiry form.


Who is this course for?

If you have a passion for health and fitness, and a desire to really make a difference in people’s lives, then Fit Education’s Certificate 3 in Fitness if 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.

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Entry requirements

You don’t need a specific fitness level or prior fitness knowledge to acquire the Certificate 3 in Fitness.

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  • Course: Certificate 3 in Fitness (Cert 3 in Fitness)
  • Course code: SIS30315
  • Outcome: Nationally Recognised Training
  • Career: Gym Instructor / Group Exercise Instructor
  • Study methods: Online, on campus, or a combination of both
  • Payment methods: Pay up-front (discounts apply) or flexible payment plan

Fill in the form below to register your interest with a Cert 3 in Fitness with Fit Education.

What you will learn in this course

Detailed Course Breakdown

  • Learn how to conduct a health screening
  • Teach anatomy and physiology
  • Test a client’s fitness level
  • Design exercise programs
  • Instruct community fitness programs
  • Provide healthy eating information to clients
  • Motivate clients
  • Start helping people achieve their fitness goals

Course Modules

Individual Units

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Training and assessment

Our courses are delivered online to you, no matter where you are located. There are 8 modules included within the Certificate 3 in Fitness, with all resources required to complete the course available in your student study portal. A trainer is assigned to you for guidance throughout the course and will grade your assessments.

Need extra help in your local area? Let us connect you with a mentor in your area today. Visit https://fiteducation.edu.au/faqs/ for answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Our Flexible Study Formats

  • Full-time face-to-face learning at our Brisbane campus (Seasonal)
  • Blended learning, combining face-to-face learning and online study
  • Online studying

Your preferred study mode may influence the duration of the course.


Certificate 3 in Fitness (online study):

  • Upfront – $1,995
  • Payment Plan – $2,495 (payable over 12 months)


Package deal: Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness

Cert 3 & 4 in Fitness (online study):

  • Upfront – $2,990
  • Payment Plan – $3,495 (payable over 12 months)


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.

Why study Cert 3 fitness online with Fit Education?

Our Certificate 3 in Fitness (SIS30315) course is delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). It is nationally recognised and Austudy approved.

Once you complete your course, you can register with Fitness Australia and work anywhere in Australia as a fully qualified fitness instructor, gym instructor or group fitness instructor.

Want to work abroad? So far, our courses have helped people find work in England, Scotland, Portugal, and New Zealand.

"I did my certificate 3 and 4 with these guys and honestly could not recommend them more highly"

I’m doing my Cert 3 and 4 with these guys and I recommend these guys highly! Not only did their practical instructor guide me through the practicals thoroughly but he also made sure to clear up all my doubts and did a great job of clarifying. The staff are also super friendly and understanding. Great environment to learn and grow!”

Nadun Hettiarachchi


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