Certificate III in Fitness - International

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

The Certificate III in Fitness is the minimum requirement 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 the Cert III 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 the 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 III in Fitness course call today or send us an email to dundee@fiteducation.edu.au.

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 III in Fitness 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. Throughout the course you can gain experience working with Dundee Kim (strength conditioning and pad work coach to Jeff Horn former WBO Welterweight Champion who defeated Manny Pacquaio, who is the only eight division champion in the history of boxing and has won twelve major world titles).

Students will also receive these extra FREE certificates throughout the courses:

  • Mat Pilates (Pilates Australia)
  • Reformer Pilates (Pilates Australia)
  • Boxing Coach Level 1 & 2

Entry requirements

  • IELTS requirement of 5.5; or an Australian accredited Certificate IV; or equivalent
  • 18 years or older at time of the course commencing

Note: First aid and CPR is not included in the price of this course.

Employment for Fitness Instructors / Personal Trainers is rated as “very strong growth”. Check out the latest employment figures here.

Course: Certificate III  in Fitness (Cert 3 in Fitness)

Code: SIS30321

CRICOS Code: 107897J

Career: Gym Instructor / Group Exercise Instructor

Study methods: 4×10 week study periods over 52 weeks (20 hours per week) 

Payment methods: Pay up-front (discounts apply or flexible payment plan)


Complete the form below to register your interest in a Cert III in Fitness with Fit Education.

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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

Certificate III in Fitness Course Modules

Individual Units

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  • SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • SISFFIR032  Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIR033  Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym based exercise programs for individual clients
  • SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
  • SISFFIT037 Develop and instruct group movement programs for children

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Training and assesment

There are 8 modules included within the Certificate III in Fitness, with all the resources required to complete the course available in your student study portal. Gain work experience and internship opportunities with Dundee Kim.

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 III in Fitness with Fit Education?

Our Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) course is delivered from the National Training Package (SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package). It is nationally recognised.

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.

The course is also recognized in many countries around the world through ICREPS.

"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

As a graduate of the Certificate III in the Fitness you
can go on to complete Fit Education’s
Certificate IV n Fitness.

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