Certificate III in Fitness - SIS30321

Certificate III in Fitness

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. Fit Education’s all-star team ensure that the knowledge you gain extends far beyond the minimum requirements of Certificate 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 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 Certificate III in Fitness course call today or send us an email to courses@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.

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: Certificate III in Fitness (Cert 3 in Fitness) 

Code: SIS30321

Outcome: Nationally Recognised Training

Career: Gym instructor / Group Exercise Instructor

Study methods: Online, on campus, or a combination

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

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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

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
  • SISFFIT032   Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033   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

Our courses are delivered online to you, no matter where you are located. There are 8 modules included within the Certificate III 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.

Why Study Certificate 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. We have packaged our course to include both the Gym Instructor and Group Exercise Instructor electives optimizing employment outcomes.

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.

Employment for Fitness Instructors/Group Fitness Instructors is rated as “very strong growth”. Check out the latest employment data here. There are currently many amazing opportunities in the fitness industry for graduates with a Certificate III in Fitness. We are in the fortunate position of not having enough graduates to keep up with the demand from employers. Check out the Fit Education Jobs Board here. Discuss these opportunities with a Careers Adviser at courses@fiteducation.edu.au.

"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!”

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