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Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

Get Qualified as a Gym Instructor / Group Fitness Instructor with a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) is a nationally recognised qualification that provides the opportunity to work as a fitness instructor in places such as fitness facilities, gyms, studio's and leisure / community centres.

The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) is the minimum qualification required for starting a career in the Fitness Industry and provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a Fitness Instructor.

The qualification consists of 15 units, 11 core units and 4 elective units (see details below)

What's taught in the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) with WFE

Module 1: Health Appraisal
Module 2: Exercise Instruction
Module 3: Group Fitness
Module 4: Fitness Business

Course Outline

Module 1: Health Appraisal

BSBPEF301: Organise personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.

SISFFIT032: Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to screen clients for participation in exercise programs and to provide general advice about programs and services suitable to clients.

SISFFIT033: Complete client fitness assessments

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess current fitness capabilities of clients using information from industry standard pre-exercise screening as the starting point. It requires the ability to complete assessments using a range of activities and measurements and to document outcomes.

SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide general, and not individualised, information about healthy eating to fitness clients. Information is based on the main recommendations of the current Australian national dietary guidelines which aim to promote optimal health and wellbeing for generally healthy people.

Module 2: Exercise Instruction

SISFFIT040: Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop tailored gym-based exercise programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction, ongoing client monitoring and program evaluation is limited. Clients are provided with initial instruction and then largely self-manage their own exercise sessions at the gym, according to the program, without ongoing one-to-one instruction.

SISFFIT047 : Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the role of anatomy and physiology knowledge in fitness instruction, and to use that knowledge to develop and instruct safe and effective exercise activities.

BSBOPS304: Deliver and monitor a service to customers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.

Module 3: Group Fitness

HLTAID011 : Provide First Aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

SISFFIT035 : Plan group exercise sessions

This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan group exercise sessions designed for participation by mixed ability groups, or by groups that predominately comprise a particular profile, for example, older people. It requires the ability to account for the participation of individuals from specific population groups and of diverse abilities and allow for modifications that can be made during instruction.

SISFFIT036 : Instruct group exercise sessions

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and deliver land-based group exercise sessions according to predesigned session plans which may have been developed by self or others.

HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

Module 4: Fitness Business

BSBESB301: Investigate business opportunities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify a business opportunity and its key components. This requires undertaking research to determine the viability of the opportunity, with reference to the legislative frameworks affecting the business.

BSBOPS403: Apply business risk management processes

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify business risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role.

BSBESB404: Market new business ventures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a marketing strategy that is integrated into the business plan in order to improve the performance of a business venture. It involves analysing and interpreting market data.

SIRXSLS001: Sell to the retail customer

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to deliver quality customer service and sell to retail customers. It requires the ability to determine customer needs, match products and services to their needs, and facilitate a sale.

Nationally Accredited Courses delivered by FEO Academy RTO45428

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How do you complete the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) online?

Theory

Theory: All our theory learning is delivered via our online learning platform. You can log in to the platform 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We understand that all students have different learning styles, so we've included the content in a variety of mediums, including on-demand videos, PowerPoint presentations, online ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, and more. Students can consume the content in the medium in their preferred learning style.

Practical Sessions

Practical Sessions: If you choose to study with Women's Fitness Education, there is no 'work placement' or 'practice hours' in a gym required. You will however need to perform 'practise sessions' with a 'practise client' throughout the course. These practise sessions allow you to gain the confidence of working with real clients.

Note: These practise sessions do not need to performed in a gym. They can performed in places such as parks, beaches, home studio etc.

How long does it take to complete a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) online?

Certificate III Completion

A Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) comprises of the 15 units of competency as outlined above. Students may take a maximum of up to 12 months to complete the certification.

At Women's Fitness Education our qualification is delivered on demand (100% online and self paced), students have the option to progress more quickly through the qualification. The total time it takes to complete the qualification usually depends on the students previous experience, how much time they can dedicate to their study and the pace they prefer to work at.

What support is available when studying Certificate III

What support is available when studying Certificate III (SIS30321) in Fitness online?

Once you commence the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), you will be assigned a "Trainer and Assessor" who is an experienced Fitness Professional. If you need any support throughout the course, your Trainer will be able to guide you. You can contact your Trainer via either phone, email or zoom. You will also gain access to our student only Facebook Group.

How fast is the turn around time on assessments?


At Women's Fitness Education, we pride ourselves on having the fastest turn around time in the industry. Assessment feedback and result is delivered within 1 business day. Students can continue with their course while waiting for this feedback, ensuring no interruption to their studies.

Do I need a mentor to complete the Certificate III

Do I need a mentor to complete the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) online with WFE?


Although a mentor can be extremely helpful while completing an online Certificate III in Fitness, if you choose with to study with Women's Fitness Education, it not mandatory. Between our in house trainers, assessors, online resources and student only Facebook Group. The course can be completed without a mentor.

Work Placement Partners

Women's Fitness Education - Work Placement Partners


Although there is no required work placement in a gym as part of our certification - we have a formal arrangement with both Fitness First and Goodlife. If you'd prefer to complete your practise sessions at a fitness facility - you're welcome to do it at any Fitness First or Goodlife facilities across Australia.

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Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) Entry Requirements

Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

Entry Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 16 years of age

  • Education: Must have completed year 10 (or equivalent)

  • Residency Status: Must be a permanent Australian resident (or equivalent)

  • Resources: Must have access to a computer and internet access

What is the Difference Between a Certificate Ill and Certificate IV in Fitness

The major difference between Certificate Ill and IV in Fitness is in the job opportunities on completion of the qualification. Certificate Ill in Fitness (SIS30321) is tailored for people who want to work as a Group or Gym Instructor while Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) is tailored for people who want to work as a Personal Trainer.

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Why Choose Women's Fitness Education?

1: Companion Courses

If you choose to complete your Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) with Women's Fitness Education, you will also get access to the following companion courses included for free.

1) Training Females

2) Training Pre and Post Natal Women

3) Training Menopausal Women

4) Menstrual Cycle Essentials

These companion courses will not only arm you with extra knowledge as a Fitness Professional but they will also give you a point of difference when starting in the Fitness Industry.

Employers and clients will look more favourably at a Fitness Professional who has completed a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) AND the above companion courses as opposed to a Fitness Professional who has only completed the Certificate III.

2: Live Monthly Webinar via Zoom (optional)

At Women's Fitness Education, we've designed our certification so it can be completed on demand, in your own time at your own pace. We do however understand the power of learning live. For this reason we run a live monthly webinar (via zoom) covering a different topic on Women's Health / Fitness. This session may delivered in house by one of our experts - or we may bring in guest speaker.

You can choose to attend these sessions live or watch the replay.

Note: These zoom sessions are optional and NOT compulsory to attend

3: Student Only Facebook Group (optional)

We understand how important community it is, especially when studying a certification online.

That's why at Women's Fitness Education, we have a private Facebook Group exclusively for our students! This is a safe space for students to connect, share experiences, seek advice, and support each other in a positive and encouraging environment.

In this group, you’ll find a community of like-minded women who are all either

- Peers actively pursuing a Certification with us

- Recent graduates navigating their next steps

- Qualified Personal Trainers and our handpicked 'Group Experts'

Once you graduate, you are welcome to stay in the Group and get a lifetime access of support!

Note: The Facebook Group is optional and NOT compulsory to join.

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What can you do with a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

On completion of the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), students will be qualified as both a Gym Instructor and a Group Fitness Instructor.

Gym Instructor

Gym Instructor: A Gym Instructor's role usually involves pre screening new members, writing customised programs, monitoring the gym floor, encouraging members while they workout, helping members with technique, ensuring overall safety by identifying potential hazards and being prepared with first aid assistance when necessary.

Group Fitness Instructor

Group Fitness Instructor: A Group Fitness Instructor leads dynamic exercise sessions designed for diverse groups of clients, accommodating a range of ages and fitness levels. These sessions could be freestyle, follow a pre-choreographed routine, or be structured as circuits. These classes focus on guiding the group as a whole rather than individual coaching and the instructor ensures every session is energetic, safe, and inclusive for all participants.

Professional Registration on Completion of a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321)

On completion of the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), students will be able to register with any of the major fitness registration bodies in Australia including AUSactive and Physical Activity Australia.

AUSactive

AUSactive: AUSactive is Australia’s peak body for the exercise and active health sector, and their goal is to activate Australians to move more.

With a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), you can register with AUSactive as a Gym Instructor or a Group Exercise Instructor.

Physical Activity Australia

Physical Activity Australia: Physical Activity Australia were the first fitness registration body in Australia and have been supporting, advising and guiding fitness professionals since 1982.

With a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), you can register with Physical Activity Australia as an Exercise Instructor.

Further Studies

On completion of the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321), students may undertake a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) and work towards becoming a qualified Personal Trainer.

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Testimonials for Cert III ad IV

Fitness Education Online is a fantastic online Fitness resource for Fitness Professionals. They offer a range of Courses to suit every field in the fitness industry - highly recommend. Their presenters are professional and knowledgeable in the way they present information.Highly recommend Kirstyn Campbell's Pelvic Floor Essentials for Fitness Professionals Course as well as Mich Wright's Training Perimenopausal & Menopausal Women. Both contain essential informatiion for not only training mums-to-be/new mums but also for women over 55.


LEE W.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV


I've just completed Training Menopausal a Peri-menopausal Women. I loved Michelle Wrights presenting and am going to seek out more of her courses now. Highly recommend! I didn't know much about peri-menopause and menopause before but feel so much more confident taking on this stage now. I run bootcamp style classes for pre and post natal women so wanted to upskill on our next stage of life, but also open my market up to some older women. I've been asked a lot in the past if I'd put on a class for older women, even though all of my current classes are so adaptable for any age/stage. I realised that people need to see themselves in a group to feel more like we are "their people". I now feel like I have the knowledge to put a dedicated class on the timetable and I'm excited to broaden my skills and fine tune this new class.All reactions:33

BRIANA H.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV


Hi I’m a newbie in the fitness industry and super excited at the convenience and content of the online education - I love how phone friendly it is - anytime anyplace convenienceI just completed Training Menopausal and Peri-menopausal women .. which honestly I found a bit triggering as I am one and didn’t regret doing this course. I loved the use of the comedienne as one resource to breakdown barriers and education re pelvic floor issues in men and women. Encouraging re all age fitness with some useful targeted insights to this group.

ANNE D.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV


Thank you to Fitness Education online for offering great courses. I have just completed the Mishfit Pregnant & Post Natal Training. I have been in the industry for 14 years and predominantly train women. I found this course to have great content which was easy to understand. Having video content as well as written content was great. Anybody training women will benefit from doing this courses, regardless the client being pregnant through to ladies going through menopause and dealing with pelvic floor issues or simply getting clients to better understand their core muscles.

ANGE S.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV

I honestly can't rate this organisation and their educational resources high enough. I was looking for a course to do to be able to train Pre and Post Natal Women, and ever since doing my first course with FEO, they are the one organisation I continued to return to for my professional development! They continue to update their courses, including their video content of each and the visual demonstrations and other methods of teaching cater to all styles of learning. I always finish a course with many drills and ideas to implement into my individual and group based sessions. The biggest takeaway I get from every equipment based course, is ways to work in the different planes and target both the anterior and posterior chains. Highly recommend to both group instructors and personal trainers looking to add variety to their sessions! Thank-you to the whole team at FEO!

RACH O.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV

I’ve just completed Mishfit: pregnancy & postnatal training for Personal Trainers level 1 & 2 through Fitness Education Online. I gained so much knowledge through these courses which will help with my female clients. I recommend this course to all personal trainers that have female clients. I also just completed the bootcamp games mini course which had some great ideas for making bootcamp sessions fun and full of laughter. Can’t wait to try some of these games with my clients I look forward to doing more courses through Fitness Education Online, what a great supportive team!

KRISTIE H.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV


I’ve been a Personal Trainer for 4 years. I just finished the periodisation of periods course with Mish Fit. I’ve learned so much information from this course, which is already helping my existing clients. I can’t wait to see where this new information takes myself and my team. So grateful for the opportunity to do a course like this!

KERRY B.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV

I recently finished two courses and I have started my third on the subject of women’s health training and specifically pelvic floor, understanding the menstrual cycle as it relates to training and pre and postnatal. And I have to say I have loved the content. I have gained so much already, absolutely sponging up the knowledge. Love it. And it hasn’t just helped with the content provided, but also given me the connections for further study by providing links to the top providers in the field and that has been incredibly helpful. Can’t recommend enough. It has truly opened my eyes to where we are failing women and how we can be the change to fix it. Thanks so much fitness Ed!

ANGIE H.

Testimonials for Cert III ad IV


Happy to have completed pregnant & post-natal for Fitness Professionals. I liked the structure of the course and how the presenter made it easy to learn. Being in the industry for over 3 years & a bit confused why we were not taught about what is taught in this course in our Fitness certificates studies. Better late than never for me at least

HANNAH A.

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