SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
Bundaberg and
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Mixed Mode
Total units15
Low-Fee course for eligible applicants.
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Overview

Kick start your fitness journey with our invigorating SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness. Transform your passion for health and wellness into a dynamic career. Learn the foundations of exercise science, personal training, and group fitness instruction. Inspire others, promote active lifestyles, and make a positive impact in the lives of your clients.

This qualification reflects the role of group and gym fitness instructors. These fitness instructors may plan and deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction and ongoing client monitoring is limited. They work in predictable environments under general supervision. When instructing groups or interacting with clients, they use discretion and judgment to solve routine issues within the parameters of clearly defined organisational policies and procedures.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a fitness instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Study experience

  • Jan Burnett smiling with trees in the background
    The teaching staff are incredibly supportive. They always answer questions promptly. They explain concepts clearly, and they make practical components challenging, but fun.

    Jan Burnett

    Certificates III and IV in Fitness

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a fitness instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres. 

Structure & Availability

Mixed Mode

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over a 12 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course if enrolling at the start of a term. As this course has a number of intake periods, please refer to VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence for each intake period for this course.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT047Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT033Complete client fitness assessments
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SISFFIT032Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT036Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT035Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
BSBPEF301Organise personal work priorities
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT052Provide healthy eating information
HLTAID011Provide First Aid

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBXTW301Work in a team
SISXEMR003Respond to emergency situations
SISXFAC006Maintain activity equipment
SISXFAC007Maintain clean facilities

STN - Start TAFE Now

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over a 12 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course if enrolling at the start of a term. As this course has a number of intake periods, please refer to VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence for each intake period for this course.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT047Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SISFFIT033Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT032Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT035Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036Instruct group exercise sessions
BSBPEF301Organise personal work priorities
SISFFIT040Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
SISFFIT052Provide healthy eating information

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISXFAC007Maintain clean facilities
SISXFAC006Maintain activity equipment
BSBXTW301Work in a team
SISXEMR003Respond to emergency situations

Traineeship Course Structure

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over a 12 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course if enrolling at the start of a term. As this course has a number of intake periods, please refer to VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence for each intake period for this course.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT047Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SISFFIT033Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT032Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT036Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT035Plan group exercise sessions
BSBPEF301Organise personal work priorities
SISFFIT040Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT052Provide healthy eating information
HLTAID011Provide First Aid

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISXFAC007Maintain clean facilities
SISXFAC006Maintain activity equipment
BSBXTW301Work in a team
SISXEMR003Respond to emergency situations

On Campus

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over a 6 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience. Students can extend their study duration and access educational support if required.

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course if enrolling at the start of a term. As this course has a number of intake periods, please refer to VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence for each intake period for this course.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISFFIT047Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SISFFIT033Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT032Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT035Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT052Provide healthy eating information
BSBPEF301Organise personal work priorities
HLTAID011Provide First Aid

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISXFAC006Maintain activity equipment
SISXFAC007Maintain clean facilities
SISXEMR003Respond to emergency situations
BSBXTW301Work in a team

Start TAFE Now (STN) - High School Memorandum of Understanding

Duration:

This program is typically delivered over an 18 month period. Enrolments for this program are spread over the study duration to provide the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge. Some units with similar outcomes have been clustered to enhance the learning experience.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT047Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT032Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT033Complete client fitness assessments
BSBOPS304Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SISFFIT035Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT052Provide healthy eating information
BSBPEF301Organise personal work priorities
SISFFIT040Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
SISXFAC007Maintain clean facilities
SISXEMR003Respond to emergency situations
SISXFAC006Maintain activity equipment
BSBXTW301Work in a team

STN - Start TAFE Now

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
March, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
April, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
May, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
June, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
July, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
August, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
September, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
October, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
November, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton

Start TAFE Now (STN) - High School Memorandum of Understanding

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
March, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
April, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
May, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
June, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
July, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
August, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
September, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
October, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
November, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton

Mixed Mode

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
March, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
April, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
May, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
June, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
July, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
August, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
September, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
October, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton
November, 2024Mixed Mode, Bundaberg, Cairns, Mackay City, Rockhampton

On Campus

IntakeLocations
February, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
March, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
April, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
July, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
August, 2024On-campus, Mackay City
September, 2024On-campus, Mackay City

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

There are no current Training Package entry requirements into this qualification, however students should note the following important information:

  • Students are required to complete the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment unless they have completed an equal or higher-level course

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$3,405
Fee for service per unit$227
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$5
Co-Contribution Fee$1,455
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$810
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$97
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$54
RPL Fee for service per Unit$114

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer scholarships, bursaries and stipends.

Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation: 

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

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