National code: SIS30321

Certificate III in Fitness

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Overview About this course

Pursue your passion for fitness and become a qualified group exercise instructor. Join an enthusiastic community of fitness professionals and help your clients improve their lives as you support their journey to better health and fitness.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Provide healthy eating information

  • Provide pre-exercise screening and fitness orientation

  • Incorporate anatomical and physiological knowledge into fitness instruction

  • Plan, instruct and evaluate exercise programs for a wide variety of client groups

  • Work safely in the sport, fitness and recreation industry

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level

  • Experience liaising with industry professionals and a network of peers

  • A First Aid certificate

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • An ‘Adult Pre-Exercise Screening’ at orientation

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Reached at least 17 years of age on the date of enrolment to commence studying this qualification. Students under 17 will be contacted for a meeting with their head teacher.

  • Adequate fitness to perform activities and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while kneeling on the floor

  • Confidence in and around water, including performing rescues

  • Appropriate exercise attire including gym shoes, hand towel, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and gym bag to successfully complete this course

  • Students will also need access to a computer and the internet to complete assessment activities outside the classroom

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: gym instructor and group fitness instructor.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Fitness does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Fitness does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Fitness qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 11 core and 4 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation SISFFIT032

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

  • Provide healthy eating information SISFFIT052

  • Complete client fitness assessments SISFFIT033

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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