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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
An ‘Adult Pre-Exercise Screening’ at orientation
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: gym instructor and group fitness instructor.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Fitness does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Fitness does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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.
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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.