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Course Info

Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor)

National Course Code: SIS30315

Overview

Join the fast-moving fitness industry as a group exercise instructor with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor). You will learn how to apply the principles of exercise science to group fitness routines and motivate real clients in TAFE NSW gyms or industry workplaces.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn:

  • All about the human body
  • How to complete pre-exercise screenings and fitness orientations
  • To plan and instruct approved group exercise and community fitness programs
  • To create and instruct pre-choreographed or prescribed programs to music
  • How to evaluate group training programs

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • The confidence and know-how to train groups of people of all ages
  • Techniques to motivate and inspire people through plateaus to reach their fitness goals
  • Communications skills to connect with people of all walks of life

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing the course will equip you with:

  • Hands on experience in the fitness industry working with real clients
  • A qualification that ensures you are job ready
  • Your First Aid certificate

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your passion for fitness all the way:

  • Study the Certificate IV in Fitness and gain the skills and knowledge to become a personal trainer

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Continued growth is expected in this sector as more and more people embark on their health and fitness journey. This is a great time to enter the industry as there is a demand for skilled and qualified fitness instructors.

Locations

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Course details

People who are successful in this field are:

  • Self-motivated and be able to motivate others
  • Great communicators
  • Positive and have a can-do attitude
  • Interested in health and fitness
  • Entrepreneurial in spirit
  • Able to solve problems and find solutions
  • Genuine and approachable
  • Supportive and empathetic

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you've learned so far and identify what knowledge or skills need further development. In this course you will undertake:

  • Skills assessments
  • Knowledge assessments
  • Case study assessments
  • Projects

The Certificate III in Fitness is an entry level qualification that will help you gain employment in the health and fitness industry as a gym, group or aqua exercise instructor.

Fitness instructors work independently and with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment like a fitness, leisure, aquatic or community centre where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

The Certificate III in Fitness includes pre-requisite units that you will need to complete before you can progress on to studying the Certificate IV in Fitness where you will gain the skills and knowledge to become a personal trainer.

Depending on your campus location and local partnerships with TAFE NSW, you may have the opportunity to participate in excursions that get behind the scenes in the health and fitness industry.

You will gain a range of hands-on skills to help people achieve their health and fitness goals, including:

  • Skills in pre-exercise risk assessment
  • Fitness assessments
  • Fitness program planning and evaluation
  • How to work with different groups in the community and adapt programs to meet their needs

You will also learn how to operate in a contemporary fitness industry environment including:

  • Skills in risk management
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Offering a quality service

You will work with real clients in the TAFE NSW campus gym or an industry workplace to help them meet their personal health and fitness goals. You will also experience how an effective team works together to operate a successful business.

Study at your local TAFE NSW campus and practice your skills in settings that reflect a real workplace.

You will also have access to the following support:

  • Access to Counsellors, LNN specialists, interpreter services, helpdesk and online learning support
  • Guidance from Library staff
  • Guidance from student support services
  • Opportunities to participate in tutoring
  • Time with your teacher outside of the classroom and online lecture environment, including additional contact with them via email, Skype calls, phone calls with allocated meeting times
  • Work experience support

Continued growth is expected in this sector as more and more people embark on their health and fitness journey. This is a great time to enter the industry as there is a demand for skilled and qualified fitness instructors.

Fitness leaders are at the forefront of getting our population moving. Both the Government and leading health organisations are calling for Australians to be more physically active for health, happiness, longevity and disease prevention.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

Sorry, this course is not currently open for enrolments

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