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Offering Info

Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

  • National Course Code: SIS30315
  • TAFE NSW code: SIS30315-03V02-22MFD-106

Location – Macquarie Fields (focused on Gym Instructor)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

21 Hours per week

Duration

18 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) enables you to step up to your career as a qualified fitness instructor. You will learn how to apply the principles of exercise science to help real clients achieve their goals in TAFE NSW gyms or industry workplaces.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Complete pre-exercise screenings and fitness orientations
  • Plan and instruct approved group exercise and community fitness programs
  • Create and instruct pre-choreographed or prescribed programs to music
  • Evaluate group training programs

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Self-motivation and the ability to motivate others
  • Great communication skills
  • Positivity and a can-do attitude
  • An interest in health and fitness
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to solve problems and find solutions
  • A genuine and approachable nature
  • The ability to be supportive and empathetic

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • Hands-on experience in the fitness industry working with real clients
  • A First Aid certificate
  • Options to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

** Career Opportunities**

  • Gym instructor
  • Group exercise instructor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Certificate III in Fitness (Aqua Exercise Instructor)
  • Certificate IV in New Small Business

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

*Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the fitness industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)

WORK PLACEMENT

Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

Work experience is not mandatory for this qualification; however, this is a highly practical course with your coursework structured to include 30 hours of work experience.

If gym facilities are available at your TAFE NSW campus, you will be rostered to complete this component onsite working with real clients.

If your TAFE NSW campus does not have a gym, you will need to arrange work experience with a TAFE NSW industry partner, local gym or other fitness settings. Talk to our team about the options available to you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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

  • Intermediate English language proficiency
  • An appropriate level of fitness and mobility to perform both fitness activities and CPR on the floor
  • Confidence in and around water, including being able to swim
  • Time for self-paced study and assessment completion outside of scheduled class times

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

During your study, you may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A current clear Australian National Police Record Check
Current vaccinations including flu (influenza) and COVID-19 and other health department immunisation requirements.
A NDIS Worker Screening Check
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Students will be responsible for costs associated with obtaining these required checks and vaccinations

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time on campus course. You must attend approximately 21 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 3 days a week for 18 weeks.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with evening classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • Work placement shirt: $25.00

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Macquarie Fields (focused on Gym Instructor)
Phone 131 601

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