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SIS30321 | 109306K

Certificate III in Fitness

Your fitness career goals are within your reach with this entry-level qualification. This course is an essential minimum requirement to work at a gymnasium or as an exercise instructor.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online TAFE at School International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$390 - $660
Subsidised
$555 - $660
Full Fee
$3,540 - $3,555
TAFE at School Full Fee
$820
International
$4,200
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Course overview

Establish yourself in fitness with this entry-level qualification. You'll be equipped with a broad range of knowledge needed to work as a fitness or exercise instructor. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as fitness instructors is growing very strongly. They predict there will be around 21,000 job openings in this large occupation over the next five years. 

You will learn the basic knowledge needed to succeed in areas like fitness program instruction, provision of healthy eating information, and introduction of exercise for older clients. You may also have a chance to specialise in areas like aqua or group exercise instructor. Our teaching team have many years of industry experience and knowledge that will help you achieve your goals within the fitness industry. 

Successfully completing this course will allow you to seek employment as a qualified exercise instructor. You will be able to take your skills and work anywhere in Australia, or move into further study to expand your options.

What can I do?

  • Gymnasium Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Aqua Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor

Course outcome:

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

Job-ready training

We put theory into practice, which is why we believe in real-world learning environments. With access to professional operating gyms and up-to-date equipment you'll graduate with confidence, knowing you have the skills and experience that employers seek.

Further study options

At TAFE Queensland we believe in providing quality pathways to further education opportunities. Give yourself the best chance and continue to grow with further study options that will open up more exciting employment opportunities in the world of fitness and sport development.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBOPS304
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBOPS304
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs, deliver and monitor customer service and identify improvements in the provision of customer service.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBPEF301
    Organise personal work priorities
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBPEF301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise personal work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Organise personal work priorities

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT032
    Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT032
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to screen clients for participation in exercise programs and to provide general advice about programs and services suitable to clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT033
    Complete client fitness assessments
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT033
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess current fitness capabilities of clients using information from industry standard pre-exercise screening as the starting point
  • UNIT NAME
  • Complete client fitness assessments

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT035
    Plan group exercise sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT035
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to plan group exercise sessions designed for participation by mixed ability groups, or by groups that predominately comprise a particular profile, for example, older people.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan group exercise sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT036
    Instruct group exercise sessions
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT036
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare for and deliver land-based group exercise sessions according to predesigned session plans which may have been developed by self or others.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Instruct group exercise sessions

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT040
    Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT040
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop tailored gym-based exercise programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction, ongoing client monitoring and program evaluation is limited.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT047
    Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT047
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the role of anatomy and physiology knowledge in fitness instruction, and to use that knowledge to develop and instruct safe and effective exercise activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

  • UNIT CODE
  • SISFFIT052
    Provide healthy eating information
    UNIT CODE :
    SISFFIT052
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide general, and not individualised, information about healthy eating to fitness clients.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide healthy eating information

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South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
25 Jan 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
25 Jan 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
25 Jan 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,540
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time
  • Concession: $390
  • Subsidised: $555
  • Full fee: $3,555
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
02 Feb 2023
4 terms
Part time
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
25 Jan 2023
up to 4 terms
Part time
Wednesday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $820
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
South Bank
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
Robina
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $4,200
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
Mooloolaba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $4,200
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

TAFE at School students
This is an upgrade program only and is not offered as ‘Stand Alone’. Students wishing to enrol in Certificate III in Fitness (upgrade) must have previously completed Certificate II in Sport and Recreation.

International students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. View more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum standard of dress. This includes having access to and wearing appropriate general fitness attire and enclosed shoes. You may be required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded uniform items. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

We suggest you also bring

  • sports clothing
  •  gym towel
  • water bottle
  • change of clothes
  • deodorant
  • pen
  • notepad
  • four (4) A4 display folders

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Resources may vary depending on your study location.

Robina campus
The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Placement

International students
Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Need to know

Blue Card
To successfully satisfy all course requirements you will be required to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check). Learn More

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Please note: The program offered via Online does not deliver HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid as part of the program, however it is requirement for final issuance of the Certificate III in Fitness. You will need to complete this unit with an external provider and provide proof of completion for credit transfer. Only HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid will be accepted for this process. The completion of this unit will incur additional costs of approximately $150.00.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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