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Certificate III in Fitness
(Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor)
Nationally Recognised: Yes
Awarded by: Australian College of Fitness and Personal Training
Qualification Status: Current
Please Note: Holders of Subclass 500 visas are ineligible to study with ACFPT. Any application to enrol by any holder of a subclass 500 visa will be rejected and is subject to a $199 administration fee.
Affordable Upfront Payment
ACFPT’s SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor)
is $999. Just one simple fee that will fast track your entry into the
Get started today and take your first steps to becoming industry qualified. Our Payment Plans are only $30 a week! $100 Deposit + 1st week instalment = $130 Total Upfront Cost. Total Course Fees: $1,300
The nationally recognised SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor) will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry.
Units offered by ACFPT under this package qualify learners with both Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor Specialisations.
You will be prepared to undertake various roles in a controlled environment within fitness, leisure, and community centres. These include Group Exercise Instruction (freestyle, pre-choreographed, or circuit style), as well as individual client programs that assess and develop technique correction. This course will also equip you with knowledge to provide adequate supervision of a facility or service, maintain equipment, and handle customer inquiries.
Possible job titles include
Group Exercise Instructor
What you will learn
This qualification will provide you with skills and knowledge appropriate for entry level positions in the fitness industry.
You will gain valuable experience that will allow you to:
Provide health screening, fitness orientation, and conduct fitness appraisals
- Maintain fitness equipment
Lead fitness programs for all ages and fitness levels
Provide healthy eating advice
Identify and apply risk management processes
Effectively contribute to workplace health and safety practices
Facilitate inclusion support for people with a disability
To achieve this qualification, learners are required to source a suitable work placement with the required resources and equipment in accordance with the work placement checklist. Work placement needs to be organised by the learner and is a requirement of the assessment criteria of the course.
Summary of work placement requirements (a full breakdown is available with enrolment application);
Fitness centre, gym, or studio
Appropriately qualified and experienced mentor (Minimum Cert IV)
Health & fitness appraisal equipment
Resistance training equipment
Cardiovascular training equipment
Functional training equipment
A range of clients with varied ages and needs
Learner must hold the required state or territory working with children check (blue card) prior to commencing work placement
Nationally Recognised Qualification
The Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training only provides training and qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework – the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian vocational education and training. Only registered training organisations can deliver nationally recognised qualifications under the authority of the Australian Skills Quality Authority. You can find out more about the Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training’s nationally recognised courses and the Australian Qualifications Framework here.
There’s nothing worse than waiting months for your assignments to be marked. The Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training has an industry leading marking system that means assignments are returned no later than 10 business days from submission. The support team are available from 8am until 8pm to support learners who have family and working commitments.
The Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training provides training for the Fitness Industry with customized online courses. Our trainers and assessors are specialists in the industry who have tailored training approaches that provide you with the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.
We are a specialised training organisation dedicated to providing quality training to those that want to work in the fitness industry and make a difference in the lives of others.
Feel free to ask our trainers for industry advice around employment to guide your entry and progression in this growing industry.
Dedicated Trainer and after hours support
Our trainers are not only experienced educators but are also qualified in their field, holding a minimum of Bachelor level qualifications.
They have extensive experience working in the fitness industry. If you’re considering studying with us or have any questions, call us on 1300 511 455 for a friendly, confidential chat with one of our trainers. We are open until 8pm weekdays and offer weekend email support.
Our trainers will not only help you obtain your qualification, but will also give you beneficial insight into the industry to ensure you can hit the ground running after completing your course.
ACFPT will provide the following resources
Online learner dashboard containing:
Learner guides and assessment workbooks
One on one trainer support
Third party evidence collection booklets
Learner and supervisor placement booklets
Training products and learning support materials
To complete your qualification, you will need to have access to:
A computer with reliable internet access and a web browser
Digital presentation media (e.g. PowerPoint)
A facility to complete work placement under the supervision of a suitability qualified industry expert
As an entry requirement of the course, the learner must acknowledge that they will organise a suitable work placement at a facility with the required resources and equipment accordance with the work placement checklist. This work placement checklist is provided in the enrolment application. The learner needs to complete the checklist to confirm the suitability of the work placement site and submit it via email for approval.
Be at least 16 years of age
Be eligible to study in Australia with the Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training
Hold the required state or territory criminal and working with children check (Blue card) prior to commencing work placement
Total upfront cost: $999
Payment Plan: $130 non-refundable deposit plus 39 equal weekly payments of $30 Total course fees $1300
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
All learners will have the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed.
Learners will be required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours of work placement in a suitably resourced workplace for successful completion of this qualification. It is the responsibility of the learner to source a suitably equipped and resourced workplace to undertake their work placement. Our qualified trainers are here to provide advice and support if required.
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
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT007 – Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT011 – Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT006 – Conduct fitness appraisals
SISXDIS001 – Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid – (Completed externally to ACFPT)
HLTAID003 First Aid
This unit must be completed externally through another registered training organisation. If you have already completed this unit, simply provide us with a copy of your Statement of Attainment or Record of Results to apply for credit transfer. If you do not already hold this unit, you will need to source another registered training organisation to complete the unit and provide us with a copy of your Statement of Attainment upon successful completion to apply for credit transfer.