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Certificate III in Fitness

(Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor)





Total Units


  • 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.

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Affordable Upfront Payment


ACFPT’s SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor)
is $799. Just one simple fee that will fast track your entry into the
fitness industry.

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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

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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.

Our learning material and learning management system are designed with the student in mind; this ensures flexible and easy study.

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Job Outcomes

Possible job titles include
  • Group Exercise Instructor

  • Gym 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

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Nationally recognised training

In the digital age we believe there is no reason for any online nationally recognised qualification to cost thousands of dollars.

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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.

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Fast Turnaround

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

Entry Requirements

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.

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  • 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: $799

Payment Plan: $130 non-refundable deposit plus 39 equal weekly payments of $30 Total course fees $1300

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All learners will have the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed.

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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.

Course Units


  • 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

Selected Electives

  • 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.