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Certificate III in Fitness



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The nationally recognised SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry.

Studying SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness will equip you with enough knowledge to become a fitness instructor. Certificate III in fitness is the minimum qualification required for starting your career in the fitness industry.

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 the knowledge to provide adequate supervision of a facility or service, maintain equipment, and handle customer inquiries.

Units offered by ACFPT under this package qualify learners with both Group Exercise Instructor & Gym Instructor Specialisations.

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  • Nationally Recognised

  • Self Paced Study
  • Interactive Learning Material
  • Study with Industry Experts
  • Enrol with a Social Enterprise
  • Awarded by: Australian College of Fitness and Personal Training

  • Qualification Status: Current

  • Enrol Risk Free: If you decide that this course isn’t the right fit, you’ll receive a 100% refund if you withdraw within the first 14 days.
  • Work Placement: Learners will be required to undertake a minimum of 40 hours

  • Affordable Price and Payment Plans

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If you decide that this course isn’t the right fit, you’ll receive a 100% refund if you withdraw within the first 14 days.

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Affordable Upfront Payment


ACFPT’s SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness
is $1299. 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 $40 a week! $160 Deposit + 1st week instalment = $200 Total Upfront Cost. Total Course Fees: $1,800

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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

Career Outcomes

Learners undertaking this course can apply it to many potential career outcomes, including:

  • Group Exercise Instructor

  • Gym Instructor

  • Exercise Instructor

Fitness instructors’ Job Opportunities

Fitness Instructors work with people to support their physical wellbeing and improve their fitness. They usually instruct groups and classes. They work in fitness centres, studios, gyms, physical rehabilitation centres and often work on a casual or part time basis, servicing more than one provider and set of clients.

In recent years we have seen significant growth in industry and lots of job opportunities get advertised every day.


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

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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.

  • 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


We have a partnership with the following Fitness organisation, and our learners are more than welcome to do their placement at any of the following gyms and learn from the bests in the fitness industry.

ACFPT Work Placement Partner Fitness First, ACFPT Internship Partner Fitness First
ACFPT Work Placement Partner Goodlife Health Clubs, ACFPT Internship PartnerGoodlife Health Clubs
ACFPT Work Placement Partner BFT, ACFPT Internship Partner BFT

Or check out our full list of placement partners

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ACFPT is a member of AUSactive, the association for Australia’s exercise and active health professionals.

AUSactive is the association for Australia’s exercise and active health professionals.

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 on the AQF website.

Have a question about this course?

Give us a call on 1300 511 455 and speak directly with a trainer about this course.

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You will have up to 12 months to complete SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, and the course is completely self-paced without any assessment deadlines.

If you need more time, you can apply for 6 months extension at an extra cost.

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 allows us to aim for assignments to be 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 work commitments.

The good news is that you don’t have to wait for your assessment to be marked to keep studying. Our unique learning management system will automatically release another unit (up to 4 units) so you can keep studying while your submitted assessments are getting marked!


The Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training provides training for the Fitness Industry with customised online courses. Our trainers and assessors are specialists in the industry who have tailored fitness coach training approaches that provide you with the skills to become a fitness instructor, and the knowledge employers are looking for.

We are a specialised training organisation dedicated to providing quality training to those that want to get their group fitness certificate in the fitness industry and make a difference in the lives of others.

Feel free to ask our trainers for industry advice around SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness or employment to guide your entry and progression in this growing industry.

Dedicated Trainer and after hours support

Our trainers are not only experienced educators  in 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 SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness or SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness 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 SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness, 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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Course Entry Details

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Be eligible to study in Australia with the Australian College of Fitness & Personal Training

Learners will be required to undertake a minimum of 40 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.

Total upfront cost: $1299

Payment Plan: $200 non-refundable deposit plus 40 equal weekly payments of $40 Total course fees $1800

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Core Units
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
  • SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
  • SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
  • HLTAID011* Provide first aid (To be completed externally)
Elective Units
  • SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • SISFFIT037 Develop and instruct group movement programs for children
  • CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

*HLTAID011 Provide First Aid must be completed externally as it requires face to face learning. We recommend consulting St John’s Ambulance

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