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SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

National ID: SIS30321 State ID: BHE5
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Take the first step in your fitness career.

The Certificate III in Fitness provides participants with the skills to work as a fitness instructor, planning and conducting fitness programs and group exercise regimes. Participants will learn about the role of fitness instructors and gain an overview of work in the industry.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific groups or individuals
  • Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • Provide healthy eating information
  • Maintain equipment for activities
  • Analyse risks and respond to emergency situations

As part of this qualification, participants are required to undertake a supervised work placement where there will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:

  • Understanding anatomy, physiology and human movements (biomechanics)
  • Exercise planning 
  • Client fitness assessments 
  • Providing gym equipment support and technique correction 
  • Customer support  
  • You are school leaver who has pursued physical education and sports coaching pathways (VET/ATAR subjects) 
  • You are an adult requiring fitness qualifications and registration to Fitness Australia/AusActive/PAA to work in the industry 
  • You are a recreation and sports personnel who would like to gain fitness qualification and registration for improved employment prospects 
  • You have university pathway interests in Sport and Exercise Science or Education

North Regional TAFE deliver this program of blended learning with face to face training, self-paced study and work placement.

There is an expectation that students will commit to regular attendance and need to complete work outside of their timetabled classes. 

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

  • OLNA Completion or Year 10 completion – English C Grade 
  • Students need to be over the age of 16
  • Students should have an interest in gym-based exercise and physical based activities for demonstration purposes
  • A Working with Children Check must be obtained when working with clients under the age of 18 years old
  • You may require a current First Aid and annual CPR training and assessment 

Throughout this qualification you will complete 20 weeks x 3 hours per week work placement at an approved industry workplace.


National ID Unit title
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information


National ID Unit title
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT037 Develop and instruct group movement programs for children
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISXDIS002 Plan and conduct disability programs

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Fitness instructor

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a fitness instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres. It is a pre-requisite for a pathway into the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness(opens in a new tab) - Personal Trainer qualification. 

It also allows you to enrol in higher qualifications and alternative pathways such as Certificate IV in Sports Development or Sport and Recreation.

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Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Karratha Campus

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