Fitness Instructor Course – Certificate 3 in Fitness

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The Certificate 3 in Fitness is the entry level fitness instructor course for those looking to work in the fitness industry.

In this course you will develop a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, along with the skills and knowledge to carry out client health assessments and fitness testing. Our Fitness Instructor course will teach you how to develop fitness programs, conduct fitness training for individuals and/or groups.

You will learn the importance and benefits of healthy eating and regular exercise.

As one of Australia’s leading online course providers, you can study at your own pace. 

With competitive pricing and flexible payment plans, Global Fitness Institute is the place to kickstart your health and fitness career.

Our delivery mode includes the flexibility of online theory content, videos, online support and the option of face-to-face practical training. With affordable prices, flexible payment plans and supportive course support staff, Global Fitness Institute is the place to get your Nationally recognized Fitness Qualification.


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Fitness Instructor Course – Certificate 3 in Fitness

Fitness instructor course

The Certificate 3 in Fitness is the entry level fitness instructor course for those looking to work in the fitness industry.

Our delivery mode includes the flexibility of online theory content, videos, online support and face-to-face practical training.

Students are able to book in a time with a tutor to assist with theory modules.

When it is time for prac, students book in for a training or assessment session with one of our expert staff.

A certified fitness instructor may be employed in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools and community facilities.

Graduates of the Global Fitness Institute SIS30321 Certificate 3 in Fitness will possess the appropriate industry recognized trainer qualification to work as a gym instructor or group fitness instructor.

Graduates generally go on to complete the SIS40221 Certificate IV In Fitness to become Personal Trainers.

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Students of our Fitness Instructor Course will complete the following units, developing skills and knowledge, such as the ability to :

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

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team

SISXFAC007 Maintain clean facilities

BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing

Training Package specifications

Qualification Description – SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

This Certificate III in Fitness arms students with the skills and knowledge to fulfil the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialization chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centers where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

Individuals who specialize in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

Individuals who specialize in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to commence this Fitness Instructor Course


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