Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313)

Qualification: Certificate III
Course Code: SIS30313
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 13-26 weeks, depending on delivery method
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: FIAFitnation (RTO 31489)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Earning your Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) is the first step to becoming a qualified gym instructor. Your time during this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become employable within Australia's dynamic fitness industry.

This course covers vital areas of knowledge and teaches you key competencies such as undertaking client health assessments, helping clients apply nutrition and health management strategies, and planning fitness programs. You will also gain a foundational understanding of exercise science, be trained to maintain sport and fitness equipment, and learn how to instruct and supervise small group classes.

In addition to it's on campus study method, FIAFitnation's Certificate III in Fitness is available online, giving you the opportunity to become qualified from the comfort of your own home.

Flexible study modes

This course offers a number of flexible delivery modes that can be tailored around your lifestyle. Options include:

  • Full-time: Three days a week with classes held from 8.30am-3pm.
  • Full-time (evenings): Two evenings a week with classes held from 6.30-9.30pm, plus one practical weekend.
  • Full-time (weekends): Classes held every Saturday from 9.30am-4pm, plus two Sunday classes.
  • Online: Choose to study at your own pace, or complete a part-time or full-time course load. You will have up to 6 months to complete your studies.

Campus locations

If you'd prefer to study this course on campus, you can choose between one of the following locations:

  • Brisbane - 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Melbourne - Level 3, 368 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Sydney (CBD) - Level 3, 815 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Sydney (Homebush) - 8 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have successfully completed Year 10 in Australia or equivalent; OR
  • Demonstrate that you have the capacity to successfully complete this course by achieving an Exit Level 3 score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in reading and mathematics.

Areas of study

In this fitness course, the subjects you may study include:

  • SISFFIT301A - Provide fitness orientation and health screening
  • SISFFIT302A - Provide quality service in the fitness industry
  • SISFFIT303A - Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
  • SISFFIT305A - Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
  • SISFFIT306A - Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
  • SISXFAC207 - Maintain sport, fitness and recreation equipment for activities
  • SISXIND101A - Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
  • SISXOHS101A - Follow occupational health and safety policies
  • SISXRSK301A - Undertake risk analysis of activities
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
  • SISFFIT304A - Instruct and monitor fitness programs
  • SISFFIT307A - Undertake client health assessment
  • SISFFIT308A - Plan and deliver gym programs
  • SISFFIT312A - Plan and deliver an endurance training program
  • SISSSTC301A - Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

*This subject must be completed on campus, and as an additional cost it will be provided by Re:VIVA First Aid and Resuscitation Training or Vital First Aid and Training Services.

Here’s why you should study with FIAFitnation!

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in fitness (SIS30313) from FIAFitnation.

This course will enable you to pursue a career as a gym floor instructor. The course competencies focus on making you a qualified and proficient instructor through the application of both practical and theoretical knowledge.

Finance options

Flexible payment plans are also available, or you can choose to pay for your course in full upfront.

Students who pay upfront will be eligible for a 20% discount on course fees.

View the tuition fees for 2016 here.

RTO 31489
FIAFitnation is dedicated to empowering its students with outstanding fitness education at every stage of their career. With a suite of nationally recognised vocational education courses that cover everything from personal training and nutrition to remedial massage, FIAFitnation can help anyone get career fit. Thanks to a team of passionate tutors that includes physiotherapists, nutritionists and sports scientists; as well as strong industry ties with organisations like the NSW Institute of Sport and Sydney Academy of Sports, FIAFitnation graduates walk away with industry-focused training, and strong employment prospects.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Melbourne – Level 3, 368 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney (CBD) – Level 3, 815 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney (Homebush) – 8 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
FIAFitnation students who are studying online will be able to access support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a range of student support services. For course-specific questions, students can reach their tutors via email, or post their questions on the ‘Tutor Frequently Asked Questions’ section of the eLearning space. A friendly team of Support Services staff are also on-call to help with administrative questions and technical support.

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