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Fitness Foundations

  • Qualification:

    Short Course

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  • Duration:

    Self-paced; up to 6 months

  • Start date:

    Anytime – start today!

  • Awarded by:

    Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) (RTO 90197)

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What you'll learn

About this course

Dip your toe in the water of the fitness industry with this Fitness Foundations short course, and decide whether it's the right career path for you!

Offered by ICM Training and delivered through Open Colleges, this online course covers human anatomy and physiology and their application within the fitness world.

Other topics covered in this short course include health screening and assessing clients, delivering fitness programs, providing healthy eating information, and identifying client needs to develop tailored fitness programs.

Encompassing a practical work placement, this course will give you real-world experience to complement your foundational knowledge, and offers a taste of what it's like to work in the fitness industry.

Work placement

To successfully complete this short course, you are required to undertake a minimum of 33 hours of practical work placement in a workplace that provides fitness services.

This work experience component is a mandatory once you have successfully completed modules 1 to 3.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old; AND
  • Have completed Year 10; OR
  • Hold a certificate II level qualification, or higher; OR
  • Have two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Areas of study

In this fitness course, the units of competency you may study include:

  • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
  • SISFFIT001 - Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
  • HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation*

*Must be undertaken at your own cost via an accredited external provider

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion for Fitness Foundations from ICM Training.

Not only will this short course allow you to get a taste of the fitness industry and decide whether it's the career path for you, but it will also fulfil the entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Fitness course, if you decide to take your fitness career further.

Curious about where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Personal Training Manager
  • Outdoor Personal Trainer
  • Cruise Ship Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Boot Camp Instructor
  • Franchise Owner
  • Aqua Aerobics Instructor
  • Zumba Instructor
  • Gym Manager

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Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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Pay just $55.77 per week with a $100 depositPay $1,240 upfront and save 20%


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