Kickstart your career in the fitness with this SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitnessfrom the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIPT) – designed to give you the hands-on experience needed to enter the fitness industry!
This accredited course in fitness gives you the flexibility to complete the theory component in your own time and in the comfort of your own home, while the practical component of your course will be supported by fitness professionals, in gyms, at a campus location near you.
With this course you can choose to specialise as a Group Exercise Instructor or Gym Instructor, either way, you’ll receive a practical way of training to ensure you have the skills, confidence and know-how to help clients achieve their fitness goals.
Group Exercise Instructor By opting to specialise in group exercise instruction, you’ll be able to demonstrate and lead a variety of sessions for a mix of ages and fitness levels. These sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. While group sessions have less individual interaction, you are there to ensure participants work up a sweat and get results!
Gym Instructor Does poor form make you sad? Make your specialisation in gym instruction and ensure a safe workout zone that’ll give real rewards and benefits. Learn to offer gym clients tailored assessments, technique correction and how to develop and demonstrate programs, as well as how to maintain a gym facility and handle customer enquiries.
Practical Work Placement
To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a total of 30 hours of practical work experience with a mentor in order to gain real-world skills. AIPT will pair you with one of their expert mentors – a fitness professional – in their gym or fitness studio. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to select your own AIPT-approved mentor.
Education You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
Residency Status You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended).
Windows : Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above. Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
MAC : Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download
First Aid Certificate
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency. This qualification needs to be completed through an external third party, and the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTO 3605) which provides First aid Training to AIPT students at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is an independent third party training provider. This is an additional service offered by AIPT; however, students are able to source their own training provider to suit their needs.
Working with Children Check
In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current Working with Children Check Clearance, issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake this course.
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to: Dedicated student support Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible. Largest network of locations We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area. Flexible delivery options AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.
Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.
Where Will It Lead Me?
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).
Curious about where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: