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Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor)

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Up to 12 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Personal Trainer | Fitness Trainer | Fitness Instructor | Gym Instructor | View all

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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.

What you'll learn

About this course

The Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor) (SIS30315) is designed to give you the hands-on experience needed to enter the fitness industry.

By completing 30 hours of face-to-face training with an Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) expert mentor or approved alternative mentor, you will gain first-hand experience monitoring group classes and tailoring them to the needs of your client.

The course also involves online learning modules that cover theory components of the course to be completed in your own time. On successful completion of the course, you will have a well-rounded skill set allowing you to deliver freestyle, choreographed or circuit style training sessions to clients at different ages and levels of fitness.

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.


There are no educational prerequisites for entry into this course however, in order to complete the practical component of the course, applicants must hold a current Working With Children Check.

Areas of study

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

  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
  • SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
  • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
  • SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
  • SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
  • SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions

*You must complete this unit with an external provider

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers 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 100 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.

Over 100 campus locations
With over 100 campuses nationwide, you can find AIPT in a location near you.

Flexible delivery options
AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules, 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. AIPT also provides its students with access to the My eCampus learning portal.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor) (SIS30315) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • High Performance Coach

Payment options & support

Finance options

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment - All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan - Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services.

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