SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness
Do you want to become a group fitness instructor?
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness delivered by SELC Sport & Fitness Career College provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of exercise instruction situations and activities. The elective grouping of this qualification is suitable for people interested in group exercise programs.
The Certificate III in Fitness is appropriate for people who want to be qualified to work as an Exercise Instructor in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools, and community facilities.
Qualification Structure and Course Content
The Certificate III in Fitness focuses on providing the practical skills and knowledge to provide professional fitness group exercise instruction in a confident, contemporary and dynamic way.
To achieve the Certificate III in Fitness, 16 units of competency must be completed: 9 core units and 7 elective units.
The course content is divided into four major areas of study (modules) covering a range of topics designed to increase your ﬁtness knowledge.
|Subject||Unit of Competency|
|Working in the Fitness Industry||SISXIND001||Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments|
|SISXCCS001||Provide quality service|
|SISXFAC001||Maintain equipment for activities|
|Screening and Appraisal Processes||SISFFIT001||Provide health screening and fitness orientation|
|SISFFIT005||Provide healthy eating information|
|SISFFIT006||Conduct fitness appraisals|
|Subject||Unit of Competency|
|Health and safety considerations||HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|BSBRSK401||Identify risk and apply risk management processes|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|Anatomy & Physiology||SISFFIT004||Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming|
|Fitness Programming||SISFFIT003||Instruct fitness programs|
|Subject||Unit of Competency|
|Group Exercise Specialisation||SISFFIT007||Instruct group exercise sessions|
|SISFFIT008||Instruct water-based fitness activities|
|Working with Specific Populations||SISFFIT002||Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations|
|SISFFIT011||Instruct approved community fitness programs|
|SISFFIT014||Instruct exercise to older clients|
Terms and Breaks
The Certificate III in Fitness is delivered 20 hours per week full time over 36 weeks (30 weeks delivery / 6 weeks holiday). The course includes face to face institution-based training using theoretical material for underpinning knowledge and practical sessions in the F.I.T Room involving the use of fitness equipment to improve skills. The timetable is as follows:
- 2 x 8 hours per week theory and practical learning [8.00am – 4:30pm]
- 1 x 4 hours per week integrated e-learning
The assessment tasks have been designed to test, in a practical and realistic way, the skills and knowledge in the key areas that make a fully competent Exercise Instructor. Every unit of competency has an average of two-three assessment tasks, ranging from practical tasks, such as demonstrations or simulations and role plays, to written tasks, such as reports, question and answers, case studies, and in some cases project work involving real fitness clients.
Some practical assessments will need to be completed within a real industry environment. In this case, SELC Sport and Fitness Career College will monitor your progress and make sure that your supervisor can sign off for each assessment task completed.
The following resources will be distributed by SSFCC at orientation, and are included in your resource fee.
- 2 x SELC Sport and Fitness Career College Polo Shirts – White (purchased from SSFCC and included in resource fees)
- Textbook & additional learning resources
To be provided by student (at student’s own expense).
- Gym shoes
- Male students:
- Black tracksuit pants/shorts (as seasonally appropriate)
- Female students:
- Black tracksuit pants/leggings (as seasonally appropriate)
The uniform elements provided by the student will be approved on day one of the course, by the course trainer.
Students are only allowed to enter the F.I.T room in the SELC fitness uniform with suitable gym training shoes, according to the F.I.T Room Code of Conduct.
Students will have an induction to the F.I.T Room during orientation day.
Reasons to Choose SSFCC Certificate III in Fitness
Some key points that distinguish SSFCC’s Certificate III in Fitness:
- SSFCC offers students unique in-house fitness training facilities, which simulate a real fitness centre, giving the best start to a career in fitness as students gain practical experience in a safe and encouraging environment!
- SSFCC trainer/assessors are experienced fitness professionals with many years experience working in the fitness industry.
- The Certificate III in Fitness is delivered/assessed in SSFCC’s Bondi Junction campus and vocational students will have access to some great social programs and facilities from the wider SELC environment.
- Although SSFCC has industry approved facilities, students will also have ‘real’ industry experience and a thorough preparation for working in the world of fitness instruction by undertaking real industry experience placement as part of the course.
- Students will be encouraged to participate in exercise not only on the scheduled timetabled days on campus, but as part of a fit and healthy lifestyle! Students have the opportunity to join a local gym in the Bondi area and try out a range of group exercise classes for discounted student membership prices with a great opportunity to understand the fitness world as a ‘client’ first, and eventually as an instructor.
Additional Course Features
Real Industry Experience
Integrated into the Certificate III in Fitness is ‘real industry experience’ undertaken with SSFCC partner industry organisations. Whilst SSFCC has the practical facilities to deliver and assess the Certificate III in Fitness, exposure to real industry environments makes the learning experience industry relevant. We believe there is no replacement for real world experience!
The idea of the real industry placement experience is to enhance students’ learning experience and make SSFCC graduates, as future fitness instructors, more knowledgeable, skillful, versatile and successful.
It is SSFCC’s mission to ensure graduates have employability skills and are ‘work ready’. We aim to open students’ eyes to the wide variety of options offered in the world of fitness, and to help establish graduates as successful professionals. Through real industry experience with partner organisations, SSFCC will keep students up-to-date with the latest trends and encourage a deeper understanding of fitness.
The Certificate III in Fitness qualification is recognised by Fitness Australia, the national association for fitness, as the minimum qualification for those working with low-risk clients as a group exercise/fitness instructor.
Graduates of Certificate III in Fitness from SSFCC will be eligible to become a Registered Exercise Professional (REP) with Fitness Australia.
Fitness Training Facility
- A fully equipped Fitness Instruction Training Room – the “F.I.T” Room
- Dedicated theory rooms
- Computer labs for research and assignment work
- A library resource centre
Aqua Training Facility
SSFCC will be delivering and assessing the SISFFIT310A Plan and deliver water based fitness at UNSW Fitness and Aquatic Centre, UNSW Kensington.
SELC Sport and Fitness Career College has arrangements in place to work with the following partners to deliver and assess SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness:
- St John Ambulance, delivery and assessment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
- UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre : Use of facility for SSFCC to deliver SISFFIT008 Instruct water-based fitness activities (facilities only)
- Fitness First
- Origem Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Body by Bec
- Pod Fitness
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (AQF – 3)
This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
All international students must be at least 18 years of age and provide evidence of the following entry requirements:
- Academic: year 12 or equivalent and above; and
- English language: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent and above
Prospective students who provides an AQF Certificate III or above in any discipline will be deemed as meeting both academic and English language entry requirements.