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The Certificate III in Fitness course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties of a gym, group or aqua aerobics instructor.

SIS30310 Certificate III in Fitness

Certificate 3 in Fitness Workbook

Text/Wookbook included in Course Fees

The Certificate III Course provides you with an extensive knowledge of exercise principles which enables you to fully understand the effect of exercise on the body and therefore to write and adapt fitness programs to suit the specific needs of individuals, groups or teams. You will be able to adapt programs to suit various environments as well as provide technical advice on equipment and exercise techniques.

The College of Health & Fitness provides you with “hands on” practical training in a fully equipped gym and/or pool for specific modules of this course.

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Gym Instructor

Provides you with the knowledge to allow you to use the principles and variables of fitness that underpin planning and programming for a range of fitness outcomes.

You will learn how to develop a basic fitness plan for clients after assessing client goals, fitness level, injuries or illnesses. You will be able to write and instruct a range of basic programs for a variety of clients. You will be able to supervise a resistance training gym and carry out equipment supervision and general maintenance. You will be trained to motivate clients, monitor progress of a client and adjust programs as required.

Group Instructor

The Group Exercise Instructor course allows you to plan and instruct a group exercise class such as an aerobics or circuit class.

It gives you the knowledge and skills to prepare a class to suitable music using various equipment and techniques. It also provides you with the knowledge to assess clients’ performance and vary intensity and impact as required. You will learn to develop various visual and verbal cuing techniques as well as correct exercise techniques and safety procedures. You will learn motivational skills, establishing a client rapport and general teaching strategies.

Aqua Aerobics Instructor

This course gives you the knowledge and skills needed to plan, choreograph and instruct water based fitness classes in a water environment such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool, salt water pool or enclosed open water. It allows you to conduct classes using various pieces of equipment, music and techniques.

It gives you the knowledge which enables you to design classes to suit individual group needs such as pregnancy, strength and conditioning, older population, deep water running, children, obese etc. It provides you with the information to analyse and improve the effectiveness of a water based fitness class and observe clients’ performance and rectify technique, intensity and safety.

Units of Competency

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
SISXFAC201A Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities
SISXIND101A Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies Undertake risk analysis of activities
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
HLTFA301B Apply first aid
SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs
SISFFIT310A Plan and deliver water based fitness activities
SISFFIT309A Plan and deliver group exercise sessions
SISFFIT307A Undertake client health assessment
SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs
SISFFIT311A Deliver approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT312A Plan and deliver an endurance training program