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Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)

Course summary

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Health
  • - VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • - Fitness Sport and Recreation
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Fitness Instructor (Gym), Fitness Instructor (Group Exercise)

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 16 units, consisting of:
9 core units and 7 elective units.
Core Units
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Elective Units
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL

Course Intakes

2018 Mixed Mode

Timing
There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


Summary

This course is available by Mixed Mode, where study is primarily completed online but students will also be required to attend compulsory on-campus residential schools. Students will require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study. 

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela campus can attend videoconferencing sessions at their local CQUni campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can view recorded sessions at a more suitable time. For students commencing their course from February to June 2018, sessions will be held on Mondays from 5 pm - 7 pm. For students commencing their course from July to October 2018, sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5 pm - 7 pm

Students will also need to attend five compulsory residential schools which will be held in Mackay, Rockhampton or Cairns. 


2018 On-campus

Timing
There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.

Duration and dates
9 months full-time


Summary

This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Mackay City
Classes will commence from 5 February 2018 and will be held weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 2.30 pm.


2018 VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.

Duration and dates
12 months part-time


Summary

Mixed Mode

This course is available to study through the VET in Schools program, by Mixed Mode, where study is primarily completed online but students will also be required to attend compulsory on-campus residential schools. Students will require self-motivation and must have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study. 

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela campus can attend videoconferencing sessions at their local CQUni campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can view recorded sessions at a more suitable time. For students commencing their course from February to June 2018, sessions will be held on Mondays from 5 pm - 7 pm. For students commencing their course from July to October 2018, sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5 pm - 7 pm

Students will also need to attend five compulsory residential schools which will be held at CQUniversity Mackay, Rockhampton or Cairns. 


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness No
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness No

Residential School Information

Full Time - Practical components of the course will be completed during the set course delivery hours. Students will undertake Fitness Instructor roles within the CQU Mackay City campus Gym.

Part Time - Students must attend five (5) practical weekends held at CQUniversity Mackay City, CQUniversity Rockhampton or CQUniversity Cairns. Residential School dates will be provided at the commencement of the course.

Resource Requirements

All resources for this course (excepting textbooks) are available via the student platform - Moodle. Students need to have access to a computer and the internet. A wide range of support resources have been developed to assist the student in their studies.  

Textbook Requirements

You will need to purchase (or loan from the CQUniversity library) two texts for the course as listed below. The texts can be purchased from the CQU Bookshop.
  • Strength Training Anatomy – Frederic Delavier – ISBN -13: 978-0-7360-9226-5
  • The Essential Guide to Fitness – Rosemary Marchese and Andrew Hill –   ISBN: 9781442581739 (old number: 9781442510203)