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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

Core
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
Electives
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
Study Sequence
1. SISFFIT004
2. SISFFIT001 
3. SISXCCS001
4. SISFFIT006
5. SISXFAC001
6. SISXIND001
7. HLTAID003
8. SISFFIT007
9. SISXCAI006
10. SISFFIT011
11. SISFFIT003
12. SISFFIT002
13. SISFFIT014
14. SISFFIT005
15. BSBRSK401
16. HLTWHS001

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Mackay City

Timing
There are two intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017 and one intake for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
This offering is completed in one term


Summary

The CQUniversity Mackay City campus offering is for a Full Time study load only.

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis. Students who wish to join the course after the start date can contact the teaching staff to discuss possible options.

Load
Sixteen (16) units must be successfully completed - nine (9) core units and seven (7) elective units.

Notes

Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm.

Term 1 2017 will commence from 30 January 2017.

Term 2 2017 will commence from 10 July 2017.


Distance Education

Timing
There are three intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017, one intake for Term 2 2017 and one intake for Term 3 2017.

Duration and dates
This course is completed in two terms.


Summary

The Distance Educatoin offering is a Part Time study load only. This offering is delivered via Video Conference.

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis. Students who wish to join the course after the start date can contact the teaching staff to discuss possible options. 

Load
Sixteen (16) units must be successfully completed - nine (9) core units and seven (7) elective units.

Notes

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela campus can attend videoconferencing sessions at their local CQU campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can complete the course using a combination of video, interactive sessions and direct contact with the teacher.

Students will also need to attend five (5) Compulsory Practical weekends which will be held in Mackay, Rockhampton and Cairns. All students must have access to a computer and the internet.


Video conference classes are scheduled for the following times:

Term 1 2017 intake: Mondays from 5 pm - 7 pm

Term 2 2017 intake: Tuesdays from 5 pm - 7 pm

Term 3 2017 intake: Mondays from 5 pm - 7 pm


Distance Education - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Timing
There are three intakes for this course. One intake for Term 1 2017, one intake for Term 2 2017 and one intake for Term 3 2017.

Duration and dates
This course is completed in two terms.


Summary

The Distance Education (VETiS) offering is a Part Time study load only. This offering is delivered via Video Conference.

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis. Students who wish to join the course after the start date can contact the teaching staff to discuss possible options. 

Load
Sixteen (16) units must be successfully completed - nine (9) core units and seven (7) elective units.

Notes

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald and Biloela can attend local videoconferencing sessions at their local CQU campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can complete the course using a combination of video, interactive sessions and direct contact with the teacher.

Students will also need to attend five (5) Compulsory Practical weekends which will be held in Mackay, Rockhampton and Cairns. All students must have access to a computer and the internet. 

Course guides will be made available through School VET Coordinators and students will be given the opportunity to apply for a place in the course. VETiS Course Guide available here. Expressions of interest can be sent via your School VET Co-ordinator.


2018 Course Availabilities List

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Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month
Mackay City Distance Part Time February
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February
Mackay City Distance Part Time July
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July

2018 Unit Availabilities

Narrow the unit availabilities shown by adjusting the filters below.

Location
Attendance Mode
Load Category
Start Month

BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time December 03/12/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time December 03/12/18
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time December 03/12/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time December 03/12/18
SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
SISFFIT0011
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time October 01/10/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time October 01/10/18
SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time October 01/10/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time October 01/10/18
SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time January 07/01/19
SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time October 01/10/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time October 01/10/18
SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time April 02/04/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time February 29/01/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time July 16/07/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Location Attendance Mode Load Category Start Month Start Date
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time March 05/03/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City On-campus Full Time August 06/08/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18
Mackay City Distance Part Time September 03/09/18

Related Courses

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

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.  

Practical Placement

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 in both Mackay and Rockhampton. Practical dates will be provided at the start of the course.

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)