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SIS30315 - Certificate III in Fitness

Course Details

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2,752.00 (2020)
$2,928.00 (2021)
Subsidised Full Fee $816.00 (2020)
$880.00 (2021)
Subsidised Concession Fee $208.00 (2020)
$224.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $172.00 (2020)
$183.00 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit $51.00 (2020)
$55.00 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $13.00 (2020)
$14.00 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $10.40 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Health
  • Start TAFE Now
Skill Area
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 9 core units
  2. Complete 7 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-Campus

6 months full-time

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service More Information Training.gov Details
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

Mixed Mode

10 months part-time
  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service More Information Training.gov Details
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities More Information Training.gov Details
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

Start TAFE Now (STN)

10 months part-time
  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service More Information Training.gov Details
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities More Information Training.gov Details
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions More Information Training.gov Details
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs More Information Training.gov Details
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information Training.gov Details
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course. Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Project
Practical Task
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN)

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN)

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

On-Campus

On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time

Mixed Mode

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN)

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode includes a combination of online learning activities and compulsory site-specific attendance at residential schools and/or workshops.
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Enrolment Information

Please refer to the VET Course Planners for the recommended study sequence of this course.  Please enrol in your units as per those instructions.


On-campus Students

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.


Classes will run Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am to 2.30pm at Mackay City Campus.  


This course is offered twice each year (enrolments in February/March and July/August).  Students who join this course in either March or August will participate as a full On-campus student but will need to participate in three practical weekends aligned with the Certificate III in Fitness mixed-mode course.  This weekend participation is required to catch up on practical content delivered in February and July.  


Mixed Mode and Start TAFE Now (STN) Students

This course can be accessed from any location.  Please note the location of compulsory practical venues below to ensure your ability to participate and complete the course.  


This course will be delivered online with a weekly video conference class.  Students must attend five (5) practical weekends (Residential Schools) held at CQUniversity Mackay City, CQUniversity Rockhampton or CQUniversity Cairns. Practical weekend dates will be provided at the commencement of the course.


This course is offered twice a year (beginning enrolments in February/March or July/August).  Students who join this course outside these intake periods are able to access a rolling start delivery mode, and the units that the student can initially enrol in will depend on the chosen intake period.  No matter what intake period is chosen, the student will have a pathway to full course completion.  


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

Students must have access to a computer and the internet as all resources for this course (except textbooks below) are available online via Moodle. 


The below textbooks are relevant to the course and will provide supplementary information, however it is not compulsory to purchase these texts:  

  • 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)