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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2432 (2018)
$2592 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $720 (2018)
$768 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $176 (2018)
$192 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $162 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $48 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $12 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Health
  • VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • Fitness Sport and Recreation
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

6 months full-time

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

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
2 SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
3 SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
4 SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
5 SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
6 SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
7 SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions
8 SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
9 SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups
10 SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
11 SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
12 SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
13 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
14 BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
15 SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
16 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid


Mixed Mode

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

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
2 SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
3 SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
4 SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
5 SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
6 SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
7 SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions
8 SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
9 SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups
10 SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
11 SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
12 SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
13 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
14 BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
15 SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
16 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid


VET in Schools (VETiS)

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

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
2 SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
3 SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
4 SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
5 SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
6 SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
7 SISFFIT007 - Instruct group exercise sessions
8 SISFFIT011 - Instruct approved community fitness programs
9 SISXCAI006 - Facilitate groups
10 SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
11 SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
12 SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
13 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
14 BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
15 SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
16 HLTAID003 - Provide first aid


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-Campus

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
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
On-campus

Mackay City

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time

Mackay Northern Beaches SHS

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
July: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are ten course intakes, available February to November.
10 months part-time
There are flexible start dates for this course that can be discussed with teaching staff. Rolling intakes allow for enrolments from February through to November, although, unit choices may be reduced depending on the time of enrolment. Please contact 07 4940 3399 to speak with teaching staff for this course

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

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald, Cairns, Townsville and Biloela campuses can attend videoconferencing sessions at their local CQUni campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can join classes via zoom (organised by CQU) or view the recorded class sessions at a more suitable time. For students commencing their course:

First Term 2018 (Jan-Jun) Enrolment - sessions will be held on Mondays from 5 pm - 7 pm. 
Second Term 2018 (Jul-Dec) Enrolment – sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5.00pm to 7.00pm

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

On-campus

There are four course intakes for 2018, available February, March, July and August.
6 months full-time
There are flexible start dates for this course that can be discussed with teaching staff, if the February, March, July or August start dates are unsuitable.  Please contact 07 4940 3399 to speak with teaching staff for this course. 

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.

VET in Schools (VETiS)

There are ten course intakes available from February to November.
10 months part-time

Mixed Mode

There are flexible start dates for this course that can be discussed with teaching staff. Rolling intakes allow for enrolments from February through to November, although, unit choices may be reduced depending on the time of enrolment. Please contact 07 4940 3399 to speak with teaching staff for this course

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

Students near the Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Yeppoon, Emerald, Cairns, Townsville and Biloela campuses can attend videoconferencing sessions at their local CQUni campus. Students in areas outside of campus locations can join classes via zoom (organised by CQU) or view the recorded class sessions at a more suitable time. For students commencing their course:

First Term 2018 (Jan-Jun) Enrolment - sessions will be held on Mondays from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Second Term 2018 (Jul-Dec) Enrolment – sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 5.00pm to 7.00pm

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


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

More Details

Residential School Information

  • On-campus
    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.


  • Mixed Mode
    Students must attend five (5) practical weekends held at CQUniversity Mackay City, CQUniversity Rockhampton or CQUniversity Cairns. Practical weekend 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)