Certificate III in Fitness

Course Code SIS30315
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Barr Reserve
Duration 718 hours

Course Overview

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Aqua Instructor, Gym Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor or Exercise Instructor.

If you want to work in the fitness industry, the Certificate III in Fitness is a must. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a range of exercise instruction situations and activities. Qualification outcomes will depend on the elective grouping chosen. Work as a gym instructor, lead group fitness classes, and run aqua fitness sessions at the pool.

This course is delivered through a combination of workshops and online delivery. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the fitness industry.

Working in this industry may involve working weekends and/or shift work. Work environments may include fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure and aquatic centres and community recreation centres. Working in this industry can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Job roles may include:

  • Aqua Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Exercise Instructor

Further studies
After gaining the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness you might wish to undertake further study in the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness and/or SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Workshop based – Starts 01 July – every third Wednesday 10am to 3pm – Sem2/2019
Wangaratta – Barr Reserve Workshop based – Starts 25 July – every third Thursday 10am to 3pm – Sem2/2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in all practical workshops.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Sharlene Wohlers
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 718 $3.25 $2,333.50 $3.00 $2,154.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 718 $0.65 $466.70 $3.00 $2,154.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 718 $3.10 $2,225.80 $8.00 $5,744.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 718 $0.62 $445.16 $8.00 $5,744.00
Full Fee 718 $5.13 $3,683.34 N/A N/A
Course Materials 718 $0.35 $251.30 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Applicants must also have a strong interest in fitness and the Sport and Recreation field.

Units of Competency

SIS30315 – Core Units

SISFFIT004 – Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT014 – Instruct exercise to older clients
SISFFIT003 – Instruct fitness programs
SISXFAC001 – Maintain equipment for activities
SISFFIT001 – Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT005 – Provide healthy eating information
SISXCCS001 – Provide quality service
SISFFIT002 – Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISXIND001 – Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

SIS30315 – Elective Units

SISFFIT006 – Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT010 – Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music
SISXRES002 – Educate user groups
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
SISFFIT007 – Instruct group exercise sessions
HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Quizzes
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Practical observations
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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