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Certificate III in Fitness

SIS30315

Certificate III in Fitness SIS30315

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Fitness is a must for anyone who wants to work in the fitness industry. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to provide exercise instruction and conduct activities for individuals or groups. Work as a gym instructor, lead group fitness classes, or run aqua fitness sessions at the pool.

This course is delivered through a combination of workshops and online learning.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the fitness industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

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

You may find work in gyms, aquatic centres, or community recreation centres.

Working in this industry may involve working weekends and/or shift work and can be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Blended - Starts on 15/07/2021 - Thur & Fri - 9am to 4pm/2021

Blended - Starts on 10/03/2022 - online/practical - 9.00am to 3.00pm / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

SIS30315 - Traineeship

Blended - Starts on 15/07/2021 - Thur & Fri - 9am to 4pm / 2021

Traineeship - Open from 10th January - 2022

Blended - Starts on 07/03/2022 - online/practical - 9.00am to 3.00pm / 2022

1. Subsidised Standard
$2,585.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$517.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$2,463.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$488.00
5. Full Fee
$4,078.00
Course Materials
$266.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$70.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course
  • Applicants need to provide a portfolio of any sporting/fitness involvement in the community
  • Applicants must also have a strong interest in fitness and the Sport and Recreation field
  • Applicants must be working with an employer in the industry
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
SISFFIT010
Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music
SISXRES002
Educate user groups

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments/reports
  • Exams/tests
  • Online forums
  • Role plays
  • Oral presentations
  • e-Portfolio
  • Practical demonstrations

Sharlene Wohlers

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.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions. A timetable will be provided upon enrolment.

On-Campus/Blended:
students complete the course over 15 weeks (over 6 months), attending classes 2 days a week. There is a requirement to complete a minimum of 40 hours of work placement within a formal gym setting. In addition there is a large component of Moodle study and assessments to complete, self-paced.

Trainees: can complete the course over a 12 to 36 month period where the training will be undertaken in the workplace and online. No on-campus attendance is required.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

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Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

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Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.


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