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Certificate III in Fitness

SIS30315

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Certificate III in Fitness – SIS30315

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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.

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.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Certificate IV in Fitness or Diploma of Sport Development.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Archer Street

Workshop based, Starts Thurs 7th May, 1 day a week, 10am to 3pm / 2020

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

Pre-requisite Group, Starts Mon 17th Feb, 3 days, 9am-4pm /2020

Starts Monday 17th Feb, 2 days (Mon,Wed) 10am - 3.00pm / 2020

Yarrawonga Course Part Time - Thurs 5th Sept to 21st Nov - Semester 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$2,334.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$467.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$2,226.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$445.00
5. Full Fee
$3,683.00
Course Materials
$251.00

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 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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.

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 (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) 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 students complete the course over 6 months, attending classes 3 days a week.

Trainees can complete the course over a 12 to 36 month period. The training is undertaken in the workplace and online and requires no on campus attendance.

Students will also be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours work placement within a formal gym setting.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

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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