Certificate III in Fitness

cert III fitness
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Location
Course Duration
Part Time: Up to 6 months
Course Cost
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2014 - Application Form - Certificate III in Fitness (pdf)
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Night)
Starting Dates
November 2014 and April 2015
February 2015 and July 2015

Monday and Wednesday 5.30pm - 9.30pm or Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Placement - 40 hours
Brooke Donaldson
Phone: (03) 5622 85 32
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email:  b.donaldson@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

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 defined range of exercise instruction situations and activities.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Employment Prospects

  • Personal Trainer

Entry Requirements

Written Application Form and Interview
It is expected that applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to health and fitness through regular attendance at a Fitness Centre and be undertaking activities such as resistance training.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment is by a combination of internal, external and workplace theory and practical examinations and assessment activities, including: practical demonstrations, practical experiences, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, documents/folio, journals, interviews, case studies, projects, group discussions.

Opportunities For Further Study

In conjunction with the course students may complete further study in the following courses:

  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Diploma of Sport Development
  • Bachelor of Sport Management

Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core (10)
SISFFIT301A Provide fitness orientation and health screening
SISFFIT302A Provide quality service in the fitness industry
SISFFIT303A Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
SISFFIT305A Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
SISFFIT306A Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
SISXFAC201A Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities
SISXIND101A Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies
SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities
HLTFA301C Apply first aid

SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs
SISFFIT309A Plan and deliver group exercise sessions
SISFFIT304A Instruct and monitor fitness programs
SISFFIT307A Undertake client health assessment
SISFFIT308A Plan and deliver gym programs