SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

Course Description

Sweat it out as a professional Fitness Instructor with a fitness qualification! Learn how to conduct accurate fitness appraisals, develop and implement fitness programs, use fitness equipment safely and advise clients of fitness and nutrition matters with this course.

Aimed at individuals with a passion for health and fitness, this qualification has been designed for those who wish to become fitness instructors who lead a range of activities and sessions within the fitness industry. Delivering exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages and fitness levels, or even one on one, students are taught to lead freestyle, pre-choreographed and circuit style training sessions.

This course will provide students outstanding skills and knowledge in fitness programming, healthy eating, instructing group exercise sessions and the ability to work effectively in a sports, fitness or recreational environment.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Group Exercise Instructor

This Course is only available to South Australia High School Students

Course at a Glanceddd

  • Duration

    Up to 26 Weeks
  • Start Date

    Flexible intake and start dates available.  Contact us for more information.
  • Study Mode

    Blended (Predominately
    Face-to-Face and Online)
  • Study Location

    South Australia
  • Campus Location

  • Vocational Placement

    30 Hours

Entry Requirements

Students are required to meet the following requirements below to enter this course.

To be eligible to participate, the requirements are that students:

  • Students must be enrolled in a South Australia secondary high school
  • Students must reside in South Australia
  • Students must be enrolled in Year Level 10 – 12
  • Students must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a Humanitarian Visa

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Queensford College can support each student throughout the program.

Students will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred
  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge
    • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum)
    • FOR MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above
  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word
  • Reliable internet connection

Course Overview

This qualification to be suitable for high school students who have an interest in fitness.

Nationally recognised

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) focuses on delivering qualifications to provide students with the skills and knowledge required for specific industries. Students can undertake one funded VETiS course, as part of their school studies, delivered in a school by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or by enrolling in a course with an external RTO.

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  • Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environment and provide quality service
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes, participate in work health and safety and first aid
  • Provide health screening and fitness orientation and recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming and Provide healthy eating programs, conduct fitness appraisal
  • Facilitate Groups, instruct group exercise sessions and approved community fitness program
Unit Code  Unit Title 
Core Units 
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information
Elective Units
SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
SISFFIT037 Develop and instruct group movement programs for children
SISXIND001 Work effectively in Sport, Fitness and recreation environments
SISFFIT044 Develop and Instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients


Students will be assessed through the following general methods of assessment that may apply for each unit. Each of the selected methods must be completed/deemed satisfactory, as each method is only a partial completion.

  • Written Assessment – a set of written tasks provided to the student required to be completed including, question and answer
  • Project/Report
  • Observation/Demonstration Report – students required to demonstrate tasks directly related to the training package requirements.

Vocational placement of 30 hours mentoring is required to be completed.

Queensford College use industry current practices and methodologies to ensure the training program is relevant to industry while also meeting Training Package requirements. Our students have access to a team of reliable staff and trainers that are available throughout the course duration. For the duration of the course students will be supported with the following:

  • Student Services: for all administrative enquiries and on issues associated with general academic skills
  • Trainers: to answer any questions students may have about the course content, assessments and study progress
  • Help Desk: for any assistance on course materials and assessment submission through our online learning platform.

Fees and Funding Options

This course is available through Fee-For-Service.

Queensford College has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation.

  • Upfront 100% Payment*

    Payment through your own pocket either by EFT or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).

    *Students are not required to paymore than 50% of the total tuition fees upfront before the commencement of the course that is more than 25 weeks. Upfront 100% payment is required for courses of 25 weeks or less.

  • Payment Plan

    Payment through convenient instalments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per semester.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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  • Direct Debit

    Payment through a Direct Debit: withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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How to Apply

At Queensford College, we strive to make possible an easy, smooth, and efficient application process.

  • Choose a Course

    Student to select a suitable South Australia VETiS offered course. View courses here

  • Create a USI

    Student to Create a USI here

  • Complete Enrolment Form

    Student and their parents/guardians complete and signs the  SA VETiS student enrolment form.

  • School VET Coordinator to Sign Enrolment Form

    Student to get the School VET Coordinator to sign the SA VETiS student enrolment form.

  • Send Completed Form to Queensford College

    Email completed SA VETiS student enrolment form to  sa@queensford.edu.au.

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