Cert III in Fitness

Course Code: SIS30315

Duration: 12 months

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance.

Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.

 Units of CompetenceNominal Hours
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers35
SISFFIT003Instruct fitness programs50
SISSSSTC301AInstruct strength and conditioning techniques60
SISFFIT014Instruct exercise to older clients70
SISFFIT004Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming95
SISFFIT002Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations100
SISFFIT001Provide health screening and fitness orientation15
SISXIND001Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments25
SISXCCS001Provide quality service25
SISFFIT006Conduct fitness appraisals30
SISFFIT005Provide healthy eating information55
SISXFAC001Maintain equipment for activities5
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management processes50
HLTAID003Provide first aid18

 

SBAT Certificate Ill in Fitness students are required to complete an average of 7 hours of supervised placement per week over the duration of their course. The aim of completing work placement hours is to gain knowledge and skills required to work in the fitness industry.
The skills and knowledge the student should gain from completing these supervised placement hours are:

Term 1:
Gym/Facility orientation and induction
Open and Closing procedure
Customer service
Equipment Audits and maintenance
New client induction procedure
Cleaning duties
Administration duties, including filing, answering the phone and taking bookings

Term 2:
Health screening and fitness testing
Gym show through
Exercises instruction
Client interaction on the gym floor
Customer service
Program checks
Upselling and product promotion

Term 3:
Gym/Facility orientation and induction
Health screening and fitness testing
Gym show through
Exercises instruction
Client interaction on the gym floor
Customer service
Program checks
Upselling and product promotion
Cleaning duties
Administration duties, including filing, answering the phone and taking bookings

During the placement hours students are also required to complete placement tasks, e.g. observations to demonstrate competency or placement book work. The student will work in partnership with the staff acknowledging that it is a privilege to be given a placement opportunity. Students will liaise with staff and determine the best time for weekly discussions. Students will openly discuss job requirements and written work.