Cert III in Fitness

Course Code: SIS30315

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.

 

Units of Competence

BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISSSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

 

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.