Kickstart a successful  career as a Gym or Group Instructor with a Certificate III in Fitness

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Certificate III in Fitness Course Overview

Launch your new career with the Certificate III in Fitness. This is an entry level qualification and is what you need to get started in the Fitness Industry.

You can feel confident entering the fitness industry with a solid foundation of knowledge and practical experience. In your course you will learn the principles of anatomy and physiology, how to instruct your clients and prescribe programs that meet your clients’ needs, goals and abilities.

Through Onfit Training College’s innovative learning platform, you are able to progress through the course at your own pace, using interactive lessons designed specifically for online learning.

Our ‘Circle of Support’ program means you’ll be supported by our entire team of expert Tutors, IT and Admin support staff. There are a variety of ways you can receive help, including phone, email, screen share sessions and video chat tutorials. Our support services also extend to weekend and after hours, to suit busy lifestyles.

Career Pathways with a Certificate III in Fitness

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As a Gym Instructor, you can work in a range of gym environments from studios to larger gym facilities. You’ll supervise gym members, prescribe programs to clients and provide excellent customer service to your members! With the Certificate III in Fitness you’ll be ready to walk into the gym with confidence!

 

Group Exercise InstructorGroup Exercise Instructor

Group Fitness Classes are popular as an added service, or as a fantastic stand alone business. As a Group Fitness Instructor, you’ll increase your employment opportunities, have a career with endless variety and have more options to offer clients. Incorporate Group Fitness into your career and enjoy the exciting, fast paced, social environment it brings with it.

Course Details

Timeline: Maximum 12 months to complete

Delivery: Online through our interactive study portal

Assessments: Online theory assessments, Work placement (30 hours) & Practical evidence

Nationally Accredited: Yes

Course Code: SIS30315

Entry Requirements

This course is designed for people who don’t have any previous qualifications in fitness. As an entry level qualification, there are no entry requirements for the Certificate III in Fitness.

In order to receive your Certificate 3 in Fitness you will need to complete the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate prior to completing your course and supply a copy to Onfit.

What You Will Learn

  • 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
  • SISFFIT006 – Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISXFAC001 – Maintain equipment for activities
  • SISXIND001 – Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
  • BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety
  • SISFFIT007 – Instruct group exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT010 – Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music
  • SISFFIT011 – Instruct approved community fitness programs
  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid*

* this unit of competency is not included in the course and needs to be completed through an accredited provider at an additional cost

Fees

Get started with No Deposit and up to 12 months Interest Free with our Payment Plans or you can choose our Pay In Full option that gives you added savings.

No matter your situation, our friendly Career Advisors can talk you through our fees and payment options and help you get started and studying in no time!

We’re committed to delivering excellence and value to our students and pride ourselves on our high-quality courses, offered at a great price.

Enquire now to find out more about our course fees and payment options.

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Certifications

To become a Gym Instructor or Group Exercise Instructor in Australia the minimum educational requirement is the Certificate III in Fitness.

Upon successful completion of your course you’ll be awarded with the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

As a Registered Training Organisation delivering this Nationally Recognised Qualification you can feel assured that your training and certification is of a high standard and meets industry and government requirements, so you can start your career as a Gym Instructor and Group Exercise Instructor with confidence!

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  • SIS30315
  • | SIS40215
  • | SIS50215

About Our Gym Instructor & Group Exercise Course

Personal trainers all over Australia choose Onfit to start their fitness careers. Here’s why:

  • Quality Education, by the Online Course Specialists. Onfit are pioneers in online education and we’re passionate about perfecting the art of delivering quality education online. We pride ourselves on our engaging and enjoyable courses.
  • Trusted and respected by Fitness Industry Experts. Part of what makes Onfit so different is that we directly consult with industry experts throughout the creation and development of our courses. Why? We want to ensure as an Onfit Graduate you start your career with confidence, knowing that the skills and knowledge you have, align with what’s needed in the Fitness Industry!
  • Flexible, Self-Paced Study. There’s no need to take time off work, or shift around other commitments, let your study fit around your schedule. You can study anytime day or night. We’ll set you up with a study planner so you can plan your study around your goals. Plus whenever you log into your course, you’ll be able to continue from where you left off, with one simple click!
  • Superior Support. We’re with you every step of the way and are dedicated to ensuring your success as a newly qualified Gym Instructor. Our exclusive ‘Circle of Support’ Program has been designed to give you the highest quality support, when and how you need it. This includes after-hours and weekend support.
  • Flexible payment options. Tell us about your budget and we can customise a flexible financial plan for your course. We offer Payment Plans and Pay in Full options.
  • Nationally & Internationally Recognised Training Onfit is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO# 32107) and our courses are nationally accredited across Australia and are recognised internationally.
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  • Flexible, Quality Online Courses
  • Extensive Support from our Expert Team
  • Industry Approved Theoretical Knowledge
  • Relevant Fitness Business Skills
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Loved the online format and support

I found the online format, support and materials at OnFit very user friendly, informative and clear. I am really enjoying the practical element. I feel like I am literally pinching myself every day. I thank my OnFit tutor…, again for all of her help and support and encouragement. I could not have done it without her. Just being able to talk out some of the questions made me feel like I was in a tutorial group!”

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I’d recommend Onfit to anyone

“I undertook my training with OnFit and loved the learning experience. Our instructor, Jeff Cook, gave us a great knowledge base due to being able to provide us with real life examples. This experience has enabled me to start my own PT business, “New U Personal Training”. I look forward to being able to do further courses with OnFit and would recommend them to anyone who wishes to become qualified.”

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“With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, I’ve had a great deal to do with many Fitness Colleges, and have never found one that impressed me more than Onfit Training College.

I have full confidence in Onfit Graduates as the course covers great depth and does a great job in preparing you for work within the industry.  I have chosen to contact Onfit first whenever I need to hire a new personal trainer, because I know the quality of trainer they turn out are always professional and prepared to succeed within the industry.”

Glenn Ross

The best aspects were being able to learn in a comfortable environment, in a flexible manner. Reliable teachers – able to call as soon as I had a problem and the assistance they offered was brilliant!

Taylor R
Cert III & Cert IV Online Graduate (October, 2013)

Some fitness courses are fast tracked and only briefly cover certain skills, however I feel Onfit is very thorough and offer so much support! 

Tim K
Cert IV Online Graduate (November, 2013)

I have thoroughly enjoyed the online course and will have no hesitations in recommending Onfit to others. I will also look at completing more training online through Onfit. I have found all staff extremely friendly and helpful.  

Alicia G
Cert III Online Student (June, 2014)

I really appreciate all the support that Onfit has given me throughout my cert 3.  Without the encouragement, support from admin, etutors and assessors, feedback, additional information needed for understanding, I would definitely in a totally different head space so Thank You Onfit crew 😀 I look forward to completing my Cert 4 😀

I have a boxercise class waiting for me to take over at PCYC – so it is very exciting!

Marylyn R
Cert III & IV In Fitness Graduate

As Manager and Personal Trainer at Fit 2 Excel in Milton, I have many years’ experience in the fitness industry. As a current student studying my Diploma with Onfit, I have full confidence in Onfit Graduates as the course is in-depth and prepares you for real world challenges. I have previously worked with Onfit graduates and have no hesitation in hiring more graduates in the future.

Tom McPhail.
Fit 2 Excel

The best aspects were being able to learn in a comfortable environment, in a flexible manner. Reliable teachers – able to call as soon as I had a problem and the assistance they offered was brilliant!

Taylor R.
Cert III & Online

Some fitness courses are fast tracked and only briefly cover certain skills, however I feel Onfit is very thorough and offer so much support! Keep up the great work!

Tim K.
Cert IV Online Graduate

Choosing Onfit Training College was the right choice. When I shopped around for which online PT course I wanted to do, I looked at a lot! I didn’t rush into deciding either. Many of the course providers I contacted had pushy salespersons trying to offer “special deals” only valid that day. Not Onfit. I felt they were genuine and truly wanted the best for me too.
Their online course material is very user friendly and their free app for the Ipad means I can have my study material anywhere, anytime. No need for a wi-fi connection. I have been able to study sitting in the car waiting for the kids at music, waiting at a doctor’s appointment (you know they are never on time). Any spare time, I read the next topic.

I have received the best support from my tutor, Jo, in my Cert III. She has been very informative, provided feedback and helped with those questions that I needed a little more understanding.

If you want a reliable, informative and supportive course provider – choose Onfit Training College.

Kathryn Y
Cert III Online Graduate