SIS30315Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
  • Awarded by

    Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 12 months

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for next intake!

  • Career Outcomes

    Personal Trainer | Fitness Trainer | Fitness Instructor | Gym Instructor | View all

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 26 Sep 2017

About this course

Kickstart your career in the fitness industry with this Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) (SIS30315) course! The course is designed to give you experience designing and delivering targeted fitness training to a wide range of clients.

With 30 hours of practical face-to-face training with an Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) expert mentor or approved alternative mentor, you will gain professional skills to become familiar with gym equipment and class instruction techniques.

This course also includes online theory components to be completed in tandem with your practical training, ensuring you understand the basics of anatomy and physiology, healthy eating trends and motivational strategies to get the best results for your clients in their fitness journey.

Practical work placement

To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a total of 30 hours of practical work experience with a mentor in order to gain real-world skills. AIPT will pair you with one of their expert mentors – a fitness professional – in their gym or fitness studio. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to select your own AIPT-approved mentor.

  • Prerequisites


    There are no educational prerequisites for entry into this course however, in order to complete the practical component of the course, applicants must hold a current Working With Children Check.

  • Subjects

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    In this fitness course, the units of competency you may study include:

    • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
    • SISFFIT004 - Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
    • SISFFIT001 - Provide health screening and fitness orientation
    • SISFFIT006 - Conduct fitness appraisals
    • SISFFIT005 - Provide healthy eating information
    • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
    • SISXFAC001 - Maintain equipment for activities
    • SISXIND001 - Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
    • SISFFIT003 - Instruct fitness programs
    • SISFFIT002 - Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
    • SISFFIT014 - Instruct exercise to older clients
    • SISFFIT012 - Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
    • SISXCCS003 - Address client needs
    • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance programs

    *Students will be required to complete this unit through another provider.

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  • Why Australian Institute of Personal Trainers?

    RTO 32363
    The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 100 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:

    Dedicated student support
    Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.

    Over 100 campus locations
    With over 100 campuses nationwide, you can find AIPT in a location near you.

    Flexible delivery options
    AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

    Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry, and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. AIPT also provides its students with access to the My eCampus learning portal.


    All student testimonials for Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

    "The day that I got the email to say I had passed my course, Sean Weir Fitness was advertising for a new personal trainer. I applied for the job and had an interview the next day. I now instruct five boot camps and two box fit classes a week and I have many personal training clients. I am currently employed by Sean Weir Fitness and am looking to start my Diploma of Fitness with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. I am so happy to be doing a job that I love and look forward to going to work everyday."

    “After quitting my job as a director of two preschools in Bondi, I started the fast track course with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Within 2 weeks I began managing the gym due to my previous experience and within in 12 months, I bought the gym from my mentor! The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers enabled me to get started in my business and now I’m a campus director for AIPT, and I love helping others achieve their dream.”

    “I work with a registered training organisation while still delivering personal training sessions. My Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification has enabled me to increase my revenue, achieve fantastic business growth and combine my passion for fitness and education.”

    Louise Richards , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) (SIS30315) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

Wondering where a career in personal training could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor.

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • High Performance Coach


The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) offers a range of payment options to suit any budget:

  • Upfront payment – All course costs can be paid in full via VISA/MasterCard or bank deposit
  • Payment plan – Pay via a series of regular weekly or fortnightly instalments

Course fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support

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