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

    Enrol today and start your online learning anytime

  • Location

    NSW | TAS | WA | VIC | QLD | SA | ACT

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Fitness Instructor | Gym Instructor

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: 01 Feb 2018

In a Nutshell

Kickstart your career in the fitness industry with this SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) 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.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

    • A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
    • 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Minimum Age
    You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

    Computer Requirements

    In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

    • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
    • Internet:  High speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or cable (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended).
    • Windows :  Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above. Internet Browser – Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
    • MAC :  Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome. 
    • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download

    In addition applicants must hold a current Working With Children Check to complete the practical component of the course

  • Subject Breakdown

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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
    • SISXCCS001 - Provide quality service
    • 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
    • SISXCCS003 - Address client needs
    • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance programs
    • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
    • BSBRSK401 - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
    • SISXCCS003 - Address client needs
    • SISFFIT024 - Instruct endurance programs

    *You must complete this unit with an external provider. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTOID 3605) which allows students to receive training for this unit at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is a third party training provider who conduct training and assessment services on behalf of Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Please note that the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. Upon completion, you will need to submit a copy of your first aid certificate in order for us to process a Credit Transfer against this unit on your student record. If you have chosen your own third party provider, you must submit a certified copy of your certificate. If you have undertaken training with Red Cross Australia, you must forward Australian Institute of Personal Trainers the email you receive which contains the electronic copy of your certificate.

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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 150 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.

    Largest network of locations
    We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.

    Flexible delivery options
    AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, 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. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.


    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

Where Will This Course Take You?

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.

Let's Talk Price

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT)  offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $39.71 per week (52 weekly repayments)
  • $250 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to $700 on your course fees

  • $1615 upfront payment

Tuition fees include course delivery and assessment, study materials and dedicated student support services. Please note this course does not qualify for VET FEE Help or other assisted government funding.

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