Certificate III in Fitness - SIS30315*

The certificate III in Fitness is the perfect entry into the fitness industry, and the job of a fitness professional. 

Certificate III in Fitness has been designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to become successful gym instructors.

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.

Learn the skills and knowledge to become a fitness instructor, providing exercise instructions for group, aqua or gym programs. You’ll work in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools & community facilities.

Key Learning Outcomes and Skills


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 Provide healthy eating information

SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information

SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients

SISXCCS001 Provide quality service

SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities

SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments



BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals

SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions

SISXCA1006 Facilitate groups

SISXRSK301A Undertake risk analysis of activities

Career Pathway

Holders of this qualification will likely be working or seek to work in the fitness industry as exercise consultants possibly moving into personal training or facility management or specialist fields (such as musculoskeletal rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, or services to specific populations – diabetics, stroke patients, the obese).

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Certificate in Fitness course, students must have an interest in fitness, have a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer, as well as internet access, be over 16 years old and meet Fitlink’s acceptance criteria, which includes an eligibility telephone interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

* in partnership with Silver Academy Pty Ltd RTO 41087

Get Started in this exciting Industry

The course that will start you off right

Launch your new career in the Health and Fitness Industry with the Certificate III in Fitness. this is the qualification needed to get your start 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 Fitlink’s innovative learning platform, you are able to progress through the course at your own pace, using lessons designed specifically for online learning. Learn all of the fundamentals required to start your career right. 

Your learning will 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.

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