The national qualification to become a fitness instructor is the Certificate III in Fitness.
Becoming a fitness instructor is your first step into the fitness industry. Fitness instructors are involved in the assessment, training and supervision of clients in fitness centres and gyms.
What do you learn in a Certificate III in Fitness?
The Certificate III in Fitness kickstarts a career in the fitness industry and covers a range of topics which are invaluable to fitness professionals. These include:
- Fitness Screen and assess new clients
- Monitor a client’s fitness level and development
- Provide fitness training to a single client
- Provide fitness training to a group of clients
- Provide good advice on all forms of exercise and exercise equipment
- Administration duties of fitness centre or gyms
- Anatomy and Physiology and the basics of Exercise Science
- Principles of healthy eating
- Exercise for Special Populations clients such as older adults
- First Aid (completed in the classroom or externally for home study)
Fitness Instructor Specialisations
Within the Certificate III in Fitness course, you will specialise in the following areas:
- Group Fitness
- Gym Training
With the specialised areas along with this qualification, the job outcomes consist of:
- Fitness Instructor
- Gym Instructor
- Group Exercise Instructor
Certificate III in Fitness Qualification Details
The national qualification code for Certificate III in Fitness is SIS30315
For a list of the Units of Competency within the qualification, click here
The Certificate III in Fitness instruction can be taken without prior qualifications.