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Dual: SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness +
SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

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Your fitness career starts here as a Gym Instructor/Personal Trainer!

The newly released Dual Fitness Certificate III and Certificate IV is designed for busy individuals and is a more cost-effective way for you to achieve all of the industry qualifications required to be an instructor, personal trainer or gym owner/operator.

Successful completion of certificate III is a prerequisite to completing certificate IV.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Work in a team
  • Plan and Instruct group and gym-based exercise sessions
  • Complete pre-exercise screening, fitness assessments and service orientations
  • Work within the scope of practice
  • Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs
  • Ensure the health and safety of clients
  • Support healthy eating and exercise behaviour
  • Use exercise science principles in your fitness instruction
  • Establish and maintain professional business practice

You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area (at additional cost) and submit a copy of your certification to the College.

At Australian College, we offer a comprehensive online learning experience. You can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace.

Professional Recognition

Australian College graduates of this course may apply for registration as a Personal Trainer, with the AusActive (formerly Fitness Australia).

Becoming a Registered Exercise Professional (REP) with Aus ACTIVE provides assurance and confidence to fitness clients, employers and health professionals.

Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Fitness +
Certificate IV in Fitness
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Online, self-paced learning with additional structured and unstructured external study and research.

Up to 30 Months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery - self-paced E-Learning with structured and unstructured learning activities and assessment preparation.
Assessment method
Online knowledge-based (theory) assessment, case studies, online fitness centre – real and simulated activities, role-plays, practical demonstrations, audio-video assessment.
Career Opportunities
  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Personal Trainer

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - Before $4,500.00 | Now only $3,600.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $500.00 Deposit then 35 x $100.00 weekly = $4,000.00*
Payment Option 3 - Completely customise your own payment plan here.

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Course units

Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
Provide healthy eating information
Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
Complete client fitness assessments
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
Organise personal work priorities
Participate in workplace health and safety
Plan group exercise sessions
Instruct group exercise sessions
Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
Provide First Aid
Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients
Support exercise behavior change
Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
Establish and manage client relationships
Develop personalised exercise programs
Instruct personalised exercise sessions
Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
Work in a team
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
Develop strength and conditioning programs
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
Research and develop business plans

* Australian College does not deliver HLTAID011. You will need to undertake the first aid course externally in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements into the dual qualification, however Australian College requires:

  • Competence in spoken and written English
  • Successful completion of an LLN review, prior to commencement
  • You must be at least 16 years of age*
  • You must have access to a PC/laptop or similar, email address and broadband internet
  • You must have access to a webcam or other device suitable for recording and uploading audio-video.
  • Be prepared to access additional reading materials and resources that will be supplied throughout the course.

*Students under 18 year of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Overseas Students Policy

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, 'Overseas students' are not eligible to apply to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Student reviews

"The Australian College tutors were very helpful and inspiring. Coming from various backgrounds, they offered industry relevant information, trends, and ideas 'outside the box' at a level of which I would otherwise not have had access.

They helped me to focus on the individual topics through the assignments and extract the most out of the course, making it directly relevant to the industry."

Marnie Bernard

Combine employment and training in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
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