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Your career as a gym instructor starts here.

Study fitness online! In this newly released SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness course, you will learn how to screen and assess a client's fitness using a variety of well-established assessment protocols. You will also learn how to develop effective exercise programs, using an evidence based knowledge model and how to teach and evaluate exercise safely.

Having been only recently approved for delivery, this course is filled with the most up-to-date learning content and overflowing practical information, based around the current industry endorsed units.

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You will also gain a thorough understanding of exercise science principles, including concepts of anatomy and exercise physiology, the main theories behind healthy eating for a variety of populations, and how to deliver safe and effective exercise to older populations.

The AC Gym Instructor Course has been developed to promote a high level of skill and will prepare you to work on the gym/studio floor with confidence. The course materials have been carefully prepared in consultation with industry professionals and subject matter experts, and is delivered by the most sought after and experienced fitness educationalists in Australia (check out our academic faculty). The Australian College SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness is be completed online* via our unique online learning portal CREATINE 2. This portal is accessible 24/7.

Hardcopies of the learning materials can be provided for an additional cost. Contact us during business hours in 1300 783 383 for more details.

*All students will undertake online learning and assessment activities, as well as a range of practical asssessments. These practical assessment activities must be observed by an Australian College Assessor, either in the student's own workplace or simulated workplace environment. Full details and instructions will be provided.

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

Professional Recognition

Australian College graduates of this course may apply for registration as a Gym Instructor, with the AusActive (formerly Fitness Australia) and also gain international recognition. Becoming a Registered Exercise Professional (REP) with AusActive provides assurance and confidence to fitness clients, employers and health professionals that as an REP you are qualified, recognised and have the knowledge, skills and competence to to operate within the Australian FItness Industry.

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Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Fitness
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)

up to 18 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery - with structured and unstructured learning and assessment
Assessment method
Short-answer questions, case studies, role-plays, simulated workplace, practical sessions – video assessment
Career Opportunities
  • Gym Instructor
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Course fees

Payment Option 1 - Before $2,500.00 | Now only $2,000.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 22 x $100.00 weekly = $2,300.00*
Payment Option 3 - Completely customise your own payment plan here.

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Course units

This qualification is comprised of 15 units of competency, spanning 3 broad learning areas:

  • Exercise Prescription
  • Working in the Industry
  • Exercise Programming

You will also have access to the: Online Fitness Centre (OFC) and an online simulated workplace, developed for assessment purposes.

During your course you will complete a combination of knowledge-based (theory) learning and assessment, practical demonstrations, case-studies and role-plays.

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
Work in a team
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Plan group exercise sessions
Instruct group exercise sessions
Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
Instruct strenght and conditioning techniques
Provide first aid**

**You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Australian College requires:

  • Competent in spoken and written English
  • Successful completion of an LLN review prior to commencement
  • At least 16 years of age*
  • Access to a PC/laptop or similar, email address, internet
  • Access to a webcam or mobile device with the ability to produce MP4 or MOV video files and that has compression software
  • Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course.
  • Access to a fitness mentor, who holds a Certificate IV in Fitness or higher, with a minimum 5 years experience in the industry and who is prepared to guide and supervise your work. This mentor can be either in-person or remote.

*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.

Qualification pathways

  • Successfully attainment of this qualification provides a direct pathway towards a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, which will enable you to become a registered Personal Trainer
  • Have you studied a related course? You may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Student reviews

"I'm pleased I chose Australian College to complete this course and I'm looking forward to completing my Certificate IV in Fitness with them too.

The Creatine system was great, Andrew provided detailed responses in a quick response time. Jaye was great, I had plenty of questions for her throughout the course which she always helped me with. I was impressed by how fast a question would be answered.

I liked the practical sessions as these put into practice all the theory I learnt."

Ben Simmons

"I really enjoyed the practical components. Working with people for the practical was a good experience."

Rory Kinlay

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