CERTIFICATE III IN FITNESS

With a Certificate III in Fitness, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to conduct fitness assessments, as well as design & deliver fitness programs that help people achieve their goals.

From the moment you graduate, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of fitness & training fundamentals, including anatomy and physiology principles. You will also learn the latest in healthy eating trends and motivational strategies to assist new clients through-out their journey.

International School of Fitness will guide you through a step by step approach to be the best in the industry.

Delivery Modes

Both Blended Learning on our Fitness Playground campus and Online Learning are available. With an extensive network of highly Trained Educators, International School of Fitness will provide you with the best trainers in the industry, to educate and guide you through this journey.

LEARN PRACTICAL SKILLS

Practical experience is incorporated within the course. This is in partnership with Fitness Playground for performance and assessment of practical components.

ISF STUDENTS HAVE ALL ACCESS TO FITNESS PLAYGROUND GYMS. 
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COURSE INFORMATION

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COURSE DURATION

Study at your own pace. You have up to 12 months to complete the course.

  • Provide health screenings & fitness orientations

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills, and knowledge required to identify client fitness requirements, administer a pre-exercise health screening questionnaire and advise clients of appropriate fitness programs, services & facilities. This involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice regarding services and referral requirements.

    – SISFFIT001 

    Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

    This unit applies to fitness instructors working within the industry endorsed scope of practice when providing advice regarding fitness services and referral requirements for clients from the following specific population groups: children, women, older adults, clients with a disability and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups.

    – SISFFIT002

    Instruct fitness programs

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge, and skills required to plan, instruct and evaluate a variety of fitness programs and circuit sessions aimed at the health-related components of fitness. It involves programming and instruction of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility programs for low or moderate risk clients who have completed industry endorsed pre-exercise screening and risk stratification procedures. 

    – SISFFIT003 

    Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

    This unit applies to fitness instructors who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres. These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

    – SISFFIT004

    Provide healthy eating information

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills, and knowledge required to provide healthy eating information and support healthy attitudes to eating and body composition. This is undertaken in accordance with recommended guidelines within industry endorsed scope of practice.

    The scope of practice of a fitness instructor does not include:

    • The provision of specific or individualised dietary analysis or advice, or information regarding:
    • Specific diets
    • Fad diets
    • Nutritional supplementation
    • Sports foods
    • Ergogenic aids
    • Nutrition for exercise or sports performance
    • The provision of information or advice to people with medical conditions requiring specialised dietary advice, or to frail elderly people who are at risk of malnutrition
    • The provision of dietary information or advice for infants and toddlers

    – SISFFIT005

  • Instruct exercise to older clients

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for male clients aged forty-five and over, and female clients aged fifty-five and over. It requires the ability to provide instruction of exercise programs aimed at improving health and fitness for older clients, with consideration of aspects of healthy ageing. It also covers promotion of incidental physical activity to clients to minimise the risk of developing sedentary lifestyle behaviours. It involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice and referral requirements.

    – SISFFIT014

    Provide quality service

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to address needs and expectations of clients and colleagues, promote programs, services and facilities, and respond to conflict and client complaints. This unit applies to individuals working in a range of customer service roles in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes individuals working in gyms, aquatic centres, community centres or indoor activity centres, as well as to those working as instructors, trainers or guides and volunteers in indoor and outdoor settings.

    – SISXCCS001

    Maintain equipment for activities

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment. This unit applies to those who undertake equipment maintenance for a specific sport or activity, or general equipment maintenance as part of sport, fitness or recreation facility operations. These individuals work under supervision and according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

    – SISXFAC001

    Work effectively in sport, tness and recreation environments

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a sport, recreation or fitness environment. The unit requires the ability to use industry knowledge to support the completion of day-to-day work activities. This unit applies to key personnel working in customer service roles in gyms, aquatic centres, community centres or indoor activity centres. It also applies to individuals working as instructors, trainers or guides and volunteers in indoor and outdoor settings with a range of client groups.

    – SISXIND001

    Identify risk and apply risk management processes

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

    – BSBRSK401

    Provide First aid

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. ISF has partnered up with a leading registered provider in first aid to deliver this unit of study.

    – HLTAID003

  • Participate in workplace health and safety

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

    – HLTWHS001

    Conduct fitness appraisals

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct fitness appraisals, related to the health-related components of fitness. It requires the ability to determine positive behavioural change strategies in preparation for an exercise program and use fitness appraisal equipment according to manufacturer guidelines. This occurs after the completion of an industry endorsed risk stratification process and the subsequent referral of clients where required.

    – SISFFIT006

    Instruct group exercise sessions

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, instruct, monitor and evaluate group exercise sessions, with or without music. It requires the ability to plan the selection, sequencing and progression of exercises and appropriate music to ensure safe participation in activities.

    – SISFFIT007

    Instruct approved community fitness program

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to instruct an approved community fitness program designed to promote wellbeing and increase physical activity levels in community groups. Program evaluation is the responsibility of the approving authority. This unit applies to fitness and recreation program instructors who work with a range of clients in a variety of locations including aquatic, recreation, leisure, fitness, gym and community centres.

    – SITFFIT011

    Facilitate groups

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish and facilitate the effective functioning of a group of people participating in an activity. This unit applies to individuals who work autonomously in a range of roles and settings in the sport, fitness or recreation industries. This includes program staff working in after-school or holiday-care programs, those assisting with coaching activities, or undertaking a support role in fitness activities, indoor and outdoor recreation activities such as camps and other guided activities.

    – SISXCAI006