SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.

The SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness is the entry-level qualification that enables you to work in the fitness industry as a Group Fitness Instructor or Gym Instructor.

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Are you ready to start your career as a Group Fitness or Gym Instructor?

Look no further than the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness, the entry-level qualification that enables you to work in the fitness industry.

By studying online, you can enjoy flexible, self-paced learning with 24-hour access to your student portal. With Vast’s world-class course materials and assessment items available when it suits you, you won’t have to worry about fitting lectures into your schedule or sacrificing your downtime from work or other life commitments.

With the skills and knowledge you’ll gain from the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness, you’ll be well-prepared to take the next step in your fitness journey. Additionally, this qualification is an excellent stepping stone to studying SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness and advancing your career as a Personal Trainer. 

Qualification

SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness

Study Mode

Online and self paced

Study Duration

Up to 12 months from enrolment date

What does the course cover?

The SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to become a Group Fitness Coach, Gym Instructor, or Group Exercise Instructor. Through this program, you will learn how to deliver and monitor a service to customers, organise personal work priorities, and participate in workplace health and safety.

In addition, you will learn how to complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation, plan and instruct group exercise sessions, develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients, and use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise. You will also learn how to respond to interpersonal conflict, apply business risk management processes and establish and manage client relationships.  Additionally, you will gain the skills to develop web presence using social media and provide healthy eating information.

Overall, the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness is a comprehensive program that equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a career as a Gym Instructor or Group Exercise Instructor.

Get started as a Group Fitness Coach.

Course Delivery.

With Vast Fitness Academy, you have the flexibility to study the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness qualification at your own pace, tailoring the experience to fit your lifestyle.

Our online fitness course design enables you to expedite your studies and complete fewer theory assessments, case studies, and practical tasks without sacrificing the quality of your education. We strive to make the learning process more efficient and effective for you, ensuring that you acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the fitness industry.

Furthermore, our innovative course design is enhanced by pairing you with a Personal Assessor. Upon joining Vast, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Personal Assessor for the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness course. This highly qualified fitness professional boasts extensive industry experience and is prepared to offer support and guidance throughout your journey.

Beyond email assistance, we also provide live virtual support through Zoom, enabling you to connect with our Assessors and receive answers to your questions. This helps you maintain momentum and progress swiftly in your studies.

We deliver the course through a combination of theoretical and practical elements.

Theoretical Element.

Our state-of-the-art online learning portal delivers the theoretical element of this course.

We design the course to be interactive and engaging, including various assessments, such as true-false, fill-in-the-blank, multiple-choice, and short-answer responses. We also use case studies and short scenarios to build your knowledge before moving on to the practical requirements.

Your ‘Student Resource Guides’ are located within your online learning portal and provide the necessary skills and knowledge required to successfully complete your ‘online theory tasks’ and ‘practical tasks’. VFA will also provide you with any other additional resources to assist your learning. These can all be located within your learning portal under the specific unit of competency.

Once you thoroughly understand your available resources, you are ready to complete all online theory tasks within your online learning portal.

 

For the online fitness courses, online theory tasks comprise a variety of different assessment methods, examples include:
• Multiple choices questions
• Fill-in-the-blank questions
• Mix and match questions
• Short answer questions
• Label image questions

Case study assessments generally require you to take part in scenario-based activities that mimic a real-life situation in order for you to meet the performance requirements of a unit of competency.

 

Case study assessments can comprise the following types of assessment methods and differ from unit to unit:
• Written documents (including planning documents and programs) that outline the practical component.
• The completion of templates which include referral forms, medical clearance requests, and screening tools.

Practical tasks generally require you to partake in face-to-face ‘practical’ components of the units within the course. This is done with simulated activities where clients can role-play a scenario for a specific task.

 

Practical tasks can comprise the following types of assessment methods and differ from unit to unit:
• Report style assessments that are the foundation of the practical component.
• Written documents (including planning documents, programs, and templates) that outline the practical component.
• Observational/third-party reports - generally, these follow practical tasks where a relevant qualified person will sign off the evidence that the student has completed.
• Video submission evidence.
• Self-evaluation checklists.

Practical Element.

The practical component of the course will include a combination of tasks that can be completed at home and within a fitness facility. The tasks completed in a fitness facility will require a Mentor to supply third-party evidence by signing forms and providing direct and indirect supervision.

Practical elements of your online fitness course can be undertaken in one of two ways:

The Fitness+ program is our premium course offering that accelerates your progression through the course and offers unrivalled levels of support.

You will be supplied with a Vast Certified Mentor as part of the Fitness+ program. The Vast Certified Mentor will mentor you inside their fitness facility for the practical components of your course that require a mentor.

No work placement is required.
After completing the practical component of the course, you are not required to complete additional work experience or shadow industry professionals.

If you already know a Personal Trainer, you can choose them as your Mentor to guide you through the practical components of your course.

Alternatively, you can be supplied with a Vast Certified Mentor as part of the Fitness+ program. The Vast Certified Mentor will mentor you inside their fitness facility for the practical components of your course that require a mentor.


No work placement is required.
After completing the practical component of the course, you are not required to complete additional work experience or shadow industry professionals.

fitness plus program
fitness plus program

Enhance your SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness study experience with the Fitness+ program.

The Fitness+ program is our premium course offering that accelerates your progression through the course and offers unrivalled levels of support.

Fitness+ benefits.

Vast Certified Mentor Supplied

Fitness+ program students are linked directly to a Vast Certified Mentor. Every Vast Certified Mentor is equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to assist you with the practical task components of the course.

 

Industry Ready Personal Trainer Program

Receive our Industry Ready PT course FREE (valued at $2000). Written by our industry expert with insights from Vast Fitness Academy Fitness Assessors, this course will leave you confident and ready to start your own business. Completion of this course will also provide 7 CEC points with AUSActive.

 

Unlimited Phone Support

To assist you in completing the course confidently and efficiently, you will receive unlimited Assessor support calls for the duration of your studies. Regular check-ins with your Assessor increase accountability and help implement direction and routine.

 

Personal Assessor

Having your own Personal Assessor means you will always have someone on your side. Your Personal Assessor is an industry expert committed to ensuring you receive support through every step of your learning journey.

 

Masterclass Webinars

Experience customised webinars led by our Assessment Team, including special guest appearances and benefits available only to Fitness+ Program students. Our team will provide the industry knowledge you need to stay a step ahead of your competitors.

Every time you complete a practical task within the gym, you showcase your skills to future employers. Working with a certified Vast Fitness Academy Mentor will help create contacts within the facility that may lead to career opportunities or the chance to work in-house as a sub-contractor.

 

Increases Career Opportunities

With the help of enhanced assessor support and your Mentor, you will have the opportunity to receive industry-relevant insights. Exposure to the industry can help ease the transition from student to a fitness professional.

Pricing and inclusions for the Fitness+ program are outlined in the Course Pricing & Payment Options section below.

We take immense pride in collaborating with a diverse network of independent fitness centres and leading gym brands across Australia as part of our exclusive Fitness+ program. This ensures that we have a Vast Certified Mentor ready to assist you with the practical task components of your fitness qualification, regardless of location.

 

Should you live in a remote location, it is advised that you contact a Vast Fitness Academy Careers Advisor to discuss our Vast Certified Mentor options.

 

Search for a Vast Certified Mentor here.

As a Vast Fitness Academy Fitness+ student, you will be paired with an available Mentor when the relevant theory components have been completed and reviewed by your Personal Assessor.

 

Once your Personal Assessor has ensured the relevant theory work has been completed, you will be connected with a Vast Certified Mentor to accelerate the online fitness course's practical assessment components that require indirect and direct observation.  

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Course FAQs.

The completion time for the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness online course is self-paced, depending on how much time you can dedicate to your studies. However, we offer fast assessment marking and live virtual support to assist you along the way.

 

If you wish to complete the course more quickly, we recommend enrolling in our Fitness+ course, which offers unlimited phone support from a Personal Assessor and a Vast Certified Mentor for practical assessments that require a mentor.

Yes, the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness course suits individuals who haven't studied since high school. No prior learning or experience is required to enrol in this course. With the support of our in-house assessors and state-of-the-art online learning portal, you will have the resources you need to be successful, regardless of your education or experience level.

No, you do not need to be in top physical condition to enrol in the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness course. This program educates you on the latest health and fitness information and techniques, regardless of your current fitness level. All you need is a passion for learning and a desire to improve your own health and the health of your clients. Whether you're just starting out on your fitness journey or already have experience, our course is designed to meet your needs.

Yes, an older student can study to become a Group Fitness Coach, Group Exercise Instructor or Gym Instructor. The student's age will not limit their ability to enrol in the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness course. The course welcomes students as young as 16, with no upper age limit. The student body is diverse, ranging from young adults to adults in their 60s, which provides valuable experience for students working with clients of different ages, backgrounds, abilities, and exercise preferences.

 

It's worth mentioning that many gyms and personal training studios actively seek experienced Fitness Instructors in the older age bracket, as the over-60 population is the fastest-growing segment in the fitness market and may feel more comfortable with instructors who have a wealth of life experience.

No, enrolling in the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness course is not limited to students seeking employment in the fitness industry. The program is designed for individuals with a wide range of goals and motivations, whether the student is looking to take their own training to the next level, achieve a specific sporting goal, or help their family improve their health.

 

However, it's worth noting that many students who initially enrol for personal development fall in love with the subject and pursue a career in the fitness industry.

Upon completion of the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness, you can pursue a career as a Gym Instructor or a Group Exercise Instructor.

 

As a Gym Instructor, you will be responsible for client assessments, technique correction, handling customer inquiries, and developing and demonstrating fitness programs.

 

As a Group Exercise Instructor, you will lead freestyle, pre-choreographed, or circuit-style exercise sessions for a group of clients with varying ages and fitness levels.

 

You can also work as a Group Fitness Trainer at places such as F45, Bodyfit Training, REVL, Fitstop, or Airlocker, or teach group fitness classes at local gyms, such as Bodyattack, Bodybalance, Bodypump, RPM, Les Mills Core, or Les Mills GRIT.

  • A passion for fitness and health
  • A computer or laptop and basic computer skills
  • Internet access and basic Internet research skills
  • Access to a video recording device or smartphone with video recording capabilities
  • Access to a fitness facility or gym/studio environment for some practical activities
  • Access to a qualified mentor for some practical activities
  • It is recommended that students be over the age of 18
  • Meeting the enrolment acceptance criteria, including demonstrating satisfactory language, literacy, and numeracy levels.

There are no pre-requisites for the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness.

SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
ICTWEB306 Develop web presence using social media
HLTAID011 Provide first aid (this unit must be completed through an external provider, in which a Direct Credit is then provided to students. VFA recommends St Johns Ambulance to complete your First Aid Certificate).
*SISXIND009 - Respond to interpersonal conflict
*SISFFIT033 - Complete client fitness assessments

 

*The units of competency indicated above are blended with other units of competencies within this course; this means that students will not see these units within their learning portal. Once students have successfully completed all units within this course, these units will appear on the student’s official Statement of Attainment.

Approximately 24 hours of practical assessments need to be completed with the student's Mentor. These practical assessment hours include both direct and indirect supervision.

 

Direct supervision is one-to-one supervision provided by an experienced Fitness Professional while the student participates in the requirements for the course.

 

Indirect supervision occurs when the student is within the vicinity of an experienced Fitness Professional, allowing the Mentor to work while still providing supervision for some of the required tasks.

After completing the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness, you can continue your studies with the SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness. Upon graduation from the Certificate IV in Fitness, you will become a qualified Personal Trainer. As a Personal Trainer, you can join AUSactive and register with The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), an international partnership of registration bodies worldwide that register exercise professionals. This allows you to work as a Personal Trainer in countries such as Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Spain, and America.

*HLTAID011– Provide First Aid must be completed externally with another training organisation selected by you (the student). You will incur additional costs to complete the First Aid qualification requirements.

 

Once you have completed the required unit with an external provider, you can supply a copy of the qualification to VFA to obtain a ‘credit’ for the unit.

 

We recommend training with St John's Ambulance Australia to meet the First Aid requirements.

Course Pricing &
Payment Options.

Please use the toggle to switch between the payment options for the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness Fitness+ and Online-Only programs.

[use code GROUP25 for $500 off]

Fitness+ Program
Online-Only Program

Fitness+

PAID IN FULL
$ 3999 Paid in full payment
  • Vast Certified Mentor supplied
  • Unlimited phone support
  • Industry Ready PT Course ($2000)
  • Masterclass webinars
  • Personal Assessor
  • Instant message and email support
  • Live virtual support sessions
  • 24/7 access to learning resources

Fitness+

INSTALMENT PLAN
$ 4499 $499 deposit | 52 Weekly payments
  • Vast Certified Mentor supplied
  • Unlimited phone support
  • Industry Ready PT Course ($2000)
  • Masterclass webinars
  • Personal Assessor
  • Instant message and email support
  • Live virtual support sessions
  • 24/7 access to learning resources

Online

PAID IN FULL
$ 1499
  • Personal Assessor
  • Email support
  • 24/7 access to learning resources
  • Live virtual support sessions
  • Unlimited phone support
  • Industry ready PT course ($1499)
  • Masterclass webinars
  • Vast Certified Mentor supplied

Online

INSTALMENT PLAN
$ 1999 $299 deposit | $42.50 per week
  • Personal Assessor
  • Email support
  • 24/7 access to learning resources
  • Live virtual support sessions
  • Unlimited phone support
  • Industry ready PT course ($1499)
  • Masterclass webinars
  • Vast Certified Mentor supplied

Enrolment FAQs.

A student can add additional payments or pay off their payment plan at any time during their study period.

No, the student must pay the balance of their tuition fees before receiving their Statement of Attainment and Certificate.

No, the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness offered through Vast Fitness Academy is not eligible for government subsidies. However, it is classified as full-time study with Austudy. If a student believes they may be eligible for funding through Centrelink, it is recommended that they directly check their eligibility with Centrelink.

Yes, Vast Fitness Academy offers a 5-day cooling-off period from the day of enrolment. The details of this policy can be found in the Student Handbook.

No, there are no set intakes for the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness. The course is designed for the convenience of students and offers flexible online study, allowing the student to study at their own pace and on their own schedule. This is especially beneficial for busy individuals who want to pursue a new career while still working.

The minimum age requirement to enrol in the SIS30321 - Certificate III in Fitness is 16. For students under 18, Vast Fitness Academy has a process where the Academic Manager will speak with the student's parent or guardian. During this call, the Academic Manager will discuss the student's enrolment and study requirements to ensure the additional study load does not interfere with regular schoolwork and hobbies.

No, Vast Fitness Academy is not a CRICOS Registered Training Organisation and therefore cannot enrol international students on a student visa.

 

However, they may be able to enrol on an alternate visa. For more information, it is recommended that the student speak with one of the Careers Advisors.

If a student has previously completed qualifications that they believe could be credited towards their fitness course, they can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For more information, it is recommended that the student speak with one of the Careers Advisors.

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