Certificate III in Fitness is for those who want to make difference for people’s lives through health and fitness programming and working as a fitness instructor. Students will learn about anatomy and physiology, exercise science, nutrition, health and fitness screening and fitness appraisals, exercising programming for the general population and also for people with special health requirements, fitness equipment use and maintenance, as well as generic work skills such as communication, client service, risk analysis and first aid.
This Certificate III in Fitness course also includes all of the required electives to register with Fitness Australia in your chosen specialisation of Group Fitness Instructor, Gym Instructor, Aqua Instructor, Fitness for Children and Older Adults specialties and also Strength and Conditioning. Unlike many programs offered in Australia, these electives have been packaged into the training program delivery content.
Location: Cairns campus and local fitness centres - PCYC Cairns and other practical placements for industry participation.
Dates: 2013: 19 February.
Fees: The approximate cost to complete this qualification: Standard: $2,934.70. Concession: $2,533.43.
A keen personal interest and involvement in health, fitness and sport activities is recommended. A genuine desire to help all walks of life to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Students must be able to participate in many elements of physical activity and maybe required to provide medical clearance. Please submit a TAFE Queensland Application for Study form.
CRICOS provider Code 02012B
Application mode Please Enquire
Study area Community Services and Sports
Skill area Sport and RecreationCareer prospects
On completion of this course you will be eligible for registration as an Exercise Professional with Fitness Australia, the peak body for the Australian Fitness Industry, and or Physical Activity Australia, another great fitness industry group. Registration with both of these organisations is your ‘license to work’ and allows you to work as a Fitness Instructor, with all of the above specialisations, anywhere in Australia and overseas.
Registered Fitness Instructors and Exercise Professionals can obtain work in a fitness centre or gym based setting, teach group fitness classes indoors or outdoors, teach aquatic fitness programs for sporting teams, rehabilitation or for the general public, work with children and older adults for fitness, health and wellbeing programs and also work with sporting teams or individuals for strength and conditioning.Resources required
A textbook for Certificate III in Fitness is required. The 'Essential Guide to Fitness: for the Fitness Instructor' can be purchased from Smedleys TAFE bookshop.
|Unit code||Unit name||Unit type|
|HLTFA301B||Apply first aid||Core|
|SISFFIT301A||Provide fitness orientation and health screening||Core|
|SISFFIT302A||Provide quality service in the fitness industry||Core|
|SISFFIT303A||Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery||Core|
|SISFFIT304A||Instruct and monitor fitness programs||Core|
|SISFFIT305A||Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context||Core|
|SISFFIT306A||Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines||Core|
|SISXFAC201A||Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities||Core|
|SISXIND101A||Work effectively in sport and recreation environments||Core|
|SISXOHS101A||Follow occupational health and safety policies||Core|
|SISXRSK301A||Undertake risk analysis of activities||Core|
|SISFFIT307A||Undertake client health assessment||Elective|
|SISFFIT308A||Plan and deliver gym programs||Elective|
|SISFFIT309A||Plan and deliver group exercise sessions||Elective|
|SISFFIT310A||Plan and deliver water based fitness activities||Elective|
|SISSSTC301A||Instruct strength and conditioning techniques||Elective|
There may be one or more elective competencies, these may differ between institutes. Please contact the institute for more information'.
The published fees apply to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. Program commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments. Contact the Admissions Centre on 1300 656 959 for more information on enrolment procedures. For detailed information on policies, fees, payments, concessions, refunds, subsidies, exemptions, pre-requisites, withdrawals and RPL refer to the Tropical North Queensland TAFE Fees & Conditions document.
Information supplied in this document is correct at time of printing but may be subject to change without notice.
Tropical North Institute of TAFE
Phone: 1300 656 959
Phone (international): +61 (7) 4042 2429