Certificate III in Fitness

National Code: SIS30315
TAFE SA Code: TP00857


Gain the skills and knowledge to become a fitness instructor, working with individuals or groups. Learn about health screening, fitness programs, anatomy and physiology, healthy eating, quality service and maintaining equipment.

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Up to 4 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Total Fees for the 4 month course
Full Fee

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)
    Skills covered include health screening, fitness programs, anatomy and physiology, healthy eating, quality service and maintaining equipment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 7 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming 95
    Instruct exercise to older clients 70
    Instruct fitness programs 50
    Maintain equipment for activities 5
    Provide health screening and fitness orientation 15
    Provide healthy eating information 55
    Provide quality service 25
    Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations 100
    Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation and environments 25


    Name Nominal Hours
    Address client needs 10
    Conduct fitness appraisals 30
    Facilitate groups 25
    Identify risk and apply risk management processes 50
    Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities 14
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Provide first aid 18
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