Certificate III in Fitness

National Code: SIS30321
TAFE SA Code: TP01347


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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12 months 
Fitness Instructor
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Course Admission Requirements

Total Fees for the 12 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).
Full Fee

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 (SIS30321)
    This course covers health screening, fitness programs, anatomy and physiology, healthy eating, quality service and maintaining equipment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 4 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • 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
    Complete client fitness assessments 30
    Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation 20
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
    Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients 50
    Instruct group exercise sessions 80
    Organise personal work priorities 30
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Plan group exercise sessions 60
    Provide First Aid 18
    Provide healthy eating information 55
    Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise 100


    Name Nominal Hours
    Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction 60
    Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities 14
    Plan and instruct online exercise sessions 60
    Respond to emergency situations 18
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