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Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) SIS30315

Overview

This qualification gives you the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of activities in a fitness setting. You will gain experience within a range of exercise instruction situations, including group exercise, writing gym programs and supervising exercise environments.

Work may be undertaken in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools, community facilities and in outdoor environments. Completing the Certificate III in Fitness will make you eligible to register with Fitness Australia as an Gym Instructor.

Qualification: Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) SIS30315
Program No: C3-HS19
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: Students can potentially finish this program in 9 weeks full time (approx. 20 hours per week), Plus practical application in workplace environments (duration will vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or application in the workplace) OR part time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Once registered with Fitness Australia:
- Gym Instructor
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

You will be provided with an essential fitness equipment kit. The kit includes: Heart rate monitor, blood pressure machine, stethoscope, tape measure, stop watch & bag.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open Entry.

Before any practical work experience you will be required to undertake a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - Complete all 9 subjects

  • SISFFIT001  Provide health screening and fitness orientation
    • CIT Code: SPRT361
      Cost: $30.00
      Description: 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 and facilities. This involves using industry endorsed risk stratification procedures when determining the provision of suitable advice regarding services and referral requirements. 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT002  Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
    • CIT Code: SPRT870
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recognise exercise considerations common to specific population groups. It requires the ability to understand anatomical and physiological considerations and apply that understanding to client exercise participation aimed at improving health-related components of fitness. 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
      - Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups.
      This unit does not apply to provision of exercise to higher risk specific population clients, or inappropriate exercise prescription for moderate risk clients.
      This unit applies to fitness instructors who typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation including working with children and/or vulnerable people checks, and organisational policies and procedures.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT003  Instruct fitness programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT871
      Cost: $285.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT004  Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
    • CIT Code: SPRT872
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice. 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT005  Provide healthy eating information
    • CIT Code: SPRT873
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: 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.
      The fitness instructor must refer clients to an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian, or General Practitioner as appropriate.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT014  Instruct exercise to older clients
    • CIT Code: SPRT876
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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. 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCCS001  Provide quality service
    • CIT Code: SPRT723
      Cost: $235.00
      Description: 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.
      These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXFAC001  Maintain equipment for activities
    • CIT Code: SPRT147
      Cost: $20.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXIND001  Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
    • CIT Code: SPRT816
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: 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.
      These individuals work under supervision and according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - Complete 7 subjects

  • BSBRSK401  Identify risk and apply risk management processes
    • CIT Code: MGNT486
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      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.
      In this unit, risks applicable within own work responsibilities and area of operation, may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID003  Provide first aid
    • CIT Code: HESC497
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      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.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT006  Conduct fitness appraisals
    • CIT Code: SPRT874
      Cost: $20.00
      Description: 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.
      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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISFFIT007  Instruct group exercise sessions
    • CIT Code: SPRT875
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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. 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS001  Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS101
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      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

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISXCAI006  Facilitate groups
    • CIT Code: SPRT814
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: 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.
      These individuals undertake work according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SISSSPT303A  Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs
    • CIT Code: SPRT174
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to implement basic warm up and cool down programs incorporating stretching to assist athletes to prepare for activity and also aid in post activity recovery. "
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Fitness SIS50215
Certificate IV Fitness SIS40215

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au