Becoming a fitness instructor is your first step into the fitness industry. Fitness instructors are involved in the assessment, training and supervision of clients in fitness centres and gyms. This course is a great introduction to the fitness industry. With this qualification you will be able to work as a fitness instructor with low risk clients in a gym or fitness centre including delivering group exercise classes.

This course is offered through Courses Direct in partnership with ACSF.

You need to be 18 or older to complete this course.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
500 hours - Access for 12 months
Nationally accredited Certificate III
Lesson Structure: 
  1. SISFFIT301A      Provide fitness orientation and health screening
  2. SISFFIT307A      Undertake client health assessment
  3. SISFFIT302A      Provide quality service in the fitness industry
  4. SISXCCS404A    Address clients needs
  5. SISFFIT304A      Instruct and monitor fitness programs
  6. SISFFIT308A      Plan and deliver gym programs
  7. SISFFIT309A      Plan and deliver group exercise sessions
  8. SISFFIT303A      Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery
  9. SISFFIT305A      Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context
  10. SISFFIT306A      Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines
  11. SISXFAC201A     Maintain sport and recreation equipment for activities
  12. SISXIND101A      Work effectively in sport and recreation environments
  13. SISXOHS101A    Follow occupational health and safety policies
  14. SISXRSK301A    Undertake risk analysis of activities
  15. BSBSMB403A    Market the small business
  16. BSBSMB404A    Undertake small business planning
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 

What you will need to complete in the course:

  • 5 x Modules with 5 assignments
  • 1 x Case Study (involving 3 individuals)
  • 1 x Practical placement ( minimum 20 hours gym experience)