Cert III in Fitness

The Certificate III in Fitness is your first step into the fitness industry. This national qualification allows you to be a ‘fitness instructor’. You will learn to assess, train and supervise clients in fitness centres and gyms.

Cert III in Fitness

About The Course

The Certificate III in Fitness course will prepare you to:

  • Fitness screen and assess new clients
  • Monitor a client’s fitness level and development
  • Provide fitness training to a single client or group of clients in a supervised and low risk setting
  • Provide advice on exercise and exercise equipment
  • Perform administration duties of the fitness centre or gym
  • Deliver first aid.

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology and the basics of Exercise Science
  • Client screening and assessment
  • Principles of healthy eating
  • Instructing exercise
  • Planning exercise
  • Exercise for Special Populations clients such as older adults
  • First Aid
  • Fitness Course Instructor Specialisations
The total tuition cost of this course is $5670.

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Entrance Requirements

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for groups or gym programs. They 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.

The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

This is an entry level course and no previous fitness skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
  • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

Academic Entry Requirements:

  • Year 10 or equivalent and above

The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing a range of fitness activities and to use a range of gym equipment. Manual handling is also required.

Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist clients to reach their exercise goals, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

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