Fitness Instructor

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua 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.

To gain a Certificate III in Fitness, participants must complete 16 units including 9 core units and 7 elective units consisting of all the units in Groups A, B or C.  The remaining units are to make up the required 7 elective units from Group D; maximum of 2 units may be selected elsewhere in SIS Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

Specialisations:

  • All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Fitness (Aqua Exercise Instructor)

  • All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Fitness (Group Exercise Instructor)

  • All Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor).

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

 

Core
SISFFIT001
Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003
Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005
Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT014
Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001
Provide quality service
SISXFAC001
Maintain equipment for activities
SISXIND001
Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Group A – Aqua Exercise Instructor
Individuals who specialise in Aqua Exercise Instruction deliver water-based exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. They also have the skills to rescue a client in distress, and an appropriate level of pool deck fitness and endurance.
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SISCAQU002
Perform basic water rescues
SISCAQU008
Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
SISFFIT008
Instruct water-based fitness activities
SISFFIT022
Instruct aquatic sessions for specific population groups
Group B – Group Exercise Instructor
Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT007
Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT011
Instruct approved community fitness programs
Group C – Gym Instructor
Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.
BSBRSK401
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
Group D – General Electives
BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
SISCAQU002
Perform basic water rescues
SISCAQU008
Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
SISFFIT006
Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT007
Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT008
Instruct water-based fitness activities
SISFFIT009
Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed community fitness
SISFFIT010
Deliver pre-choreographed or prescribed group exercise to music
SISFFIT011
Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISFFIT012
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
SISFFIT022
Instruct aquatic sessions for specified population groups
SISXCAI006
Facilitate groups
SISXDIS001
Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
SISXFAC002
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
SISXFIN002
Process financial transactions
SISXRES002
Educate user groups