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Fitness Coach

Course Overview

Follow in the footsteps of over 50,000 industry leaders who graduated the Institute with the best training out there. We are with you every step of the way with our unrivalled learning support and Career Head-Start Service™, helping you kickstart your career as a fitness professional. 

Developed in consultation with industry, Fitness Coach will train you in the essential skills needed to launch your fitness career, with added specialisations in Group Exercise and Gym Instructor.

Delivered by our expert Coaches in a dynamic and engaging training environment, you will discover how to incorporate the latest health, fitness and training principles into your programs, as well as nutritional information to strengthen your ability when conducting fitness tests and appraisals with your clients. In addition, you will also gain an understanding of how to work effectively in sport, fitness and recreational environments, including how to apply risk management processes. On a practical level, First Aid is also covered within the course, as are a range of gym activities that focus on strength, stamina, flexibility, and effective circuit training.

Whether you join us on campus, online, or via our blended option which is a combination of both, our dynamic study modes provide you with the best tools for success. This includes opportunities to network with industry leaders and numerous Career Partners at our renowned Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos (F.I.R.E.).

Fitness Coach Course Students
  • Those who love fitness, and want to make it their career

  • Those who want to help other people achieve their fitness goals and change lives

  • Those who are looking for a career change, and have a passion for health and fitness

  • Those with a passion for group fitness and want to jump on the industry's latest group training trends

  • Those who are eager to expand their own fitness knowledge
The Benefits of Our Fitness Coach Course

With many Australians living longer than ever before, plus an increase in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, it’s clear there’s a growing need for health and fitness services.

At The Institute, it is our mission to train our students to be Warriors against SeDs (Sedentary Death Syndrome) to activate a nation to stay fit and healthy. As exercise is now widely recognised as both a pre-habilitative solution and a rehabilitative solution for chronic lifestyle diseases more Doctors are prescribing exercise to their clients, increasing the demand for highly skilled PTs.

Our Course Coaches

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at The Institute, our Coaches continually rank as a stand out feature of the course. We believe this is one of the reasons our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10.

Our highly qualified team of Coaches bring passion and commitment to their teaching, ensuring all areas of learning are delivered in a fun and engaging way.

They love to share their passion for the fitness industry, and impart their knowledge and expertise in a way that students can relate to.

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Glen Roth

"The course is detailed and structured, but it’s the Coaches personal stories that make the Institute the best choice."

Glen Roth

Institute graduate and owner of Universal Health Network

Fitness Coach

Course Information

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the Fitness Coach course, students must have an interest in fitness, have a computer and internet access, be over 16 years old and meet The Institute’s acceptance criteria, which includes an eligibility interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

Training and Assessment

Course components include over 30 sessions and a range of knowledge checks and assessments to ensure you are industry-ready. 


  • First aid
  • Bones and muscles
  • Training for older adults
  • Safety in the gym and workplace
  • Health promotion and special populations
  • Science behind programming
  • Group training
  • Conduct fitness appraisals
  • Health screening and orientation
  • Leadership, teamwork, and communication

Units of Competency

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Print Table
Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (9 units of competency)
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Business Services
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Health
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Health
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation Fitness
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations Fitness
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs Fitness
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming Fitness
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information Fitness
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals Fitness
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients Fitness
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups Fitness
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service Fitness
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities Fitness
SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities Fitness
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments Fitness
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs Fitness
The Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) qualification has been recently superseded and is currently being upgraded to a new qualification, Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315). These changes are part of the industry review and improvement cycle and affect all vocational education and training providers. Students will be informed upon enrolment if their course will be affected by the transition and advised of the qualification they may receive upon completion.

Ready for the challenge?

Take the first step towards your fitness career today.

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360 Current jobs available online at Fitness Careers

Career Opportunities

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Fitness Manager
Simon Bond

"The Australian Institute of Fitness is the leader in fitness education, and graduates have a lot of passion and energy."

Simon Bond

National Fitness Manager at Snap Fitness 24/7

Ready for the challenge?

Take the first step towards your fitness career today.

Call now on 1300 669 669 or