Qualification
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
Study Modes
Online
Duration
12 Months

Course overview

Looking for the perfect launchpad for your fitness career? The Fitness Coach course provides you with the training and skills you need to become a successful Group Exercise and Gym Instructor.

Follow in the footsteps of over 50,000 industry leaders who graduated AIF 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 reach your best potential 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 online 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.).

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Who this course is for

  • 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 who want to jump on the industry’s latest group training trends
  • Those who are eager to expand their own fitness knowledge

Benefits

With obesity and other diseases linked to inactivity on the rise in Australia, the importance of fitness education and services are more essential than ever.

At the AIF, it is our mission to train our students to be Warriors against SeDs (Sedentary Death Syndrome) to activate the nation to stay fit and healthy. With exercise 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 fitness professionals.

Our Coaches

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the AIF, our Coaches continually rank as a standout 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 have many years experience working with a huge range of personal training clients, from elite sportspeople to those new to fitness, and many also present at fitness conventions and write for reputable fitness resources.

Career opportunities

  • Fitness Coach
  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Manager

Training & assessment

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

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 AIF’s acceptance criteria, which includes an eligibility interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

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SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Competency CodeCompetency TitleElective/Core
HLTAID003Provide first aidElective
SISXCCS001Provide quality serviceCore
SISFFIT001Provide health screening and fitness orientationCore
SISFFIT004Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programmingCore
SISFFIT003Instruct fitness programsCore
SISFFIT006Conduct fitness appraisalsElective
SISFFIT002Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populationsCore
SISFFIT005Provide healthy eating informationCore
SISFFIT014Instruct exercise to older clientsCore
BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management processesElective
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safetyElective
SISFFIT011Instruct approved community fitness programsElective
SISXFAC001Maintain equipment for activitiesCore
SISXIND001Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environmentsCore
SISFFIT007Instruct group exercise sessionsElective
SISFFIT012Instruct movement programs to children aged 5-12 yearsElective

Note: Students will also receive HLTAID011 upon completion of ‘Provide first aid’

Study areas

FITNESS COACH

  • First aid
  • Instruct fitness programs
  • Provide quality service
  • Training for older clients
  • Health promotion and special populations
  • Bones and muscles
  • Provide healthy eating information
  • Client consultations, screening and fitness testing
  • Instruct group exercise sessions
  • Instruct children’s movement programs

FAQs

Still have questions? Check out more FAQs here or speak with our friendly Careers Team on 1300 669 699

What are the entry requirements at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Each student must meet our acceptance criteria and age requirements before studying with AIF. The AIF acceptance criteria assesses the skills and values of each and every student, such as punctuality and attitude, ensuring we are bringing the best people into the industry. We also verify you have the tools required to succeed, necessary written and verbal communication skills, and are committed to your goal.

How old do I have to be to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

You must meet the age requirements for the course you intend to study. To study a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) you must be at least 16 years old on your course commencement date. For a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210) you must be at least 17 years old on your course commencement date. To study for a career in massage with AIF, you must be at least 18 years old on your course commencement date.

How much does it cost to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Tuition cost varies depending on course, study modality and applicable scholarships. We have multiple payment options available, including Study Loans, which our Careers Team will discuss to find the option that suits you.

How often do courses start at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

If you want to study on campus with AIF, we typically have multiple courses running at a time, along with new intakes launching regularly. Additionally, our Online modality commences every second month. With our variety of modalities and course start dates, you can start studying how you want, sooner, with AIF.

What modes of study are available at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

At AIF, you can choose to study in the way that suits you. We have full-time or part-time options available for on-campus study. Alternatively, study online with our self-paced online modality, as well as Online Plus+, our guided online option for those who prefer more interaction with their coaches and peers. Some courses are available online-only and some are on-campus only: check out more information about the qualification you are interested in for details on the study options available.

Why should I get qualified as a Personal Trainer at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best! AIF is recognised in the industry for having trained many of Australia’s top fitness professionals. A pioneer in both face-to-face and online fitness education, we provide the tools and facilities to complete your studies with confidence, including our exclusive Support PlusTM program from our incredible Coaches who are available when, and how, you need them. With our unrivalled network of Career Partners, AIF can help you turn your passion into a career by positioning you front and centre, with the best industry connections.

Are the Australian Institute of Fitness courses practical?

At AIF, we know that being a PT is a hands-on role, so our courses are designed to reflect this. Our on-campus students use gym-based sessions to learn from our Coaches and from each other. For our online modality, our students film their assessments with real-life clients, along with practical gym experience from wherever they are located.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

If you choose to study on-campus, you can complete your qualification in 30 weeks with our full-time option, and 35 weeks with our part-time option. Our Online Plus+ program is completed in 31 weeks, and our self paced online option can take up to 52 weeks. If you already have attained a qualification, such as a Certificate III in Fitness, this may adjust your study duration. Chat to our friendly Careers Team to see what option is best for you.

Does AIF help you get a job once you have completed your course?

With AIF, you’ll receive the support you need to position yourself for success in the fitness industry. Our Career Scouts ensure our students have the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding fitness industry roles and connect you with job opportunities with our many Career Partners. You’ll also have access to regular industry presentations and our famous F.I.R.E nights (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos) where you can meet key industry employers and secure a job or trainer experience placement. You can also find job opportunities from our Career Partners on Australia’s best fitness careers website, fitnesscareers.com.au.

What makes our eCampus options superior to other online learning?

For us, experience is everything. That’s why our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10. Our unique eCampus platform allows you to study in your own space, at your own pace. With access to virtual classrooms and interactive webinars, you’ll have the best tools and knowledge to succeed as a fitness professional. That’s why our online course boasts a graduation rate almost 4 times higher than the industry average.

Who is going to be coaching me and what experience do they have?

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the AIF, our Coaches continually rank as a standout 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 have many years experience working with a huge range of personal training clients, from elite sportspeople to those new to fitness, and many also present at fitness conventions and write for reputable fitness resources. Check out our coach profiles here to find out more about our coaching team!

WHY CHOOSE US

Here's why more
students learn with AIF

Train where the BEST train

Follow in the footsteps of the people who set the standard. Our graduates help us to keep raising the bar in the industry so you can rest assured that our training is the best of the best.

Fulfil your BEST potential

Be the best you can be and build your best career with our Career Head-Start Service™, providing unrivalled access to working opportunities. Become an industry leader.

Be part of the BEST Community

We are a community of leaders, past, present and future. Access our content, news, events and extra-curricular course and career upgrades.

The BEST facilities & support

We help our students to become their best every step of the way. With the tools & facilities you need to succeed and Support Plus™, our Coaches are available when you need and how you need.

“I honestly wish my time wasn't over at the campus because I loved the experience, the coaches, and my class so much. Being at the Australian Institute of Fitness has absolutely changed my life!”

Lauren Patterson
AIF graduate, Social Media Influencer and Fitness Blogger

“My experience at the Australian Institute of Fitness was nothing short of amazing! The facilities were impeccable, course information engaging and most importantly the learning aspect was made fun with great people”

Jenna Douros
AIF graduate, Social Media Influencer, Oxygen Cover Girl and Gold's Gym Ambassador

Gain your career advantage with the most recognised health and fitness education in the industry.

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1300 669 669 or enquire now online.

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