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Fitness (Gym Instructor) - Certificate III (SIS30315-03V01)
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Career area: Sport and Recreation 
Study area: Sport and Recreation 
National code: SIS30315  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Shellharbour  Full Time  18 Weeks 4-Feb-2020  Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 
Features: Traineeships, School trainees, TVET 
Description: Step up to your career as a qualified fitness instructor with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor). You will learn how to apply the principles of exercise science to help real clients achieve their goals in TAFE NSW gyms or industry workplaces.


Through your course work, you will learn:

- All about the human body
- How to complete pre-exercise screenings and fitness orientations
- To plan and instruct approved group exercise and community fitness programs
- To create and instruct pre-choreographed or prescribed programs to music
- How to evaluate group training programs


Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field:

- The confidence and know-how to train people of all ages
- Techniques to motivate and inspire people to achieve their fitness goals
- Communication skills to connect with people


Completing the course will equip you with:

- Hands on experience in the fitness industry working with real clients
- A qualification that ensures you are job ready
- Your First Aid certificate


Take your passion for health and fitness further:

- Certificate IV in Fitness: gain the skills and knowledge to become a personal trainer


Continued growth is expected in this sector as more and more people embark on their health and fitness journey. This is a great time to enter the industry as there is a demand for skilled and qualified fitness instructors. 

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.


To be eligible for this course, you will need:

- To be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrolment
- Intermediate English language proficiency
- An appropriate level of fitness and mobility to perform both fitness activities and CPR on the floor
- A current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

A member of our team will contact you to check that you meet these entry requirements before you start your training.


Work experience provides you with exposure to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

To be successful in this course, you must complete at least 30 hours of work experience. If gym facilities are available at your TAFE NSW campus, you will be rostered to complete this requirement onsite working with real clients.

If your TAFE NSW campus does not have a gymnasium, you will need to arrange work experience with a TAFE NSW industry partner or a local gym or swimming pool. Talk to our team about the options available to you.

As children and young people may be your clients, a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) is mandatory to complete your work experience.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

- Time for self-paced study and assessment completion outside of scheduled class times
- Access to the internet
- Access to computer or other mobile device
- Confidence in and around water, including being able to swim
- Fitness related experience in current or previous workplaces or other studies

If you require support in preparation for study, contact us to learn about the options available to you. 
Specialisation: (Gym Instructor) 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Shellharbour
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Offering name: Gym Instructor Stream 
Offering code: 20SHB-040 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday 9.00am to 7.00pm, Wednesday 8.30am to 11.30am and 4.00pm to 7.00pm, Thursday 9.00am to 7.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm. 
Hours per week: 31 
Starting from: 4-Feb-2020 

There are no Information sessions scheduled at this time. Contact us for information about this course on 131 601


This is a full-time face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 31 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation, work experience and exercise leadership prescription and practice.


This qualification is designed for students who are seeking to gain employment in the fitness industry. The learner group will consist of adult learners of varying ages who wish to commence a career in the fitness industry. The group may also contain some existing workers from other industry areas seeking a career change.

Learners may have some fitness related experience in current or previous workplaces, school or other studies. In this case they will bring a variety of fitness related knowledge and skills to the course.
Individuals as a whole will be from diverse backgrounds and represent a wide variety of age groups and ethnicities generally.

Individuals as a whole have a medium level of literacy and can generally work independently with minimal supervision.

Target group: Pre-Employment 
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,450
Second qualification $1,750
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Course Fee $6,970
Fee explanatory text: **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

You will be required to provide and wear clothing suitable for employment within the fitness industry. This must include appropriate sports footwear, shorts or athletic tights and a polo shirt. Polo shirts are avaialble from the on-campus shop at current market price which is approximately $25.
Other information: To successfully complete this course, you will need:
- to be able to operate a computer
- to be comfortably able to participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity for at least 20 minutes
- to be capable of demonstrating physical exercise techniques common in modern exercise routines which include lifting, bending, moving from the floor to a standing position and sustained locomotion in a group exercise setting
- to perform activities necessary for acheiving a First Aid certification.

Work placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete 30 hours of work placement which will be conducted on campus.

You will be placed in a group and rostered to attend a gym practical session in order to complete your work placement requirements. You will only be required to complete one work placement each week. You will be required to either attend Tuesday afternoon from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, Wednesday morning from 8:30am to 11:30am, Wednesday afternoon from 4.00pm to 7.00pm or Thursday afternoon from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend the orientation session on Tuesday 28 January 2020, from 9.30am to 11.30am at TAFE NSW Shellharbour, B Block, Ground Level, Room BG4. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601