Course Name

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.

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.

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.

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.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.



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 B – Group Exercise Instructor

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

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals

Entry requirements & LLN

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however


RTO’s are now required to advise learners in advance of LLN requirements to ensure learners are not disadvantaged by been enrolled in courses they are not capable of undertaking. Synergy endorses this approach as we try to be a good corporate citizen, and wish to deliver beneficial products and outcomes to our clients.

For this course, a good understanding of English, as well as sound basic English reading and writing skills would be necessary along with basic mathematical skills.

Prior to your enrollment being accepted you will need to provide evidence of one of the following:

  • Prior completion of a course or undertaking which would have needed a similar or greater level of LLN. In this case, such evidence could include proof of the successful completion of a secondary school leaving certificate, or a certificate III or higher qualification, or other evidence that would demonstrate LLN to this level.
  • Providing other evidence of your LLN proficiency to this level or higher.

USI (unique student identifier)

As of 1 January 2015, all learners will need a unique student identifier (USI) to enroll or re-enrol in nationally recognised training courses.

This USI will keep your training records and results together in a single online account and will ensure that your training records are not lost.

To obtain a USI please visit

Further information on the USI can be found at


The timeframe for the completion of this course is 12 months.


Extensions on top of the 112-month timeframe can be granted subject to the following:

  • That such an extension is within the acceptable timeframes for the delivery of the course including teach out as determined by the national regulator, ASQA
  • Such extensions would be in monthly blocks, and would see an additional moderate fee (for details refer to current fees and charges on Synergy’s website  )


The federal government has correctly identified the need for real outcomes in nationally recognised training. As a potential Synergy learner, you will be asked to identify what outcomes you are seeking from the training in order to allow Synergy to determine if it can support you with such outcomes and meet its obligations as an NVR RTO.

The purpose of this is to ensure that learners are not coerced into training that is not beneficial to them and that targeted real training occurs for the benefit of the learner and their industry, or other relevant needs.

Examples of outcomes that might be identified and agreed to by the learner and the RTO may include:

  • For entry into a specific job or industry
  • to become more competitive in industry or in seeking employment
  • for the benefit of an existing job or to seek advancement
  • for personal interest
  • other relevant reasons
Practical activities

Practical activities will vary from unit to unit and will need to be undertaken in line with the requirements of the individual unit of competency.

Relevant qualified person

In some cases this will simply see a need to gather particular evidence, where in other cases you may be required to undertake particular activities under the supervision of your assessor or a relevant qualified person. A relevant qualified person is usually someone who has the skills and knowledge to be able to supervise and observe your practical performance, and then complete relevant documentation such as observation checklist, which are then returned to your assessor.


Some practical activities will allow simulation. Simulation does not mean that you hypothetically pretend that you did something, as this would not allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge appropriately. In the simulation, you still need to undertake the same activities you would in the workplace, and in fact the simulation must be undertaken in conditions that are consistent with the workplace. The difference is you can use volunteers who can role-play clients or casualties, and this can be done in a simulated environment providing the conditions of the real work environment can be recreated.

A good example of this is that you can use volunteers who would role-play casualties whom you would place into a relevant vehicle, for example an SUV, and then transport them around the street as if they were a real casualty.

Simulation does not stop you doing everything, it just means you get to do it was volunteers and in a controlled environment.

To enrol or for more information contact Synergy