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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

Intake

Locations

Casuarina, Online
Not available to international students.

Course code

SIS30315

Overview

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as SIS30315 include:
>Gym Instructor
>Group Fitness Instructor

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Fees

2022 indicative course fees: This course is free for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic supported place or $9,162.50 for domestic full fee places. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of units.

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What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate III in Fitness a total of SIXTEEN (16) units of competency must be completed comprising NINE (9) Core and SEVEN (7) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 733.

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
SISFFIT001Provide health screening and fitness orientation15
SISFFIT002Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations100
SISFFIT003Instruct fitness programs50
SISFFIT004Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming95
SISFFIT005Provide healthy eating information55
SISFFIT014Instruct exercise to older clients70
SISXCCS001Provide quality service25
SISXFAC001Maintain equipment for activities5
SISXIND001Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments25
 Total nominal hours for core units440
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management process50
HLTAID003Provide first aid18
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety20
SISFFIT006Conduct fitness appraisals30
SISFFIT007Instruct group exercise sessions80
SISFFIT011Instruct approved community fitness programs40
SISFFIT024Instruct endurance programs (unnamed)55
 Total nominal hours for elective units293
 Total nominal hours for the qualification733

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into, SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness candidates require:

  • To be 18 years or older.
  • Prior to enrolling in SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, students will be required to attend an Enrolment Session with the Course Coordinator who will explain the course structure, requirements and expectations.
  • To complete a learner support indicator to determine any learner support requirements.

External (self-paced) students will need to gain access to a 'Fitness Mentor' who holds the Fitness Qualification being completed, and who is willing to supervise the student for the duration of their studies. Students will be provided with a Fitness Supervisors Contract Form that outlines the requirements for supervision that will need to be signed by both the supervisor and student, and returned to the course coordinator with a copy of the supervisor's qualifications to be kept on file.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

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Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

Delivery is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina, Online

Study Mode: On campus and off campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Swimming Coach Or Instructor
Area of study
Sport and Fitness, Exercise and Sport Science

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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