Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

SIS30315Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Duration
12 monthspart-time
Study mode
Online, On-campus
Next start date
Anytime

Why study this course

  • Get started in the fitness industry with this SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)
  • Be supported by fitness professionals in a gym near you
  • Complete the theory component of the course online

Career Insights from SEEK

Roles related to this course: Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, and Coach.

Recognition

This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

Year 10, OR Certificate II or higher, OR 2 years of relevant industry experience; AND

Minimum 16 years old (if under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed a parent or guardian); AND

Permanent Australian Resident or equivalent

Computer requirements

In order to complete the online part of the course you will need regular access to the following:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic or (Dial-up access will be significantly slower and is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows XP or Vista 7 or above
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome
  • MAC: Operating system: OS X 10.4 or later. Internet Browser – latest version of Google Chrome
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download

First Aid Certificate

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency. This qualification needs to be completed through an external third party, and the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTO 3605) which provides First aid Training to AIPT students at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is an independent third party training provider. This is an additional service offered by AIPT; however, students are able to source their own training provider to suit their needs.

Working with Children Check

In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current 'Working with Children Check Clearance' issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake this course. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Multiple locations across Australia
Online study also available

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

Become trained in:

  • Providing exercise instruction and gym programs for groups
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health screening, assessment and orientation
  • Working in a gym environment and with gym equipment
  • Planning a home based business
  • Working with specific populations

Enquire with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Australian Institute of Personal Trainers can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.


Enquire with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) have been employed in these roles:

Related rolesJob satisfactionMost common salaryJobs on SEEK
Fitness Instructor
N/A423
Personal Trainer
$50k428
Coach
$60k644
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Support and delivery

You study part of this course online, and complete the practical component in a real gym with a qualified personal trainer.

Choose between two ways to study:

1. Student Selected Mentor

Choose your own mentor* to guide you through 30 hours of face-to-face practical. Theory components are completed online, in your own time.

*Your chosen Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Duration: Up to 12 months.

Study Load: 30 practical hours.

2. AIPT Mentor

30 hours of face-to-face practical completed with an AIPT Mentor, a qualified Personal Trainer, who will guide you through your course material and provide you with hands-on experience, with theory components completed online, in your own time.

Duration: Up to 12 months.

Study Load: 30 practical hours.

Dependant on availability of a mentor in your area.

Support

  • Qualified trainers and assessors provide one-on-one coaching sessions over the phone. They’re industry experts who will support you to complete each unit of the course. Australian Institute of Personal Trainers have a Support Plan for each student, which ensures you’re contacted regularly and progressing through the course.
  • The team of Student Support Officers are dedicated to helping you graduate and will help you find a solution to any hurdles you’re facing.
  • You will receive a Study Plan that shows how long each unit will take to complete – a great tool to help you stay on track and plan your breaks from study.

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Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)SIS30315

You may wish to discuss the following with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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