Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

Certificate III in Fitness

SIS30321Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363)
Up to 12 monthsself-paced
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Why study this course

  • Build the skills and knowledge needed to start your career in the fitness industry
  • Prepare to work as a group exercise instructor where you'll deliver group training sessions, or gym instructor where you'll provide tailored client assessments
  • Study theoretical components online, and gain hands-on, practical experience in a real gym


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Entry requirements

For entry into this course students must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Year 10, OR Certificate II or higher, OR 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Minimum 16 years old (if under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian)
  • Permanent Australian Resident or equivalent

Working with Children Check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current 'Working with Children Check Clearance' issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.



For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:

  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Mobile phone with video capability or video camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment
  • Office equipment: Printer and scanner to pring and upload some of your assessments
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn to:

  • Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
  • Complete client fitness assessments
  • Plan group exercise sessions
  • Instruct group exercise sessions
  • Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients
  • Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities

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 the institution offers subsidies, concessions, or government loans and your eligibility to receive them
  • 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).

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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:

  • Mentor of Your Choice

If you already know a Personal Trainer, AIPT could approve them to be your Mentor to guide you through the practical components of your course.

Complete 23.5 hours of face-to-face practical learning at a club of your choice.

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

  • 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor

You'll be matched with one of AIPT's qualified Personal Trainers who will mentor you inside a real club.

Enjoy the flexibility of arranging your own timetable to complete 23.5 hours of face-to-face practical learning with your Mentor.

Dependant on availability of a mentor in your area.


  • 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 FitnessSIS30321

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

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
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