Fitness Courses

At the Australian College of Sport and Fitness, we offer fitness programs that are ideal for students who have a strong interest in health, fitness or sport.

Our classes are fun and dynamic. We offer ‘hands on’ learning in real fitness environments, gyms and outdoor parks. Gym entry is included in the program to give students access to the most effective training.

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CERTIFICATE III IN FITNESS

National Course Code: SIS30315

Course Overview

The Certificate III in Fitness is your first step into the fitness industry. This national qualification allows you to be a ‘fitness instructor’. You will learn to assess, train and supervise clients in fitness centres and gyms.

What do you learn in a Certificate III in Fitness?

The Certificate III in Fitness course will prepare you to:

  • Fitness screen and assess new clients
  • Monitor a client’s fitness level and development
  • Provide fitness training to a single client or group of clients in a supervised and low risk setting
  • Provide advice on exercise and exercise equipment
  • Perform administration duties of the fitness centre or gym
  • Deliver first aid.

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology and the basics of Exercise Science
  • Client screening and assessment
  • Principles of healthy eating
  • Instructing exercise
  • Planning exercise
  • Exercise for Special Populations clients such as older adults
  • First Aid
  • Fitness Course Instructor Specialisations

Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a CIII level are primarily employed as gym or group instructors in a fitness or leisure facility.
  • A study pathway to the Certificate IV in Fitness.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for groups 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.

The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

This is an entry level course and no previous fitness skills or experience are necessary.

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing a range of fitness activities and to use a range of gym equipment. Manual handling is also required.

Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist clients to reach their exercise goals, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

This program is timetabled for 600 hours over a course duration of 39 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced, distance) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (480 hours) and the remaining 20% (120 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1000 hours (600 structured hours and 400 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

Training and Assessment

Your class room learning will take place in both theory classrooms and working gyms. This means your classroom will have similar equipment, educational and physical resources to those you will find in gym or fitness centre.

Where possible, students will be allocated to different gyms throughout their course, in order to experience different levels of facilities and resources. This will mean that students are able to modify their programming based on the facilities available to them.

In your classes you can expect to take the role of client and instructor, engage in roleplays, create programs and simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace. You will learn and develop your knowledge to plan for your clients’ care.

In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.
A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

Practical Classes

You will undertake half of your timetabled study program in a working gym. In this practical you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to successfully complete a range of tasks including a log book and practical exam.

Training Locations

Your training will occur on campus and within the gym.

Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

Student Support

The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

  • Support services
  • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
  • Legal services
  • Emergency and health services
  • Facilities and resources
  • Complaints and appeals processes
  • Deferments

Additional sources of student services information available includes:

  • Student Services Booklet
  • ALG Student Handbook
  • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
  • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
  • All students attending practical classes at a gym must wear appropriate gym clothing and shoes and bring a towel to all practical classes.
  • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.

Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness

DURATION

Full Time – 9 Months (3 Terms x 10 Weeks)

JOB OUTCOMES

Fitness Instructor, Gym Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor

COURSE FEES

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CERTIFICATE IV IN FITNESS

National Course Code: SIS40215

Course Overview

If you want to be a Personal Trainer, you will need to undertake The Certificate IV in Fitness. This national qualification allows you to train and develop your own clients in an unsupervised setting.

What do you learn in a Certificate IV in Fitness?

The Certificate IV in Fitness course will prepare you to:

  • Plan exercise programs for your clients
  • Apply your knowledge of exercise science principles
  • Undertake client postural appraisals and other fitness tests
  • Undertake functional range of movement and muscle testing
  • Develop a broad variety of exercise programs
  • Run a small business

Some of the topics you will study include:

  • Exercise Science
  • Advanced Client Screening and assessment procedures
  • Planning and developing exercise programs for clients
  • Special Populations Clients such as teenagers and children
  • Small business planning and marketing

Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a CIV level are primarily employed as personal trainers in a fitness or leisure facility or in their own business.
  • This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.
  • A study pathway to the Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management – Fitness Stream.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to apply specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This includes training of older clients and children.

They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

They work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

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:

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

SISFFIT006

Conduct fitness appraisals

SISFFIT014

Instruct exercise to older clients

SISXCCS001

Provide quality service

Entrants must have:

  • Sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy levels in order to interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing a range of fitness activities and using a range of gym equipment. Manual handling is also required.

Students need to be able to relate to clients of differing ages and backgrounds, have a keen interest to assist clients to reach their exercise goals, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

This program is timetabled for 600 hours over a course duration of 39 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced, distance) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (480 hours) and the remaining 20% (120 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1000 hours (600 structured hours and 400 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

Training and Assessment

Your class room learning will take place in both theory classrooms and working gyms. This means your classroom will have similar equipment, educational and physical resources to those you will find in gym or fitness centre.

Where possible, students will be allocated to different gyms throughout their course, in order to experience different standards of facilities and resources. This will mean that students are able to modify their programming based on the resources that are available to them.

In your classes you can expect to take the role of client and personal trainer, engage in roleplays, create programs and simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace. You will learn and develop your knowledge to plan for your clients’ care.

In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit written assessments. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.
A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

Practical Classes

You will undertake half of your timetabled study program in a working gym. In this practical you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to successfully complete a range of tasks including a log book and practical exam.

Training Locations

Your training will occur on campus and within a gym.

Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

Student Support

The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

  • Support services
  • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
  • Legal services
  • Emergency and health services
  • Facilities and resources
  • Complaints and appeals processes
  • Deferments

Additional sources of student services information available includes:

  • Student Services Booklet
  • ALG Student Handbook
  • Online Student Centres – found on our websites.
  • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages.
  • All students attending practical classes at a gym must wear appropriate gym clothing and shoes and bring a towel to all practical classes.

Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness

DURATION

Full Time – 9 Months (3 Terms x 10 Weeks)

JOB OUTCOMES

Personal Trainer

COURSE FEES

Download Pricelist

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