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A career that shapes up

Establish yourself in fitness with this entry-level qualification. You'll be equipped with a broad range of knowledge needed to work as a fitness or exercise instructor.

Our teaching team have many years of industry experience and knowledge that will help you achieve your goals within the fitness industry. You'll have access to professional operating gyms with up-to-date equipment that will give you the edge and experience that employers seek.

You will learn the basic knowledge needed to succeed in areas like fitness program instruction, provision of healthy eating information, and introduction of exercise for older clients. You may also have a chance to specialise in areas like aqua or group exercise instructor.

Successfully completing this program will allow you to seek employment as a qualified exercise instructor. You will be able to take your skills and work anywhere in Australia, or move into further study to expand your options. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 9 weeks / 2.5 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $3,250
  • Subsidised $1,588
  • Concession $1,034

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Jamie- Lee Freers

A career helping others improve their quality of life

Completing my Certificate III in Fitness has ignited my interest and passion towards the fitness industry. The personalised support, training and advice that I received from my teachers, made me learn a lot about myself and what impact I would like my job within the community to have. I found that my healthy, yet compassionate nature shared an appreciation for assisting those who are often seen to be neglected by the fitness industry. Working with the elderly and physically disadvantaged to help them reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of life is a career pathway I am proud to be contributing to.

Jamie- Lee Freers
Certificate III in Fitness

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 30 Jan 2018 Full time / 2.5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has no specific entry requirements however:

  • To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.
  • Further funding incentives apply to this course.  Please speak with a Customer Service consultant on (07) 5581 8300 to check your eligibility.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Appropriate dress is required for fitness sessions including enclosed shoes, water, towel and basic stationery supplies.
  • Students will need to have access to transport to enable them to attend vocational placement and practical components of the course. Students may need to travel as far as Hope Island and Coolangatta to attend gym and recreation sessions.
  • The following textbook is a highly recommended - 'The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor', (3rd edition) by Rosemary Marchese published by Cengage Learning ISBN: 978-01703546251.  Students can source this book either online or via a bookshop.

Timetable

  • This course is delivered over 9 weeks with face-to-face classes at Southport and at fitness and recreation venues throughout the Gold Coast.
  • Classes are held on Monday 8.00am-3.00pm, Tuesday 8.00am-4.00pm and Wednesday 8.00am-10.00am at Southport and external recreation facilities.  Timetable is subject to change.
  • The First Aid class is essential to your qualification attainment and will be held from 8.00am-5.00pm on Friday 23 February 2018 at Southport.
  • Students need to be prepared to spend 8-10 hours per week at home for additional study.

Placement

Students will complete 30 hours of vocational placement within the scheduled delivery.

Relevant documents:

Units

To achieve the Certificate III in Fitness a total of 16 units must be completed, 9 core and 7 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation Core
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations Core
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs Core
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming Core
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information Core
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals Elective
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions Elective
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Elective
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients Core
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Elective
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service Core
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities Core
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$3,250

FULL FEE

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$1,588

SUBSIDISED

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$1,034

CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

  • You will be able to register under the Fitness Australia National Registration Scheme as a National Fitness Instructor with a specialisation as a Gym Instructor.
  •  You may be able to obtain work as a Fitness Instructor or Group Exercise Instructor.
  • The national recognition of approved training enables workers in the fitness industry to know the training they have received is recognised in other states and territories, and across other industry sectors.
  • Once registered the Fitness Instructor must attend training and workshops to maintain registration.

Job prospects

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor

Jamie- Lee Freers

A career helping others improve their quality of life

Completing my Certificate III in Fitness has ignited my interest and passion towards the fitness industry. The personalised support, training and advice that I received from my teachers, made me learn a lot about myself and what impact I would like my job within the community to have. I found that my healthy, yet compassionate nature shared an appreciation for assisting those who are often seen to be neglected by the fitness industry. Working with the elderly and physically disadvantaged to help them reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of life is a career pathway I am proud to be contributing to.

Jamie- Lee Freers
Certificate III in Fitness

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Orientation

Orientation and first class for January 2018 intake: 8.00am-4.30pm on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at Southport, Level 4, Room 410.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 24 November 2017

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