SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness



This qualification reflects the role of group and gym fitness instructors. These fitness instructors may plan and deliver group exercise sessions and develop gym-based programs for individuals where the level of personalised instruction and ongoing client monitoring is limited. They work in predictable environments under general supervision. When instructing groups or interacting with clients, they use discretion and judgment to solve routine issues within the parameters of clearly defined organisational policies and procedures.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a fitness instructor in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, and leisure and community centres.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Successful completion of all units of competency will result in the award of a nationally recognised SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness from the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package . Participants who do not successfully complete the full program will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for any of the unit/s of competency they have been deemed competent in. Recognition is available for this qualification – see the Participant Handbook or the Recognition Process page for more information.


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled (NSW residents only). For more information and eligibility requirements see

Core Units

BSBOPS304 - Deliver and monitor a service to customers

1. Identify customer needs.

2. Deliver a service to customers.

3. Evaluate customer service delivery.

BSBPEF301 - Organise personal work priorities

1. Organise and complete own work schedule.

2. Evaluate own work performance.

3. Coordinate personal skill development and learning.

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

1. Respond to an emergency situation.

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures.

3. Communicate details of the incident.

4. Review the incident.

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

1. Follow safe work practices.

2. Implement safe work practices.

3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace.

4. Reflect on own safe work practices.

SISFFIT032 - Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation

1. Screen clients for participation in exercise programs.

2. Evaluate outcomes of screening.

3. Provide client referrals.

4. Provide exercise service information.

SISFFIT033 - Complete client fitness assessments

1. Prepare for fitness assessments.

2. Assess current fitness capabilities.

3. Communicate assessment outcomes.

SISFFIT035 - Plan group exercise sessions

1. Identify needs and expectations of diverse participants.

2. Plan group exercise sessions.

3. Review and modify future sessions.

SISFFIT036 - Instruct group exercise sessions

1. Prepare for group session.

2. Brief participants.

3. Deliver group exercise session.

4. Evaluate group session.

SISFFIT040 - Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients

1. Identify client needs.

2. Develop program and session structure.

3. Provide initial instruction and advice.

4. Provide ongoing service to client.

SISFFIT047 - Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

1. Identify role of anatomy and physiology in fitness instruction.

2. Select effective exercise activities for participants.

3. Support participants to exercise safely and effectively.

SISFFIT052 - Provide healthy eating information

1. Identify authoritative and evidence-based information.

2. Communicate general healthy eating information to clients.

3. Identify clients who require nutrition advice outside of own scope.

Elective Units