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If you’re considering a career in fitness, holding a Certificate III in Fitness is your starting point. Fitness instructors work in a variety of settings generally supervising members on the gym floor and in classes.


They conduct assessments of new members, take people through new gym routines, help people of the gym floor with equipment and advice and maintain the gym. It’s also the first step to becoming a qualified personal trainer.

What’s covered?

This course combines the essentials of fitness basics and beyond such as:

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • How to screen and assess new members and clients
  • Writing health, fitness and gym programs for all client types
  • Nutrition advice and guidelines for personal trainers
  • The latest in gym, fitness and personal training equipment
  • How to establish and run a successful business
  • Learn how to write programs for specific client types – including gym trainers, endurance programs, athletes, injury recovery and prevention, flexibility, older adults and more
  • Small group training and boot camps
  • And more

Where could I use this?

Those holding a Certificate III in Fitness can be qualified to work in gyms and fitness centres, teach group fitness classes with associated training (Les Mills, Spin etc), health clubs, holistic lifestyle centres, cruise ships, spas etc.

Is it for me?

If you’re considering a career in this rewarding industry, a Certificate III in fitness course is the perfect introduction and will give you a solid platform for progression. If you have a healthy interest in fitness and want to know the ins and outs of the human body, this course is for you.

What do I get?

  • The most comprehensive and modern education in the industry
  • Certificate III in Fitness: Gym Instructor (SIS30315)
  • 12 months of flexible time to study whenever you like
  • Practical experience on campus or at any local fitness centre of your choice
  • Exclusive content, research and information from the PTA Global community found NOWHERE else in the industry
  • Access to unquestionably the biggest names in health and fitness
  • 3 years access to all the course content, lecture and exercise videos and job opportunities throughout your career
  • Campus, phone and online support from our education team
  • Student insurance for fitness instructors while you study
  • Flexible payment options

Are there any entry requirements?

Nope! Just an interest in health and fitness and a hunger to learn the modern techniques of this always growing, always changing industry.

When Can I Start?

Whenever you are ready! There are no school terms or enrolment dates. You can begin your course as soon as you have completed your enrolment process and pre-training review. Speak to a course advisor today on 1300 556 540.