SIS30315 Become a Fitness Instructor – Certificate III in Fitness

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SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness | Become a Fitness Instructor

Launch your exciting career as a fitness instructor with the latest version of the Certificate III in Fitness course. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000*


Earn a qualification that you will get to keep!

No doubt if you are reading this material then you have started to consider a career as a fitness trainer / instructor or even a personal trainer. As you work your way through Google searches you will have already been inundated with talk of following your dreams and passion, celebrity endorsements, promises of free laptops or iPads, incredibly cheap courses and unbelievably quick completion times and even a mention of a new era in Personal Training!

At Intelligent Training Solutions  we won’t offer you a celebrity endorsement. (Just ask the student’s of Fitlink what good that did them**). We won’t offer you an unbelievably cheap price that has you signing up to a compromised course or secret loan that will take years to pay off, we won’t offer you an incredibly quick course that will have the regulator striping you of your qualification and leaving no career and no company to get your money back. We won’t speak of a new era in Personal Training and then only offer you enrolment into the superseded out of date SIS30309, SIS30310 or SIS30313 courses.

Here at Intelligent Training Solutions we will offer you a qualification you can keep! We will offer you enrolment into the new era in Fitness Instruction and Training with the latest version of the qualification. We will immerse you with industry professionals that have craved out successful careers and are willing to share their knowledge and experience for your benefit.

** ABC News Article

*Source: Department of Employment

About the SIS30315 Course

So a new era in fitness training has arrived with the ITS SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness course. The Industry, Regulators and Public have spoken. They have said enough is enough! No more dodgy course providers, no more Personal Trainer’s that don’t know enough and damage the reputation of our industry. No more to the public being ripped off and not protected by minimum standards.

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness course is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required by qualified fitness instructors working in a Gym or Fitness Centre environment who work role’s may include:

  • Working with Clients as a fitness trainer
  • Working in a Gym or Fitness Centre supporting and educating clients
  • Conducting exercise or group based activities

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness prepares the aspiring fitness instructor by providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the fitness industry and fitness training fundamentals including anatomy and physiology principles, healthy eating information, gym safety as well as planning and delivering gym and fitness training programs. Our Certificate III in Fitness course embraces practical training and real world outcomes providing your with hands on experiences using commercial industry fitness equipment.

On the completion of this course you will be able to register yourself with either of the two peak registering bodies, Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia in the category of Fitness (Gym) Instructor. On completion you will possess the skills and knowledge to be involved in the appraisal, training and supervision of a variety of people in specific work environments such as Gyms, Fitness Facilities, Community facilities and outdoor environments.

Even though our SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is a serious course designed and aimed at people who wish to change their lifestyle and career, this course is also fun, practical, engaging and rewarding. Our course content contains a lot of valuable video content and hands on experiences to ensure participants remain engaged.

About our trainers

Our trainers and mentors are highly qualified fitness professionals having worked across the industry for over 20 years. Our lead trainer Piero has represented Australia in the Olympics and trained a number of our teams and athletes who have gone on to represent Australia. Our lead mentor Loris has been an international Track and Field athlete and worked with the AFL between 1987 to 2007 as a the fitness, strength and conditioning coach and instructor. Loris has developed athletes for many different sports over the years which gives him a unique insight into fitness instruction and training.

We believe that by providing you with highly qualified trainers that have current industry experience combined with successful careers matched to a practical hands on course will be the key to your long term career and financial success.


There are no pre-requisites required to undertake the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

Course and Employment Pathways

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is the pre-requisite for anybody wishing to become a Personal Trainer and enrol into the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness course. This qualification also forms part of the entry level into the Diploma in Fitness.

This course will allow you to work as an accredited fitness instructor and trainer for a variety of fitness centers, community sporting centers, gyms etc…

Further Study Options

During your study on this course you will also gain the opportunity to enrol and complete the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness qualification. The SIS40215 qualification provides you with the opportunity to specialise in the fitness industry by becoming a Personal Trainer. This is an area of the industry that can only be accessed with a Certificate IV qualification.

Units of Competence

The following nationally accredited units of competence is included in this certificate, If you require additional units to be delivered as part of this qualification in order to gain access to a different stream of the fitness industry please contact us prior to enrolment so that we can tailor a individual training plan to suit your requirements.


Prior to Enrolling

Prior to enrolling into this course you may wish to download a copy of the ITS Information Handbook. The information found in this document will highlight any expectations we will have from you during your time with Intelligent Training Solutions.

Items you will receive on this course

Once you have successfully completed this course you will receive the following items:

  1. FREE access to our online student portal for an additional 3 months allowing you to re-visit the information and videos at any time or any reason.
  2. Printed personalised plastic wallet sized card, this card contains your course information, your details, your course and CPR expiry date and an emergency DRSABCD action plan. (First Aid Component)
  3. A printed Certificate and Statement of Attainment containing:
    • SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
  4. A keyring resuscitation mask. (First Aid Component)

We will also add you to our register to receive FREE reminders that your CPR or First Aid certificates are about to expiry. This is a free service offered by Intelligent Training Solutions to assist you to stay up-to-date and current with your first aid certification.

Enrolment Options

Click here to view our enrolment options
  1. Full Time Course, Monday to Friday, 12 weeks from 9.00am to 5.30pm.*
  2. Blended Delivery Course, 2 days per week for 24 weeks from 9.00am to 5.30pm, includes 64 hours of work experience*

* Work placement hours may vary from that our the course times. This will depend on the workpalce you choose to use for your required placement.

Click Here for information on our Blended Delivery Course

Enrolments into our Blended Delivery Course are accepted at ANYTIME with the official start day of any blended delivery course being the first Monday of each month. Call us for more information.

Our second and extremely popular option is our blended delivery course which provides our learners with both time and flexibility to complete this qualification. This option combines both self paced learning together with face to face classes. An ITS blended delivery course allows students to complete certain theory components of any subject in the comfort of your own home by viewing our presentations and watching our videos or by participating in our scheduled webinars. If you are unable to participate in our webinars don’t worry, they are recorded and placed on our student portal for you to view at any time night or day 24/7, Our webinars cover course content and provide you with clear detail on the requirements of each student assessment.

The remaining practical and theory components of this course will be completed by attending our scheduled face to face training sessions.

For more detailed information about how an ITS blended delivery course works please click on the “Blended Delivery Courses Explained” link below.

What is blended delivery and how does it work?

Blended Delivery Courses Explained

Blended LearningWhat is blended delivery?

A ITS Blended delivery course is a flexible approach to teaching and learning that uses a combination on online, personal study and face to face classes.

What are the benefits of blended delivery?

There are a number of benefits to the blended delivery approach to education and training both in the workplace and for individuals.

Blended delivery improves access to training for individuals by giving them the flexibility and freedom to learn anytime, anywhere. Blended delivery also provides students with control over the pace of their learning so that difficult concepts can be reviewed as often as required.

The benefits for employers are many. Employers are able to save time, money and more importantly human resources allow them to up skill their staff without huge amounts of down time in productivity.

Who should use a blended delivery approach?

Those who will benefit the most from a blended delivery approach are:

  • Employers that want to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the new workplace health and safety regulations;
  • Any individual that requires “gap training” following changes to industry standards that might mean they would no longer be deemed competent;
  • Any individual that wants to up-skill or demonstrate their skill level  and competency to a prospective employer.
  • Any individual that wants to change careers but can not afford to take time from paid employment

When can I enroll into a blended delivery course?

The great news about a blended delivery course that that you can enroll anytime you like. Each enrolment into a Blended Delivery Course will be aligned with a scheduled course. Call us for more information.

How does blended delivery work for the Certificate III in Fitness Course?

Upon enrolment you will also be issued with a personalised training plan. Your training plan will guide you through the course and inform you of the sequence you should be learning the course subjects in. Once enrolled you will be provided with access to our Student Portal which contains our learning materials, videos and webinars. You will also have the ability to download your student assessments.

As you progress through the course our trainers will remain in constant contact with you in order to ensure your on track and on the move.

Certain subjects in this qualification require practical or face to face training and assessment. Your enrolment into a Blended Delivery course will be aligned with a scheduled part time courses. All practical and face to face training and assessments are conducted at our Preston training facilities and via our practical workplace partners Advanced Athletes Performance Pty Ltd.

How is blended delivery supported?

Enrolled students will have the option of participating in scheduled webinar sessions conducted every Thursday night from 7.00pm to 9.30pm which allows you to communicate and participate with our trainers and other students enrolled into this qualification from the comfort of your own home. The attendance of each webinar session is not compulsory however is a great option to remain on track and progress through the course. Our staff will make weekly contact with you through your course to ensure that you are supported and able to move forward at a pace that suits you.

For the students that like that personal touch, our training office in Preston is available to our blended delivery students every Friday by appointment only. This provides our students with the face to face support and training that they would traditionally enjoy from a full time course.

What is the quickest amount of time I can complete this qualification in?

Due to the nature of this course and the amount of information we provide you in order to successful start your new career, most learners will need a minimum of 12 weeks to complete this course. As with any blended delivery course the amount of time required to complete a qualification depends directly on the amount of time you dedicate to your study.

What is the maximum amount of time I can take to complete this qualification?

Your enrolment into this course is for a maximum period of 24 weeks. Extensions may be granted however must be made in writing and approved by Intelligent Training Solutions. Additional fees may apply for extensions to enrolment. Please refer to our information handbook and enrolment form for additional information.

What happens if I don’t have a working computer at home?

Don’t have a working computer at home? No problems… You can rent one from us for only $20.00 per week*. Conditions apply speak with our staff for more information.

*A $200.00 bond is required for all laptop rentals.

Sounds great, what’s next?

Our courses are informative, engaging and practical, furthermore our professional network of past and present students together with our industry links will provide you with the latest updates, general information and employment opportunities well beyond your time with us on the course.

If you are interested in our blended delivery course why not make an appointment to see us and be shown around our Student Portal even have a chat with our trainers. Contact us for more information.

ITS Student Portal – A Quick Glimpse

We are both proud and confident to say that we would have one of the most unique, informative and interactive Student Portals in Australia for this qualification! We have worked tirelessly on our student portal to provide you with an educational pathway that delivers more variety, interactivity and meaningful information using a variety of platforms than any other provider. We have quite literally picked up our full time course and placed it on our student portal where you can access it at any time and in any place.

Over the years we have created in-house learning materials that include presentations, animations, videos, recorded webinars, live webinars, industry approved texts, additional support materials and much, much more to ensure that our Blended Delivery Course delivers you the same learning, qualification, employment outcomes and opportunities when compared to our full time course.  Best of all, we have put in the hard work into our Portal and materials to ensure that your experience on this course is simple and stress free. You will be provided with a clean, easy to use and simple to navigate Portal were the information you need is never more than three (3) clicks away. Our course contains materials for all learning styles (Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic) yet you will never need to learn how to use different computer programs or platforms as our Portal handles it all.

Our blended delivery course is NOT an online course where you are left to your own devices to become overwhelmed and uninspired to complete the course and gain the qualification. It is NOT just another student portal where endless amounts of text and data have been dumped and left to die along with your chances of becoming a successful driver trainer.

Our portal will provide you with access to everything you require to successfully complete the different sections of the qualification at your convenience. You will regularly have contact with us and access to unparalleled support to fill in any gaps.

Student Support

Student support is a corner stone of our organisation. Regardless if you are a full time, part time or blended delivery student, you will always have access to your trainers. Whether you wish to engage our services on a daily basis, once a week or in blocks is up to you. We have scheduled student support times as well as an ability to generate a support service at any time via our website. Support for this qualification is available in the following formats and times:

  1. Phone Support available 6 days a week, 9.30am to 8.00pm (Monday to Thursday), 9.30 to 5.30pm (Friday), 8.00am to 12.30pm (Saturday)
  2. Email Support available 6 days a week, 9.30am to 8.00pm (Monday to Thursday), 9.30 to 5.30pm (Friday), 8.00am to 12.30pm (Saturday)
  3. Live Online Video Support (Webinar or AnyMeeting), available on request
  4. Face to Face Support, available on the day of your practical sessions, Friday’s and on request.

Once you enrol into any of our courses you will be emailed your trainers contact details. If you require any assistance feel free to contact your trainer or our office Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 8.00pm (after hours support is also available) or Saturday’s, 8.00am to 12.30pm. We are here to help!

2016 Course Fees


How to Enrol

Enrolment options for this course: Online Enrolment | PDF Download | In Person.

Applicants wishing to enrol into this course must complete the Enrolment Form either online by clicking the link below or in person by downloading and completing the PDF version. To get a PDF copy of the enrolment form simply click the ‘download enrolment form’ link located in the right hand side menu bar, alternatively you may wish to speak with one of our team during business hours.

Type Course Date Location Price Enrol Now
Blended Delivery Course (24 weeks) Tuesday 26th April 2016 @ 9.00am to 4.30pm Preston, Victoria 3072 $3,367.00 Enrol Now

Enrol offline: download enrolment form


Training Venue

Intelligent Training Solutions is able to deliver this course at your workplace, fitness center, training venue or community function center. Intelligent Training Solutions also deliver this course in the following training venues around Victoria.

  1. Preston, Victoria
  2. Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre, Gisborne, Victoria
  3. Epping, Victoria

Group Bookings

If you have a group of people that would like to enrol into this course and you would like us to deliver this course in your area please let us know and we will make all the arrangements. We specialise in corporate bookings and are flexible and dynamic to accommodate most organisational requirements.

Enquire Now for Group or Company Bookings

Assessment Methods

Each of the units of competence in this course will be assessed. The assessment will be based on the principles of CBT (competency-based training). A successful outcome for this certificate will be determined by a range of different methods including written submission of work, observation of simulated and practical activities, structured questioning or discussions as well as third part observations and reports.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

ITS will consider any RPL for previous studies or industry experience you have obtained. This may be through formal or informal training, paid or unpaid work experience. An application for RPL will be completed via a formal interview process prior to your enrolment. Further information is available by contacting the ITS Administration Officer.

Terms and Conditions

The training offered by ITS provides the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of a fitness instructor. This course involves moderate to heavy physical activity including kneeling, bending and exercise. ITS does not accept any responsibility for any harm suffered by you as a result of your participation in the course. If you have any special needs (including those in relation to Language, Literacy or Numeracy) a relevant disability or condition, or any other concerns you should raise these prior to enrolment.

Refunds and Cancelation Policy

Please note we are unable to refund money to you if:

  • You change your mind for any reason within 7 days prior to course commencement. (NOTE: In the event you enrol into this course within 7 days of commencement you will be given a 24 hour cooling off period. After the 24 hours has passed no money will be refunded)
  • If you are required to leave class and are unable to return within a timely manner.

Additional information on the ITS refund policy can be found on the Enrolment Form or the Information Handbook.

Student Rights

  • You have the right to complain about the performance of our administration services, trainers or assessors
  • You have the right to appeal the assessment decision made by our trainers. Please refer to the ITS appeals policy located in the information handbook.
  • You can view our Complaints and Appeals policies by downloading our Information Handbook from this website for downloading our policies from the right hand side menu bar.

Enrolment Process

Once you have completed our enrolment form and it has been submitted to our office either electronically or via the post the following process is applied when you enrol into any ITS course:

  1. You will receive a confirmation text message (SMS) from us to inform you that we have received your enrolment form. This text message may take between 1 to 12 hours to arrive as this message is only sent once our team have your enrolment form in hand.
  2. You will receive a bunch of emails from us. These emails may include: (These emails may take between 1 to 24 hours to arrive from the confirmation SMS) 
    • Welcome email which will contain information and instructions on how to access your course along with your trainer’s contact details and location and time of your scheduled training.
    • A TAX invoice/receipt
    • An email containing information on your USI
  3. You will then receive another text message (SMS) from us informing you that your enrolment has been processed and listing what emails we have sent you. (This message is generally sent straight after the above emails have been sent, between 5 to 10 minutes)

Required Resources and Book List

Prior to course commencement you will be required to purchase the following texts from a supplier of your choice. You can also purchase these texts through our online store or upon enrolment.

Code | ISBN Title of Book Current Price
9780170356251 The essential guide to fitness 3e – Hard Copy (Print) – Edition: 3 OR; $92.95
The essential guide to fitness 3e – eBook From: $60.95**
9780170356176 Fitness trainer essentials: For the Personal Trainer 3e – Hard Copy (Print) – Edition: 3 OR; $94.95
Fitness trainer essentials: For the Personal Trainer 3e – eBook From: $61.95**

NOTE: *The prices listed above are from the website who are one of the publishers of these particular text books. The above text books can also be purchases from the Pearson website. Intelligent Training Solutions does not have a preferred publications supplier. We suggest to shop around as you may even be able to find these texts second hand.

**You will only be required to purchase one version of the two text books listed above. Intelligent Training Solutions does not have a preference on eBooks or printed books. Either format will be accepted on the course.

Required Equipment (Student)

It is recommended that you provide the following:

  1. Working pens and highlighters for use on the course.
  2. A4 lined workbooks for taking notes (minimum 150 pages)
  3. An active and working email account
  4. Photo ID to confirm your identity
  5. Suitable gym clothing and closed tow shoes, preferably runners. Clothes and footwear need to be neat and tidy.
  6. Any personal items (example: water bottles, fitness monitors etc…) that you may want when in the gym.

Upon Successful Completion of this course

Upon the successful completion of this accredited certificate you will receive a Statement of Attainment and Certificate via email together with a printed wallet sized plastic card that contains your first aid course information and a DRS ABCD Action Plan. This card will be sent to you in the mail upon completion of this course.


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