Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

This qualification will give you the chance to turn your passion into a career, choose your own hours and even be your own boss. SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness offers you an interactive and hands-on approach to learning, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to conduct fitness assessments and design and deliver fitness programs that help people achieve their fitness goals.

Choose from one of the two specialisations:

Group Exercise Instructor

Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

Gym Instructor

Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

And from the moment you graduate you will possess a comprehensive understanding of fitness and training fundamentals, including anatomy and physiology principles. You will also learn the latest in healthy eating trends and motivational strategies to assist new members in their fitness and health journey.

This nationally accredited qualification gives you the flexibility to complete the theory component in the comfort of your own home, while the practical component of your course will be supported by real fitness professionals (if applicable), in gyms, at a campus location near you.

Once attained, the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness can be your stepping stone to further education, for qualifications such as the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following: A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Minimum Age
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

Residency Status
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

Computer Requirements
Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)

First Aide Certificate
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. This qualification needs to be completed through an external third party, and the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTO 3605) which provides First aid Training to AIPT students at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is an independent third party training provider. This is an additional service offered by AIPT; however, students are able to source their own training provider to suit their needs.

Working with Children Check
In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current "Working with Children Check Clearance" issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake this course. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.

Study mode

Online / On Campus

Course duration

12 months


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Group Fitness Instructor$960 weekly pay
Gym Instructor$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Personal Trainer$1,150 weekly pay
Advanced Personal Trainer$1,350 weekly pay
Rehabilitation Specialist$1,350 weekly pay
Gym Manager$1,350 weekly pay
Fitness Centre Manager$1,350 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is a nationally recognised course delivered by Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment options

You can choose to pay for your qualification through an up-front payment or by setting up an instalment plan, where your course fees are split across regular weekly or fortnightly payments.

Enquire with the provider for more details.

About this provider

At the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) we are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness. We equip our students with the best in online mixed with practical education. Established in 1999 alongside our partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, AIPT has grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide.

When you study with AIPT you have access to:

  • Dedicated student support – Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.
  • Largest network of locations – We have the industry’s largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we’re in your area.
  • Flexible delivery options – We cater to all learning styles and offer flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO – 32363)

Operating since 1999
Legal name Australian Institute of Personal Trainers Pty Ltd
RTO code 32363