Certificate III in Fitness

Get your career in shape and train to become a fitness instructor. This is the most comprehensive course of its kind and will equip you to deal with the ins and outs of the fitness game.

From mastering fitness equipment to developing fitness programs and providing nutritional advice to clients this course will equip you to handle it all.

Put your knowledge to the test with lots of practical experience and receive expert instruction from skilled industry professionals. This course will give you the know-how you need to get yourself in the game.

At a glance

At a glance
Qualification Certificate III - VET

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards

Provider Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

HSC (or equivalent) or mature age

Study mode
  1. Online
  2. Distance
  3. In-class
  1. NSW (Sydney)
  2. QLD (Brisbane)
  3. Online (Study anywhere)
  4. Distance (Study anywhere)
Study load In-class: 7 weeks full-time | Distance education: Self-paced, 12 months for completion
Assessment Written and practical assignments & gym practice. Students are required to attend compulsory workshops in either Sydney or Brisbane.
Start date Several start dates a year. Contact us about enrolling.
Payment options
  1. Flexible payment options
Price $1400 AUD
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What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • physiology & anatomy
  • training & nutrition
  • business & communication

266 Personal Trainer & Fitness jobs on SEEK in March 2014

Source: seek.com.au

Course structure

Total Units: 13
  • Advanced First Aid
  • Business Skills & Customer Satisfaction Processes
  • Client Screening & Fitness Testing
  • Developing Client Fitness & Work Priorities
  • Exercise Awareness for Specific Populations
  • First Aid
  • Fitness Equipment & Group Exercise Techniques
  • Fitness Nutrition
  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology
  • Information Technology Skills
  • OH&S
  • Professional Workplace Relationships
  • Undertake Risk Analysis

All students are also required to attend a 2 day compulsory weekend workshop.

Course features

  • Opportunity to progress to the Certificate IV in Fitness and gain course credits
  • Flexible study options with the choice to do it full time, part-time, on campus or via distance education
  • Hands-on training and experience
  • Access to SEEK Learning Online Library


  • Completed NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent (If you’re under 18 at the time of course commencement, you may be required to participate in an interview) OR
  • Be 21 years or over at course commencement

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Send us an online enquiry and one of our expert consultants will get in touch.

We'll give you all the info you need about choosing the right course, payment options, enrolling and fitting study into your life.

Enquire online Free call 1800 674 972

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First Aid Training

This course requires first aid training as part of the curriculum. If you’ve previously completed a first aid course that which meets the requirements of the diploma you’ll receive credit for this.

Study requirements

You will be required to undertake clinical training which you can do at ACNT’s Sydney or Brisbane campus'. If you’re studying via distance education and you live outside of Sydney or Brisbane, you can undertake your training at an approved local clinic or practice

If you're interested in distance learning you will need to have:

  • access to a computer with internet and video recording facilities
  • discussed your clinical placement with a course advisor prior to commencing the course
  • access to an independent professional who can provide exam supervision.