Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)


  • Take your love of sport and fitness to the next level & become a certified instructor with this Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor) (SIS30315)
  • Gain a national recognised qualification
  • Study online, when and where it suits you

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Exercise Instructor
  • Gym Instructor

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
This course is recognised by Fitness Australia.





Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 13 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode


Practical assessments & client case studies
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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There are no entry requirements for this course. You can enrol no matter what level of education or work experience you have.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Providing health screening & fitness orientation
  • Conducting fitness appraisals
  • Maintaining sport, fitness and recreation equipment and facilities
  • How to instruct fitness programs
  • Providing healthy eating information for older clients

Course structure

15 units

Core units

  1. Client screening & appraisal

  2. Gym instruction

  3. Industry practice

  4. Older clients instructor

  5. HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*

  6. Risk, health & safety

*You’ll need to complete the ‘Provide first aid’ unit with a local training organisation, and arrange and pay for it separately.

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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