Fitness Instructor


Find out what it needed to start you fitness career.


These courses are non-assessed; therefor you will NOT gain the qualification.


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 WISE (RTO88136) offered the Certificate III in Fitness (30315) with an emphasis on gym instructor and group fitness instructor. Please note that this qualification is superseded by SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness.  WISE currently does not have this qualification (SIS30321) on scope.  More information can be found at or clicking on the link provided to find out which other RTOs deliver SIS30321.

Female instructor with class lifting dumbbells in fitness studio

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of exercise instruction situations and activities. Qualification outcomes will depend on the elective grouping chosen and may include providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

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.

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.

Work may be undertaken in locations such as gyms, fitness facilities, pools and community facilities.  Job roles can include gym instructor, group exercise instructor and aqua instructor.

Through industry consultation, WISE currently offers the following units though we can also replace the elective units with ones suitable to your needs and/or career outcomes.  Contact us to discuss your individualised program.   You can also take these units for informational purposes (non-accredited courses). 

Core Units

Core Units

Provide health screening and fitness orientation

Identify client fitness requirements, administer a pre-exercise health screening questionnaire.

Instruct fitness programs

Plan, instruct and evaluate a variety of fitness programs and circuit sessions.

Provide healthy eating information

Provide healthy eating information and support healthy attitudes to eating and body composition.

Provide quality service

Address needs and expectations of clients and colleagues.


Maintain equipment for activities

Conduct routine maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.

Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

Recognise exercise considerations common to specific population groups.

Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

Incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction and programming. 

Instruct exercise to older clients

Plan, instruct and evaluate exercise for male clients aged forty five and over, and female clients aged fifty five and over.


Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

Use industry knowledge to support the completion of day-to-day work activities.

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