SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

Course summary

The SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness is your starting point to a career in the fitness industry. This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to work as a gym or group exercise instructor.

The course is designed for domestic students, studying in Australia.

If you are passionate about health and fitness, studying the Certificate III in Fitness is the first step to entering the fitness industry. You’ll graduate in just 7 months with a nationally recognised qualification and will also be able to use this qualification to enter into the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

This course is subsidised by the Government and if you’re eligible for the subsidy, the course fee will be substantially reduced.

How you’ll Learn

The delivery for this course is 3 days face-to-face on campus with additional access to online content.

You’ll get over 200 hundred hours of direct teaching from experts in Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Business Creation and Strategy, Customer Service and Communication. You will also be able to enjoy specialised tutorials and workshops from local industry experts in the field of Sport and Exercise Science as well use the high-performance training facilities located at the University of Wollongong Sports Hub.

This course is also available as a traineeship, school-based traineeship (SBAT) and VET in Schools program.

This course is only offered face-to-face at the University of Wollongong main campus in Wollongong.

Units of Study

Students are required to study 15 units throughout the duration of this course and complete 30 hours of work placement.   

Code Subject Name
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
HLTAID011 Proide First Aid
HTLWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym-based exercise program for individual clients
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practices
SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
BSBXTW301 Work in a team

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College Australia (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College Australia is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Course information

Study area

Fitness, UOW College Vocational Pathways


UOW College Wollongong

Course Code



2 sessions over 7 months


On Campus


UAC Code


Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Entry Requirements

Only avaliable to domestic students.

  • 16 years of age or older.
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy online assessment with results of level two or higher.






UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$3,125 (2022)

$6,250 (2022)

* This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training?. If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $1,750. The full course fee for non-subsidised training is $6,250.

For more information please visit UOW College Fees page.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Not avaliable to international students

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



International students All other students.



All students



< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2021

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates




2022 UOW College VET Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 12 September - 16 December 2022

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Session Census Date: 3 October 2022

2023 UOW College VET February

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College VET May

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College VET September

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Progression to further study

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress into the following UOW College course:

  • SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Following completion of the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, students can progress to the UOW College Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences Fast Track. Upon successful completion of this Diploma program, students will receive guaranteed* entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Nutrition Science or Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences.

*Subject to meeting entry requirements.

All courses offered by UOW College require a minimum number of students enrolments to proceed. Where the minimum quota is not met, enrolled students will be notified prior to the scheduled course commencement to discuss alternative course options.