SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Course summary

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

This course aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as a gym instructor, or group exercise instructor in the fitness industry. Students will learn from industry experts using the high performance training facility located at the University of Wollongong Sports Hub. Whilst this course is highly practical in nature it also aims to prepare students academically for furthering study into the Certificate IV in Fitness course. 

The Certificate III in Fitness is considered an entry qualification into the fitness industry; students will require the Certificate III in Fitness before progressing to the Certificate IV in Fitness.

What makes the UOW College Certificate III in Fitness course unique?

  • 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.

  • Use of the University of Wollongong's own high performance training facility, accessing the latest in strength and conditioning, fitness testing, and fitness programming equipment.
  • Specialised tutorials and workshops from local industry experts in the field of Sport and Exercise Science.
  • Access to the University of Wollongong's full range of facilities and support services to help provide an outstanding educational experience.

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Career Prospects & Industry Accreditation

Successful graduates from this course may gain accreditation with Fitness Australia as a registered Level 1 Fitness Professional with specialisation in:

  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor 

Units of Study

Students are required to study 16 units throughout the duration of this course and complete 30 hours of work placement.   

Code Subject Name
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Electives
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities

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

Delivery

The current mode of delivery for this course is blended, with 2 days delivered face-to-face on campus and 1 day delivered online/remote delivery. In order to participate in remote delivery classes, students are required to have access to a laptop/computer with camera and internet connection. The same qualified teachers will deliver live, interactive lessons to classes both online and face-to-face.

This course is also available as a traineeship and school based traineeship

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

Course information

Study area

Fitness, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

950

Duration

2 sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

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.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$3,125 (2021)

$6,250 (2021)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $1,750. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the smart and skilled website.

* 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


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT 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 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 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)


ATAR PROFILE

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 2020

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

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 UOW College VET Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 29 March - 2 July

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.

Applications Close

TBA

2021 UOW College VET Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 24 May - 27 August

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.

Applications Close

TBA

2021 UOW College VET Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 13 September - 17 December

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.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Progression to UOW

Students who successfully complete the Certificate III in Fitness are eligible to enter the Certificate IV in Fitness. Certificate III in Fitness graduates seeking entry to the Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Nutrition Science at UOW must also successfully complete the Certificate IV in Fitness and complete UAP005 Chemistry and UAP012 Mathematics with a weighted average mark of 70 per cent to receive guaranteed* entry to the Bachelor degree. Students will also receive 12 credit points (two subjects) of unspecified credit towards the Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

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