Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)

Course summary

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.
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 50 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 SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is delivered 3 days per week over a 15-week period. Students are also expected to undertake a work placement component and complete a reasonable amount of self-directed study.

Delivery will include face-to-face and online theory lectures, practical workshops, tutorials, work placements and or specialised workplace learning lessons.

Course information

Study area

Fitness, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1987

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 Session (15 weeks)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Entry Requirements

No academic entry requirements

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $6,200
Full Course Fee: $6,200

Payment Options



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smark and Skilled Funding Available

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $6,200
Full Course Fee: $6,200

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


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 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

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-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

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-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2017 UOW College VET Summer (1 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
2 October 2017

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 2 October - 6 January 2018

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.

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (1 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
5 February 2018

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 5 February - 11 May 2018

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.

2018 UOW College VET Spring (1 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
28 May 2018

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 28 May - 24 August 2018

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.

2018 UOW College VET Summer (1 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
10 September 2018

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

10 September - 14 December 2018

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.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

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% to receive guaranteed entry to the Bachelor degree, and will receive 12 credit points (2 subjects) of unspecified credit towards their degree. 

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