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Certificate III in Fitness

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​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (VET course)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 8


What is Certificate III in Fitness?

Binnacle’s Certificate III in Fitness ‘Fitness in Schools’ program (RTO31319) is offered as a senior subject where students deliver a range of fitness programs and services to clients within their school community. Graduates will be competent in a range of essential skills – such as undertaking client health assessments, planning and delivering fitness programs, and conducting group fitness sessions in indoor and outdoor fitness settings, including with older adult clients.

The Certificate III in Fitness will predominantly be used by students seeking to enter the fitness industry and/or as an alternative entry into University.  For example:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Teacher – Physical Education
  • Sport Scientist
  • or a direct pathway into Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer) 

The program includes:

  • Class-based tasks and practical components in a real gym environment at the school.
  • Delivery of a range of fitness programs to clients within the school community (students, teachers, and staff).
  • First Aid qualification and CPR certificate; plus coaching accreditation.

What makes a student suited to a Certificate III in Fitness?

Students who achieve success in Certificate III in Fitness are those who: 
  • Are interested in exercise science 
  • Enjoy physical activity 
  • Have a desire to help others improve their fitness 
  • Understand the importance of nutrition in improving fitness 
  • Are capable of planning and implementing training sessions 

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Must have good quality written and spoken communication skills and an enthusiasm / motivation to participate in physical activity sessions.
Each student must obtain a (free) ‘Working with Children’ Student Blue Card (application to be completed as part of the enrolment process).  A student’s official enrolment is unable to be finalised  until their Student Blue Card has been issued.

What is the cost of this subject?

$290 for the external provider costs
$40 First Aid Course
Excursions to be advised

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Hat
  • Sports shoes
  • Towel and water bottle

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

Assessment is competency based and therefore no levels of achievement are awarded. Progressive completion of competencies including portfolios, research items, short answers, develop projects, teacher observations and teacher questioning.

Course Units

This is for the SIS30315 CERTIFICATE III IN FITNESS course.

UNIT CODEUNIT TITLECore / Elective
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safetyE (Gym)
BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management processesE (Gym)
SISXEMR001Respond to emergency situationsE
SISXCCS001Provide quality serviceCore
SISXIND001Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environmentsCore
SISXIND002Maintain sport, fitness and recreation industry knowledgeE
HLTAID003Provide first aidE (Gym)
SISXFAC001Maintain equipment for activitiesCore
SISFFIT011Instruct approved community fitness programsE (General)
SISFFIT001Provide health screening and fitness orientationCore
SISFFIT003Instruct fitness programsCore
SISFFIT004Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programmingCore
SISFFIT006Conduct fitness appraisalsE (Gym)
SISFFIT002Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populationsCore
SISFFIT005Provide healthy eating informationCore


SISFFIT014

Instruct exercise to older clientsCore
NOTE:  Elective units are subject to change prior to the commencement of the program.  This is to ensure alignment to current industry practices is at its optimum. 

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT

Program Disclosure Statement (PDS)

This document is to be read in conjunction with Binnacle Training's Program Disclosure Statement (PDS).  The PDS sets out the services and training products Binnacle Training provides and those services carried out by the 'Partner School' (i.e. the delivery of training and assessment services). To access Binnacle's PDS, visit:  http://www.binnacletraining.com.au/rto.php and select 'RTO Files'.


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Last reviewed 13 September 2019
Last updated 13 September 2019