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Course Details - SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness (Cornerstone College)

AHSPs TitleFitness Instructor
QualificationSIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
RTOActive Training
Host OrganisationCornerstone College
Course Length1 semester (0.5 years)
Courses may run in both semesters if there is demand. Second Semester would commence on the first Thursday of Term 3. An additional course may also run in Semester 1 on an alternative night (Monday - tbc) if there is enough demand.
Course DescriptionThis intensive semester course provides students with the opportunity to gain their qualification as a Group Fitness Instructor through an interesting combination of practical activities and theory. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of work placement in a gym (10 hours will be provided through the course itself), where they will be paired up with a mentor to help further develop the skills and knowledge required in this industry. Students will need to gain their Provide First Aid qualification separately in order to gain the full Certificate III qualification. It is highly recommended that applicants will be or have studied at least Year 11 PE whilst completing the course. Information provided about this course may be subject to change.
PathwaysCompletion of Certificate III qualifies students to begin working as a Group Fitness Instructor in a gym immediately. Students may choose to go on to further study in Certificate IV or Diploma of Fitness, or various specialisation courses with TAFE SA or the AIF with future employment in Personal Fitness Training, Rehabilitation Specialist, Sports Administrative and Sales.
Entry RequirementsA passion for being active, strong literacy skills and effective time management are essential. Currently studying or have completed Year 11 PE is strongly recommended.
Other RequirementsIndividual students will need to organise completion of the "Provide First Aid" (HLTAID003) certificate separate to the course in order to gain the full Certificate III qualification.
Delivery Location(s)Cornerstone College, 68 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker, SA, 5251
Dates and Times18 weekly sessions at Cornerstone College on Thursdays from 14:00 until 17:00.
Commencement date 04/02/21.
18 weekly sessions at Cornerstone College on Thursdays from 14:00 until 17:00.
Commencement date 22/07/21.
Students will be required to undertake approximately 4-5 additional hours of study a week to complete work books. There will also be 4 full days of training (spread evenly throughout the semester) at Cornerstone College. Dates to be determined.
Work Placement5 days
30 hours required to be completed. Students will be able to access a gym membership through 24 Fit, Mt Barker, as part of the course costs to complete this, subject to availability.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 95 SACE credits
Units Of Competency
CoreSISFFIT001Provide Health Screening and Fitness Orientation15 nominal hours
 SISFFIT002Recognise and apply excercise considerations for specific population100 nominal hours
 SISFFIT003Instruct Fitness Programs50 nominal hours
 SISFFIT004Incorporate Anatomy and Physiology principles into fitness programming95 nominal hours
 SISFFIT005Provide healthy eating information55 nominal hours
 SISFFIT014Instruct exercise to older clients70 nominal hours
 SISXCCS001Provide Quality Service25 nominal hours
 SISXFAC001Maintain Equipment for Activities5 nominal hours
 SISXIND001Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments25 nominal hours
ElectiveSISXCAI006Facilitate Groups25 nominal hours
 BSBRSK401Identify risk and apply risk management processes (Group C - Gym Instructor)50 nominal hours
 HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety (Group C- Gym Instructor)20 nominal hours
 SISFFIT006Conduct Fitness Appraisals (Group C - Fitness Instructor)30 nominal hours
 SISFFIT007Instruct Group Sessions (Group D - general elective)40 nominal hours
 SISFFIT011Instruct approved community fitness programs (Group D- genreal elective)40 nominal hours
 HLTAID003Provide First Aid18 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Cost$1,200.00 GST exempt
These fees may vary in 2021.

Non-member schools - an additional 15% admin levy up to a maximum of $250.00 per student.
Other Costs$150.00 including GST
Students will need to complete the "Provide First Aid" course. This needs to be sourced independently and is not delivered as part of the course.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    14
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessInterview will be required.
Contact PersonMr Anthony Doyle, Phone 8398 6000, Email
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