Certificate in Exercise Science (Pathway)

Pathway to Bachelor of Exercise Science

Key features of the course

  • Course includes all the units in SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and two units from the Bachelor of Exercise Science
  • The course covers a range of interesting topics including:
    • Design and delivery of fitness sessions
    • Exercises for strength, stamina and flexibility
    • Effective circuit training
    • Conducting fitness appraisals
    • Advice on fitness and nutrition
    • Resistance training techniques
    • Sport psychology
  • Small classes in modern classrooms
  • Well-equipped gym and fitness laboratories on campus
  • Supportive and well qualified teachers with extensive experience in the fitness and exercise science field
  • Practical placement in a fitness centre providing hands on experience with clients
  • Guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Exercise Science on successful completion of the course
  • Access to student activities in a University environment
  • Access to academic skills support and career advice

More information

Download the handbook (PDF, 1.1MB) Download the brochure (PDF, 393KB)

6 months full time

Study mode:
Face to face classes
Practical placement

Melbourne Campus (Fitzroy)
Brisbane Campus (Banyo)

February each year

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  • Those who are passionate about health and well-being
  • Those who are interested in learning about the body
  • Those who want a career as a fitness instructor
  • Those who are looking for a pathway into the Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science or the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Year 12 or equivalent  including English
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level to complete the course.
  • Working with Children Check

Possible career paths include:

  • Fitness instruction in commercial fitness centres, community leisure centres, retirement villages, holiday resorts or freelance consultants
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science or Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Exercise and Health Management
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Physical Education Teaching
  • Sport Management

We recognise your past studies and experiences. If you want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) please refer to the student handbook and RPL/CT Policy on our website for further information.

Units of study for SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments
Provide quality service
Maintain equipment for activities
Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
Provide health screening and fitness orientation
Instruct fitness programs
Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
Instruct exercise to older clients
Provide healthy eating information

Bachelor of Exercise Science units

EXSC198 Health fitness and performance
Psychology of sport and physical activity

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Participate in workplace health and safety
Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
Conduct fitness appraisals
Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years
Provide first aid

Tuition fees and funding

In Victoria the training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible candidates. Please refer to the Department of Education & Training website for funding eligibility in Victoria.

In Brisbane the training is delivered fee for service. Please refer to our fees page for details.