This course is an exciting opportunity for students wishing to gain a nationally recognised Certificate III in Fitness. By completing two additional degree units, graduates gain entry in bachelor courses at ACU.
course includes all the units in SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness and two units from the approved bachelor courses
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
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.
successful completion of the course will lead to a guaranteed pathway into the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science, Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business Administration, or Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Public Health
access to student activities in a university environment
access to academic skills support and career advice.
The course involves 40 hours practical placement within a sports, fitness and recreation environment. You will be assisted by ACU in finding placement facilities. You will not achieve competency in a unit until the allocated placement hours have been completed and verified by the workplace supervisor and the ACU assessor. A current Working with Children Check is also required.
ACU College recognises 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 SISXCCS001 Provide quality service SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years HLTAID003 Provide first aid
EXSC187 Growth, motor development and ageing EXSC199 Psychology of sport
Students who complete this course successfully and achieve a pass mark in the bachelor units will be guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science or Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science.