Certificate III in Fitness
CRICOS: 091808F | National ID: SIS30315

Certificate IV in Fitness
CRICOS: 091809E | National ID: SIS40215

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Certificate III: 9 weeks | Certificate IV: 9 weeks


Semester 1 2018: February and July
Semester 2 2018: July and October


CIT Bruce

Tuition Fees

2017*: Certificate III - $6,650 | Certificate IV - $6,650
2018*: Certificate III - $6,850 | Certificate IV - $6,850
2019*: Certificate III - $7,050 | Certificate IV - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 fees subject to change.


The global fitness industry is worth over 75 billion dollars and continues to grow every year. Get your piece of the action with a quality qualification that allows you to register with Fitness Australia as a Personal Trainer, as well as to work in a variety of settings including as gyms, fitness facilities, pools, community facilities and in outdoor environments.

Foundation skills and experiences include working in a range of exercise instruction situations, including group exercise, writing gym programs and supervising exercise environments. Advanced study allows students to perform a variety of activities independently in a fitness setting. You will gain experience within a range of exercise situations focusing on programming, exercise prescription and personal training.

Students benefit from CIT’s extensive on-site fitness training facilities including a state-of-the-art gym with modern equipment, as well as access to Canberra’s many public spaces including its expansive public parks – many of which allow you to train on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

This program includes the following placement:
Certificate III: Unpaid, 20 hours/week (9 weeks) at the CIT Fit & Well gym
Certificate IV: Unpaid, 20 hours/week (9 weeks) at CIT Fit & Well gym, plus one-on-one training of gym clients

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry with practical work or other professional experience | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT - 46 | PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT - 527 | Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:
Material fees: $350
Uniform: $50
First Aid Training: $150 approx.

Certificate IV:
Material fees: $410
Uniform: $35

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Fitness
CRICOS: 091808F | National ID: SIS30315

National ID 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 environment

Electives: complete all 7 subjects

National ID Subject Name
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
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups
SISSSPT303A Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs

Certificate IV in Fitness
CRICOS: 091809E | National ID: SIS40215

National ID Subject Name
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

Electives: complete all 8 subjects

National ID Subject Name
BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions
BSBSMB403 Market the small business
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long term training programs

Job Opportunities

Certificate IV:
Once registered with Fitness Australia: Personal trainer, program coordinator, (depending on electives achieved) children's trainer, or older client trainer. Gym Instructor

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Students will be given opportunities to work in the purpose built commercial facility Fit and Well at Bruce CIT campus. Students will gain experience and develop skills to industry standard with real people in a supportive learning environment. This involvement will provide students with the workplace skills to begin a career in the fitness industry. This program will require a workplace for the delivery of certain units pertaining to work undertaken in the fitness industry.

Students will also participate in online learning including a range of eLearn activities such as quizzes, short answer questions, case studies, self-directed activities, theory and online discussions facilitated by a CIT teacher.

Assessment id carried out through direct observation, a portfolio of work samples and evidence compiled by students, reports and presentations.

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