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  • Learning MethodOnline + Mentor
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp To 12 Months
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Course Outcomes:

  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Gym Instructor

If you have a passion for planning and delivering exercise programs that help clients reach their health and fitness goals, becoming a nationally qualified Group Exercise Instructor and Gym Instructor is for you.

Topics covered in this course include: pre-exercise screening and service orientation, planning group exercise sessions, and much more. Find a full list of units further below.

Practical elements:

You can choose from these two options:
• With a 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor
• With a Mentor of Your Choice

Theoretical elements:
• Are completed online

Study Load
• 23.5 hours of practical experience in a real gym
• 15 course units to complete
• Complete one course unit every 3 weeks to graduate in 12 months.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness by Australian Institute of Personal Training (RTO: 32363).

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Job Outcomes

  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Gym Instructor

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • Education: You will need to have completed year 10 or equivalent (i.e., a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication)
  • Minimum Age: You need to be at least 16 years of age. If you’re under 18, a parent or guardian will need to sign your enrolment form.
  • Residency Status: You need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
  • Working with Children Check: For the work placement portion of your course, you may need a current “Working with Children Check Clearance” issued by the relevant authority in your state/territory.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you may need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Office Equipment: Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.
Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).


SISFFIT032 – Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation



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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363) is an industry leader in fitness education. Since starting in 1999, AIPT now has a network of over 100 Campuses and 250 Mentors around the nation. Boasting the largest network of locations, AIPT offers a leading level of convenience to anyone from anywhere in Australia. AIPT is also accredited by Fitness Australia and is a member of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA).


Why choose AIPT?

When you study with AIPT you have access to:

Dedicated student support – Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as smooth as possible.

Largest network of locations – We have the industry’s largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we’re in your area.

Learn in Real Gyms with Real Fitness Professionals – Benefit from practical learning and hands-on experience, learning in a real gym environment, mentored by real fitness professionals.

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO – 32363)