Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science Certification

Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science (a certifying agency for Personal Fitness Trainers) was developed due to the need to offer comprehensive education in the fitness industry and has delivered and assessed training for nearly 20 years.  Government regulates the industry, and units of competency have been developed so that the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) adheres to a minimum standard in the industry.

Cert III in Fitness


SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness (Exercise Instructors)
Exercise Instructors are trained in fitness activity specific competencies to instruct individuals and group clients in specified work environments, under predictable circumstances. They can work under the guidance of a higher qualified professional.

Cert IV in Fitness


SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness (Fitness Trainers)
Fitness Trainers have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation.

Diploma of Fitness


SIS50215 – Diploma of Fitness (Specialist Trainer)
Specialist Trainer individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs.

Continuing Education


Continuing Education
Once you have completed your studies as a Platinum Fitness Trainer you will need to complete 20 hours of continuing improvement points for MMISS re-certification. One point is classified as 1 hour of education. We have many continuing education courses available. Mark McGaw former Australian Rugby League player and workplace assessor will be your mentor.

Become a Platinum Fitness Professional in 3 Easy Steps

Complete Enrolment

Go to our enquiry page to request more info.

Complete Tasks

Complete theory tasks.

Practical Assessments

Complete practical assessment requirements.

Why Study with Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science

MMISS has highly comprehensive courses and are renown in the industry as one of the highest standards of fitness trainers in Australia.

Why is MMISS an industry leader?

  • The most comprehensive course available
  • The mentor is the owner of the business.  Mark McGaw has 20 years as a lecturer and assessor and has been a professional athlete at the highest level (Australian Rugby League representative)
  • Mark McGaw was the first to bring distance education into Australia
  • Interactive online learning
  • Quality and unlimited technical support by Mark McGaw

Unlimited Support is given through Phone, email, face to face, Skype, and blog/forum
Technical Support for the courses can be utilised by several methods. You may use one or all methods (listed to the left) to give you the best experience for success during your studies.

One way to identify a method or methods that may best suit you, is to remember back to your school days and what methods of learning you found most rewarding. If you enjoyed a particular way of study and use it again, then most likely you will stick with the Fitness and Personal Training course.

Our fully qualified fitness workplace assessors will always be on hand to help. No question is too hard and we understand you may feel embarrassed to ask the really easy questions. We are happy to help so that any roadblocks can be overcome for the full comprehension of the unit.

You may also ask questions on the blog so other students and staff can answer for all to see.

This method of technical support is quick and effective. The turn around for a response in most cases is the same day. If your workplace assessor does not return your email then there may be up to a 48 hour response. If a response has not been given by the next day, please resend the email as we pride ourselves on same day help. A call to us on 02 9692 0455 to let us know a support email has been sent will ensure another workplace assessor can take this support request if the assigned mentor is in lectures.

Just call us on 02 9692 0455 to organise face to face time with a Fitness Workplace Assessor for one on one support. You must have all the questions in order and ready to go before the meeting so time effective responses are maintained. Another option is for the student wishing to travel to our office/gymnasium at Pyrmont and spend a day or a few hours practicing exercise techniques and sitting and studying on site with other students.

This requires the student to:

1: call or email MMISS for an appointment so we can organise a phone meeting. If a Fitness Workplace Assessor is available the support will be immediate. If not, a convenient time for both student and Fitness Workplace Assessor will be organised.

2: The student must have all questions to be asked ready to go.

This requires the student to:

1: call or email MMISS for an appointment so we can organise a Skype meeting. If a Fitness Workplace Assessor is available the support will be immediate. If not, a convenient time for both student and the Fitness Workplace Assessor will be organised.

2: The student must have all questions to be asked ready to go