Certificate III in Fitness

$1,500 * from
  • *Price for upfront payment only
  • Price for Payment Plan: $1,650
  • Payment plan initial deposit: $500
  • Balance payable via direct debit: $1,150
  • Weekly payment period: 26
  • Weekly direct debit amount: $44
  • Introduction

    This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

    MMISS Fitness Trainer Accreditation link

    Thankyou for inquiring on Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science (MMISS) website to become a Personal Fitness Trainer. Mark McGaw has been involved in fitness education and sports science for 20 years, creditable continuing education and mentors at he highest level is important to help strive to achieve the best knowledge available, eventually being able to disseminate this information to the learner. One of my mentors was Dr Fred Hatfield PHD world-renowned strength and conditioning coach who has broken over 30 world records in the sport of power lifting.

    MMISS education includes many formats; part of the theory learning includes practical theory utilising simulation fitness toolboxes. While the learners is completing the theory you are able to simulate the workplace at home through the fitness toolbox before you move into the real life workplace for supervised training and self practice The different modes of delivery we utilise helps you learn and then earn as a high-qualified Gym instruct and fitness trainer.

    As the owner of MMISS I will be your main point of contact, you will have access to my technical support and MMISS will certify you as a top line Fitness trainer respected in the industry.

    MMISS is proud that Mark McGaw was the first in Australia to deliver the Correspondence fitness course format. This format was submitted to SA fitness back in 1995 for approval.

    Pre Requisites
    Over 18 & a passion to help others

    Delivery Period
    Learn at your own pace, 12 months to complete

    Expected Modes of Learning
    Fitness online toolbox, electronic distributed workbooks, real life practice

    Payment
    Customised payment plans available
    Discounts apply for upfront payments: refer to pricing

  • Study & Career Pathways Information

    Study & Career pathway may include:
    Certificate III in Fitness (Fitness Instructor and or Group Fitness Instructor) the learner may move onto the
    Certificate IV in Fitness (Fitness trainer), and
    Diploma of Fitness (Management)

    This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

    They work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

    Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

    Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Entry Requirements
    Must be 18 years of age, there are no other entry requirements for this qualification.

  • Course Requirements

    • Complete enrolment form, any issues identified is discussed.
    • Areas that may be identified are: The learner’s ability to complete the selected course, this may include time restraints, pre-existing fitness industry experience family commitments etc. which will be taken into consideration when mastering the course outcomes. The more we know about our learners the more customised training plan is created.
    • Basic computer and internet researching skills.
    • Online learning and assessment requirements: good understanding of Client Handbook policies and procedures.

    Modes of Learning within the Correspondence format

    Theory Questioning
    This is basic question and answer format, these workbooks questions are available via state of the art online learning system. This system allows all the requirements of the course in one easy location, text, videos, simulated workplace tasks assessment and so much more.

    Online Fitness Toolbox
    This fitness toolbox is to work inline with the question and answer format. The toolbox will have simulated practical real life process, MMISS provide the fitness toolboxes as part of the learning text, example, once you complete the questioning on how to conduct a fitness appraisals the toolbox will guide you through a real life simulated environment which than maybe transferred in to a real life situation.

    Work placement
    This is a supervised on the job workplace experience. The learner will complete the activities listed and have the supervisor sign off workbook. This comprises of 30 Hours for Certificate III in Fitness

    Performance evidence
    This is the Performance Evidence (Practical Demonstration) On the job Workplace visual assessment. This is when a MMISS qualified workplace assessor will view selected activities for final assessment of the learner.

    Contact Hours (Log book)
    This is practicing in your own time what you have learned over the duration of the course.

    The Volume of Learning
    1185 hours comprising of 30 hours of work placement, 1155 hours of distance – online delivery that includes: Knowledge Evidence, Performance Evidence – practical / practising and Client contact sessions – different clients/services periods/evaluating programs.

    When does the learner receive assessment?
    The first subject’s assessment tasks will be sent after acceptance of enrolment. If you have any enquiry or would like to view the contact hours logbook please email admin@mmiss.org

    Instructions
    Detailed instructions within each workbook are explained.

  • Packaging Rules

    Course Outline

    MMISS SIS30315 – Certificate III in Fitness includes 9 core subjects and 7 electives covering a broad range of topics and skills required by the Fitness industry.

    Units of competency
    Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below will be delivered for this qualification.

  • Units of Study

    MMISS Selected Units below

    Code and Title

    These units are compulsory core units for SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

    • 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 environments

    MMISS through industry engagement have selected the following elective units for study

    Electives: Gym Instructor Specialisation

    • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
    • HLTAID003** Provide first aid ** To be completed externally
    • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
    • SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs
    • SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities
    • SISSSPT303A Conduct basic warm-up and cool downs

    If clients wish to become a Group exercise instructor this elective is required.

    • SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions

    ** This is a Self-attained competency – You will be required to have completed the first aid component prior to any workplace.

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