SIS30321 / SIS40221

Combo (Certificate III & IV in Fitness)

Kick start your career in fitness with our Ultimate Personal Trainer package.
or deposit + 24 x $65 per week
SIS30321 / SIS40221

Combo (Certificate III & IV in Fitness) Overview

Help people reach their personal health and fitness goals by gaining the qualification required to not just work, but shine as a Personal Trainer.

The Academy of Fitness Ultimate Personal Trainer program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your fitness career. You will learn to provide physical assessments and incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming, alongside instructing programs for body composition goals and providing healthy eating information to clients. Our Ultimate package includes the PT Mobilise program free of charge so you don’t have to pay for unnecessary business qualifications.

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Course Curriculum

HLTAID011: Provide First Aid.
HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety.
BSBWHS332X: Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work environment.
BSBPEF301: Organise personal work priorities.
BSBOPS403: Apply business risk management processes.
BSBOPS304: Deliver and monitor a service to customers.
SISFFIT047: Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise.
SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information.
SISFFIT032: Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation.
SISFFIT033: Complete client fitness assessments.
SISFFIT040: Develop and instruct gym based exercise programs for individual clients.
SISFFIT035: Plan group exercise sessions.
SISFFIT036: Instruct group exercise sessions.
BSBXTW301: Work in a team.
CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people.
Provide First Aid:
Students will need to source HLTAID0II Provide First Aid and HLTAID009 CPR from an independent supplier and provide Certificate as competency in this topic.

Supporting you at every step through your studies

For over 21 years, we’ve successfully supported more than 9,000 students through our SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness courses. When you enrol with AOF, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your fitness studies journey. Our academic staff are all still working as personal trainers themselves and have extensive teaching histories before coming to work with the Academy of Fitness.

The Academy of Fitness online learning experience includes several student support services that include telephone and written support options.

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Our qualifications are flexible

Academy of Fitness are responsive to the needs of the modern world and busy professionals with families, careers, commitments and demands of everyday life and our study and online learning options are flexible.

Course Outcomes

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Certificate III Qualified

You'll be qualified as a gym instructor and delivering group classes within the first 6-12 months, so you can start building your clients in a group fitness environment, while completing your Certificate IV in Fitness.

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Certificate IV Qualified

You'll be qualified as a gym instructor and delivering group classes within the first 6-12 months, so you can start building your clients in a group fitness environment, while completing your Certificate IV in Fitness.

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Fitness Instructors work with people to support their physical wellbeing and improve their fitness. They usually instruct groups and classes. They work in fitness centres, studios, gyms, physical rehabilitation centres and often work on a casual or part-time basis, servicing more than one provider and set of clients.

This course is an essential minimum requirement to work at a gym or as a group exercise instructor. You will learn the basic knowledge needed to succeed in areas like fitness program instruction, provision of healthy eating information, and introduction of exercise for older clients.

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Course Delivery

  • Complete your theory work online.
  • Complete your practical assessment online.

Payment Options

  • Interest-free fortnightly payment plan ($375 per fortnight x 4 via AFTERPAY)
  • Payment Plan $500 deposit and 24 payments of $65.00
  • Up Front Payment ONLY $1,499.00

Course Length

  • Self-paced study.
  • Up to 18 months.


  • Students must be over 16 years of age to start a SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness.

Study Online

The Modern Student Learning Portal provides:

  • subject learning material
  • resources including study guides, videos, and more
  • a variety of engaging learning activities
  • everything you need to easily navigate your on line study


Self Paced Study

  • simulated workplace “bounce fitness’
  • assessment advice 
  • assessment tips and guides
  • special support and tutor packages
  • and more.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need the following in order to complete this course…

What you'll need

Office Stationery
Mobile Phone
18 Months

Time Required

$60 K

Average Salary

Why students choose Academy Of Fitness?

We're glad you asked!

The student is the heart and soul of our focus.
We do not only provide training for you to become a fitness professional, but we provide you with the skills and knowledge to transition from training into industry and be successful, through further education and support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Academy help you get a job once you have completed your course?

The Academy has hundreds of industry partners who are constantly looking for fitness professionals to work for them! The Academy advertises positions without our jobs board and will put you in touch with different employers upon request.

The Academy by law cannot guarantee you a job however we endeavour to put our graduates in touch with employers desperate to fill their vacancies!

How much is the personal trainer course?

Course fees can vary depending on the course you choose to study and the mode of delivery. We offer a variety of payment options as stated above.

Is becoming a personal trainer a good career?

It sure is! If you want to work as your own boss and build an active lifestyle then this industry is perfect for you. You are ultimately the decision-maker in terms of how many hours per week you want to work. The Academy of Fitness course material does provide advice on how to make as much money off one hour in a day as possible.

How do personal trainers get clients?

Great question – The Academy of Fitness mentors our students to start with friends and family while networking with businesses to build brand recognition. Our marketing non accredited content provided free of charge in our course materials shows you how to build your social media profiles from scratch to allow it to reach new clients.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

To become a personal trainer in Australia you need to hold a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. With the Academy of Fitness our courses are self-paced which means you can take up to 18 months to complete both courses. We do not penalize those who get through the content quicker however so it will come down to how much time you must smash out the course materials.

How often do the courses start at the Academy of Fitness?

The Academy of Fitness has no set intakes and you can start anytime! This is perfect for those who want to jump into studies on their own terms and not have to wait for a certain date to begin.

Are personal trainers in demand?

Research by IBIS World indicates that fitness industry revenues in Australia have been steadily growing over the past 5 years. This trend will reach an estimated $2.4 billion value by 2022/23 – a forecasted annual growth of 1.8% (IBISWorld, 2018).

What this means for you is that there is a growing demand for not only personal trainers but fitness professionals which included gym instructors and group exercise instructors.

Why should I get qualified as a Personal Trainer at the Academy of Fitness?

Passion and desire to see our students not only gain the most current knowledge and skills but to make a change in the industry. The fitness industry is screaming for good graduates and our mission is to raise the standard of fitness professionals, one student at a time.

How old do I have to be to study at the Academy of Fitness?

To study Fitness you must be 16 years of age with parental permission.