Certificate III in Fitness Course (SIS30321) In Melbourne

Don’t waste another year in a job you don’t love!

Gain a SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness qualification and become a fitness trainer by enrolling in our fitness courses available on-campus (Melbourne), FLEXI or Online


ACFB’s fitness courses are run by experienced and qualified instructors, ensuring you learn from the very best trainers in the business! Studying a SIS3021 Certificate III in Fitness on-campus in Melbourne, FLEXI or online provides you with Australia’s leading certification, which is why we are a previous recipient of the Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year.

Why is ACFB’s Certificate III in Fitness course the best? It’s because we provide quality training that equips you with relevant skills for a successful career in the fitness industry. Our award-winning college offers on-campus, FLEXI or online options to ensure you receive Australia’s best possible certification.

Why is NOW an important time to study?

There has never been a more important time to think about how you are going to strengthen your future. Whether you are looking for an additional income or a new career, the possibilities a career as a Fitness Instructor can provide are endless.

And because ACFB is an industry leader, we have been well prepared for this second wave with complete live Virtual Classrooms for all our courses and delivery methods.

You can start your training in this completely interactive method, see and engage with your trainers, access our industry leading training resources and receive the high level of support from your mentor and the entire training team that ACFB is renowned for. Once normality returns, we can seamlessly transition you to complete your studies in the standard on-campus or FLEXI delivery methods.

We are confident that you’ll be receiving training and instruction unmatched by most of our competitors. At ACFB, you won’t just learn about exercise – basic principles of nutrition, anatomy, physiology and business management are also covered in our certification process. We understand that a well-rounded education will give you the necessary skills for a successful career in the fitness industry.

Want to know what you will be able to provide once you graduate from your Certificate III? You will be able to:

  • design a basic fitness program
  • conduct screening and fitness appraisals
  • confidently plan and instruct group exercises
  • customise coaching programs across age groups, including children, adults, and mature age clients
  • tailor a program to special population clients
  • safely perform exercises
  • administer first aid
  • provide an individualised service to each of your clients and tailor it to their specific needs
  • understand the principles of healthy nutrition and eating
  • understand the basics of anatomy and physiology
  • and plenty more

Why choose ACFB?

Like with all good training, it needs to be comprehensive! We don’t gloss over anything and we ensure you have detailed knowledge and skills in all aspects within your course – And this is what will set you apart in the industry!

If you want to forge a career as a personal trainer in the fitness industry, consider ACFB. Call us today on 1300 002 232 to find out more about our fitness certification courses and consider the first step in becoming a gym instructor today.

Delivery options

ACFB runs its Certificate III in Fitness course on-campus in Melbourne, FLEXI and online, allowing you to become a fitness trainer no matter what your lifestyle, location or schedule!


If you have the ability to attend classes, then On-campus study is your best option!

Enjoy nice small classes, a mixture of theory and practical in each class and be guided by a team of highly qualified and supportive trainers.

  • Next Class: March 2024 – Mondays & Wednesdays / 9:30am – 4:30pm  – Filling Fast!!

Duration – 3 1/2 months of classes + additional time to complete your work placement



If you have a busier lifestyle, yet are motivated and good at managing your time, then our Distance program will be great for you.

You attend practical workshops for each topic that are delivered multiple times each month. You then review the course material and detailed films, complete any theory assessments and practice at home. Once you are confident in the topic you book in for a WEB practical demonstration.

It’s flexible and self-pace, and you can start straight away!

Duration – Maximum of 9 months

View more about our online personal training course here



The following 15 units are included in this course:

Unit Code Unit Description
SISFFIT032 Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation
SISFFIT033 Complete client fitness assessments
SISFFIT035 Plan group exercise sessions
SISFFIT036 Instruct group exercise sessions
SISFFIT040 Develop and instruct gym based exercise programs for individual clients
SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective client exercise
SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information
SISCCRO001 Plan and conduct recreation programs for older persons
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBOPS403 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
BSBWHS332X Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities

Throughout your Certificate III in Fitness course, you will receive professional industry mentorship from our expert trainers. Our interactive elearning portal allows easy access to your course material, detailed films, student forums and assessment submission so you can study anytime and anyplace.



Nil: There are NO pre-requisites or previous qualifications needed for you to enter this course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) & Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

If you have previous qualifications and/or experience that you believe cover parts of the course’s current contents, please read carefully and complete the Stage 1 RPL/RCC Form below and send it to ACFB’s Program Manager: [email protected].

Stage 1 RPL/RCC Form

  • Relevant evidence must be provided to support your request for RPL.



ACFB is a Registered Training Organisation through the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA). This means our fitness course is Nationally Recognised.

Career opportunities & pathways

ACFB’s on-campus (Melbourne) or online SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness training course is your pathway to a successful career, providing you with the necessary skills and knowledge you need to work:

  • as a gym instructor
  • as a group fitness instructor
  • within a gymnasium
  • within at a health club and resort
  • on a cruise ship
  • as a personal trainer with your own business

Not only will ACFB teach you real skills for a successful career in the fitness industry, our personal training courses will also provide you with a high level of training and support, ensuring you build the necessary confidence to become a competent fitness trainer.

What can I study after this course?

Once you successfully complete your SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness course, it is recommended you enrol in the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness course, which is the next step to becoming a personal trainer.

Want to get started and become a personal trainer?

Don’t wait! Start learning today and consider enrolling in ACFB’s on-campus (Melbourne), FLEXI or online leading fitness courses.

Contact ACFB on 1300 002 232 to get started today!

Course Fees

ACFB offers competitive prices for our SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness course training:

  • On-campus – $2,150
  • On-campus FLEXI – $1,750
  • Distance Learning – $1,750
  • Skills First Funding – $1,350 Get your Certificate 3 in fitness Government-Funded! Click here to see if you are eligible. Skills First Funding is provided by the Victorian and Commonwealth Government.
  • Skills First Funding – $270 (with valid concession card) Skills First Funding is provided by the Victorian and Commonwealth Government.


Why are ACFB’s prices so low compared to its competitors?

ACFB provides realistic prices to allow anyone to study our fitness courses. ACFB is a previous recipient of the Victoria’s Small Training Provider of the Year out of all small training organisations means our award-winning training is second to none!



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What our students are saying about our Courses

I feel prepared to work in the industry as I have been given the opportunity to complete many clinics with a wide variety of clients. I enjoyed the flexibility offered and the knowledge of the trainers was outstanding.