Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)

Certificate III in Fitness

$750
  • *Price for upfront payment only, Depending on Gap analysis.
  • Price for Payment Plan: $800
  • Payment plan initial deposit: $100
  • Balance payable via direct debit: $700
  • Monthly payment period: 10
  • Monthly direct debit amount: $70
  • Smart and Skilled Available for Eligible Students in the Goulburn - Yass Area

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

Thank you for inquiring about the Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science (MMISS) qualification 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 the highest level are important to help strive to achieve the best knowledge available, eventually disseminating 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 powerlifting.

MMISS education includes many formats; part of the theory learning includes practical theory utilising simulation fitness toolboxes. While the learners are completing the theory, you can simulate the workplace at home through the fitness toolbox before moving into the real-life workplace for supervised training and self-practice. The different delivery modes we utilise help you learn and then earn as a highly-qualified Gym instructors and fitness trainers.

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.

What you will need access to:

This course is completed online with practical assessments recorded in the workplace. In order to achieve the Certificate III, you will need to have access to a gym with the following:

  • A qualified supervisor who holds a Certificate III in Fitness (a copy of their qualification will need to be provided at signoff)
  • You will need to undertake activities and work with a range of clients including:
    • a female adult
    • a male adult
    • a client aged 55 years or over
    • sedentary clients
    • active clients
    • a client for whom medical guidance has been received
    • one group that is predominately comprised of female adults
    • one group that is predominately comprised of male adults
    • one group that is predominately comprised of participants aged 55 years or over

Pre Requisites
Over 18 & a passion for helping others or can be undertaken if 16 years of age with parents permission.

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

Expected Modes of Learning
Fitness online toolbox, electronically distributed workbooks, real-life practice.

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

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Smart and Skilled Avaliable for Eligiable Students in the Goulburn – Yass Area (Click to Learn More)

 

 

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.

  • 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 appraisal the toolbox will guide you through a real life simulated environment which than maybe transferred in to a real life situation.

Practice sessions

This is a where a qualified Fitness trainer observes you completing what is required for the practical assessments. An observation checklist with what is required is completed as a third-party evidence.

Final assessments are completed via video recording

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.

Course Outline

MMISS SIS30321 – 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.

    • MMISS Selected Units below

    Code and Title

    These units are compulsory core units for SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

      • BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers.
      • BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes.
      • BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities.
      • BSBWHS332X Appy infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities.
      • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.
      • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety.
      • HLTWHS005 Conduct manual task safely.
      • 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.
      • SISFFIT47 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise.
      • SISFFIT52 Provide healthy eating information.
      • SISFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness, and recreation facilities.

    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.

     

Why Study with MMISS

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 below) 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 (1300 542 563) 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