Students undertaking the Certificate III in Fitness typically:
- Work within predictable settings such as a fitness facility, recreation or community facilities
- Provides individually tailored client assessments, program development, program demonstration and client reviews
- Provides supervision of a facility or service (i.e. observing client use of facilities, providing technique correction as needed, keeping equipment clean/tidy/well-maintained, being available for customer inquiries or assistance)
The course is designed to enable students to gain experience and expertise in the following areas:
- Pre-exercise health screening
- Safety and risk assessment and management
- Application of first aid to clients where required
- Fitness assessment and analysis in accordance with knowledge and skill obtained through qualification and/or continuing education
- Development of safe, effective and appropriate exercise programs tailored to client or group needs
- Exercise delivery inclusive of demonstrating, instructing, monitoring, reviewing and modifying program content including technique, method and progression
- Working within professional limitations to provide basic healthy eating information and advice through the application of nationally endorsed nutritional standards and guidelines.
- Provision of general nationally endorsed public health information that will educate and support positive client health outcomesWhat is the target audience?
The program is only available to VCAL students and enables them to complete the certificate through one day of training and one day of work placement. Essentially this means that VCAL students have a full five days per week program. Three of those days will be VCAL classes, one day to undertake VET Fitness coursework and one day to undertake work placement, which is organised for students as part of the course. In 2020 we are hoping to deliver the coursework component at Dromana College, subject to numbers.
Students are paid for their work placement through government subsidies at a rate of $10.63 per hour (Year 11) and $11.72 per hour (Year 12), for up to 7 hours per week. Whist students may elect to undertake this course, final admission is subject to completion of a formal interview process to assess suitability.
This certificate aims to provide career pathways into the fitness industry.