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Objectives:
The Certificate III in Fitness Instruction and Certificate IV in Fitness Instruction will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to work in the fitness industry. This course is offered as a dual qualification. Certificate III in Fitness Instruction and Certificate IV in Fitness Instruction students will be prepared for careers in physical health, fitness and rehabilitation. Career opportunities include working independently as a personal trainer for different client groups, working under the guidance set by medical or allied health professions in programs or services related to exercise rehabilitation, nutrition and exercise for fat loss and counselling for motivation and working at a fitness instructor in a health of fitness centre. You will also be prepared to work with difficult or challenging clients or client groups requiring the use of advanced technical, planning and leadership skills.
Entry Requirements:
To apply to study Certificate III or Certificate IV in Fitness Instruction you must fill out a Direct Entry Application Form. You will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills required to undertake the courses. You will also be required to attend an information session and complete a profile form to detail your work history and life experiences in sport and recreation.
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Certificate IV in Fitness Instruction
Course Description:
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate IV in Fitness Instruction . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
 
Title     Approx. Hours
Certificate III in Fitness
Exercise Initiative in a Business Environment     20
Organise Personal Work Priorities and Development     40
Contribute to Personal Skill Development and Learning     30
Organise Workplace Information     30
Support Innovation and Change     40
Maintain Environmental Procedures     30
Contribute to Effective Workplace Relationships     40
Design Organisational Documents Using Computing Packages     40
Use Advanced Features of Computer Applications     40
Provide Advanced First Aid Response     20
Meet Client Needs and Expectations     20
Process Client Complaints     20
Apply Sport and Recreation Law     10
Analyse Participation Patterns in Specific Markets of the Leisure and Recreation Industry     20
Undertake Risk Analysis of Activities     10
Provide Orientation to Clients Prior to Undertaking a Fitness Program     15
Undertake Client Induction and Screening     10
Develop Basic Fitness Programs     20
Apply Basic Exercise Science to Exercise Instruction     15
Use and Maintain Core Fitness Industry Equipment     10
Provide Advice to Clients on the Application of Basic Anatomy and Physiology to Fitness Programs     50
Provide Nutrition Advice to Clients in Accordance with Recommended Guidelines     50
Instruct Fitness Activity Skills to a Client Using Fitness Equipment     20
Develop and Apply an Awareness of Specific Population to Exercise Delivery     30
Provide Leadership to Groups     18
Instruct Water Based Fitness Classes for Low Risk Clients     65
Plan and Instruct a Group Exercise Class     20
Customise Gym Instruct Skills to Include Specific Areas of Expertise Current in The Fitness Industry     15
Customise Instruction Skills to Include Specific Group Fitness Activities Current in Fitness Industry     15
Include Special Interest Groups or People with Special Needs     15
Teach or Develop Basic Skills of Strength and Conditioning     30
Certificate IV in Fitness
Develop Work Priorities     30
Establish Business Networks     50
Develop Teams and Individuals     30
Analyse and Present Research Information     40
Promote Innovation and Change     50
Implement and Monitor Environmental Policies     40
Lead Work Teams     50
Address Client Needs     10
Coordinate Client Service Activities     20
Analyse Participation Patterns in Specific Markets of the Leisure and Recreation Industry     20
Promote Compliance with Laws and Legal Principles     12
Conduct Projects     15
Implement and Monitor the Organisation’s OHS Policies, Procedures and Programs     12
Undertake Risk Analysis of Activities     10
Assist With Analysis and Use of Emerging Technology     7
Undertake Relevant Exercise Planning and Programming     20
Utilise a Broad Knowledge of Exercise Science in Exercise Planning, Programming and Instruction     30
Undertake Postural Appraisal of Low Risk Clients     20
Utilise a Broad Range of Fitness Equipment     20
Provide Exercise for Fitness Industry Clients with Special Requirements     20
Utilise an Understanding of Motivational Psychology with Fitness Clients     20
Provide Information and Exercise Related to Nutrition and Body Composition     20
 
Duration
The Certificate III and IV in Fitness Instruction can be studied full-time or part-time. The full-time course is offered intensively over 10 weeks. Classroom attendance is approximately five days a week from 9am - 3pm. Student intakes are in February. The part-time course is offered over six months. Classroom attendance is approximately six hours per week over two nights from 6-9pm. Student intakes are in February and July.

Selection Criteria
If more applications are received that course vacancies available selection preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated their interest in and knowledge of the sport and recreation industry.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
 
Gordon Institute Support Services

The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.
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