Course Details



Included in your registration are on-line support and The Essential Guide to Fitness Training Manual

Please refer to our Refund Policy


All course requirements must be completed within 12 months

Extensions will only be considered for extenuating circumstances.  Applications for an extension must be by e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in this course.  Please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/ for more information

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Course Accreditation

This course is nationally recognised and a Statement of Attainment will be issued once all assessment requirements have been issued.

Delivery Mode

This course is a blend of virtual lectures, online learning and live on-site practical training.

Sessions include:

– 4 x 2.5 hour virtual theory sessions with some practical application of deck skills
– 8 hours live training plus distance learning


To attain Fitness Australia CECs you must be a registered Group Exercise Instructor or Group Exercise Leader

Physical Requirements



Assessments include practical and written components and are competency based.

Practical assessments can be completed in person with an approved assessor or via video.

Incorporating the Units of Competence:

  • BSBRSK401    Identify Risk and Apply Risk Management Processes
  • SISCAQU002  Basic Water Rescues
  • SISFFIT008     Instruct Water Based Fitness Activities
  • SISFFIT022     Instruct Aquatic Sessions for Specific Population Groups
  • SISCAQU008  Instruct Water Familiarisation, Buoyancy and Mobility Skills
  • HLTWHS001   Participate in Workplace Health and Safety

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

– Plan and teach aqua fitness classes for the general population taking into consideration the hydrodynamic principles of the water
– Modify their classes to accommodate special populations
– Understand when they need to refer their clients to an allied health professional
– Perform basic water rescues
– Identify and manage any risks associated with teaching in this environment
– Participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others
– Instruct water familiarisation buoyancy and mobility skills