This qualification is part of the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry, including working independently in a broad range of settings, such as within fitness centres, gyms, pools, community facilities and in open spaces. They will learn to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training, provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff and possibly deal with unpredictable situations. Those with this level of competency will be expected to train individual clients on a one-on-one basis, and may include older clients and children.

Course Fee:

Australian: $3,181

Entry Requirements:

Entry to this qualification is open to those who hold a current first aid qualification and current CPR certificate; completion of required prerequisite units: Provide fitness orientation and health screening; Provide quality service in the fitness industry; Develop and apply an awareness of specific populations to exercise delivery; Instruct and monitor fitness programs; Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context; Provide healthy eating information to clients in accordance with recommended guidelines; Undertake client health assessment; Plan and deliver gym programs; Follow occupational health and safety policies; Undertake risk analysis of activities


15 units: 10 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business; Market the small business; Undertake small business planning; Work collaboratively with medical and allied health professionals; Apply motivational psychology to provide guidance on exercise behaviour and change to meet health and fitness goals; Undertake long term exercise programming; Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise; Plan and deliver exercise programs to support desired body composition outcomes; Plan and deliver personal training; plus electives

Related Careers:

Fitness Instructor,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bowen Hills No info No Full time
Bowen Hills No info No Part time
Australian YMCA Institute of Education and Training is the Registered Training Organisation division of the YMCA. The Institute delivers a wide range of accredited courses for YMCA staff and volunteers. Some programs are available to members of the community. The Institute manages the delivery of its accredited training through campuses in Welshpool, Perth (YMCA Perth), Brisbane (YMCA Brisbane), and Parramatta, Sydney (YMCA Sydney).

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