Diploma of Fitness - SIS50215

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00231G

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs. They have specialist skills to independently implement current approaches supported by evidence, and establish strategies for the prevention of recurrence of injury with guidance from medical or allied health professionals where appropriate.The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.Individuals who specialise in Fitness Service Coordination develop collaborative programs across various health and wellness sectors. They have knowledge of relevant local and national health networks, and the skills to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.Individuals who specialise in Management manage and support a team of fitness professionals. This involves mentoring staff on business skills and technical skills. These individuals have skills and knowledge in marketing and sales; business analysis; time and financial management; recruiting and retaining personal trainers. Possible job titles include:advanced personal trainerfitness services coordinatorpersonal training manager. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 18 units: 5 core
  • 13 elective


  • Facilitate community recreation initiatives
  • Implement injury prevention strategies
  • Develop and manage performance management processes
  • Instruct strength and conditioning techniques
  • Educate user groups
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Manage risk
  • Develop and implement participation strategies
  • Manage work health and safety
  • Instruct advanced exercise programs
  • Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Conduct health promotion activities
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Develop and implement service programs
  • Manage people performance
  • Coordinate facility and equipment acquisition and maintenance
  • Use communication to build relationships
  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • Manage meetings
  • Develop strength and conditioning programs
  • Implement and monitor marketing activities
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
  • Coordinate client service activities
  • Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs
  • Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Undertake project work
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
  • Participate in planning leisure and health programs for clients with complex needs
  • Address client needs
  • Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work
  • Lead the work team
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Standard entry requirements

  • Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate:Have achieved a Certificate IV in Fitness
  • AndHave at least 1 year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance

Further information

Applicants must possess Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. Students who do not possess these skills to the level required will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the required skills.

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