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Helping others to help themselves

Take the next step in fitness with this mid-level qualification. You'll gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to start your career in personal training. Demand for qualified personal trainers is set to expand by as much as 25,000 new positions within the next five years. With this level of growth, demand for skilled fitness practitioners will be high.

In addition to learning specialised skills and knowledge to instruct personal training programs, group personal training, and exercise for older clients, you may also learn the fundamentals of operating your own small personal training business.

Successfully completing this qualification will give you the ability to set yourself apart in the fitness industry. You'll be equipped to seek employment as a personal trainer, exercise instructor or expand into your own personal training business. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

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DURATION

Full time: 20 weeks / 3 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $1,500 - $3,280

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Jamie- Lee Freers

A career helping others improve their quality of life

Completing my Certificate III in Fitness has ignited my interest and passion towards the fitness industry. The personalised support, training and advice that I received from my teachers, made me learn a lot about myself and what impact I would like my job within the community to have. I found that my healthy, yet compassionate nature shared an appreciation for assisting those who are often seen to be neglected by the fitness industry. Working with the elderly and physically disadvantaged to help them reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of life is a career pathway I am proud to be contributing to.

Jamie- Lee Freers
Certificate III in Fitness

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 30 Jan 2018 Full time / 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to:

  • individuals who hold a Certificate III in Fitness and:
  • a current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • For those completing the standalone program please bring a copy of all of the above qualifications at enrolment. For those enrolling into Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma of Sport the above are included in the Certificate III qualification.
  • Students must be prepared to undertake 40 hours of vocational placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
For RPL enquiries please contact the RPL Team at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Appropriate dress is required for fitness sessions which includes enclosed shoes.
  • The following textbook is highly recommended: 'Fitness Trainer Essentials: For the Personal Trainer' (3rd edition) by Attridge T; and Felice, M; published by Cengage Learning ISBN: 9780170356176. Students can purchase this externally online or source it via a bookshop.
  • Students will need to have access to transport to enable them to attend vocational placement and practical components of the course. Students may need to travel as far as Hope Island and Coolangatta to attend gym and recreation sessions at their own expense.

Timetable

  • This course is delivered face-to-face at Southport and at fitness and recreation venues throughout the Gold Coast over 20 weeks.
  • Classes are held from Monday 8.00am-3.00pm, Tuesday 8.00am-4.00pm and Wednesday 8.00am-10.00am at Southport and external recreation facilities.
  • Students will be required to engage in an additional 10 hours of off-campus study. This will ensure adequate time for the required research to be completed for relevant assessment tasks.

Placement

Certificate IV students will complete 40 hours of vocational placement within the scheduled delivery.

Units

To achieve this qualification students must successfully complete a total of 20 units, 12 core and 8 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Elective
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years Core
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context Core
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour Core
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs Core
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity Core
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming Core
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals Core
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs Core
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs Core
SISXIND006 Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events Elective
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces Core
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques Elective
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs Elective
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs Elective
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Core
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$1,500 - $3,280

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

  • Successful completion of Certificate IV in Fitness is a requirement for registration as a Fitness Trainer with the registration body - Fitness Australia.
  • You will receive international accreditation recognition in the United Kingdom and New Zealand amongst other places.

Career prospects include: Fitness Instructor, National Fitness Trainer, Fitness Trainer for older adults and children.

Job prospects

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • National Fitness Trainer

Jamie- Lee Freers

A career helping others improve their quality of life

Completing my Certificate III in Fitness has ignited my interest and passion towards the fitness industry. The personalised support, training and advice that I received from my teachers, made me learn a lot about myself and what impact I would like my job within the community to have. I found that my healthy, yet compassionate nature shared an appreciation for assisting those who are often seen to be neglected by the fitness industry. Working with the elderly and physically disadvantaged to help them reach their fitness goals and improve their quality of life is a career pathway I am proud to be contributing to.

Jamie- Lee Freers
Certificate III in Fitness

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

Orientation

Orientation and first class for January 2018 intake: 8.00am-4.30pm on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at Southport, Level 4, Room 410. 

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 24 November 2017

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