Get qualified in a field you’re passionate about!

Join the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and turn your love for fitness into a rewarding career by graduating in both the SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness & SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness.

What qualifications do I need for a career in fitness?

The Certificate IV in Fitness is the minimum requirement needed to work as a Personal Trainer in Australia. This qualification will teach you how to plan and deliver personal training, apply motivational psychology to clients and the foundation of undertaking small business planning.

  • Complete Certificate III & IV in Fitness – Personal Training Qualification.
  • Complete the mandatory First Aid & CPR training
  • Once you’re qualified, consider a professional membership with either Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia. While this is not essential, it will provide you with insurance cover for professional indemnity, public liability and product liability.
  • Get a job in a gym, or start your own business as a personal trainer.

At a Certificate III in Fitness level, you can begin working as a paid gym instructor. 2019 industry data shows the average hourly/class pay rate between $30-$50.

^^ We use PayScale to calculate the above facts + our own business plans.

What kinds of career options are available in the fitness industry?

  • Personal Training
  • Online Personal Training
  • Group Training,
  • Outdoor boot camps,
  • Training children,
  • Working with Older Adults,
  • Working with special populations
  • Become a club manager
  • Open your own studio
  • Purchase a franchise

Gym Instructor


Supervising and leading participants through a series of movements and fitness activities, Fitness Instructors are the key motivator in exercise class delivery, typically in a gym or studio.

You can teach classes while working your current job, studying and juggling your other life commitments. How good!

Even doing 3 classes a week at $30 per class puts an extra $90 in your pocket.

Personal Trainer


The beauty of becoming a personal trainer is you will usually be self-employed, meaning you determine your level of income. It is up to you whether you work part-time or full time, but it is important to build a client base to ensure a long career as a personal trainer.

As a general rule of thumb, we teach our students to value their time on a $ per minute basis building their cost as their client base rises.

30 minute session is $49 and you have 7 clients per week = $343 (for 2.5 hours work)