Personal Trainer Career

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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.

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 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.

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

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Personal Training

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Online Personal Training

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Group Training

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Outdoor boot camps

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Training Children

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Working with Older Adults

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Working with special populations

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Become a club manager

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Open your own studio

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Purchase a franchise

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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.

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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)

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SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness. For more information on fees, course outlines, career outcomes and course duration.