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 SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness & SIS40215 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
$18,000 (BASE SALARY) – UNCAPPED POTENTIAL
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.
$47,000 (BASE SALARY) – UNCAPPED POTENTIAL
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)