Start dates:
Online (FT/PT) – Start anytime

Payment plans available: Yes

Degree pathways: Yes - direct entry into Bachelor degree study at ACPE*

Become an Elite Trainer in as little as 20 weeks!

This neatly packaged combo meets industry requirements for you to be a Personal Trainer with two nationally recognised qualifications, the Certificate III and IV in Fitness. This combo is the perfect package for people who are serious about having a career in the fitness industry and want a superior educational experience; with registration outcomes with Fitness Australia including:

  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Freestyle Instructor
  • Older Adults Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Older Adults Trainer

On completion of the combo you will have the knowledge and qualifications to implement strength, conditioning and fitness programs, to people with diverse health and fitness goals in a variety of settings. You will be able to effectively work with Allied Health Professionals and gain a range of clients who require specialised plans spanning injury rehabilitation to nutritional programming.

Deciding to become a fitness professional allows you choice and flexibility with your working environment. You may choose to work in gyms or fitness facilities, buy into a franchise or even run your own business. The choice is yours.

* Please note that as a minimum Year 11 High School in Australia or equivalent must have been successfully completed. Additional entry requirements may apply. Please contact us for more information >


Core Units

Term 1

  • Fitness Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fitness Nutrition
  • Introduction to Fitness
  • Fitness Client Services
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Fitness Assessment and Programming 1
  • Fitness Risk and Safety
  • Fitness Instruction
  • First Aid - Basic
  • Group Exercise

Term 2

  • Exercise Science and Programming
  • Posture Appraisal
  • Personal Trainer
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Small Business Planning
  • Endurance Training
  • Special Populations - Older Clients
  • Small Business Compliance
  • Strength and Conditioning

Course Structure

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Option 1:
Sydney Olympic Park
Option 2:
20 weeks FT
40 weeks PT
30 weeks FT
60 weeks PT
Payment Options
- Upfront
- Payment plan
- Upfront
- Payment plan
Additional Requirements
Practical on-campus & First Aid Training
Practical with a registered fitness instructor & First Aid Certificate

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 11 for all applicants, OR;
  • Mature Aged applicants (20 years or older) with a resume
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Degree Pathways to

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Access Sydney
Olympic Park facilities