Personal Trainer

Course Overview

Get qualified as a Personal Trainer with the industry's most recognised training provider and turn your love for fitness into a rewarding career! If you are passionate about helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, do what Michelle Bridges and countless other successful graduates did and become a Personal Trainer at The Institute!

Our Personal Trainer course offers interactive, fun course work and the latest fitness knowhow, developed and delivered by industry leaders and expert Coaches. This program covers all the fitness fundamentals plus much more, including nutritional guidance, anatomy, physiology, how to prescribe exercise as well as training principles and solutions for a range of groups and special populations such as adults, adolescents, older adults, amateur athletes and people with body composition and endurance based goals.

Business will also be a key focus where you will learn how to setup and prepare for your own small business, and learn basic sales and marketing skills necessary to acquire clients. The course will also teach you how to select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreational work plus how to provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to attend FREE industry skills workshops, learning the latest, cutting edge equipment solutions in addition to our famous Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos (F.I.R.E. Nights) and get a FREE student membership with Fitness Australia!

If you want the enhance your Personal Trainer qualification and evaluate yourself even further within the fitness industry, we recommend The Institute’s Master Trainer Program - which delivers THE most recognised fitness qualification in the industry and is the number one qualification employers are looking for. The Master Trainer ProgramTM assesses on six extra criteria which, when achieved, will elevate you from a standard Trainer to an Institute Certified Master Trainer Level 1, equipping you with the latest skills, knowledge and know-how you’ll need to kick start your successful career in the fitness industry.

Who Should Attend?
  • Those who are passionate about fitness, and want to make it their career

  • Those who want to help others achieve their fitness goals and change lives

  • Those who are looking for a career change, and have a passion for health and fitness

  • Those interested in the receiving the highest quality education in fitness, superior learning support and the greatest opportunities to start a successful fitness career
Why Should I Do The Course?

At The Institute, it is our mission to train our students to be Warriors against SeDs (Sedentary Death Syndrome) to activate a nation to stay fit and healthy. As exercise is now widely recognised as both a pre-habilitative solution and a rehabilitative solution for chronic lifestyle diseases more Doctors are prescribing exercise to their clients, increasing the demand for highly skilled PTs.

Personal training is no longer seen as a luxury service and as the fitness industry continues to grow, the uptake of personal training services has never been greater!

Your Coaches

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at The Institute, our Coaches continually rank as a stand out feature of the course. We believe this is one of the reasons our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10.

Institute Coaches have many years’ experience across a diverse range of fitness areas, including personal training for a variety of clients including mothers, children and older adults all the way through to working with corporate clients and elite sportspeople.

They are dedicated and passionate about the fitness industry, and as well as being industry qualified, many of them also present at national and international fitness conventions, and write for reputable fitness resources.

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Kirsty Welsh

"Watching someone transform their body, their mind and their fitness is the best gift in the world."

Kirsty Welsh

Institute graduate, Celebrity Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach

Personal Trainer

Course Information

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course, students must have completed the relevant entry requirement units from SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness with supporting evidence, have a computer and internet access, be over 17 years old, and meet The Institute’s acceptance criteria, which includes an eligibility interview and demonstrating satisfactory levels of language, literacy and numeracy.

Training and Assessment

The Institute’s Personal Trainer course includes over 45 delivery sessions, with knowledge checks and assessment challenges. Training is delivered and assessed both on campus and online.

AREAS COVERED IN THIS COURSE

✓ How to set up a home based PT business

✓ Marketing and operation your fitness business

✓ Present, secure and support sale solutions

✓ Liaising with allied health professionals

✓ Training young clients ages 13 - 17 years

✓  How to positively influence exercise behaviour

✓  How to instruct long term and endurance exercise programs

✓  Select and use technology for sport and fitness

✓  Understand scope for nutritional advice as a PT

✓  Programming for body composition

✓  Strength and conditioning techniques

✓  Functional training and injury management

Units of Competency

Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210)*

Print Table
Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (20 units of competency)
BSBSLS408 Present, secure and support sales solutions Business Services
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business Business Services
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Business Services
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Business Services
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Business Services
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years Fitness
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context Fitness
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour Fitness
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs Fitness
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity Fitness
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming Fitness
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals Fitness
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs Fitness
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs Fitness
SISFFIT024 Instruct endurance programs Fitness
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Fitness
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Fitness
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs Fitness
SISXICT001 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work Fitness
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces Fitness
* The Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210) qualification has been recently superseded and is currently being upgraded to a new qualification, Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215). These changes are part of the industry review and improvement cycle and affect all vocational education and training providers. Students will be informed upon enrolment if their course will be affected by the transition and advised of the qualification they may receive upon completion.

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Career Opportunities

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Rob Hale

"The Australian Institute of Fitness recognises and responds to what the industry looks for and then adapts the courses so that graduates come out relevant."

Rob Hale

Head of Fitness at Fitness First

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