YMCA Education

Fitness Qualifications

Turn your passion for health and fitness into a rewarding career!

Overview

The fitness industry is diverse, challenging and extremeley rewarding. Working as a Gym Instructor, Fitness Coach or Personal Trainer, you can contribute to improving the health, wellness and quality-of-life of thousands of individual's. This can have a massive positive impact on the wider community.

The fitness industry is booming, and fitness professionals are in high demand across a range of services including: commercial health clubs, gyms, private studios, bootcamps and outdoor training, warehouse functional gyms, and leisure centres. With increasing rates of obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, health and fitness professionals play a vital role in the education of living a healthy lifestyle.


Why study a fitness qualification?

  • You are passionate about health and fitness
  • You enjoy helping people
  • You want a rewarding career
  • You want to run your own business
  • You want to reduce the obesity and chronic disease rates in Australia
  • You need flexible working options
  • You exercise and want to learn about more programming, nutrition, technique etc.

Courses offered

  • SIS30315 | Certificate III in Fitness (Gym Instructor)
  • SIS40215 | Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)

CLICK BELOW FOR COURSE INFORMATION:

SIS30315 | Certificate III in Fitness

Course overview:

The Certificate III in Fitness is your entry level to work in the fitness industry. This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.

YMCA Education and Training deliver the Certificate III in Fitness as a Fee-for-service (FFS), VET in Schools Program (VETiS), or Traineeship enrolment.


Employment opportunities:

  • Gym Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor

Course delivery:

The Certificate III in Fitness  is delivered in a blended format incorporating:

  • Flexible self-paced learning
  • Phone and email support
  • Online tutorials
  • Practical workshops,
  • *Industry placement hours are required for Certificate III in Fitness

Course duration:

12 months


Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, an appropriate level of language literacy and numeracy skills is required.


Pathways:

Upon completion of the Certificate III in Fitness, students are eligible to enrol into the Certificate IV in Fitness to become a qualified Personal Trainer.


Course fees:

Fee-for-service: $1680

  • $200 discount applies to full upfront payment of course fees - total course fees $1480.

VET in School: Please visit relevant page

Traineeship: Please visit relevant page


Fee Information:

  • A non-refundable administration fee of $250 is due at time of enrolment (enrolment fee is inclusive of total course fees).
  • 20% discount applies for eligible concession and current university students. Not applicable with any other course discounts.
  • Payment plans available if unable to pay full cost of course
  • Course fees include all resources and materials, ongoing tutorial support and practical workshops
  • Course fees include the delivery of CPR (HLTAID001) and Apply First Aid (HLTAID003) by YMCA. Distance students (outside of Brisbane) can seek an anternative provider and be reimbursed up to $120.

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SIS40215 | Certificate IV in Fitness

Course overview:

This qualification reflects the role of a Personal Trainer (PT). PT's have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include training of older clients and children.

This qualification provides substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training and provide leadership and guidance to clients. PT's play a crucial role in the health of individuals and require knowledge to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional. This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces.

YMCA Education and Training deliver the Certificate IV in Fitness as a Fee-for-service (FFS) enrolment.


Employment opportunities:

  • Personal Trainer

Course delivery:

The Certificate IV in Fitness  is delivered in a blended format incorporating:

  • Flexible self-paced learning
  • Phone and email support
  • Online tutorials
  • Practical workshops,
  • *Industry placement hours are required for Certificate IV in Fitness

Course duration:

12 months


Entry requirements:

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency:

  • SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation
  • SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations
  • SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs
  • SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming
  • SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information
  • SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals
  • SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients
  • SISXCCS001 Provide quality service
  • An appropriate level of language literacy and numeracy skills is also required.


    Pathways:

    Upon completion of the Certificate IV in Fitness, students are eligible to enrol into the Diploma of Fitness to become an Advanced Personal Trainer or Personal Training Manager.


    Course fees:

    Fee-for-service: $2850

    • $300 discount applies to full upfront payment of course fees - total course fee $2550

    Fee Information:

    • A non-refundable administration fee of $250 is due at time of enrolment (enrolment fee is inclusive of total course fees).
    • 20% discount applies for eligible concession and current university students. Not applicable with any other course discounts.
    • Payment plans available if unable to pay full cost of course
    • Course fees include all resources and materials, ongoing tutorial support and practical workshops

    ENROL NOW

    Online enrolment form:  Click Here 

    If you need assistance please contact our training administrator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Fitness Workshop Dates

    There are currently no Fitness Workshop dates available. Please contact your trainer for further information.

     

    ADDRESS

    95 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills QLD 4006

    PHONE

    PH: (07) 3852 2443

    EMAIL

    training.brisbane@ymcabrisbane.org