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Sport & Fitness Qualifications

 

CERTIFICATE III IN FITNESS

The Certificate III in Fitness will give you the practical skills and knowledge to register and work as an Exercise Trainer in fitness centres, gyms, pools, community facilities and in open spaces. The Cert. III in Fitness will teach you how to work with individuals and groups of various ages and abilities. You will learn how to monitor and manage fitness business activities and how to operate a business efficiently and profitably.

Core Units 

  • Provide health screening and fitness orientation

  • Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations

  • Instruct fitness programs

  • Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

  • Provide healthy eating information

  • Instruct exercise to older clients

  • Provide quality service

  • Maintain equipment for activities

  • Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments

  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes

  • Provide First Aid

  • Participate in workplace health and safety

  • Instruct group exercise sessions

  • Instruct approved community fitness programs

  • Conduct fitness appraisals

  • Develop work priorities

Course Duration: 9 months

Exercise Instructor & Personal Trainer Career - Tasks & Responsibilities

The Cert. III in Fitness qualification reflects the role of Instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry.

 

Instructors usually work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment such as fitness, leisure and community centres. Risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes. 

 

Group Exercise Instructors deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages and fitness levels. Classes may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style.

 

Gym Instructors provide individually tailored client assessments, technique corrections and they develop and demonstrate fitness programs. They may also provide supervision of a facility or service and handle various customer inquiries.

Occupations

  • Gym Instructor

  • Gym Floor Exercise Instructor

  • Group Exercise Instructor

  • Exercise Instructor 

 

CERT. IV IN FITNESS

The Cert. IV in Fitness reflects the role of Personal Trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients or groups.  Graduates of the Certificate IV in Fitness can obtain credit transfer for the Diploma of Sport Coaching or Diploma of Sport Development. Please contact us for more information about pathway opportunities.

Core Units

  • Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

  • Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

  • Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

  • Instruct long-term exercise programs

  • Promote functional movement capacity

  • Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming

  • Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals

  • Instruct personal training programs

  • Instruct group personal training programs

  • Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients

  • Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program

  • Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

  • Market the small business

  • Undertake small business planning

  • Manage small business finances

  • Develop strength and conditioning programs

  • Conduct individualised long-term training programs

  • Coordinate client service activities

  • Address client needs

Course Duration: 9 months 

 

Personal Trainer Career - Tasks & Responsibilities

The Certificate IV in Fitness reflects the role of Personal Trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients on a one-on-one or group basis. A Personal Trainer may also train older clients and children. 

 

A Personal Trainer who completed the Cert. IV in Fitness has a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training. A Personal Trainer with this qualification can provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry. Personal Trainers work independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve problems, including monitoring and managing business activities to operate efficiently and profitably.

Occupations

  • Personal Trainer

  • Fitness Instructor

  • Exercise Trainer

  • Program Coordinator

  • Children’s Trainer

  • Older Client Trainer

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CERT. IV IN SPORT COACHING

The Certificate IV in Sport Coaching is suitable for those who pursue a career as a coach.

 

Sports Coaches who hold this qualification have the knowledge and skillset to observe the performance of athletes to determine the required level of instruction, plan, conduct and evaluate individualised and team training programs.

Core Units 

  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes

  • Develop work priorities

  • Plan and deliver coaching programs

  • Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices

  • Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs

  • Plan and deliver coaching programs

  • Provide drugs in sport information

  • Provide nutrition information to athletes

  • Support athletes to adopt principles of sport psychology

  • Work collaboratively with support personnel

  • Coordinate client service activities

  • Address client needs

  • Conduct projects

  • Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation

  • Coordinate sport, fitness or recreation work teams or groups

  • Implement and monitor work health and safety policies

  • Manage conflict

  • Apply anatomy and physiology principles in a fitness context

  • Lead team effectiveness

  • Plan a program for a competitive swimmer

  • Implement a talent identification program

  • Apply self-management to intermediate level coaching

  • Analyse participation patterns

Elective Units

  • Martial Arts

  • Yoga & Pilates

  • Swimming

  • Surfing

  • Tennis

Course Duration: 9 months 

 

Sports Coach - Tasks & Responsibilities

Sport Coaches with this qualification would supervise training and provide competition assistance to athletes including supporting their psychological preparation and conducting post competition analysis of both performance and strategy.

Cert. IV in Sport Coaching qualified Coaches would also be responsible for athlete support needs in conjunction with other personnel. Sports Coaches with this qualification may also be responsible for the output of others and undertake broader business functions including long and short term planning.

Occupations

  • Sports Coach

DIPLOMA OF SPORT COACHING

The Diploma of Sport Coaching is suitable for those that pursue a career as a Coach at a high performance level. This qualification will help you contextualise and relate knowledge to the current encounters fronting coaches working with elite athletes and organisations involved in high performance sport.

 

Graduates of the Diploma of Sport Coaching may be eligible for a study pathway to obtain credit transfer to a
university qualification through arrangements with partner universities. Contact us to find out more.

Core Units

  • Manage meetings

  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment

  • Customise coaching for athletes with specific needs

  • Plan and deliver coaching programs

  • Implement selection policies

  • Implement a talent identification program

  • Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness

  • Provide drugs in sport information

  • Provide nutrition information to athletes

  • Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology

  • Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs

  • Conduct individualised long-term training programs

  • Determine needs of client populations

  • Promote compliance with laws and legal principles

  • Manage projects

  • Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation

  • Manage organisational risks

  • Manage finances within a budget

  • Lead and manage people

  • Mentor in the workplace

  • Make a presentation

  • Manage budgets and forecasts

  • Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

  • Develop strength and conditioning programs

  • Apply exercise science principles to planning exercise

  • Coordinate sport, fitness or recreation work teams or groups

Elective Units

  • Martial Arts

  • Swimming

  • Yoga & Pilates

  • Surfing

  • Tennis

Course Duration: 18 months 

 

High Performance Coach Career - Tasks & Responsibilities

A High Performance Coach holding the Diploma of Sport Coaching has the knowledge and skills to observe elite athletes to determine the level of instruction required. A High Performance Coach would plan, conduct and evaluate high performance, individualised and team training programs.

Individuals holding this qualification would also supervise practice sessions and provide in competition assistance to athletes including supporting their psychological preparation and conducting post competition analysis of both performance and strategy. High Performance Coaches can also run their own sports training facility and or offer coaching services.

Occupations

  • High Performance Coach

  • Sports Coach

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CERTIFICATE IV IN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

The Cert. IV in Sports Development reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in sport development.

 

Tasks and responsibilities may include:

  • Liaising with a number of stakeholder groups to increase the profile of sport

  • Implementing and administering junior sports programs or clinics within clubs and schools

  • Training coaches and teachers

  • Recruiting young people, parents and volunteers for sport

  • Fixturing and scheduling competitions

Core Units

  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes

  • Recruit and manage volunteers

  • Plan and conduct sport and recreation sessions

  • Plan and conduct sport and recreation programs

  • Address client needs

  • Coordinate emergency responses

  • Analyse legal knowledge for organisation governance

  • Analyse participation patterns

  • Promote compliance with laws and legal principles

  • Conduct projects

  • Organise a sport, fitness or recreation event

  • Implement and monitor work health and safety policies

  • Manage conflict

  • Lead and manage people

  • Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices

  • Implement selection policies

  • Implement a talent identification program

  • Design and implement strategies to increase participation

  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • Develop a personal management plan

  • Perform advanced level soccer skills

Elective Units

  • Soccer

Course Duration: 6 months 

 

Cert. IV in Sport Development Career - Tasks & Responsibilities

A Sports Development Officer delivers information to organise sport related projects such as talent identification, management of competitions, coaching, club development and training.


The Certificate IV in Sport Development has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills to apply within all levels of your chosen sporting discipline, whether it’s for a local, national or even international club, organisation or athlete.

Occupations

  • Competition Coordinator

  • Program Coordinator

  • Sports Development Officer

  • Talent Development Coordinator

  • Coaches Coordinator

  • Officials Coordinator

  • Volunteer Coordinator

  • Club Coordinator

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DIPLOMA OF SPORT DEVELOPMENT

The Diploma of Sport Development provides the skills and knowledge for an individual intending to pursue a career in sport development. Job opportunities with this qualification can range from managing competitions, sports venues and facilities to identifying and developing athletes. Work at this level is usually undertaken with a high degree of autonomy.

Diploma graduates of the Sport Development qualification may be eligible to obtain credit transfer to a university qualification through arrangements with partner universities. Contact us to learn more.

Core Units

  • Manage meetings

  • Use advanced features of computer applications

  • Provide drugs in sport information

  • Provide nutrition information to athletes

  • Support athletes to adopt principles of sports psychology

  • Facilitate groups

  • Determine needs of client populations

  • Promote compliance with laws and legal principles

  • Manage projects

  • Manage organisational risks

  • Implement and monitor work health and safety policies

  • Implement and monitor marketing activities

  • Develop volunteer management policies

  • Manage on-site event operations

  • Develop event concepts

  • Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities

  • Manage operational plan

  • Establish and conduct business relationships

  • Obtain and manage sponsorship

  • Determine event feasibility

Course Duration: 1 year 

 

Diploma of Sport Development Career - Tasks & Responsibilities

The following are indicative job roles for the Diploma of Sport Development qualification.

Occupations

  • Sports Development Manager

  • Sports Event Manager

  • Team Manager 

  • Competition Development Manager

  • Talent Development Manager

  • Program Developer

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