How To Become A Personal Trainer

How To Become A Personal Trainer in Australia


How to Become a Personal Trainer

We developed this resource to help you through the options, and steps to becoming a personal trainer in Australia. As a personal trainer, you’ll be responsible for assessing people’s fitness, and keeping track of their progress regularly. You’ll work closely with clients and groups to educate, motivate and help them achieve their health and fitness goals, developing detailed plans covering strength and conditioning, physical activity, nutrition and more.

Motivate People to Reach Their Fitness Goals

As a qualified personal trainer, you’ll work with people ranging from teenagers through to the elderly, both within a gym or independently. As a group trainer within a gym, you could be leading group fitness classes, or taking groups outdoors to complete different activities. You could also be working one-on-one with people to prepare a fitness plan, coach them through the activities and track their progress.


Career opportunities for personal trainers

Personal training is a fun, flexible, fast-paced career where no two days will be the same. Personal trainers have the ability to set their own hours, work in different environments, run their own business, and help people from all walks of life with their health and fitness. Work opportunities include:

  • Group training activities
  • Training clients one-on-one through a gym
  • Fitness class instructing
  • Starting your own boot camps
  • Running a gym
  • Exercise programming
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Health and wellness coach
  • Fitness influencer

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Certificate III in Fitness

  • Become a qualified fitness instructor
  • Run exercise classes and group fitness activities
  • Work as a gym instructor
  • Require a Cert IV in Fitness to become Personal Trainer
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Certificate IV in Fitness

  • Become a fully-qualified personal trainer
  • Requires Certificate III in Fitness to enroll
  • Work within Australia or abroad as a personal trainer
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Certificate III & IV in Fitness

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Advanced Personal Trainer Course

  • Speak with us now about this exciting course
  • Get a Diploma of Sports Development & your Personal Training Qualifications in the same course
  • Talk with us about funding options
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Ramp up your skills and increase your earning potential

Personal trainers in Australia with Diploma level skill sets in business, strength and conditioning and rehabilitation have the ability to earn up to 38% more than their Certificate IV in Fitness counterparts. Adding a specialty to your qualification will help you to stand out, increase your earning potential, and provide a higher level of service to your clients.

Combining your Cert III and IV accreditation with our Diploma of Sport Development course can deliver you the education needed to set you up for success in the fitness industry. Stand out from the crowd and earn more.

Discover new career opportunities

  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Training athletes
  • Rehabilitation training
  • Training sporting teams
  • Coaching
  • Sports development

What Does It Take to Become a Personal Trainer?

In order to become a fully qualified personal trainer, you will need to complete the nationally recognised Certificate III and IV in Fitness. While you can complete these certificates individually, if you want to fast track your new career as a personal trainer, you can combine the training and complete them together. Fit Education also provides a great discount when you combine Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness. Read More

Interested In Superior Personal Trainer Qualifications?

So are we! That is why we have developed the best courses available for those considering a move into the health and fitness industry. At Fit Education you can find absolutely everything you need to start working towards a career as a personal trainer, or to progress into more specialised areas such as sports development and management. With over 15 years experience of training personal trainers and fitness instructors, we have earned a reputation as one of the leading training institutions in the industry. We are passionate about sport, health and fitness, and we constantly strive to raise the bar in educational standards while encouraging our students to achieve their best in a friendly and supportive manner. “We give you results, not promises.”

Fit Education Qualifications

We offer a wide range of courses that equip students with everything they need to enter the fitness industry. Some of the Personal Trainer courses that we offer include:

  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation – This certificate teaches coaching practices, fundamental motor skills, preparing and conducting sport and recreation sessions, and coaching communication.
  • Certificate III in Fitness – After completing this course you will know how to conduct a health screening, incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into programming, conduct fitness appraisals, provide healthy eating information, and instruct group exercise sessions. Prior knowledge in fitness is not a prerequisite for this course
  • Certificate IV in Fitness – Build on the skills covered in the Certificate III in Fitness. Learn how to develop, conduct and evaluate long term periodised fitness plans; how to develop sales and marketing skills; evaluate and analyse the performance of individual clients or groups in a variety of fitness settings; and how to apply teaching methods and instructional styles both indoors and outdoors.
  • Diploma of Sport Development (Strength & Conditioning) – This diploma will diversify your job opportunities and income potential, and help you to sustain a long term career in the fitness industry. Learn Advanced Strength and Conditioning; Advanced PT; Evidence Based Practice; Nutrition for Sport; Sports Psychology; Drugs in Sport; and Marketing your Business.

The Benefits Of Studying With Fit Education

Fit Education graduates have gone on to establish amazing careers in the health and fitness industry in Australia and overseas. Check out what some of our graduates are doing on the Fit Education Socials and YouTube Channel. At Fit Education, our students enjoy many benefits such as:

  • Flexible online learning
  • Experienced and highly qualified assessors
  • Industry-leading on-campus sessions and workshops
  • Access to an extensive professional fitness industry network throughout Australia
  • An exemplary reputation of delivering highly qualified graduates to the fitness industry since 2004
  • Up to date and advanced learning resources
  • Countrywide health and fitness job listings
  • Access to elite training methods and programs
  • Personalised support

Nationally Accredited Personal Trainer Qualifications

Anyone who decides that the time has come to get healthy and fit wants the best possible chance of achieving their goals. Those who recognise that the presence of a personal trainer would help them immeasurably will look for options that are accessible to them and that come with top recommendations.

It is difficult to be taken seriously in this field if you don’t have personal trainer qualifications that mean something and are from an educational body that delivers nationally accredited courses. This is a fundamental part of inspiring confidence in clients, particularly when starting out.

At Fit Education, we are a team of educators that have a huge amount of practical experience delivering the very best of health and fitness programs throughout Australia and to high-profile sports stars, teams and household names. We have a proven track record for supporting our students throughout the learning process, first by determining what motivates them to undertake this educational challenge and then working with them to maximise their chances of succeeding professionally.

With over 5,000 careers launched, you can expect a personal training course that is designed to equip you with everything you will need to take your career to new heights. We believe in tailoring our approach to include the business side of health and fitness professions as well as the essentials that you need to effectively carry out your work. Combined, these skills give you confidence and prepare you for the reality of this growing but challenging industry.

Why It’s Not Just All About the Health and Fitness Side of Things

Having personal trainer qualifications is great once you have a steady job at a gym. However, given that the health and fitness industry is continually evolving and new forms of exercising and new trends continually push old methods out, this means that any personal trainer owes it to themselves to have the necessary skills to adapt as and when the time comes.

Here at Fit Education, this is why we are committed to promoting business knowledge and competencies with regards to the administrative side of your endeavour. There is a huge turnover of personal trainers throughout this industry, simply because many of them cannot run a business as well as deliver high-quality training.

You need to be a professional both when you engage with your clients and when you engage prospective clients. Whether you take the online route and push social media, or if you prefer to promote your expertise through public courses and good old-fashioned networking, you must plan your time well and keep all plates spinning.

Opportunities in health and fitness can arise from anywhere. As such, a personal trainer that shows a degree of competence in terms of how they operate their business, as well as excellence with regards to their approach and insights to achieving the goals of their clients stands a great chance of being retained by new clients.

Continued learning and professional development is a fantastic mindset to adopt as you grow. Personal trainer qualifications are a great way to demonstrate your commitment to your work and clients will appreciate your dedication to finding the best new methods that will benefit them.

At Fit Education, we want to help you create habits and instil a mindset that will sustain you as you advance through your career. We can teach you the very best methods that will make you a highly coveted prospect for future jobs, and we will support you so that you have the best of insights into what is required behind the scenes to grow your career. Contact us today for more information.

See What We Can Offer You

If you are looking for the top rate personal trainer qualifications to kickstart or rejuvenate your career, then be sure to see what Fit Education can offer you. We’re certain that you won’t find the same level of quality tutelage and dedication to service that we offer our students. Give us a call today, and find out how we can help you excel in your health and fitness journey.

Fit Education provides personal training, strength and conditioning and fitness instructor courses. View our Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV in Fitness, Diploma of Fitness, and Diploma of Sports Development for course outlines.

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Steps on how to become a personal trainer

So how do you become a personal trainer?

In order to become a fully qualified personal trainer, you will need to complete the nationally recognised Certificate III and IV in Fitness. While you can complete these certificates individually, if you want to fast track your new career as a personal trainer, you can combine the training and complete them together. Fit Education also provides a discount when you combine the Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness.


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