Personal trainers assess their customers’ bodily strengths and weaknesses and create customised workout plans. They provide physical and mental guidance and monitor customers' progress on a regular basis. They also make sure that customers don’t get injured while training. Personal trainers can work with individuals or in small groups.
To become a Personal Trainer in Australia, you need a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215). You may also work as a Personal Trainer if you have a Diploma of Fitness (SIS50215), Complete Personal Trainer qualification, or a degree in exercise science or human movement.
Complete a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215). You may be able to complete the course through a combination of in class and online study.
Register for a professional membership with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia – it’s not a requirement for working as a personal trainer, but registration provides you with professional indemnity, public liability and product liability insurance.
- First Aid
- Fitness Industry Knowledge
- Ability to guide and motivate clients
- Education & knowledge of body systems
- Current fitness trends
- Exercise Equipment
Other career prospects within the fitness industry include;
- Fitness Trainer
- Physical Therapist
- Assistant Club Manager