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In this course you will learn the science of exercise, proper use and maintenance of exercise equipment, and how to develop and roll out fitness programs for the general population as well as people with special health requirements. You’ll also learn about nutrition and body fat, strength and conditioning, and the psychology behind personal motivation. This course will qualify you to train personal clients, conduct and evaluate training programs, and cater to the special needs of children and the elderly. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport, South Bank

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Natalie Karlsson

Fitness

I've always been interested in fitness training and travelling. I spoke to a former TAFE Queensland student who loved her time here and I thought, ‘it’s the place to be!’ The campus is in a really good location. If you have a long break you can go down to the beach and have a surf and a swim. I love the people and the culture here. It’s paradise and it feels like home.

Natalie Karlsson
Fitness
TAFE Queensland East Coast



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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.



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Diego, Diploma of Business and Commerce

After visiting Australia in 2012 Diego decided to come back to study business at TAFE Queensland. In the future, he hopes to continue these studies at university. He enjoys living on the Gold Coast and spends his spare time surfing, bike riding, and visiting the regions’ world famous theme parks.

Study Sports and Fitness at TAFE

Make a healthy career choice

Help people lead happier and healthier lives as a specialised exercise trainer. Learn advanced skills and knowledge in physiology and anatomy; injury prevention and management; and corrective, strength, and conditioning programs.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

090877A
090876B
South Bank Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
11/09/2017
29/01/2018
09/04/2018
09/07/2018
10/09/2018

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

CRICOS 03037G | RTO 0083 

092077F
092076G
Southport Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
25/09/2017
29/01/2018
16/04/2018
16/07/2018
02/10/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

  • Personal stationery items, including four (4) A4 display folders for assessment.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

Certificate IV in Fitness:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 20 units:
Core Competencies: 12
Elective Competencies: 8

Certificate III in Fitness:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 9
Elective Competencies: 7

Certificate III in Fitness

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SISFFIT001 Provide health screening and fitness orientation Core
SISFFIT002 Recognise and apply exercise considerations for specific populations Core
SISFFIT003 Instruct fitness programs Core
SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming Core
SISFFIT005 Provide healthy eating information Core
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients Core
SISXCCS001 Provide quality service Core
SISXFAC001 Maintain equipment for activities Core
SISXIND001 Work effectively in sport, fitness and recreation environments Core

Certificate IV in Fitness

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Core
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Core
SISXRES001 Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces Core
SISFFIT019 Incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming Core
SISFFIT015 Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context Core
SISFFIT018 Promote functional movement capacity Core
SISFFIT016 Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour Core
SISFFIT023 Instruct group personal training programs Core
SISFFIT021 Instruct personal training programs Core
SISFFIT013 Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years Core
SISFFIT020 Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals Core
SISFFIT017 Instruct long-term exercise programs Core

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Certificate III Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Elective
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals Elective
SISFFIT025 Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients Elective
SISFFIT026 Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health Program Elective
SISXFAC002 Maintain sport, fitness and recreation facilities Elective
Certificate IV Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
SISFFIT014 Instruct exercise to older clients Elective
SISFFIT012 Instruct movement programs to children aged 5 to 12 years Elective
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs Elective
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

Certificate III Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SISXCAI006 Facilitate groups Elective
SISFFIT011 Instruct approved community fitness programs Elective
SISFFIT007 Instruct group exercise sessions Elective
SISFFIT006 Conduct fitness appraisals Elective
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid Elective
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Elective
Certificate IV Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SISXIND006 Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events Elective
SISXCAI005 Conduct individualised long-term training programs Elective
BSBSMB406 Manage small business finances Elective
BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations Elective
BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning Elective
BSBSMB403 Market the small business Elective
SISSSTC402A Develop strength and conditioning programs Elective
SISSSTC301A Instruct strength and conditioning techniques Elective
VPC40 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane    
Certificate IV in Fitness $3,500 6 Months
  $3,000 9 Weeks
     
Southport, Gold Coast    
  $5,950 10 Weeks
  $5,950 10 Weeks

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees;

  • Students will need to have access to transport to enable them to attend vocational placement and practical components of the course.
  • Appropriate dress is required for fitness sessions including enclosed shoes.

Outcome

SIS40215, SIS30315 Certificate IV in Fitness / Certificate III in Fitness

Job prospects

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • National Fitness Trainer

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Natalie Karlsson

Fitness

I've always been interested in fitness training and travelling. I spoke to a former TAFE Queensland student who loved her time here and I thought, ‘it’s the place to be!’ The campus is in a really good location. If you have a long break you can go down to the beach and have a surf and a swim. I love the people and the culture here. It’s paradise and it feels like home.

Natalie Karlsson
Fitness
TAFE Queensland East Coast

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 18 April 2017

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