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Study sport and fitness

Gain the skills you need to work with others and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Our sports and fitness courses are perfect for people who enjoy playing sports, staying fit, and participating in recreational activities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are more than 65,000 people employed in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. The industry plays a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of Australians, with demand for skilled fitness practitioners continuing to grow.

As a sport and fitness student at TAFE Queensland you'll put theory into practice in our industry-standard, professional operating gyms. You'll study in real-world learning environments with access to up-to-date equipment. Graduate with confidence knowing you have all the skills you need for a smooth transition into the workforce.

TAFE Queensland offers a range of sport and fitness courses from entry-level certificate II courses through to high-level diploma qualifications. Career opportunities include fitness instructor, personal trainer, sports coach, outdoor recreation guide, or sports development, recreation, or leisure services officer. Our higher-level courses will also qualify you for coordinator or management roles in the fitness industry such as competition, facility, or program manager.

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Career outcomes
  • Exercise instructor
  • Leisure services officer
  • Outdoor recreation activity guide
  • Personal trainer
  • Recreation officer
  • Sports coach
  • Sport development manager
 
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TAFE Priority Training Program

If you're thinking of studying a diploma, certificate IV, or certificate III course you may be eligible for funding through the TAFE Priority Training Program (TPTP). This funding is available to eligible students who enrol in applicable programs after 1 July 2018. 

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Areas of study

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TAFE Queensland Sports academy

Developed in partnership with leading Queensland sporting organisations, our Sport Academy will prepare you for an exciting career in sports development. Providing unique industry insights working with sporting clubs, coaches, and game development teams, including Queensland Rugby League and Brisbane Roar, you will develop industry-relevant skills to launch your career working in the sport you love.

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News and events

QRL and TAFE Queensland launch partnership
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New partnership to deliver tailored sports program

TAFE Queensland and Queensland Rugby League (QRL) are proud to launch the Maroons Academy, a new and exciting partnership to deliver a bespoke training program to students looking to start their career in rugby league.


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Quick off the mark

After 10 years of being chained to his desk, Andy Quick started to look for a new career that allowed him to positively impact on people's lives in a more practical way. 


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Sunshine Coast

National recognition for high-achieving fitness student

The accolades keep rolling in for Mooloolaba fitness graduate Yolandie Weir, with the mother of two recently taking out the title of Fitness Australia Student of the Year.


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