Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
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Gym Instructor | Group Exercise Instructor
This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
Kickstart your career in the fitness with this SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIPT) - designed to give you the hands-on experience needed to enter the fitness industry!
This accredited course in fitness gives you the flexibility to complete the theory component in your own time and in the comfort of your own home, while the practical component of your course will be supported by fitness professionals, in gyms, at a campus location near you.
With this course you can choose to specialise as a Group Exercise Instructor or Gym Instructor, either way, you'll receive a practical way of training to ensure you have the skills, confidence and know-how to help clients achieve their fitness goals.
Group Exercise Instructor
By opting to specialise in group exercise instruction, you'll be able to demonstrate and lead a variety of sessions for a mix of ages and fitness levels. These sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. While group sessions have less individual interaction, you are there to ensure participants work up a sweat and get results!
Does poor form make you sad? Make your specialisation in gym instruction and ensure a safe workout zone that'll give real rewards and benefits. Learn to offer gym clients tailored assessments, technique correction and how to develop and demonstrate programs, as well as how to maintain a gym facility and handle customer enquiries.
Practical Work Placement
To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a total of 30 hours of practical work experience with a mentor in order to gain real-world skills. AIPT will pair you with one of their expert mentors - a fitness professional - in their gym or fitness studio. Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to select your own AIPT-approved mentor.
You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.
You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.
In order to complete the on-line part of the course you will need regular access to the following:
First Aid Certificate
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a current first aid and CPR certificate and have been recognised as competent through a recognised training program or recognition process against the following units of competency. This qualification needs to be completed through an external third party, and the cost of this external training is not included in any of your course fees. The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers has an agreement in place with Red Cross Australia (RTO 3605) which provides First aid Training to AIPT students at a reduced price. Red Cross Australia is an independent third party training provider. This is an additional service offered by AIPT; however, students are able to source their own training provider to suit their needs.
Working with Children Check
In order to complete your Work Placement, you may be required to hold a current Working with Children Check Clearance, issued by the relevant Responsible Authority in the State or Territory in which you will undertake this course.
In this fitness course, the units of competency you may study include:
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 150 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:
Dedicated student support
Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.
Largest network of locations
We have the industry's largest network of gyms across Australia, ensuring we're in your area.
Flexible delivery options
AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules and budget, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.
Throughout your studies as an AIPT student, you will have complete access to their expert education team – a group of mentors who are dedicating to answering any of your questions or study queries. Mentors are seasoned fitness professionals with years of experience in the industry and can be contacted via email, online or over the phone. As an AIPT student, you will also have access to the My eCampus learning portal where you will be able to download course content and submit assessments.
"The day that I got the email to say I had passed my course, Sean Weir Fitness was advertising for a new personal trainer. I applied for the job and had an interview the next day. I now instruct five boot camps and two box fit classes a week and I have many personal training clients. I am currently employed by Sean Weir Fitness and am looking to start my Diploma of Fitness with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. I am so happy to be doing a job that I love and look forward to going to work everyday."
“After quitting my job as a director of two preschools in Bondi, I started the fast track course with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. Within 2 weeks I began managing the gym due to my previous experience and within in 12 months, I bought the gym from my mentor! The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers enabled me to get started in my business and now I’m a campus director for AIPT, and I love helping others achieve their dream.”
“I work with a registered training organisation while still delivering personal training sessions. My Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification has enabled me to increase my revenue, achieve fantastic business growth and combine my passion for fitness and education.”
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).
The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner
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