About the course

About the course

Looking for a career in fitness where you can be your own boss, choose your hours and get paid to have fun on the job? The fitness industry is growing rapidly and needs more qualified personal trainers (PT). This fitness course will prepare you for entry into the Certificate IV in Fitness.

You will learn the latest training techniques from industry leaders. Plus, develop your fitness skills and knowledge through hands on experience in our on campus gym.

Our course incorporates both fitness and business units and prepares you to work in a gym, in fitness administration or as a fitness or group instructor. You may also deliver exercise programs at community venues, work with clients with special needs or help medical professionals with patient rehabilitation.

You will study theory in the classroom and practice in the gym. You’ll also gain industry experience via practical placement. If you’re prepared to work hard and perform well during placement, you may find you’re offered employment once you complete your course.

After successful completion, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with key industry bodies including Physical Activity Australia and AUSactive.

Course Details

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Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 4 months 

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes


  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
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Entry Requirements


You must be at least 18 years of age. Ideally you should have a reasonable level of fitness. If you have any concerns with this please discuss with one of our fitness course experts.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW - to assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment. A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion of the 15 units in Certificate III will enable you to apply for the Certificate IV in Fitness, which may lead to the Diploma level options. Our diploma course gives you the foundation to apply for a range of degree courses in the areas of sport science or human movement.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options


Government Subsidised Place

This training is provided with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$1,406$6,166$8,376
Service & Amenity Fee$268$268$268
Material Fee$70$70$70
Retain Course Items$70$70$70
Total Course Estimate$1,814$6,574$8,784
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,814$6,574$8,784

Service & Amenity Fee may vary depending on course commencement and enrolment duration. Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2024 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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