About the course

About the course

With our fitness course, you can join this growing industry and make your fitness career a reality. As a qualified personal trainer (PT) you can be your own boss, choose your hours and get paid to have fun on the job.

Learn the latest training techniques from industry leaders in the classroom and gain practical hands on experience in our on campus gym. This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be a qualified personal trainer.

With fitness and business units, you’ll be ready for a variety of work in a gym, fitness administration or as a personal trainer. You may also deliver exercise programs at community venues, work with challenging clients or help medical professionals with patient rehabilitation.

If you’re prepared to work hard and perform well, you may even find yourself with a job offer before you’ve completed your course.

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Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

April and July

Full time: 6 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.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion you may wish to apply for roles as a personal trainer in the fitness industry. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be eligible for registration with key industry bodies including Physical Activity Australia and Fitness Australia.

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Entry Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Students must complete the minimum 9 entry requirements from SIS30515 Certificate III in Fitness to commence Certificate IV. Intakes for Certificate III are in February, April and October.


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.


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Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for our Diploma of Sport courses or apply for a range of degree courses in 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 4

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$1,884$9,419$12,782
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$207$207$207
Retain Course Items$300$300$300
Total Course Estimate$2,640$10,175$13,538
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$2,640$10,175$13,538

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 2022 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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Course Structure

20 units (12 core & 8 electives)

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