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.

Follow Box Hill Institute - Sport & Recreation on Instagram Instagram

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

April and July

Full time: 6 months

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

Student support
balance scales icon
Learn more about

study-life balance

Student support services

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.

Skills and Jobs Centres
Skills and Job Centres logo
Speak to a Career Advisor

at our Skills and Jobs Centres at each campus.

Find out More

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.


VTAC and direct entry

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 to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $8,487.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $1,697.00
Full Tuition Fee $11,592.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$207.00
Retain Course Items***$300.00
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Student support
piggy bank with coin icon
Learn more about

our financial support options

Learn about your options

Course Structure

11 core units and 9 electives.

people at desk icon
No question is too big or small.
Give us a call on 1300 269 445

Is this the course for you? 
Enrol now or enquire about this course.


Interested in Sport & Recreation?
Discover more

Discover Sport & Recreation