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.

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

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length



Full time: 4 months 

LocationStudy ModeStudy LoadStart DateDaysAdditional Info
15 Jul 2024M |  Tu |  W
Start Date : 15 Jul 2024
Days : M |  Tu |  W
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Career Outcomes

  • Personal Trainer
  • Online Fitness Coach
  • Fitness Manager
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Entry Requirements

You must be at least 18 years of age.

To commence this course, you must have completed the following units from the Certificate III in Fitness. Intakes for the Certificate III are in February and July.

  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • HLTWHS001 Participate In Workplace Health And Safety
  • SISFFIT032 Complete Pre-Exercise Screening And Service Orientation
  • SISFFIT035 Plan Group Exercise Sessions
  • SISFFIT036 Instruct Group Exercise Sessions
  • SISFFIT040 Develop And Instruct Gym-Based Exercise Programs For Individual Clients
  • SISFFIT047 Use Anatomy And Physiology Knowledge To Support Safe And Effective Exercise
  • SISFFIT052 Provide Healthy Eating Information

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 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$1,138$5,688$8,028
Service & Amenity Fee$268$268$268
Material Fee$100$100$100
Retain Course Items$150$150$150
Total Course Estimate$1,656$6,206$8,546
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$1,656$6,206$8,546

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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