This course is structured to give students the theoretical and practical skills to pursue further employment in the fitness industry. This nationally accredited course provides a higher level of qualification than has previously been available in the fitness industry, and provides qualification requirements for those wishing to register as a Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer or Fitness Trainer of specialised groups such as older adults or people with disabilities.
Cranbourne and Frankston
6 months (1 day per week)
February and July
Apply direct to Sport and Recreation Department, Berwick or Frankston campus.
Prerequisites Certificate III in Fitness or current registration as a Fitness Instructor with either Fitness Australia or Kinnect (formerly Vicfit)
Business Communication (65 hours)
BSBCMN301A Exercise Initiative in a Business Environment
BSBCMN402A Develop Work Priorities
SRXOGN001A Conduct Projects
Examines the business and administration aspects of the Sport and Recreation industry, particularly organisation of time and resources, working with a team and individuals, communication skills, leadership and developing ideas.
Client Services (50 hours)
SRXGCS001A Create Client Relationship
SRXGCS002A Deal with Client Feedback
SRXGCS006A Address Client Needs
SRXGCST05A Co-ordinate Client Service Activities
Dealing with client services with in the Sport and Recreation industry, exceptional customer service, dealing with complaints and difficult clients and assessing the client’s needs.
Industry Knowledge (42 hours)
SRXINU002A Apply Sport and Recreation Law
SRXINU003A Analyse Participation Patterns in Sport and Recreation
SRXINU004A Promote Compliance with Laws
Introduces the infrastructure of the Sport and Recreation industry and investigates the associated laws, policies and guidelines to ensure quality and professionalism.
OH&S/Risk (30 hours)
SRXOHS001B Follow Defined OH&S Policies and Procedures
SRXOHS002B Implement and Monitor the Organisation’s OH&S Policies and Procedures
SRXRIK001A Undertake Risk Analysis of Activities
Looks at recognised policies and procedures of Occupational Health & Safety in a Sport and Recreation environment, identification of potential risks and elimination of risks.
Technology (60 hours)
ICAITU006C Operate computing packages
Understanding the role of technology in the Sport and Recreation industry and undertaking projects using computers and information technology.
Fitness (150 hours)
SRFFIT007B Undertake Advanced Exercise Planning and Programming
SRFFIT008B Utilise a Broad Knowledge in Exercise Planning, Programming and Instruction
SRFFIT009B Undertake postural appraisal of low risk clients
SRFFIT010B Utilise a Broad Range of Fitness Equipment
SRFFIT011B Provide exercise for clients with special requirements
SRFFIT012B Utilise an understanding of motivational psychology
SRFFIT013B Provide information related to nutrition and body composition
These units cover the theoretical knowledge which allows the participant to understand human anatomy, physiology, fitness testing and screening, and apply those skills to the programming of exercise.
Personal Training (30 hours)
SRFPTI001B Plan and deliver personal training
Focuses on the necessary industry skills to plan and deliver personal training programs to a variety of clientele.
Endurance Training (25 hours)
SRFETP001A Plan and instruct an endurance training program
Focuses on the necessary industry skills to plan and deliver endurance training programs.
Coaching and Instruction (60 hours)
SRXCAI008B Plan and Prepare Long Term Program
SRXCAI009B Conduct, Monitor and Adjust Long Term Program
SRXCAI010B Evaluate, Analyse and Modify Long Term Program
Developing the skills to plan, prepare and conduct long term training programs.
Traditional methods of assessment, such written reports, exams, and presentations. Practical and group projects form a large part of assessment requirements.
Fitness Instructor, Gymnasium Supervisor and Administrator, Personal Trainer
Diploma of Fitness, University degree courses in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Human Movement.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/RCC
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• And/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course
Contact the department for further details