Diploma of Fitness

SIS50215

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $10000

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. These individuals have substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate advanced exercise programs using principles of program design, and progressed anatomy and physiology knowledge to support delivery of functional, effective and safe exercise programs.

They have specialist skills to independently implement current approaches supported by evidence, and establish strategies for the prevention of recurrence of injury with guidance from medical or allied health professionals where appropriate.

The qualification does not provide the skills and knowledge for an individual to provide advice or exercise instruction to high risk clients, other than to refer the client to an appropriate medical or allied health professional.

This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces, where risk management (through risk assessment and hazard control processes) does not already exist.

Individuals who specialise in Fitness Service Coordination develop collaborative programs across various health and wellness sectors. They have knowledge of relevant local and national health networks, and the skills to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.

Individuals who specialise in Management manage and support a team of fitness professionals. This involves mentoring staff on business skills and technical skills. These individuals have skills and knowledge in marketing and sales; business analysis; time and financial management; recruiting and retaining personal trainers.

Possible job titles include:

  • advanced personal trainer
  • fitness services coordinator
  • personal training manager.
  • No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

    Community and Personal Service Workers

    36.9%

    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Professionals

    26.2%

    Professionals
    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    15.6%

    Clerical and Administrative Workers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Health care and social assistance

    24.9%

    Health care and social assistance
    Education and training

    17.9%

    Education and training
    Public administration and safety

    9.3%

    Public administration and safety

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $10,342.

    The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.



    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Sport, Fitness and Recreation Career Pathway

    Diploma of Fitness is in the Society and Culture Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Sport, Fitness and Recreation.


    Stream

    Sport & Recreation
    Career Oriented Participation
    Coaching, Officials & Development
    Outdoor Recreation
    Community Recreation

    Advanced Diploma

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    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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