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In a society that is becoming more conscious about fitness and health, the demand for gym instructors and personal trainers is steadily increasing. If you want to help people achieve their goals and promote a healthy and active lifestyle, then North Metropolitan TAFE’s qualifications are the perfect choice for you. 

Our courses are recognised for their high standard by the fitness industry. You will learn how to develop and provide training programs to groups of all ages and fitness levels in our fully equipped commercial fitness centres, and gain knowledge in nutrition and body composition to provide your clients with basic dietary plans in order to achieve their goals. 

You will also improve your organisational, motivational and social skills, so you will be ready to work in commercial fitness centres, local governments, schools, sporting teams/clubs and other care organisations.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
SIS30315 AWN5 Fitness
Certificate III On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Health, Beauty and Fitness, Fitness, Exercise, Gym, Fitness instruction, instructor, PT, personal trainer,

Gain the knowledge and skills to step into the dynamic and fast paced world of Fitness

Immerse yourself in practical leaning in our fully equipped gymnasiums at our Perth or Joondalup campuses located just five minutes walk from the train line.

We offer real world knowledge to plan and conduct fitness programs for a variety of clients and to build up your communication, organisation and time management skills through our locally, and nationally qualified team of lecturers.

You will learn about the roles of fitness instruction and exercise science while gaining an overview of work performance in the industry. You will undertake Industry relevant learning in areas that include; anatomy, physiology, appraisals and programming, analysis of risk, responding to emergency situations and the maintenance of equipment.

As part of this qualification, you will undertake a supervised work placement in the Fitness Industry where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Gain these skills
  • Ability to deliver Circuit style classes, to athletes or the general community, including youth and young teens
  • Practical skills for working with a wide range of clients including youth, older adults and individuals with disabilities
  • Communication skills to positively motivate others to succeed in their fitness goals
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Basic math skills
  • Passionate about helping others achieve their health and fitness goals
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and customer-focused
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills and “can do” attitude
  • Team player
SIS40215 AWN7 Fitness
Certificate IV On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
awn7, SIS40215, TAFE04, J000000, J000001, Sport, Fitness, Health, Beauty, TAFEADM, PT, p.t., pt, personal trainer, trainer, fitness trainer, coach, gym, sport, training, sport, coaching, AFL, phys ed, pe, PE, P.E., strength and conditioning, recreation, sport science, SEDA, sports admin, swimming, soccer, basketball, volleyball, aquatics, fitness, athlete, athletics, sportsman, sportswoman, exercise,

Focus on fitness, indoors, outdoors or even online

If you have a passion for health and fitness and want to help others achieve a healthier lifestyle, Personal Training is the career for you.
The Certificate IV in Fitness provides you with the skills and knowledge to begin your career as a Personal Trainer. Learn how to develop safe and effective programs for a range of clients, including older adults, disabilities, teens, sports performance and general populations. You could find yourself working for independent gyms, council run recreation centres, sporting clubs, private companies, or as a self employed sole trader delivering customised one-on-one or group training.
Practical training will be conducted in fully equipped gym facilities located at our Perth or Joondalup campuses, as well as various outdoor venues.

Why choose North Metro TAFE? Many gyms employ our fitness graduates.  You will work with real clients and start building your own networks with work placement. Our highly experienced and passionate lecturers will provide you with a great start to your career in the fitness industry.

Gain these skills
  • Deliver fitness programs to older adults, children and people with specific needs
  • Advanced strength and conditioning techniques and programming
  • Use a wide range of indoor and outdoor equipment in fitness programs
  • Work with allied health professionals
  • Sales and marketing to build your own client base or business
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Basic math skills
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Physically fit and active
  • Passionate about helping others achieve their health & fitness goals
  • Enthusiastic, energetic & customer-focused individual
  • Able to cope with physical and psychological demands of the job
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills and “can do” attitude
SIS30115 AYW6 Sport and Recreation
Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
SIS30115, AYW6, j762, sis30513, j000002, TAFE04, J000000, Health, Beauty and Fitness, J000001, Fitness, sport & rec,

Kick off your career in sport or community recreation

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to perform a variety of roles in customer support positions in the sport or community recreation industry. You will be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and environments.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with job role opportunities within fitness centres, sporting grounds or complexes, leisure, aquatic and community recreation centres.

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A passion for sport
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
  • Self motivated, disciplined and dedicated
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to interact successfully with diverse people
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Good problem-solving and negotiation skills

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Page last updated February 12, 2020