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Diploma of Fitness


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Diploma of Fitness – SIS50215

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Course Overview

Take your fitness career to the next level with a Diploma of Fitness, and master the skills needed to run your own fitness business.

You'll gain the skills to design and deliver exercise programs for individuals or groups, and work with allied health practitioners to develop programs to suit clients with medical conditions.

You'll gain experience through practical workshops, excursions, and observation exercises. You'll also train in our excellent on-campus facilities to practice and hone your skills.

This course will be delivered online with additional face to face workshops.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Fitness industry in a management role. You may find work in the following contexts:

  • Managing gyms and fitness centres
  • Identifying and developing athletes
  • Running sports venues and facilities

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study at the university level with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science or a Bachelor of Exercise Science.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Online and 15 Compulsory Workshops over 18 months / 2019

Online and 15 Compulsory Workshops over 18 months/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a current first aid and CPR certificate
  • Have achieved a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Have at least one year post qualification fitness industry experience in the application of the skills and knowledge of the Certificate IV in Fitness

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Applicants are also asked to provide a portfolio of any sporting and fitness involvement in the community
Core Units
Conduct health promotion activities
Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs
Apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
Instruct advanced exercise programs
Implement injury prevention strategies
Elective Units
Manage meetings
Manage budgets and financial plans
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Manage people performance
Implement and monitor marketing activities
Undertake project work
Manage risk
Use communication to build relationships
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Provide advanced first aid
Assess readiness for and effect behaviour change
Develop strength and conditioning programs
Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation work

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written assignments/reports
  • Exams/tests
  • Case studies
  • Online forums
  • Role plays
  • Oral presentations
  • E-portfolio
  • Practical demonstrations

A material fee includes textbooks, excursions and camp. An example of a camp could include athlete training at the AIS/elite athletes performance centre.

Sharlene Wohlers

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all 15 face-to-face workshops. The additional workshop classroom based delivery for all units is supported through access to online resources.

Students are enrolled part time over an 18 month period and attend 15 face to face on campus workshops.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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