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CERTIFIED COACH
(CERT III & IV) COURSE

Our Certificate III & IV in Fitness equips you with the skills you need for a successful, long-term career in fitness.

our courses

Take our nationally recognised Certificate III in Fitness to become qualified as a Group Fitness Instructor, or use it as the foundation to go on and continue into our Certificate IV. Or try both with our blended option.

cert iii

In our Certificate III in Fitness, you’ll develop the skills required to plan, prepare and deliver incredible group fitness classes, while broadening your knowledge in other key coaching areas, including nutrition and customer service.

cert iv

In our Certificate IV in Fitness, you gain not only the fitness and exercise expertise that PTs need – you also develop the coaching skills required to influence clients’ behaviour, as well as the business and marketing skills to set you up for success.

CERT III & IV

Both in one go! You need to have done a Certificate III to qualify for a Certificate IV, so the majority of our students do the combined course, unless they already have a Cert III qualification from previous study.

WHY STUDY WITH US?

140+ HRS OF PRACTICAL EDUCATION
10 WEEKS COACHING
REAL CLIENTS
FLEXIBLE
LEARNING
MENTORED BY
INDUSTRY-LEADING PTS
JOB INTERVIEW WITH
FITNESS PLAYGROUND

CAREER PATHS

Where could a career in fitness lead you?
Quintin Venter
age: 31
background: Digital Marketer
currently: Club Manager

“I loved training at Fitness Playground so much that I decided to get a job in the membership team, and now I’m a Club Manager. My days are spent focusing on people: our members, building future leaders in the team, and doing cool sh*t that matters.”
Laura Basta
age: 30
background: Circus Performer
currently: National Group Fitness Manager

“I love my job so much. I combined my love of circus and fitness by creating a new class, CircusFit, and as a manager, I get to develop the group fitness instructors and classes across all Fitness Playground clubs.”
Matt Duncan
age: 35
background:  Youth Worker & PT
currently: National Personal Training Manager

“At Fitness Playground, part of my role is to develop career coaches. We work to really broaden the base knowledge that’s provided to coaches. Because if you really want to impact a clients’ life, you have to improve more than just their exercise.”

your journey

TOMORROW
Access your online platform
& start your journey.
COACH REAL CLIENTS
Put knowledge into practice with 5 weeks
of coaching real clients, in real gyms.
back to the classroom
Deepen your practical knowledge with
another 5 weeks of workshops.
finish your online
Finish off the last of your online content,
if you haven’t already!
face-to-face workshops
Kick off your first 5 weeks of face-to-face
practical education.
break
Rest & recharge!
back on the gym floor
Further your coaching skills with
another 5 weeks of coaching
real clients.
you are qualified
Congratulations! You’re now set up for success. It’s time to do what you love.
week 1
Access your online platform & start your journey.
week 4
Begin your face-to-face workshops.
week 8
Start coaching real clients.
week 12
Have a break.
week 16
Restart your workshops.
week 20
More coaching!
last day
You are qualified!

TESTIMONIALS

I had been working as a warehouse manager for a food packaging company, there wasn't a lot of opportunity to grow. I had been training at the gym my whole adult life and I loved being at Fitness Playground so I enrolled in my Cert III & IV with FP Academy. With live clients, I was able to put myself in the shoes of a coach and learn how to do it before I was expected to coach. I now have a job at Fitness Playground and I love it.
KAREIM A

I work in the finance industry and still enjoy it, but I was missing something an office job couldn't provide. I thought about becoming a PT for several years but always found too many barriers (time, money, effort). I then started training at Fitness Playground, met the amazing and highly qualified trainers and discovered FP Academy. I made a call, and remembered being told: 'Don't wait forever to let your dreams come true', so finally, I signed up!
ELKE H
I was an international airline pilot. Covid-19 gave me some time off from flying and showed me how down and fatigued I'd become. It was time for change. I originally signed up for an online Cert III & IV course but I came across FP Academy. Their course seemed much more relevant to what I needed to know, so I took a detour. The practical demonstrations and mentoring has given me solid foundations that I wouldn’t have been able to get online.
JAMES M

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