Our Certificate III & IV in Fitness equips you with the skills you need for a successful, long-term career in fitness.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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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!
Kick off your first 5 weeks of face-to-face practical education.
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.
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.
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!
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.