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Personal Trainer Courses Sydney

Are you thinking of becoming a personal trainer in Sydney, Australia?

You’ve come to the right place. Sydney is one of Australia’s most lucrative markets for personal trainers and fitness instructors.

Whether you want to become a group exercise instructor or a fully qualified personal trainer, Fitness Industry Training has a fitness course designed for your goals and aspirations.

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State of the Sydney Fitness Industry

Personal Trainer Jobs Sydney

Sydney has 2,980 job openings for personal trainers as of November 2023.

Personal Trainer Salary

According to Indeed, the average hourly rate for personal trainers in Sydney is $42.07, with an average annual salary of $75,092​​​​.

Become a Personal Trainer with FiT

Our Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Courses

Help people reach their fitness goals, and equip yourself in the industry as a leading personal trainer while opening up a world of career opportunities with FiT.

Why Train with FiT?

Dynamic Delivery

With advanced online course delivery, plus multiple intakes per month you can learn how and when it suits you.

Live FiT

Our community will help and support you to get ahead in your career long after you leave FiT. You live your life as a FiT graduate.

Expert Trainers

The FiT Team comprises the best fitness professionals the industry has to offer. Every trainer has 5+ years of experience.

Pay Weekly

Our payment options allow you to get stuck into your learning and pay in weekly instalments so that you are never out of pocket.

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Our Fitness Courses

Certificate III in Fitness

Our Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) is a nationally recognised qualification that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work as a Fitness Instructor, Gym Instructor or Group Exercise Instructor in various fitness settings.

With Fitness Industry Training, you will be learning alongside industry-leading fitness professionals, all with one goal to help you achieve your qualification. 

Fitness Career Outcomes:

Be fully qualified as a group exercise instructor and work in gyms and health clubs across Australia with the Certificate III in Fitness. Once you have completed the qualification, you could start any one of these careers:

  • Gym floor instructor
  • Group exercise instructor
  • Outdoor fitness trainer
  • Assistant gym manager
  • Gym or health club membership consultant
  • Sports Coach

Insurance requirements stipulate that you will need a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness to expand your job opportunities in the fitness industry and to establish yourself as a fully qualified personal trainer.

What you will study:

To succeed in the industry and be a successful fitness professional, you need access to advanced fitness education that helps you develop a unique and in-demand skill set to stand out from other graduates. Our course design prepares you to write effective programs and coach your individual fitness clients to achieve impressive results.

The SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness includes 15 units– 11 core units and 4 electives.

11 Core Units

BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBPEF301 Recognise and apply exercise consideration for specific populations

HLTAID011 Instruct fitness programs and group exercise sessions

HLTWHS001 Incorporate principles of anatomy and physiology into fitness programming

SISFFIT032 Provide healthy eating information

SISFFIT033 Instruct exercise to older clients

SISFFIT035 Provide quality service

SISFFIT036 Maintain equipment for activities

SISFFIT040 Work effectively in sport, fitness, and recreation environments

SISFFIT047 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

SISFFIT052 Provide healthy eating information

4 Elective Units

SISXFAC002 Maintain sports fitness and recreation facilities

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

SISXRES002 Educate user groups

SISXIND009 Respond to interpersonal conflict

You must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate to complete the course and meet risk management requirements. We deliver first aid courses regularly throughout the year that are open for all students to attend

Certificate IV in Fitness

If you have already attained a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and are ready to take on the world as a qualified personal trainer, then this course is for you.

The Fitness Industry Training SIS40221 Certificate IV will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to competently develop and instruct various exercise programs in fitness centres and outdoor environments.

Training with FiT will prepare you to work with individual clients or small groups, with skill levels ranging from beginner and intermediate to advanced.

Our specially-designed program promises to inspire you from start to finish. It offers a blended approach where you will experience the flexibility of self-paced learning and a series of highly professional ‘hands-on’ virtual workshops.

Fitness Career Outcomes:

The Certificate IV in Fitness has been designed for our training to be as flexible as possible so that you will be ready to hit the ground running with your new qualification. Once you have completed the qualification, you could start any one of these careers:

  • Personal trainer
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Outdoor fitness trainer
  • Club manager
  • Studio or club owner
  • Sports coach

Want to fast-track your career and get into the personal training industry as soon as possible?

Check out the Fast-Track Certificate IV in Fitness and see how to make your dreams a reality in as little time as required.

What you will study:

Industry-leading personal trainers need a unique and in-demand skill set to stand out from other graduates. Our course design prepares you to write effective programs, complete client fitness assessments, and coach your clients to achieve impressive results.

The SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness includes 17 units — 10 core units and 7 electives.

10 Core Units

CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

SISFFIT041 Develop personalised exercise programs

SISFFIT042 Instruct personalised exercise sessions

SISFFIT043 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals

SISFFIT044 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients

SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients

SISFFIT049 Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction

SISFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change

SISFFIT051 Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction

SISFFIT053 Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

7 Elective Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people – elective

SISXCAI009 Instruct strength and conditioning techniques- elective

SISXCAI010 Develop strength and conditioning programs- elective

BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures- elective

BSBESB401 Research and develop business plans- elective

BSBESB404 Market new business ventures- elective

BSBESB407 Manage finances for new business ventures- elective

To complete the course, you must hold a current first aid and CPR certificate. We deliver first aid courses on a regular schedule throughout the year that are open for all students to attend.

Our Fitness Industry Partners

Online Personal Training Courses

Online learning offers the convenience and flexibility of studying at your own pace and from the comfort of your home. You can access course materials 24/7 and study whenever it fits into your schedule.

Want to study your personal trainer course online?

Do your theory in our advanced online platform and get hands-on in-person with world-class fitness trainers. We combine interactive learning with practical so you can develop the skills for a successful fitness career.

Supported by Face-to-Face Immersion

Our face-to-face immersion training provides an immersive and hands-on learning experience. Train face-to-face with industry-leading trainers in some of Sydney's best gyms.

Speak to a Course Advisor

“FiT has the right mix of people – down to earth, very professional, knowledgeable, & understanding & they are so experienced.
They make everything fun & easy to learn.”

- Maree, Current Student

Become a Sydney Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer today

From developing the skills to run action-packed group exercise classes to owning your own business as a personal trainer to designing and developing your fitness courses, we support you every step of the way.

Ready to take the next step? Your fitness career starts with us. Become an industry-leading fitness professional with Fitness Industry Training.

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QLD Government-Funded Training for Eligible Students

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Fitness Industry Training is proud to offer eligible students subsidised training under the Queensland Government’s VET Investment Programs as a Skills Assure Supplier.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III level qualification.

The government’s initiative aims to provide subsidies to eligible individuals to complete their first post-school qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce, or advance their career.

Fitness Industry Training (RTO #31932) teaches the following qualification under the program:

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

To find out more have a look at our government-funded training options.

You can also visit for more information.

To be eligible to apply for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, the prospective student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 15 years or older

  • Be no longer at school

  • Permanently reside in Queensland

  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen

  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Given the benefits that training provides to individuals, students undertaking Certificate III level training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee

Fees are charged and collected at the Unit of Competency rate.

Non concession fees: $10.00 per unit, 15 units of competency ($150 total)

Concessional fees: $5.00 per unit, 15 units of competency ($75 total)

If you are planning on studying a combined SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness you can apply for government funding to assist the Certificate III section of your study.

For more information on the Certificate III Guarantee, subsidy information, concessional student status and program-related documents visit