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Advanced Personal Trainer Courses

Advanced personal trainers hold private workout sessions with clients to help them achieve their personal fitness goals. These sessions can include everything from working through a routine in the gym or fitness centre to meeting them in a park or other outdoor area for a guided exercise program. You'll create PT training plans based on clients' goals, best interests and ability. These plans will differ if you're a personal trainer for kids, personal trainer for seniors or have another area of expertise.

As an advanced personal trainer, you'll develop appropriate workout programs, have the ability to deliver them safely, answer clients' health and safety questions and also be comfortable with interacting with people on a regular basis. You'll also often hold leadership positions in which you mentor other fitness instructors. Many advanced personal trainers work on flexible schedules and in different locations, providing a level of freedom to run sessions as they see fit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Advanced Personal Trainers earn?

In Australia, a full time advanced personal trainer generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Advanced Personal Trainers?

As of May 2020, there were 8,412 personal trainers in Australia. In terms of overall gym instructors, there were 37,800 as of May 2019, with that number expected to grow to 43,900 by May 2024.

Source: Ibis World and The Labour Market Information Portal - 2019 Occupational Projections

How long does it take to become an Advanced Personal Trainer?

To become an advanced personal trainer, you must often complete a Certificate IV in Fitness. This course of study can take 9-12 months to complete depending on if you study full time or part time and whether you choose to study in-person, online or via blended study. You will also often need to complete a practical placement, as well as earn first-aid and CPR certificates and obtain experience in the industry before ascending to an advanced position.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within fitness and personal training. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.