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Gym Instructor Courses

Gym instructors teach and educate trainers in both individual and group settings. Responsibilities can include everything from showing fitness centre members how to use equipment and keeping workout areas clean to teaching group classes focused on HIIT training, boxing, aqua sports, yoga and more.

Gym instructors work face-to-face with trainers of all ages, levels and abilities to help them achieve fitness goals. Depending on your qualification, you might be able to specialise in working with elderly gym members, younger trainers learning how to use equipment or athletes who want to improve in specific areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Gym Instructors earn?

In Australia, a full time gym instructor generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Gym Instructors?

There were 37,800 people employed as gym instructors as of May 2019, with that number expected to grow to 43,900 by May 2024. There is likely to be more than 4,000 job openings a year across that span. Female gym instructors comprised 60% of the industry, which has been and is expected to remain strong in the years to come.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal - 2019 Occupational Projections and Australian Government Job Outlook

How long does it take to become a Gym Instructor?

To become a gym instructor, you usually must 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 a mix of study modes. You will also often need to complete a practical placement, as well as earn first-aid and CPR certificates.

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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.