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What does a Personal Trainer do?

Personal trainers conduct private sessions with clients to help them achieve fitness goals. These sessions can include everything from walking clients through a routine in the gym to meeting them in a park or other outdoor area for an outdoor exercise program. You'll create PT training plans based on clients' goals, best interests and ability.

As a personal sports trainer, you'll devise suitable workout programs, know how to deliver these programs safely, answer clients' health and safety questions and also be comfortable with interacting with people on a regular basis. Depending on your circumstances, your schedule can be flexible in terms of timings and location.

Personal Trainer Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Personal Trainer.

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How much do Personal Trainers earn?

In Australia, a full time gym instructor generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 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 a Personal Trainer?

To become a personal trainer, 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 via blended study. You will also often need to complete a practical placement, as well as earn first-aid and CPR certificates.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Personal Training and Fitness and Sport Coaching.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au