The Fitness Training Package is structured to introduce up and coming instructors and trainers to the industry in which they will soon be making their career.
Fitness Students completing the Certificate III and IV in Fitness and Diploma of Fitness must complete practical assessments plus additional work experience hours in the sport, fitness, leisure and recreation industry.
Our Top Tips!
The training team at Fitness Institute recommend students approach sport, fitness, leisure, health, wellness and recreation organisations in their area and ask if they are happy to have someone do work experience. This is a great way to start and a perfect way to develop professional contacts, referees & networks.
Local sports centres, commercial fitness centres, council websites, volunteer organisations, community organisations are all possibilities.
Once these connections and relationships are formed, asking for additional support like mentorship and training advice is then a natural, comfortable progression.
Fitness Institute Student Support Officer, Helen also notes:
Get in the Race!
Have a look at what high profile adventure events are coming up and get involved. Event planners like the Colour Run, Tough Mudder and Spartan for example, are always looking for people to help and these are great ways to have fun, meet others and learn at the same time.
Donate your time!
Find People to Practice on!
Training to be a Trainer and Group Instructor requires finding people to work with in order to hone your craft!
Talking to people about being part of your training program is good practice for when you start working in the industry. We recommend using professional and personal networks as well as social media contacts (Facebook can work well for this) and good old fashioned word of mouth with family, friends, friends of friends and work colleagues.
We always remind students that the experience and skill they have to offer is a valuable service, provided at no cost to the participant – it’s a win/win situation all around.
Volunteer your time!
There are also plenty of opportunities to Volunteer and a snapshot of just some of these can be seen on SEEK Volunteer.