Work While You Study

FITREC is now providing certificates of Gym Instructing and Personal Training for undergrad students that have completed key units in the Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science degree.

With these certifications, FITREC can then provide students with the registration they need to be able to work as fitness professionals in Australia. For fitness employers, this represents a wealth of new talent.

In the absence of any intermediate certifications, accomplished undergraduate students have been denied registration, and therefore could not work in the fitness industry until completion of their 3-year degree.

In a meeting that included FITREC management, University of Canberra representatives and Management from Club Lime, it was determined that the completion of key undergraduate units could form the basis of a Gym Instruction Certification and Personal Training Certification. 

This will enable Sport and Exercise Science students to gain additional qualifications while they complete their undergraduate degree.

Managing Director of FITREC, Dennis Hosking, states that "Beyond the opportunity to earn money in a related field, we look forward to helping undergraduate students gain valuable industry experience and get a better understanding of the business of fitness. It will also enable them to make lasting and worthwhile connections."

"Ultimately," Dennis adds, "this is a chance for us all to help develop more informed and job-ready graduates."

For industry employers, this initiative will broaden the base of potential talent, providing access to well-educated individuals that are scheduled to complete further study as part of their undergraduate degree.

This opportunity is available to all Sport & Exercise Science students across Australia. 

Students can view requirements for the GYM INSTRUCTOR certification (and get started) here.

Students can view requirements for the PERSONAL TRAINER certification (and get started) here.

For any questions or assistance, please email [email protected] or call our office on 03 9021 0836.