Diploma of Fitness

Having already completed your Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness (which are both prerequisites to enrol in the Diploma of Fitness), you are now ready to advance to the highest level of nationally recognised and accredited fitness courses. The Diploma of Fitness takes into account the previous study and experience you must have acquired in your previously completed accredited fitness courses and delves into more advanced exercise science and exercise techniques and also provides you with skills that will compliment your primary skills such as massage therapy (which can be used when your clients are feeling pain or discomfort during or in between sessions). As a Fitness Diploma holder, you'll have the edge over other potential job applicants when applying for positions in the fitness industry and you'll also be exposed to a wider range of fitness-related positions. You'll be skilled to run your own fitness programs, manage GP referrals, work alongside a range of health professionals to assist with their patients' fitness requirements and work in more management-related positions within a fitness or sporting environment.

You're able to study your Diploma of Fitness online or by correspondence which will give you a lot of flexibility while you're studying. By studying online or by correspondence (with distance education), you're able to continue earning your normal income while studying, study from home at your own pace with the constant support of a tutor that you can contact whenever you need help.

The Diploma of Fitness is a Centrelink Approved course meaning you should be able to claim at least one of several study benefits when you enrol in your Fitness Diploma.

After you complete your Diploma of Fitness, you may be eligible to go on and study your fitness degree or sports-related degree.


Diploma of Fitness, SRF50206

Course Code: SRF50206

Qualification: Diploma of Fitness

Accreditation: This is a nationally recognised, government-accredited fitness course

Study time: Approx. 1-3 years (depending on your method of study and selected term)

Study method: Online or by Correspondence (Post) or on Campus

Prerequisites / Requirements: There are no requirements to study this course

Enrolment dates: By studying online, you can enrol and start now!

Study Support: When you study online, you have private phone and email tutoring support whenever you need help

Financial Support: This Course is Centrelink approved and you may be eligible to receive ongoing study support benefits while you study this course from home. If you are a single parent, on a carers pension, disability pension and several others, you should be eligible for the pension education supplement. You should also ask Centrelink about the Education Entry Payment and the Temporary Supplement to Education Entry Payment ($1158 combined, as an upfront payment). If you're on NewStart Allowance, you should be able to claim the Education Entry Payment and the Temporary Supplement. To find out if you're eligible for Centrelink payments, call 13 24 90 and ask about the above payments.

Course outline:
33 theory units and work placement (to gain your hands-on training) also this may be reduced if you already hold your first aid certificate

Pathways to further study: After completing the Diploma of Fitness, you can go on to and study your Fitness Degree

Cricos Approved: Yes, international students may study this course

Austudy Approved: Yes, the Diploma of Fitness is Centrelink 'Austudy' approved

You will benefit from this course if you are:

- Looking to expand your knowledge and skills to be more effective and more efficient within your existing fitness-related role
- Wanting to more into a more senior management role within a fitness or sports-related field
- Wanting to learn additional skills such as 'remedial massage' techniques which are considered both complimentary and essential if you want to provide a complete service to your clients over a long term
- Studying to become a fitness instructor or gym instructor
- Looking to become a personal trainer (meaning you need to start with your Certificate III and then complete your Certificate IV afterwards)
- Looking to start your own business in a fitness-related area
- Wanting to educate yourself on how to most effectively exercise and develop an effective fitness routine

Diploma of Fitness Subjects:

FIT112 Fitness and Sports Management
FIT103 Fitness I - Principles and Application
FIT104 Fitness II - Weight and Cardio Equipment
FIT201 Fitness III - Group exercises
FIT202 Fitness IV - Special Populations
FIT204 Fitness V - Personal Trainer
FIT205 Fitness VI - Advanced Exercises Level 1
FIT206 Fitness VII - Advanced Exercises Level 2
FIT203 Functional Assessments in Sport
FIT113 Gym Practice 1 - Group Training
FIT114 Gym Practice 2 - Personal Training
MAN267 Advanced Exercise Physiology
CLI102 Clinic - Massage Therapy
MAN129 Clinical Skills for Manual Therapists
BUS115 Computer Skills
NAT108a Counselling Ia - Communication Skills
MAN205 Exercise Therapy
SCI140 First Aid - Advanced
SCI146 First Aid - Basic
SCI175 Life Sciences 1
NAT214 Manage a Practice
MAN123 Massage I - Basic/Swedish
MAN230 Massage II - Remedial Techniques
MAN231 Massage III - Assessment and Protocols
SCI176 Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy
NAT143a Nutrition Ia
NAT140 Occupational Health & Safety
NAT175 Professional Development
MAN223 Sport and Recreation in Society
NAT114 Sports Psychology- Foundations
SCI179 Symptomatology & Diagnosis - Fundamentals
SCI121 Symptomatology & Diagnosis - Sports Injuries
MAN114 Trigger Point Techniques

Diploma of Fitness FAQ's:

-I didn't finish high school and have no qualifications, can I study this course?

To qualify to enrol in the Diploma of Fitness, you are required to have completed your Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness.

-If I study this course online, do I receive the exact same qualification that I would receive if I studied on campus?

Yes, you will receive the exact same qualification regardless of how you study it.

-How long do I have to finish this course when I study online or via correspondence?

Usually up to 36 months, depending on which course provider you study with. You are usually able to apply for extension if you have a valid reason why you weren't able to finish it within the specified time-frame. Considering this course can comfortably be done in less than a year, 36 months is an extreme amount of time and you shouldn't require much longer.

-Are there exams?

If you study your Diploma of Fitness online or by correspondence (with distance education), you won't need to do any exams. You will be required to submit assessments and complete 'work placement' assessments.

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