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A successful career in fitness means not being satisfied with average – you need to want more, know more and deliver more to become more. You need to know how to tap into your client’s inner motivation and use clear communication and influential leadership to help them achieve results. A passion for health and fitness is a must, naturally, and you need to be organised, energetic and most importantly, a good listener.

For a successful career in fitness, you need to want more than a 9-5 desk job. You want to push your body and your mind to new limits, explore new ways of training and maintaining an active lifestyle, and have a strong desire to help others on their fitness journey.

AIPT graduate Olivia Amourgis talks aout why she loves her fitness career

Industry Insights

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials is expected to be above average (between 25,001 and 50,000).

*Source: www.joboutlook.gov.au

Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials


Whether you want to work where you work out, become a specialised sports trainer or start your own personal training business from home, a career in fitness can be anywhere you want it to be. No desk job, no meeting rooms and no power lunches – this industry is all about being hands-on, active and making your own rules.

With a qualification in fitness, you can look forward to a range of career options, which may include:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Instructor
  • Health Club Manager

Personal Trainer

Personal Trainers are involved in the assessment, training, and supervision of a variety of people in health and fitness clubs, gyms, sports centres, community recreation organisations and other venues.

A Personal Trainer designs and delivers exercise programs for individuals and small groups as well as possess a wide range of fitness-specific knowledge that ensures they are able to provide appropriate exercise programs to their clients, to help them lead a healthy lifestyle.

Specialised Exercise Trainer

A Specialised Exercise Trainer will possess the skills to work in a variety of environments relating to the delivery of higher level fitness training, sports conditioning and other fitness and health-related activities.

Specialised Exercise Trainers are involved in the delivery of exercise programs for (at-risk) clients in consultation with appropriate allied health professionals but is not involved in program design or modification.


Sports Centre Manager

Otherwise known as a Fitness Centre Manager, Health Club Manager or Leisure Club Manager, a Sports Centre Manager is responsible for overseeing the larger projects and operations of a health or fitness facility. From designing and promoting activities that generate interest and increase revenue, through to upholding a high standard of work health and safety throughout the facility, the work of a Sports Centre Manager contributes to the overall profitability of a sporting centre.

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