It is no secret that the fitness industry is growing rapidly in Australia. This is due to increased participation rates as the population ages, and a growing preference for personal training and other fitness services over more traditional organised sport and recreation. There are no indications that this is growth is slowing either: in November 2012, there were nearly 23,000 people employed within the fitness industry, and by 2020, the figure is predicted to increase to a staggering 58,000!
If the idea of work in the fitness industry appeals to you, there’s never been a better time to get qualified – and there’s no better way to get started than Sage’s Diploma of Fitness.
Why get your Diploma of Fitness at Sage?
The fitness industry has adjusted rapidly to meet the developing needs and expectations of clients. Once it was enough to simply get qualified in a reputable school and learn the basics of fitness training, such as creating a tailored program and using traditional gym equipment correctly. However, times have changed and what you will learn in the Sage Diploma of Fitness reflects this.
Clients now want a trainer who can incorporate new modalities such as dynamic 3-D movement, strength through space, and specialist group and one-on-one training. People are also more in tune with the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and will seek advice on matters such as nutrition, energy, injury prevention and weight loss from their personal trainers. The Sage Diploma of Fitness has been geared to cater for exactly this need, providing the very latest theoretical and practical learning in fitness and exercise physiology, communication, nutrition and business skills. It’s everything you need to become a first class personal trainer with the ability to manage your own client base.
Diploma of Fitness course details
The Diploma of Fitness also empowers you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to be proficient in a wide variety of activities and functions within the fitness industry. You’ll be equipped to work collaboratively with allied health and medical professionals in a variety of settings, such as aquatic, fitness and community centres. You will also be qualified to provide exercise training in a group or one-on-one format, and to clients with specific needs, including the elderly and children with chronic conditions.
The course content encompasses the following qualifications:
- Diploma of Fitness (SIS50213)
- Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210)
- Certificate III in Nutrition and Dietetic Assistance (HLT31512)
- Certificate III in Micro Business Operations (BSB30307)
VET FEE-HELP and what does it mean?
The great news is that Sage is an approved VET FEE-HELP provider. VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. It is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Eligible students are assisted in undertaking diploma courses with approved VET providers like Sage, to pay for part or all of these tuition costs.
You can borrow up to $96,000 for most courses and you don’t have to start paying it back until you are in gainful employment and have reached a minimum income threshold for payment. For example, in 2013-14 the minimum income threshold was $51,309 per annum.
Study fitness full-time or part-time – the choice is yours
We recognise that you all have busy lives, and for very different reasons, so there are plenty of study options to choose from. You can study full-time during the week or part-time in the evening and at weekends. Plus, diploma courses are conducted regularly with new in-takes throughout the year.
Sage’s Diploma in Fitness is turning the industry on its head with its ground-breaking content. If you’d like to speak to someone about our Diploma of Fitness, call one of our friendly career advisors today on 1300 664 664.
Sage Institute of Fitness – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career
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