THE COURSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR HPE TEACHERS
Are you currently working as an HPE teacher & interested in gaining your Gym Instructor & PT qualification?
As you have already completed similar modules from the Certificate III & IV in Fitness as a part of your PDHPE degree, your study will be fast tracked to complete the qualifications. You will only need to complete specific components of each Certificate to become a fully qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.
This is the first and only course designed for HPE teachers to obtain the Certificate III and IV in Fitness. AFA have mapped the skills and knowledge of the PDHPE teachers to determine the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
This is a practical, professional development course that will enable you to conduct personal training sessions as a part-time job if you wish – an excellent additional income stream.
The qualifications will also enable you to assist your students and the wider school community to specifically meet their health and fitness goals.
Note that for NSW teachers the course is NESA accredited and will contribute towards your professional development hours.
For recognition of prior learning, we will require the following documents to receive exemptions from the Certificate III and IV in Fitness. If you can please scan and email through the following documents:
- Physical Education degree or equivalent qualification – copy of the academic transcript including the subjects completed
- Current first aid certificate – the likely unit code is ‘HLTAID003 Provide First Aid’
- Letter from Principal or Department Manager (on school letterhead) confirming current teaching role or Teacher’s Registration certificate
Once your documentation has been received your place in the workshop will be confirmed by email. For dates and locations of the workshops please refer to the Workshop Calendar.
Throughout your course you have unlimited access to our support staff should you require any assistance. They can be contacted:
By phone on 1300 232 348
Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
By messaging directly through the Learner Management System (LMS)
The Certificate III & IV in Fitness are completed by participating in practical workshops and online study.
You need to complete 2 practical workshops plus the online study component and assessments within 3 months to obtain the Certificate III.
You can then commence the Certificate IV where you have a further 12 months to complete the workshops and online components.
We have found that many schools are prepared to contribute to the course fees or pay them in full because the qualifications can significantly assist the wider school community.
Under those circumstances, we provide your school with an invoice to cover the course fees.
If you are paying the fees yourself, an instalment plan can be arranged whereby you pay a minimum deposit of $300 then weekly or fortnightly payments to cover the remaining balance.
Please note, any payments you make can be claimed as a tax deduction.
Each workshop is capped at 15 participants and due to the limited number of dates these get booked out extremely quickly. So please enquire to secure your spot!
The course can be completed by attending two workshops for the Certificate III in Fitness qualification (workshops 1 & 2), and a further two workshops with a small amount of online study for the Certificate IV in Fitness qualification (workshops 3 & 4).
The 2018 dates set for the workshops are as follows:
Sydney – Sydney Catholic School
Workshop 1 13th March (Cert III part 1)
Workshop 2 20th March (Cert III part 2)
Workshop 1 3rd August (Cert III part 1)
Workshop 2 5th October (Cert III part 2)
Workshop 3 & 4 17th and 18th November (Certificate IV in Personal Training)
Melbourne – Caulfield South
Workshop 1 20th July (Cert III part 1)
Workshop 2 24th August (Cert III part 2)
Workshop 3 & 4 27th and 28th October (Certificate IV in Personal Training)
Regional Areas – we offer hosting options! If you have 7 or more HPE/PDHPE Teachers interested we can arrange our presenter to bring the workshop to your School. Contact us for more information.
Please note, we will more than likely be running additional workshops depending on course numbers, and you will have the option to change dates if suitable.
Find out more about Australian Fitness Academy’s courses, policies, complaints & appeals processes by downloading the Student Handbook.