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Fitness and Recreation Open Days

Visit us on Open Day to find out more about starting a career in the Fitness industry. You will be given an overview of the Sport and Recreation industry, at 5pm, before discussing the specifics of Holmesglen's Fitness courses, including VETiS, and which career may suit you - from gym instructing and personal training to becoming a specialised trainer.

- , Thu, 29 Nov - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

Visit us on Open Day at the Waverley campus to find out more about starting a career in the Outdoor Recreation industry. You will be given an overview of the Sport and Recreation industry at 5pm before splitting into an outdoor recreation specific session where you will learn about the courses (including VETiS) and career options, ranging from guiding, trip leading or operational management. Come along to speak with teachers and find out why now is a great time to study at Holmesglen.

- , Thu, 29 Nov - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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This is a VET Delivered to Secondary Students (previously VETiS) course and can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program.

If you are enthusiastic about being in the outdoors and physically active, then this is the course for you.

Throughout the course, you will gain insight into, and develop a solid background in outdoor instruction, and working for adventure and expedition companies throughout Australia.

This course has an emphasis on practical activities. It will provide experience in canoeing, mountain bike riding, bush-walking, navigation, environmental impact, indoor rock climbing and first aid, as well as teaching the basics of preparation for these activities.

You will also develop knowledge of the outdoor recreation industry and relevant workplace skills, learn about the equipment required for outdoor recreation activities and be able to conduct outdoor sessions.


The Certificate III in Fitness provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to perform the role of a fitness instructor who undertakes a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. It provides a pathway for you to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group and gym programs.

As a graduate of this course, you will work independently with some level of autonomy in environments such as fitness, leisure, aquatic and community centres, where risks are managed through pre-existing risk assessment and hazard control processes.

Because the course specialises in gym instruction, you will learn how to provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate programs. It also includes supervision of a facility or service, keeping equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handling various customer enquiries.

Practical placement is a key component for this qualification. It is a structured program designed to give all students of the Certificate III in Fitness, a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment.

After completing this course, you will be able to register with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia in the category of Exercise Instructor.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.


Through this Certificate IV in Fitness, you will learn how to tailor personal training programs for a range of clients, including older adults and children.

The course will teach you how to use a diverse range of personal training equipment, operate in different environments, and design programs for one-on-one, group and functional training.

With many Australians living longer than ever before, and an increase in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, there's a growing need for health and fitness services. This course will give you the specialist skills to improve clients' health-related fitness in relatively low-risk situations.

It also covers the fundamentals of marketing and operating a small fitness business successfully.

Personal trainers work in a variety of settings and are largely responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of exercise programs with individual clients or small groups.

You'll learn the importance of nutrition, and how to manage injuries and specific medical conditions.

Practical placement is a key component for this qualification. It is a structured program designed to give all students of the Certificate IV in Fitness, a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment!

After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, which will enable you to register with either Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia as both a fitness instructor (gym) and personal trainer.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.


This dual Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation with the Certificate IV in Guiding is ideal for those with a passion for the outdoors and a sense of adventure.

The Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation will give you the foundation skills to move into the SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation. The Certificate IV in Guiding will allow you to develop the skills and techniques required to work as a remote- area guide or nature-based guide who operates extended tours.

The program prepares you for the demands of the outdoor recreation industry. The courses focus on giving you a wide range of outdoor activity training to both guide and instructor level. Specific skills developed are in the areas of bushwalking, canoeing, rock climbing and abseiling.

The course content focuses on developing the capabilities required to plan and deliver an outdoor recreation program for a wide range of clients. Your classroom will be a mixture of both outdoors and our Waverley campus. Practical field trips and industry placement form part of the course. They may vary in length from single days to 15-day expeditions.

Having the opportunity to work in the outdoors and facilitate enriching and life-changing outdoor experiences for other people is a fantastic lifestyle. Becoming qualified as an outdoor leader allows you to work and live that dream in a truly rewarding career.

Practical placement is a key component for these qualifications. It is a structured program designed to give all students a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment.

Outdoor recreation leaders are employed in a variety of settings, including school and commercial outdoor education camps, corporate facilitation and in private companies. Freelance work is also available throughout Australia and overseas.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.


This dual Diploma of Outdoor Recreation with the Certificate III in Tourism is ideal for people who wish to further develop their skills as an outdoor recreation professional.

It will provides you with the skills and attributes necessary to engage in an ongoing long term career in the outdoor recreation industry. The course also provides an excellent avenue for upskilling or re-skilling current outdoor recreation employees.

The skills you learn in this course can build on what you may have learned in the SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and provide you with all the required skills to move directly into employment.

You will develop a wide range of operational and management skills. Emphasis in the areas of arid and alpine bushwalking, canoeing and will continue to a higher level, and swift water rescue and white water raft guiding have been added to the course.

The course content focuses around developing the capabilities required to prepare and run an outdoor recreation program for a wide range of clientele in large groups. The course is conducted both in the great outdoors and at the Waverley campus. Numerous practical field trips and industry placements form part of this course.

Practical Placement is a key component for this qualification. It is a structured program designed to give all students of the Diploma in Outdoor Recreation, a true ‘hands on’ experience prior to entering the industry. Practical placement is designed to bridge the gap between study and employment.

This dual Diploma of Outdoor Recreation SIS50310 with the Certificate III in Tourism SIT30116 is to complement and enhance your employability within the outdoor education field.

This program has compulsory activities/materials as part of the learning experience. The department will confirm the cost of these activities/materials prior to your enrolment.


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