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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, 09 Aug - 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, 09 Aug - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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This course 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.

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


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 physical fitness and sport, this course may be for you as it places an emphasis on sporting skills and industry knowledge.

By studying this course, you will build a solid background in the industry, ideal if you are considering a career such as a sports and recreation officer, fitness instructor, recreation officer or sporting coach.

In the first year, you will complete an exciting range of sporting related units and develop a basic level of skills for instructing and officiating in a variety of games and sports.

You will also develop knowledge of the sporting industry and relevant workplace skills. You will learn about the preparation and equipment required for sporting and recreation sessions, how to conduct these sessions, first aid and how to deal with clients.

There will be a wide variety of sports covered that will be tailored to your interests. The second year of the course has a focus on fitness training and instruction.

You will also develop a knowledge of sport and recreation markets and participation patterns, and go on to develop public education courses in a related area.


With many Australians living longer than ever before, and an increase in conditions such
as diabetes and obesity, it's clear there's a growing need for health and fitness services.

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. During this course you will learn how to tailor personal training programs for a range of clients, including older adults.

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

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.

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

This course reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients and to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations.

This may include training of older clients and children.


This dual course is ideal for those with a passion for the outdoors and a sense of adventure.

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.

This course provides you with the foundation skills to move into the SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation. While studying the SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation, you will also undertake a SIT40216 Certificate IV in Guiding. This qualification 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 course prepares you for the demands of the outdoor recreation industry. The course focuses 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 around 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 the Waverley Campus. Numerous practical field trips and industry placement form part of the course. They may vary in length from single days to fifteen-day expeditions.

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 course is ideal for those who wish to further develop their skills as an outdoor recreation professional.

It 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 will build on what you learnt 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.

You will also be given the opportunity to undertake the SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism to complement and enhance your employability within the outdoor education field.


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