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    Default Personal trainer, questions

    I'm currently unemployed (left job due to medical reasons in Feb, was on a medical certificate but that's now run out.) So obviously I need to do something. I have my first appointment with the Centrelink job people on the 19th June and I'm considering telling them I want to be a personal trainer.

    This will involve studying for a Cert 3/4 in Fitness yes? I have qualifications in Training & Assessment (I worked in the industry for over 4 years) Retail, Business and even IT. So the qualification doesn't worry me because I'm extremely familiar with the process. I think I may even be able to get some credit transfers or RPL/RCC from units I've completed in my other quals.

    So my questions are, what will the job people do with me - get me enrolled somewhere? How long does it take, 12-24 months? If I do enroll somewhere do they change my payment from Newstart to Austudy? Is that less? Believe me I want to work, so bad, I really hate this unemployment cr.ap, but I've wanted to do this for a while so I'm thinking now is my chance.

    (I have 25-30kg to lose but I'm not going to let that stop me!!)

    Any help/advice would be appreciated!!

    ETA: I guess I can get a part time job while studying, or is it usually a full time thing?
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    You can just enroll in TAFE then pass the details on to Centrelink. TAFE enrollments for next semester start towards the end of the month. Have a look online if the course is offered next semester at a TAFE near you.

    You might be able to go through the job network people as well. I had a friend do this. Well all they really did was obtain all the relevant info about the course and what dates she had to attend TAFE to enroll.

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    Thanks, I had a look and the only place it's offered here is 2 1/2 hours away, even then it's only the Cert 3.

    Anyone know anything about the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers?

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    I did my PT (including the preliminary cert 3 fitness trainer) by correspondence through Fitness institute Australia - they were awesome. Only face time I needed was to do the first aid course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    I did my PT (including the preliminary cert 3 fitness trainer) by correspondence through Fitness institute Australia - they were awesome. Only face time I needed was to do the first aid course.
    Cool, thanks for your reply - do you recall how much it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missybubble View Post
    Cool, thanks for your reply - do you recall how much it cost?
    It was about 5 years ago - from memory it was around $1200 for cert 3 and $1700 for cert v. It was before the course was subsidised or approved whatever it is called by centrelink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannahly View Post
    It was about 5 years ago - from memory it was around $1200 for cert 3 and $1700 for cert v. It was before the course was subsidised or approved whatever it is called by centrelink
    Thanks, hopefully they still subsidise it!


 

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