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Fitness Instructors direct, instruct and guide individuals and groups in the pursuit of physical fitness and wellbeing.
Specialisations: Aerobics Instructor, Gym Instructor, Physical Fitness Trainer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 31,000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 25,001 and 50,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed. Even with a qualification, further experience or on-the-job training is sometimes needed.If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
Employers look for Fitness Instructors with good people skills, who are reliable and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Teaching and course design.
Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Doing things that use of your arms and legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Performing for, or speaking with, the public. This includes speaking on television, serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.