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$449 $249

Kick start your fitness and personal training business and get the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in this exciting industry. This course has been designed by industry professionals at the top of their game, with the aim to assist you with the most important fundamentals of running a fitness or personal training business.

"Really enjoying the course! I’ve learnt so much in such a short time. I can’t wait to pursue a career in this industry; it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m very glad this course was recommended to me, I’ll be recommending it to my friends and family too." - Mikala

If you are a personal trainer, gym manager or you own a small fitness business this course is perfect for you.  It has been designed by industry professionals at the top of their game, with the aim to assist you with some of the most important fundamentals of running a fitness business.

As you work through the course you will learn how to get your fitness business started, how to write a business plan, effective workplace health and safety, operational planning and record keeping systems. 

According to salary comparison site Simply Hired the average salary for gym owners is $58,000, although salaries vary greatly depending on the company, location, benefits and other relevant factors.

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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Operating a Small Fitness Business Certificate.

Career Pathways

  • Fitness Trainer
  • Gym Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Specialist Exercise Trainer
  • Boot Camp Instructor
  • Exercise Therapist
  • Fitness Centre Advisor

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Assessments are short answer and multiple choice

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Sample extract from our online Operating a Small Fitness Business course.


This fitness course provides extensive practical advice for developing and operating a business in the fitness industry. This course is valuable for someone already working in the fitness industry or anyone interested in learning more about key principles of running a small business, within a fitness context.

To commence your studies, simply select the topics below to view all of the learning resources. Review your understanding by completing the self-assessment quizzes located at the end of the topics. We hope you enjoy your studies and have a wonderful learning experience with us.

Operating a gym could potentially be a great business opportunity, although it could also be a daunting task.

However this topic has been designed to assist you with some of the important fundamentals.

As you work through the topic you will learn about these considerations as well as the types of systems you might need and whether or not there are any particular legislation that you must abide by.

Other learning in this topic includes:

  • How to get started
  • The Business Plan
  • Work Health and Safety

If you would like to preview this fitness course in more detail or find out how it can help you secure fitness jobs, click on DEMO above or call our team on 1300 611 404. You may also be interested in these online fitness, health & nutrition courses.

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