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Coaching careers are an amazing combination of exercise science and people-management skills. TAFE NSW Coaching courses, and are taught in hands-on environments by teachers with real coaching experience in a range of sports and settings.

Explore a TAFE NSW course to a career in Fitness. Choose from specific skill sets up to advanced professional courses. Study in gyms and other real-world settings, work with real clients and get the theory to back up your career.

Outdoor recreation careers combine people skills and tourism-related skills with adventure, safety and risk management. Climb into a career that is in-demand, exciting and has potential to travel and explore. TAFE NSW teachers are experienced industry insiders who can help you develop the career you want.

Deep dive into a career in deep-tissue, remedial and sports massage. Explore sports and recreation massage careers in many settings, from community facilities to professional sports teams. TAFE NSW remedial and massage therapy teachers partner with events, facilities and organisations so you can put your skills to the test while you're still studying.

Explore a TAFE NSW course to a career in sport and recreation. Choose from specific skill sets up to advanced professional courses. Study in community, industry and TAFE NSW real-world settings, fine-tune your career.

Build a sports turf management career by studying at TAFE NSW facilities that include bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket pitches, football fields and golf courses. Apprenticeships may be available on your way to an in-demand career.

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When you earn a sport and recreation qualification from TAFE NSW, you’ll be ready to pursue a range of employment opportunities such as:

  • competition manager
  • facility manager
  • fitness instructor
  • sports complex manager
  • aquatic operations coordinator
  • fitness manager
  • leisure services officer
  • outdoor activity instructor
  • personal trainer
  • recreation coordinator
  • recreation officer
  • sports program manager
  • sport and recreation admin officer
  • coach

When you study the Diploma of Fitness at TAFE NSW to become qualified or sport and recreation jobs or to become a personal trainer, you will learn to:

  • apply science based practice to exercise programs
  • apply anatomy and physiology to advanced personal training
  • implement injury prevention strategies
  • develop small business skills to help you run fitness business.

TAFE NSW has short courses in coaching to give you a taste of what a career in the sport and recreation industry could be like, as well as certificate courses to give you the skills, knowledge, and qualifications needed for a range of sport and recreation jobs.

TAFE NSW has a range of courses that can help you to hone your exercise and training skills and knowledge, to become a qualified personal trainer. To discover which courses are ideal for your particular situation, contact TAFE NSW on 131 601.

TAFE NSW has courses in massage therapy and remedial massage, as well as the industry expert teachers and employer connections, to help you get the qualifications and industry experience you need to become a massage therapist.

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What job opportunities could a sport and fitness course lead to?

TAFE NSW qualifications in sport, fitness, and outdoor recreation can help you inspire others to achieve their recreational and fitness goals. Our certificates and diploma courses will help you understand how the industry works, give you the latest health insights, and instil the skills and knowledge in you to engage people in a variety of activities.

When you study at TAFE NSW you will have the opportunity to get hands-on in our simulated or real world facilities, which means you’ll always be ahead of the pack no matter what your career stage.

A sport and fitness course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from working one on one with people as a personal trainer, to saving lives as a lifeguard.

The average weekly salary for a fitness instructor is $1,131, and a TAFE NSW qualification in sports and fitness can lead to a job as a:

  • fitness instructor
  • sports complex manager
  • aquatic operations coordinator
  • fitness manager
  • leisure services officer
  • outdoor activity instructor
  • personal trainer
  • recreation coordinator
  • recreation officer
  • sports program manager
  • sport and recreation administrative officer
  • coach

Whether you're just starting out in your sports and fitness career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE NSW courses in this area include:

  • Fitness, Sport and Recreation
  • Sport and Recreation Management
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Aquatics and Community Recreation
  • Sport Coaching
  • Massage Therapy and Sport Development