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Study sport and fitness

Gain the skills you need to work with others and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Our sports and fitness courses are perfect for people who enjoy playing sports, staying fit, and participating in recreational activities. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics there are more than 65,000 people employed in the sport, fitness and recreation industry. The industry plays a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of Australians, with demand for skilled fitness practitioners continuing to grow.

As a sport and fitness student at TAFE Queensland you'll put theory into practice in our industry-standard, professional operating gyms. You'll study in real-world learning environments with access to up-to-date equipment. Graduate with confidence knowing you have all the skills you need for a smooth transition into the workforce.

TAFE Queensland offers a range of sport and fitness courses from entry-level certificate II courses through to high-level diploma qualifications. Career opportunities include fitness instructor, personal trainer, sports coach, outdoor recreation guide, or sports development, recreation, or leisure services officer. Our higher-level courses will also qualify you for coordinator or management roles in the fitness industry such as competition, facility, or program manager.

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Career outcomes
  • Exercise instructor
  • Leisure services officer
  • Outdoor recreation activity guide
  • Personal trainer
  • Recreation officer
  • Sports coach
  • Sport development manager
 
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Areas of study

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TAFE Queensland Academy of Sport

TAFE Queensland’s Academy of Sport is a post-secondary school athlete development program. The Academy promotes excellence by equipping up and coming Queensland athletes with the right tools to pursue success in and outside the sporting arena.

TAFE Queensland facilitates the Academy program in partnership with peak sporting organisations across different parts of Queensland. Currently, the Academy is offering programs across a number of sports in Cairns and Townsville.

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News and events

Jack Hendy
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Far North Queensland

Jack's Olympic pursuit

Olympic swimming hopeful Jack Hendy is tapping into an athlete development program at TAFE Queensland to pursue his goals in and out of the pool.


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Sunshine Coast

Quick off the mark

After 10 years of being chained to his desk, Andy Quick started to look for a new career that allowed him to positively impact on people's lives in a more practical way. 


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Sunshine Coast

National recognition for high-achieving fitness student

The accolades keep rolling in for Mooloolaba fitness graduate Yolandie Weir, with the mother of two recently taking out the title of Fitness Australia Student of the Year.


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