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Health & Fitness Personal Trainer Level 4 (Part Time or Full Time)

Want to become a Personal Trainer? This course will start your journey in personal training. Help change lives and improve your own at the same time. Part-time study option available.

Why choose this course

To become a game-changer in the exercise industry you need to start with the fundamentals of being a personal trainer. Learn about fitness, health, and dietary knowledge, and develop your own custom-made fitness programmes to road test on real clients of your own.  

We provide a range of specialised workshops including Group Fitness, Sport Massage, Sport Strapping, Speed Training, Swiss Ball Training and Yoga.

During this course you will:

Manage a client of your own: Write their fitness plan and track their progress

Prepare for the No#1 Barrier to client's success: Learn the secrets, with motivation strategies and techniques

Learn how to run your own gym: Be business-savvy by learning the basics of management

Keep up to date with the latest science of nutrition: You'll know the industry approved dietary practices 

Have a free Jetts membership for the duration of your programme*

Attend induction workshops monthly which will be held at the campus and at the Jetts Club in Mount Wellington*

Be guaranteed an interview, which will take place on campus.*

*Currently applicable to students studying in Auckland only.

Course Content 

This course can be done full time or you can continue working and study part time, giving you complete flexibility to fit it into your lifestyle. It's not just about training your clients to peak physical condition, you'll learn:

  • The inner working of our amazing bodies by understanding all about human anatomy and physiology.
  • How to fuel the body with the latest in nutrition.
  • How to develop exercise programmes, prescribe them to your clients and motivate them to maintain their programme.
  • How to work with clients who have specific or special training needs.
  • How to use emerging sport technologies in client fitness assessments.
  • Running a successful Personal Training business.
  • The Ethics for training and how to keep your clients safe.  
Become a personal trainer

Study & Career Opportunities

This course opens up the following possibilities: 

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

2022 Intakes


Auckland Campus 

25 July 2022 

Wellington Campus

13 June 2022
25 July 2022
8 August 2022 

Christchurch Campus

22 August 2022 

Ōtāhuhu Campus 

22 August 2022 

Part-time (30 weeks)

Auckland Campus 

30 May 2022
1 August 2022
3 October 2022 

Wellington Campus 

13 June 2022
19 September 2022 

Christchurch Campus 

9 May 2022
15 August 2022 


This programme is offered in our Auckland, Ōtāhuhu, Wellington and Christchurch Campuses.


  • Full Time: 16 weeks 
  • Part Time: 30 weeks

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Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 20 years and older.*
  • Show a demonstrated commitment to the Sport, Fitness and Recreation areas.
  • Relevant experience in the Fitness and Recreation Industry is preferred.

*Candidates under 20 may still be considered upon a personal interview

Course Costs


  • Fees Free* study available
  • Tuition fees*: $4,064
  • Student Service Levy*: $200.00
  • Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink

*Click here for Fees Free Eligibility criteria.

*Please note course costs and student levy are subject to change


  • Tuition fees: $10,500NZD
  • Course fee: $1,000NZD