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

Do you want to study and become a personal trainer in New Zealand? This course will start your journey in helping change lives and improve your own at the same time. Part-time study options available.

Why choose this course

To become a game-changer in the exercise industry you need to start with the fundamentals. Learn 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: Similar to 'The Biggest Loser' and track your clients 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 

Course Content 

This course can be done full time or 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.  

Study & Career Opportunities

This course opens up the following possibilities: 

  • Develop as a Personal Trainer and study further with a Diploma Level 5
  • Personal training (PT) and coaching
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Team fitness trainer
  • Exercise consultant
  • Athlete coaching and development
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Gym instructor 

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Course Costs

International students:

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

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

2020/21 Intakes


Auckland Campus 

8 March 2021
19 July 2021
23 August 2021 

Wellington Campus

12 April 2021
19 July 2021
30 August 2021 

Christchurch Campus

12 April 2021
28 June 2021
16 August 2021 .

Otahuhu Campus

15 February 2021
19 April 2021  

Part-time (30 weeks)

Auckland Campus 

10 May 2021

Wellington Campus 

19 July 2021 

Christchurch Campus 

29 March 2021


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


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

Entry Requirements

  • Recommended age of 20 years and older.*
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Sport, Fitness and Recreation areas.
  • Relevant experience in the Fitness and Recreation Industry is preferred.
  • International students are required to submit Academic or General IELTS 5.5 with no band score lower than 5.0, or equivalent.

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