Sport and Fitness Combo

Combine your passion for fitness with your love of sport!

Our sports development Diploma program is for you if you're looking for the most comprehensive fitness course available.

The sport and fitness industries are growing rapidly, and the demand for appropriately qualified staff has never been higher. This course has been created in consultation with industry to provide graduates with diverse skills, ensuring they are equipped for career success. The course has also been designed to offer pathway opportunities for those wanting to transition into higher education.

VFA Learning’s sports and fitness course will advance your career and broaden your skills and knowledge to pursue various roles within the Australian sports industry.


Course Duration

12 months full-time, blended study

Intake Dates

2025 intake coming soon


Geelong Campus, 78 Yarra Street Geelong, VIC

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Career Outcomes

Personal Trainer

Talent Development Manager

Sport Development Manager

Sporting or Facility Manager

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Course Information

Key Study Areas

Foundations of Fitness

  • Exercise Assessment and Programming
  • First Aid
  • Body Structure and Function
  • Communication and Leadership

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness – Personal Trainer

  • Advanced Programming Techniques
  • Fitness Assessment/Testing Methods
  • Posture Training
  • Marketing and Business
  • Resistance Training

SIS50321 Diploma of Sport (Coaching)

  • Olympic lifting
  • Plyometrics
  • High performance gym training sessions
  • Pilates
  • Physiological Testing
  • Drugs in sport
  • Leadership
  • Working with health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
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Courses Studied

If you share our passion for sport and fitness, this program will be perfect for you! This 12-month program will see students undertake the following’ core’ Certificate level courses:

Foundations of Fitness

This is not a full Certificate III in Fitness, however provides students with the pre-requisite units required for entry into the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Students will achieve a Statement of attainment for successfully completing the units of competency in this program. Find out more about Foundations of Fitness and the Units of Competency.

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

This qualification will allow you to work as a Personal Trainer. Find out more about this the Certificate IV in Fitness and the Units of Competency.

SIS50321 Diploma of Sport (Coaching)

This course targets individuals looking for a successful career in the sports industry. Find out more about the Diploma of Sport (Coaching) and the Units of Competency.

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Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of VFA’ Pre-Training Review’.
  • Successful completion of the Approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) as set by VFA.
  • To enrol into the Diploma level qualification, evidence of successful completion of VCE or equivalent.
  • No ATAR score required.
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Flexible study

We understand that many of our students need to work while learning, so we have developed a blended option for this course. It includes online theory components and placement as required by the qualification.

Our Flipped Learning approach encompasses the following:

  • Face-to-Face
  • Classroom-based with a large practical element
  • Workplace experience
  • Online (self-directed)

Potential students are encouraged to speak with one of our highly experienced Course Consultants to discuss options that suit your learning needs.

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Assessment Methods

  • Written Questions
  • Observations
  • Case Studies
  • Assignments
  • Workplace Logbook
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Payment Options

Fee-for Service: Deposit and Direct Debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success)
Where eligible: VIC government subsidy and VET Student Loans
Where eligible: VET Student Loans and direct debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success)

This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy Pty Ltd TA VFA Learning RTO 22360. This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to eligible individuals. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Access to VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements, and a VET Student Loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. The maximum Tuition Fee for this course for Non Subsidised Students is $13,000. The maximum amount covered under this course’s VET Student Loans program is $16,221.

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Online Study

On-Campus with select subjects available online.

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Pathway to Further Education

The Sport and Fitness Combo  course is a pathway to the tertiary education degrees, the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Health Science and the Bachelor of Sports Management.

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