NEWS What it’s like to study sport and fitness at TAFE Queensland –

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Want to start your career in the sports and fitness industry?

TAFE Queensland has a range of pathway options to help you turn your dreams into reality.

Gold Coast teacher Hunter Paltridge told myGC TAFE Queensland offers a range of courses, providing students with numerous career options.

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“We’ve introduced a Certificate II in Sports Coaching in schools and we’ve sandwiched that with a Certificate III in Fitness to enable them to become a gym instructor,” Mr Paltridge said.

“From there they’ll go into a Certificate IV in Fitness where they can then work as a personal trainer.

“For those who want to go down the coaching path, we also have a Diploma in Physical Education, which has a good pathway into university study, but also allows students to be coaches – the administrative side of coaching, but also the high-performance side of being a sports coach.”

Mr. Paltridge said being able to take immediate action and apply the theory learned in the classroom to the physical environment of the TQ Fitness Center at the new Robina campus was very rewarding.

“We can go from the classroom to the gym, and you can seamlessly combine practice and theory,” he said.

This appealed to student Andrew Ma, who was only a week away from completing his Certificate IV in Fitness.

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“We have easy access to the gym whenever we want to try a different program or technique,” he says.

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With the support of professional teaching staff, students can also practice their skills in real-life situations

“Our teachers are really helpful and knowledgeable,” Mr Ma said.

“Practicing our training skills on real-life clients helps build our confidence and gives us more hands-on experience, so when we graduate we are better prepared for the job and knowledgeable .”

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