New Zealand Apprenticeship: Multi-Skilled Exercise Instructor (Freestyle) (Level 4)

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This apprenticeship is for aspiring exercise industry all-rounders.

By taking on the Multi-skilled Exercise apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the complete package of skills and knowledge - able to deliver group and individual exercise instruction, and own and run a personal training business.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that enrolments for this apprenticeship are paused for a short time. Get in touch with one of our regional advisors to discuss the pathway into this qualification when enrolments re-open.

To enrol in this programme, you need to be working in a paid job with an exercise facility or organisation, or self-employed.

If you don't have a role lined up, contact us to talk about how we can help.

This apprenticeship is designed to be completed in 2 years. 

You'll be trained and observed in the workplace. Your assessments will be completed online.

The apprenticeship is comprised of three programmes:

New Zealand Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise (Level 4)

  • Choreographing and delivering group exercise classes
  • Encouraging participants 
  • Business skills
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Culturally appropriate behaviour.

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

  • Exercise fundamentals
  • Nutrition and wellbeing
  • Working professionally
  • Exercise delivery
  • Business skills.

Exercise Group Training module:

  • Planning and researching a target market
  • Designing and delivering group training sessions
  • Gathering feedback and reviewing sessions.

By completing this apprenticeship you will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), at the levels of Group Exercise Own Choreography, and Personal Trainer.