New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) 

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Exercise L5

Who is this qualification for?    

This qualification is for people who want to take their personal training game to the next level. It is all about designing and delivering advanced technical and personalised exercise programmes.

People working in senior exercise instruction and personal training roles are our industry experts. They are passionate, patient and motivational, with solid communication skills. When working with clients, they consider every aspect of their wellbeing, and apply their in-depth knowledge to create personalised exercise programmes that get results.  

There will be a variety of delivery and assessment methods available for this qualification. Stay tuned for further information.   

Coming out of this qualification, exercise professionals will have the skills and knowledge required for individual exercise prescription across a variety of exercise environments. 

This 60-credit qualification covers the following areas:

Designing advanced exercise programmes to the industry standard 

Providing appropriate nutrition referrals and follow-up actions 

Integrating health and wellness factors into an extended exercise programme 

Analysing and selecting from a range of advanced exercise options  

Exercise science 

Design programmes for people in varying conditions of health 

Developing networks with other allied professionals.   

Building on the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4), this qualification provides a pathway to higher level qualifications in exercise. 

 This qualification will take 8-12 months to complete. 

What are the costs?

On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?

Keen to deliver beneficial exercise instruction and make a real difference to people's wellbeing? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the exercise industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local gym or exercise facility, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other exercise qualifications

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

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