Kick-start a career in the sport and exercise sector, with a certificate in fitness from Victoria University Polytechnic.
With work placements in sporting organisations such as the Western Bulldogs Football Club, and access excellent sporting facilities during your study, you will graduate ready to work in gyms, fitness centres, and other exercise-related fields.
Why choose VU Polytechnic?
Innovative, flexible and hands-on learning
Our multi-award-winning blended-learning model combines eLearning with in-person training and practical applications.
Learn from industry-recognised teachers and access world-class facilities, including sports courts, gyms, athletics track and indoor pool, at Footscray Park Campus.
Support services that work for you
We offer scholarships, financial advice, counselling, childcare and more to help you succeed in your studies, no matter your background.
VU Polytechnic is open for on-campus activity. Our priority is always the safety, health and wellbeing of our students, staff and community.
Join an information session
VU Polytechnic are running a series of fitness information sessions that cover course structure, industry connections, placement opportunities, pathways to further study and more:Fitness information sessions
Browse fitness courses
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Leaders in sport & exercise
Fitness centres at VU
"There were so many opportunities for hands-on learning. 60+ hours of practical placement, clinic once a week with various clients, sessions working with both primary school and high school students, numerous workshops, and classroom activities.”
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Hear from our teachers
We sat down with trainer and teacher Neeten, to hear his thoughts on the importance of health and fitness for overall wellness.5 minutes with Neeten
Kettlebell coach, Pilates instructor, boxing coach and VU Polytechnic teacher Jo shares her experience in the health and wellness industry.5 minutes with Jo