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Fitness Centre Manager

Fitness Centre Manager
ANZSCO Code: 149112 / Group C

A Fitness Centre Manager organises, controls and promotes the activities, facilities and resources of a fitness centre. They may coach, instruct and train clients.

Occupation description

A Fitness Centre Manager organises, controls and promotes the activities, facilities and resources of a fitness centre. They may coach, instruct and train clients.

Occupations not considered suitable under this ANZSCO code:

  • Sports Centre Manager
  • Sports Instructor

These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO or are not at the required skill level.

Fitness Centre Manager is a VETASSESS Group C occupation

This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma or higher.

Applicants must have fulfilled at least one of the following four criteria (1–4):


Group C

* Additional qualifications in a highly relevant field of study include those comparable to the following levels:

  • AQF Diploma
  • AQF Advanced Diploma
  • AQF Associate Degree or
  • AQF Graduate Diploma

** Highly relevant paid employment duration (20 hours or more per week)


minimum years of employment highly relevant to the nominated occupation, completed at an appropriate skill level in the five years before the date of application for a Skills Assessment.


minimum 4 years of relevant employment required – three years of relevant employment (can be outside the last 5-year period) in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment within the last five years before applying.

*If employment is prior to the completion of the qualification at the required level, an applicant must have at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level within the last five years. The remaining three years of pre-qualifying period may be within the last ten years.

A positive assessment of both qualification level and employment duration is required for a positive Skills Assessment outcome.

Qualification and Employment Criteria

AQF Diploma or higher qualification*

*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.

Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Fitness Studies
  • Sports Management


Highly relevant tasks include:

  • planning and organising the range and mix of fitness programs to be offered by the centre.
  • organising publicity to promote facilities and attract clients.
  • scheduling games and competitions.
  • selecting, training and supervising staff.
  • ensuring facilities are properly maintained and conform to safety standards.
  • may undertake coaching, fitness instruction and training of clients.
  • may plan and organise catering facilities.


Employment information

Fitness Centre Managers generally work in centres or clubs that contain a fitness suite or gym and some, or all, of the following:

  • swimming pool
  • sports halls or courts
  • spa, sauna or therapy area
  • catering and other recreational facilities

Responsibilities usually cover the broad areas of marketing the facility and any special events, managing staff and dealing with the technical aspects of fitness provision and health and safety. The Manager is also accountable for the overall profitability of the centre.

Large centres may have a team of several Managers who specialise in certain areas.

Supporting material for assessment

Applicants nominating this managerial occupation must submit an organisational chart. An organisational chart should include the company letterhead, the applicant’s job position and those of their superiors and subordinates as well as all positions reporting to their immediate supervisor and to the applicant’s direct subordinates.

If an applicant is unable to obtain an organisational chart from their employer, they must provide a statutory declaration outlining the required information and the reasons why this information cannot be provided.

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