PDC54306 - Build an Outdoor Fitness Training Business

Duration4 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Course codePDC54306


This online micro-credential outlines the key elements of operating a successful outdoor fitness training business as a fitness professional. Australian weather in most places presents a great opportunity to host an outdoor fitness program. Outdoor Fitness sessions have seen growth rates close to 40% over the past 10 years and provide a great way to bring in extra income to your fitness business and expose you to clients with other health and fitness preferences.

It is expected students have a fitness professional qualification of Certificate IV in Fitness or greater.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Career Opportunities

This course provides Professional Development for health and fitness professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

If you are a Registered Exercise Professional with AUSactive as a Group Exercise/Gym Instructor or greater, you will also be eligible to attain AUSactive CECs on the successful completion of this course.

This is an AUSactive Accredited micro-credential. To gain your CEC’s you will be required to upload your certificate into your CEC diary on your AUSactive account and select your approved course for AUSactive to verify.

Structure & Availability


4 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

  1. Identify the key elements of a successful outdoor fitness training business
  2. Reflect on the professional responsibilities and duty of care of the fitness trainer in managing clients
  3. Outline training session planning and delivery options in the outdoor setting
  4. Identify risk management procedures to consider in managing an outdoor fitness training business
  5. Gain an understanding of local population demographics
  6. Identify growing local health, fitness and community networks
  7. Develop high-level communication and client referral skills to enable collaboration across sectors.

Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 


There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course are expected to have successfully completed a fitness professional qualification of Certificate IV in Fitness or greater.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

Fees & Scholarships

How to apply

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