Our People to Live Stronger & Longer

Empowering Fitness Workforce: A Unique Opportunity

The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) is excited to announce a unique opportunity for our members to participate in a project to enhance our communities’ health and wellbeing through fitness education. We are thrilled to offer supported places for Certificate III in Fitness to equip individuals, either existing employees or new entrants, with these qualification over 12 months. This opportunity allows for flexibility in the distribution of participants across the qualification based on the needs and interests of the participants.

Investing in Your Future

We understand the value of investing in our members and their organisations. We offer each participant a substantial support package as part of this commitment. Each participating organisation will receive a supplement payment of $20,000 per participant. This funding is designed to facilitate the training of existing workers or to help supplement the salary cost of a new entrant. This is a significant opportunity to enhance your organisation’s capabilities while investing in our communities’ health and wellbeing.

The $20,000 supplement payment will be distributed as follows:
› 50% paid on commencement of the course.
› 50% paid following completion of the course. Please note that this payment schedule can be negotiated to best suit your organisation’s needs.

Impact on Workforce

Participants in this program will play a crucial role in promoting a healthy lifestyle within the organisation and the broader community. As fitness professionals, they can create and facilitate
various programs in the community, such as walking groups, community fitness classes, and chair yoga/mobility for Elders. These initiatives can significantly improve community well-being, increase productivity, and reduce absenteeism. Participants will also be equipped to
provide tailored fitness programs and advice, conduct fitness assessments, and lead group fitness classes. A fitness participant can significantly contribute to the physical health of the workforce and the community, fostering a culture of health and wellness that extends beyond
the organisation.

Course Units

Certificate III in Fitness units are on the official course pages: Certificate III in Fitness

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the supported places in this project, you must meet the following criteria:
› Be employed with an Aboriginal Medical Service or an associate member of AH&MRC and is in line with the strategies of the organisation
› Be a new entrant or an existing worker.
› Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
› Be able to travel to Sydney (Little Bay) for all residential blocks.
› Be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding.

How to Apply

We invite you to take the first step towards participating in this transformative project. Please feel free to fill out the form available at this link.
We eagerly await your response and are excited about collaborating with you to enhance the health and well-being of our communities.