Providers of initial qualifications

Recognised Qualifications to REPs Register

The content of these qualifications have been reviewed by REPs and meet the requirements to REPs register.

Completing one (or more for multiple registration levels) of these qualifications means an individual is eligible to register with REPs.

Each qualification listing also includes information on the highest relevant REPs registration level achieved on the completion of the qualification.

Our qualification list is divided by location, including a category of Nationwide which covers qualifications delivered throughout New Zealand.

 

Which qualification should I choose?

REPs doesn’t recommend any qualification provider in our list over another. We do however suggest that before you make your decision, to do your own due diligence! Ask questions and ask around. Some suggestions are:

  1. Contacting the qualification provider directly to find out more about their qualification. This could include information on how they deliver their qualification, how they support their students, or how they undertake their assessments and exams
  2. Talking to other students and graduates of the qualification. Ask the qualification provider for student references. Check out the qualification providers Facebook page, Twitter etc
  3. Do an online/Google search to find out more about the qualification provider

 

Please note: REPs is unable to provide any assurances as to the ongoing financial viability of any qualification provider, so it is important that you do your own checks. Don’t be afraid to ask your qualification provider about their processes as to how they protect students fees.

Other important information about qualification recognition

  1. If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you may be required to undertake a verification process. Please apply for REPs registration in the normal way, and we will let you know if there are any further steps required.
  2. If you wish to REPs register and have relevant industry knowledge, competency and skill, but don’t hold a qualification in this list, REPs has a Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) process available. Successful completion of the RCC process will result in the issuing of an NZQA approved qualification which we recognise.

 

Please CLICK HERE to view a list of qualifications no longer delivered, or their recognition by REPs has ended

 

NATIONWIDE

REPs Levels Available

Max International College for Fitness Professionals

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Certificate in Fitness & Fitness Business Diploma Personal Trainer

Skills Active

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National Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training Business Skills), (in conjunction with the National Certificate in Fitness Exercise Consultant) Personal Trainer
National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Exercise Consultant 2
National Certificate in Fitness (Foundation Skills) Level 2 Exercise Assistant
National Certificate in Fitness (Group Fitness Instruction) Group Exercise

Fit College New Zealand

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Certificate in Fitness (in conjunction with the Certificate in Advanced Personal Training) Personal Trainer

New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness (In partnership with the Open Polytechnic)

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NZQA Open Polytechnic Certificate in Personal Training (Level 4) Personal Trainer

Fitnation

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Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer

New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS)

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Diploma in Sport Management & Exercise Prescription Exercise Consultant 2
Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer
Diploma in Sport (Advanced Exercise Prescription) Personal Trainer

Netfit

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Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer
PT and Wellness Coach Personal Trainer
National Cert in Fitness (Found Skills) L2 & (Exercise Consultant) Level 3 Exercise Consultant 2
New Zealand Certificate in Fitness (Group Fitness) Level 3 Group Exercise

Fit Futures Leaning Institute

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Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer

AUCKLAND and NORTHLAND

REPs Levels Available

AUT University

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Bachelor of Sport & Recreation Personal Training
Certificate in Personal Training Personal Training
Certificate in Fitness Instruction Exercise Consultant 2

Max International College for Fitness Professionals

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Certificate in Fitness & Fitness Business Diploma Personal Trainer

Manukau Institute of Technology

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Certificate in applied Sport and Recreation- Exercise prescription for Fitness instructors level 4 (Including Exercise Prescription for Fitness Instructors) Exercise Consultant 1
Diploma in applied Sport and Recreation (plus one of the following)-Human Anatomy and Physiology Level 5-Exercise prescription for Personal Trainers Level 6 Exercise Consultant 2
Diploma in applied Sport and Recreation (plus the following)-Introduction to Sport as a Business Level 7 Personal Trainer

New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness (In partnership with the Open Polytechnic)

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NZQA Open Polytechnic Certificate in Personal Training (Level 4) Personal Trainer

School of Business Limited

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NZQA National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3, in conjunction with the National Certificate in Fitness (Foundations) level 2 Personal Trainer

WAIKATO

REPs Levels Available

Wintec

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Certificate in Fitness Industry Training (Level 4) (before 31 December 2015) Exercise Consultant 2
Certificate in Fitness Industry Training (Level 4) (after 1 January 2016) Personal Trainer
Certificate in Fitness Industry Training (Level 4) Group Exercise
Diploma in Personal Training (Level 5) Personal Trainer
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Personal Trainer

New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness (In partnership with the Open Polytechnic)

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NZQA Open Polytechnic Certificate in Personal Training (Level 4) Personal Trainer

MIDDLE/LOWER NORTH ISLAND

REPs Levels Available

Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology (Formerly Bay of Plenty Polytechnic)

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National Certificate in Fitness Level 4 Personal Trainer

Eastern Institute of Technology

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Certificate in Health and Fitness Exercise Consultant 1
Diploma of Recreation and Sport (DRS) including all 3 electives BRS5.36 (Physical Assessment), BRS5.26 (Principles of Physical Training) and the Online Business Unit Personal Trainer
Bachelor of Recreation and Sport in conjunction with the EIT Online Business Unit Personal Trainer

UCOL (Palmerston North)

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Certificate in Exercise and Sport Performance Level 4 Exercise Consultant 2
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Personal Trainer

WELLINGTON

REPs Levels Available

Massey University

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Diploma in Exercise Science Exercise Consultant 2
Bachelor of Health Science Exercise Consultant 2

New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS)

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Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Prescription Exercise Consultant 2
Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer
Diploma in Sport (Advanced Exercise Prescription) Personal Trainer

Wellington Institute of Technology

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Certificate in Exercise Science (completed from August 2012) Personal Trainer
Diploma in Exercise Science Personal Trainer
Certificate in Exercise Science (completed up to 2011) Exercise Consultant 2

UPPER SOUTH ISLAND

REPs Levels Available

Community Colleges – New Zealand

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Certificate in Applied Sport Exercise Consultant 2

CHRISTCHURCH

REPs Levels Available

Aoraki Polytechnic

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Certificate in Sport and Fitness Exercise Consultant 2
Diploma in Sport and Fitness Personal Trainer

New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS)

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Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Prescription Exercise Consultant 2
Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer
Diploma in Sport (Advanced Exercise Prescription) Personal Trainer

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)

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Certificate in Fitness Industry Training (Level 5) Personal Trainer

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

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Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer
National Certificate in Group Fitness Group Exercise

New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness (In partnership with the Open Polytechnic)

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NZQA Open Polytechnic Certificate in Personal Training (Level 4) Personal Trainer

DUNEDIN

REPs Levels Available

Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure

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Certificate in Personal Training and Exercise Prescription (Level 4) Personal Trainer
Diploma in Personal Training and Exercise Prescription (Level 5) Personal Trainer

SOUTHLAND

REPs Levels Available

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)

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Certificate in Personal Training Personal Trainer

 

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