Certificate II & III Health & Fitness Students - Future is in Good Shape

Future is in Good Shape

Written by Journalist, Angela Norval - Bundaberg Today, Friday September 24, 2021

There is something motivating about following your passion from the convenience of your school, while knowing it is contributing positively to your future.

This is the case for nine Certificate III Fitness students from St Luke’s Anglican School - Joey Vella, Jaxon Royan, Monica Hung, Faisal Aziz, Alice Sephton, Ben Rudd, Oliver Baldwin, Harrison Baldwin, Lily Wilkinson and McKenzie Kersnovske.

These students, from the comfort of the St Luke’s School gymnasium, have been working with CQUniversity’s Kellie Walker to achieve their goals and finish this course.

Putting their hand up for the program has shown real commitment, given it is an 18-month course they will complete halfway through Year 11 to qualify them to perform

Group Fitness Training. It is very fitting that Kellie Walker is teaching these students considering she is very dedicated to all things health and fitness.

Kellie teaches the Certificate II Sports and Recreation as well as Certificate III and IV in Fitness for CQUniversity, covering both school students and those wishing to learn externally.

Kellie is also an owner of Ariston Fitness on Johanna Boulevard, so provides the students with first-hand knowledge on where this training can take them and the benefits of fitness in general.

“Teaching these students an industry-ready qualification equips them with the skills they will need to work in the industry in the future,” she said.

“The fitness certificates also provide them with a pathway to further studies at CQUniversity in courses such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy or sports and exercise science.

“These students already have their own personal interests in fitness, so it’s great to be able to show them a pathway to use that interest in building their future.”

For Year 10 St Luke’s Anglican School student Monica Hung, sport is not just a pastime, but something she shows incredible dedication for in her chosen sport of AFL.

Such is Monica’s talent she was recently selected by the Brisbane Lions Academy while also playing for The Waves AFL team locally.

Tackling the Certificate III in Fitness through CQUniversity while completing her senior school studies at St Luke’s is hugely beneficial for Monica, as it allows her to learn to coach different demographics, about human movement. and the human body.

Monica is also considering a post-school career in the sports industry, perhaps aligning with sports medicine and or athletics.

Fellow student Joey Vella has plans to use his newfound skills by studying at Certificate III in Fitness to secure a part-time job in personal training or fitness instructing at a gym while studying at university.

Being a triathlete, Joey also appreciates understanding the human body and what it is capable of, and is enjoying the training programs.

As he continues to learn and maintain his commitment to triathlons as a Wide Bay representative in Club State Gold Aquathlon and

Club State Gold Duathlon, Joey applies what he has learnt to his sports.