How to get personal trainer job in new Zealand?

As an Indian guy, I am also dreaming to work in New Zealand as a personal trainer, because of its cultural beauty and easy living. I am planning to work in NZ for 10 years, but due to my blood cancer I am not able to apply for a job there and I am not getting a work visa for a fitness job. But here I want to share my experience and tips to get a direct job in NZ from India.



How to get Personal trainer job in new Zealand



New Zealand work visa requirements 


Although getting a work visa for New Zealand is hard these days because of changes in visa rules and regulation. If you apply for a visa on your own I am sure you will not get a working visa, so what are other options to apply for a job there. 

There is one best option to seek the help of NZ immigration agents who can help you with all paperwork and make your best profile and resume, work experience and describe you all the things about New Zealand.

The second option applies to get a tourist visa for New Zealand, this option costs you some money, but at least you get all the exposure of NZ cities like Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

once you get the tourist visa in hand and reach your dream destination to live and explore and feel to the touch of NZ. 

Well, you are free to side seen in NZ if you have extra money and shopping in NZ. But let me remind you are here to visit NZ agents lawyers and immigration to know how you can settle in new Zealand and work policy and permanent residents visa. I will give a good example what you can do in New Zealand, there are a lot of fitness job opportunities in NZ, still, they are seeking for a fitness trainer in New Zealand for clubs like snap fitness, anytime fitness and YMCA clubs, these are top fitness and health clubs in New Zealand.


  • You just need to prepare your fitness resume and find health clubs who are seeking the personal trainer and fitness instructor jobs.you can not work there but you can make the experience of how to interview is conducted in NZ for fitness jobs. What question they ask you to interview, the interview is conducting every week in NZ and anyone can sit for the interview and because no one knows might be company will recruit you and help you with working visas and sponsor you to work in NZ.

The third option You can apply for a job directly from India via email the health clubs that you are seeking for a fitness job and want to work in NZ. Here I will share my experience when I apply for job by sending resume to clubs via my email address, I got the answer from the club in one week for my job said we have to go through your resume we like your profile and if you are new Zealand we will have a interview with you on this date, my reply to them that I am from India and want  to work in this beautiful country cab you provide us working visa, reply from health club no we don't provide work visa and but whenever you land in our country let us know we will have an interview with you, this is really very positive mail from NZ health club.

What is the qualification to work in NZ


Every country has its own terms and condition, for new Zealand, there is a different qualification framework for the fitness industry. If you are a beginner you need level 2 reps certification to work as a fitness instructor job in NZ. After 1 year of experience, you can go for level 3 personal training certification to work as a personal trainer in NZ.

Although courses in new Zealand are from level 1 to level 8 



  • Level 1 basic study of fitness for learning only
  • Level 2 study of fitness with practice training
  • Level 3 personal training certification
  • Level 4 advanced fitness trainer certification
  • Level 5 diploma in sports science
  • Level 6 diploma in sports and exercise
  • Level 7 degree three-year degree in exercise science
  • Level 8 postgraduate degree in sports and exercise.
  • Level 9 Ph.D. in sports and exercise.

On the other hand you need reps certification to work in NZ level 2 and level 3 is good to work three, as an Indian you don't Indian reps certification, although Indian reps certification are valid in NZ you don't get a job in NZ from this certification, you must study fitness certification from Nz if you panning to work on NZ. Because it's better to take Certification from there it will help you understand the fitness industry of new Zealand and the pros and cons of working on new Zealand. 

Personal trainer NZ salary:


The average basic salary of a fitness trainer in New Zealand is 2000 NZ dollars depends on the health clubs and your experience in the fitness industry. 

I know guys some Indian guys work on Australia and NZ getting a handsome salary because of there work quality and ability to make good personal training clients and work for 12 hours a day to earn hard money. 

In NZ salary depend on working hours if you work for 8 hours a day and your hourly pay is 12 hour a dollar then your basic monthly salary is around 1800 to 2200 dollars. 

New Zealand rent house:

Well its really a tough question its depend on city and where you are living in the apartment and 2 to 3  bedroom sharing flat but one thing I will assure, you must pay the rent for a two-bedroom unfurnished apartment range from $150 per week in cheaper areas, such as Dunedin and Rotorua, to between $350 and $500 per week in central Auckland and Wellington.


My final words:


In my opinion new Zealand is great place to work settle with family but there is always pros and cons of every new  place and jobs, so if you are planning to go for work in Newzealand be sure to check all the things and doing your own research, does it really beneficial to leave your home country and start with zero in NZ country. And how many year you will get permanent resident and how you will survive in New Zealand, and how you will find a part-time job in NZ what is the rent and part-time income in NZ, at last I could say check your bank balance before go to new Zealand because of some circumstances are not good in New Zealand you can always have the option to come back to your home country.

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