Instructor training

Instructor training


Join the leaders in training older adults

Are you a qualified exercise professional with a keen interest in working with older people? Becoming a Living Longer Living Stronger instructor is a great opportunity to help people aged over 50 to improve their strength and balance, and to make a difference in your community.

Living Longer Living Stronger is an evidence-based strength and balance exercise program designed with universities, health professionals and people over 50 themselves. It will help older people stay strong, active and socially connected, and may be particularly beneficial for those who might otherwise feel isolated or unable to exercise.

Start your journey to become an accredited Living Longer Living Stronger instructor by enrolling in COTA NSW’s accreditation course.

The training is open to fitness professionals (holding a Certificate III and/or IV in Fitness), exercise physiologists and physiotherapists. It is delivered across two tiers – Tier 1 is for exercise physiologists and physiotherapists, and Tier 2 is for fitness professionals.

The course is approved by Fitness Australia for 14 Continuing Education Credits (CECs). For people registered with Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA), the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), we will provide a letter detailing the hours of professional development involved and the content covered.

The training includes two online modules taken through our learning management system and a one-day face-to-face practical module. You also receive a suite of digital and hard copy resources as part of your course participation.

Course content

Next practical sessions – see below for Tier 1 special online package

Tweed Heads
Saturday 27 November, 9am – 5pm
Tweed Heads South Community Centre
18 Heffron Street, Tweed Heads South

Saturday 5 February
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
37 Constitution Ave, Reid

Friday 25 February
9am – 5pm
Meadowbank TAFE (Level 1, Building B)
See St, Meadowbank


Total for all three modules: $495 inc GST
(This includes all manuals)

Special online package for Tier 1 instructors (physiotherapists and exercise physiologists)

Cost – $150 (includes all three modules with online practical session)
Online practical session Thursday 19 August, 2 – 3.30 pm
Use coupon code NSWT1VT when booking

Enrol and start your course now

For more information, contact Kamilla on or 02 8268 9602