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 exercise physiologists, physiotherapists and fitness professionals (holding a Certificate III and/or IV in Fitness). It is delivered across two tiers – Tier 1 is for exercise physiologists and physiotherapists, and Tier 2 is for fitness professionals. All participants receive a suite of digital and hard copy manuals and resources.

For more information about the courses, contact NSW program Coordinator Kamilla Haufort on or 02 8268 9602, or see below.

Tier 1 training course

The tier 1 course comprises a three-hour self-paced online learning module only.

Currently we are waiting for professional development points from Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) for this course.

Cost: $181.50 including GST

Content includes: empathy training; the power of language; the importance of inclusive practices (interviews with industry experts covering: ageism, disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and mental health); keeping everyone safe (presentation by Professor Stephen Lord on the physiology of balance, gait and falls, and risk factors for falls); plus bonus content on woman’s health by Michelle Wright.

Enrol and start your course now

Tier 2 training course

The Tier 2 course includes two online modules and a face-to-face practical module.

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.

Cost: (all three modules) $495 including GST

Tier 2 course content

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Next face-to-face practical sessions

Saturday 5 March, 9am-5pm
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
37 Constitution Ave, Reid

Friday 29 April,9am – 5pm
Meadowbank TAFE (Level 1, Building B)
See St, Meadowbank

Date and venue to be confirmed.