Career Guides

Aqua Aerobics Instructors

Aqua aerobics instructors plan, instruct, monitor, and evaluate water-based exercise classes.

Where You Might Work

Aqua aerobics instructors can expect to work in traditional fitness settings such as: 

Key Responsibilities

When using a body of water, aqua aerobics instructors must understand that their tasks or responsibilities will differ from regular fitness instructors. These responsibilities could include: 

The Attributes and Skills You Will Need

The salary ranges from $65,000 - $80,000, according to

Market Insights Full-time Coach

47,300 employed

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Full-time share of 19%

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Female share of 50%

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Average age of 23

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Salary: (average taken from salaries advertised on and $37.50 per hour.

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The education pathways listed encompass the most common entry-level courses that can be undergone to become a water aerobics instructor. 

Course/sPotential Career Outcomes Further QualificationsDuration and/or Number of Units 
AUSTSWIM Aqua Instructor CourseAllows you to gain the qualification to perform fitness exercises in a body of water 6 units recognised by the Australian Qualification Framework
SISSS00127 Aqua Exercise InstructionPart of the completion of the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness.n/a6 units recognised by the Australian Qualification Framework


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