Training and development

Active Canterbury is passionate about supporting local activity providers and seeing community programmes and initiatives thrive.

This page has information about relevant training opportunities on offer including those brought to you by Active Canterbury. We fund a series of FREE courses, seminars and workshops each year to support the great work of our local providers!

View a selection of videos of key presentations from past Active Canterbury workshops.

Upcoming Active Canterbury training opportunities

Active Canterbury will be running the following three half-day workshops for community activity providers:

  • Autumn Activity Providers Workshop (postponed to Saturday 14th May 2022);
  • Mental Health Workshop for Activity Providers (Saturday 18th June 2022); and
  • Drumming Workshop (Saturday 20th August 2022).
Expression of interest sought for the Community Exercise Foundation Course

This one-day workshop is suitable for leaders of group exercise in a community or church setting, as well as new or inexperienced leaders who want to build confidence and develop practical skills. No previous exercise or fitness instruction experience is required, just a passion for delivering safe and suitable classes and activities in the community.

Get in touch using the online contact form if you are interested in finding out more about the course, or running this course with volunteers or staff.

Upcoming local training opportunities

Exercise as Medicine NZ (EAM) has online courses designed for exercise professionals wanting to upskill around long-term conditions and exercise.

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My Group Move's online courses provide education so any instructor can be better at teaching group fitness classes.

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Find out about other upcoming training

Exercise as Medicine NZ offers online foundation courses for exercise professionals wanting to up-skill around long-term health conditions and exercise.

Free and discounted online training is available from the Australian Fitness Network to REPs members.

Find REPs approved Continuing Professionals Development (CPD) courses.

Skills Active provides training to teach, support and lead groups and individuals at any stage of their exercise journey.

EXULT facilitate a number of workshops for community groups covering topics such as fundraising, sponsorship, marketing, and managing volunteers.

Find out about the Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme (SMEAEP) to provide exercise or fitness services to local workplaces.

Get information on becoming an Approved Strength and Balance Programme to help reduce the number of falls in our older population [PDF].