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Join the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and feel the satisfaction of knowing you are making a

difference to peoples lives.

Maybe youve just started thinking about having a career in the industry, or perhaps you have been considering it for a while.

Either way, becoming a personal trainer can be a great option for anyone who is after flexibility in their working life and likes to manage their own time and resources.

Choose your own hours Choose how much you want to earn Feel empowered running your own business Work within an existing fitness business

If you have any questions or are ready to get started, contact a Careers Advisor on 1300 232 348 or email us at

Course Snapshot


Online or face-to-face


Government funding available for eligible students


26wks - 2yrs depending on mode of delivery and students study pace


32hrs for Cert III, & 30hrs for Cert IV plus 50hr professional practice log book for Cert IV

Training tomorrows fitness leaders...

701 Glenhuntly Rd, Caulfield SouthPh: 1300 232 21062

Become a nationally recognised

Personal Trainer

Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

Course Information Brochure

Training tomorrows fitness leaders...

These are the nationally and potentially internationally recognised qualifications required to be employed by a gym, or to set up your own business to become a personal trainer. As a national qualification the set curriculum includes topics such as:

Client Health Screening and Fitness Assessment Fitness Program Development and Instruction Client Motivation, Setting & Achieving Goals Healthy Eating Advice Exercise Science Movement Analysis & Exercise Technique Exercise Prescription including; Functional Movement, Core Training, Strength & Conditioning Personal Training including; One-on-One & Group Training Setting Up & Operating your own PT Business

Course Topics

Study ModesFully online study is completely interactive, including lecture presentations, videos, web links, podcasts and activities. Self-paced over 6 months for Certificate III and 12 months for Certificate IV, you can study at a pace that fits with your lifestyle while receiving access to the Academys extensive student support services.

Face-to-face study involves attending classes in Melbourne (Caulfield) or Brisbane (Toowong). All face to face courses include both theory and practical sessions utilising the fully equipped on-campus Training Centres. For start dates and timetabling information, please ask for a course schedule or visit our website.

Practical PlacementPractical placement is a great way to put what you have learned into practice and to prepare you for the hands on fitness industry. Included in all modes of study, it helps you to gain extra experience before entering the fitness industry whilst also enhancing your job prospects. Many students actually end up gaining employment as a result of their work experience placement.

The work experience component occurs within the course timeframes. You are required to complete 32hrs for the Cert III and 30hrs for the Cert IV, and a professional practice log book (50hrs) throughout each certificate.

Most students arrange placement at a local gym, fitness centre or personal training studio.

The Academy has a range of work experience placement partners who are happy to assist our students.

Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

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Students needs vary when it comes to support throughout their studies therefore we offer extensive support options including:

Unlimited support available to all students whilst studying online. Students can call, webcam or email the Academys student support officers. Face to face students also have access to lecturers and support staff during and after class.

Post Graduate Study - enjoy 12mths access to the online learning system and continue to refresh your knowledge long after you have completed your study.

SupportOver 90% of our students study online. The biggest reason for this is that the course can be completed at your own pace, around your current commitments, from a place suitable for you, be it your home, a cafe or a local library.

AFAs advanced online learning platform allows you to go through the modules of the course with slide shows, videos, animations, and podcasts for every topic.

All of this has been specifically created to help you study wherever you are. The content can be downloaded to work offline and the assessments are designed to prepare you for work as a personal trainer, including programming for clients with a variety of health and fitness goals.

Online Learning

I would really like to thank you all for a wonderful job you have done in

assisng me over the last 12 months to complete cercate 3 and 4. Without the ongoing support, online students

would not be able to achieve a qualicaon in this eld of work.

- Kiara

Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

Training tomorrows fitness leaders...

Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

Whats Included?The 8 additional qualifications will increase your skills and knowledge to a higher level, enhancing your Personal Training CV and expertise:

- Olympic Weightlifting Techniques- Suspension Training- Supplement and Fad Diet Facts- Fundamentals of kettlebell training- Online Marketing for Personal Trainers- Advanced Periodisation Techniques- Running Training for Personal Trainers- Pregnancy & ExerciseContemporary Training Guidelines

As the leading fitness course provider in Australia, our graduates don't just have the Certificate III and IV in Fitness.

When you enrol in our combined course, including both Certificate III in Fitness and Certificave IV in Fitness, you will receive our revolutionary Industry Ready Pack.

When completing your Personal Trainer Course, you will have access to 8 more qualifications, taking your employment opportunities to a whole new level. Our Industry Ready Pack also gives you over 20 CEC points to put towards your Fitness Australia registration allowing you to maintain professional registration for 4 years!

$1,300 worth of qualifications for FREE

Industry Ready Pack

Training tomorrows fitness leaders...

Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

How to Download

As the leading online fitness educational institute, were always seeking for ways to improve our students ability to learn by making it easier to access our online content. With this in mind, we created our own mobile app to allow students to access the online course from their phone or tablet.

From the app you can stream video presentations, download podcasts, open learning resources, study your lecture slides, and even take quizes. This app enables you to access your course from virtually anywhere and will take your learning to the next level.

The Australian Fitness Academy App is completely free to download from either the Apple App Store or the Android Play Store.

Once downloaded, simply log in to your account, using the same login details as online, and youll have access to your entire course and support features.

Mobile Learning App

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With over 20 years experience in delivering fitness certification courses, we are committed to providing students with the best start to a career in the fitness industry.

Guaranteed Interviews: Students who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their studies and achieve our Premier PT standard, will be passed on to our industry partners to be interviewed for employment positions.

Setting up a business: For students who plan to start their own business, the Academys business, sales and marketing topics have been designed to provide students with access to the practical tools needed to set up their own PT business and attract clients.

Employment Pathways

Personal Training Expected EarningsDaily

Personal Training 1hr


Weekly Income (5 days)

Daily Income

Monthly Income

(21 days)

Annual Income

(48 weeks)

Annual Income + 1 Bootcamp class/week

Annual Income + 3 Bootcamp class/week

Annual Income + 2 Bootcamp class/week

2 PTSessions

3 PTSessions

4 PTSessions

5 PTSessions

6 PTSessions

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Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

Training tomorrows fitness leaders...

Course fees are dependent on study mode (online or face-to-face) and whether you are eligible for Government funding.

We understand course fees are a significant financial investment, thats why we offer flexible interest free payment plans for all courses.

Payment plans are arranged to suit your budget with a minimum $300 deposit and $50 per week directly debited on a day of your choice.

The payment plans are INTEREST FREE which means no debts, no interest paid and no deductions from your salary for years to come.

Payment Options

Cert III & IV in FitnessSIS30315 & SIS40215

Students may be eligible for financial assistance through Centrelink. For further information on eligibility for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy contact Centrelink on 13 24 90 and quote the Australian Fitness Academy reference number 3P322.

1. Great Reputationteaching for 24 years we are well known and respected within the fitness industry.2. Unmatched Supportwe employ a team of fully qualified tutors to assist you with any questions you may have throughout your course.3. Leading Online Studyour advanced resources make it fast and easy to learn.4. Practical Placementyou can complete your practical training in your local gym, and receive an AFA 2XU uniform for FREE.

5. 8 Additional Qualificationsyoull graduate industry ready with more knowledge and qualifications than our competitors graduates.6. Specialised Online Learning Appunique to AFA, our app allows you to learn on the move.7. Employment Outcomesyoull be guaranteed interviews for employment with some of the leading gyms in Australia.8. Affordable Course Feesafter nominating a small deposit, we offer the lowest weekly repayments ($50) with no interest.

Centrelink Help

8 reasons to choose AFA

Government FundingAustralian Fitness Academy is approved to deliver government subsidised training within Queensland via the Queensland Certificate III Guarantee. If you are eligible you can study with help from the Queensland and Commonwealth governments. For more information please visit our website.

Make an enquiry today to start on the fitness career path you have always wanted.

Email: 1300 232 348Visit:

701 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South, VIC, 31621300 232 348 No. 21062

Ready to get started?

I could not speak highly enough of my experience studying Cert 3 & 4 at Australian Fitness Academy.

The staff are exceptional and were always happy to help me understand what was required as a student and assist with any queries I may have had. I would recommend AFA to anyone looking to work in the fitness industry.

Nick, AFA Graduate


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