Join the fitness industry as a personal trainer and feel the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference to people’s lives.

Maybe you’ve 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 very rewarding and having the flexibility of being your own boss and choosing your own hours is a great way to work.

So where do you start?

To become an accredited Personal Trainer in Australia, you must hold:

  • Certificate III in Fitness; and
  • Certificate IV in Fitness

The Certificate III in Fitness is a pre-requisite for the Certificate IV in Fitness, and you will study both on our Personal Trainer Course.

Study Structure

Not everyone prefers to learn in the same way or has the same lifestyle and work commitments. Therefore we can offer you the choice of study options:

Unsure which option is best for you? Our career advisors can assist in determining which study mode would best suit you.

Point of reassurance: If you find a certain study mode isn’t suitable, you can request to transfer depending on your circumstances. NB: Course fees differ between online and face-to-face delivery, therefore you will be required to pay the difference if applicable. For full terms and conditions, please see our student handbook.


Find out more about Australian Fitness Academy’s courses, policies, complaints & appeals processes by downloading the Student Handbook. To register your interest in any future courses please call Australian Fitness Academy on 1300 232 348 or contact us.

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Australian Fitness Academy is one of the first major fitness course providers to deliver the most up to date qualifications!


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You are required to complete 32-hours of placement for the Certificate III in Fitness PLUS a log book


You are required to complete 30-hours placement for the Certificate IV in Fitness PLUS a log book


The Premier Personal Trainer Certification has been designed to give students who are dedicated to their studies reward for effort!

Graduate as a Premier Personal Trainer

Obtaining the Premier Personal Trainer Certification gives you a competitive advantage when it comes to employment opportunities and self promotion.
All students studying the Certificate III & IV in Fitness with Australian Fitness Academy are eligible to graduate as a Premier Personal Trainer when meeting high standards.

Premier Personal Trainer Standards:


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Established Employment Pathways

Every student studying with AFA is offered a range of different ways in which
they can connect with industry and seek employment.

Fitness Careers & Jobs Boards

AFA is regularly contacted by industry looking for Personal Trainers, Gym Instructors, Group Exercise Instructors and more. These positions are always promoted through the AFA Job Board and Sportspeople Job Board.

If starting your own PT business is more your thing then the Certificate IV in Fitness covers a range of topics that help set you on the right path to building your own business and also includes the exclusive AFA ‘Ready, Set, GROW!’ e-book.

Your resumes and cover letters

The Academy personally sends your resumes and cover letters to leading recruiters in your area, helping you to gain that first step in the door and giving you a competitive advantage over others seeking work. For more information on how the Academy assists you with gaining work within the industry please contact one of our Careers Consultants today.

“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

Australian Fitness Academy 1300 232 348
701 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield Victoria
3162 Australia
3/535 Milton Road
Toowong Queensland
4066 Australia