With more than 30 years of industry experience, the Australian Fitness Academy has established an extensive network of partners and members.
The relationships we have created ensure we bridge the gap between education and industry and provide our students with the best opportunity to learn and succeed.
Our strong network of fitness partners not only assist in supporting our students throughout their learning journey, but also provide a connection to the industry for employment upon graduating.
Each of our industry partners are well-established businesses and fitness professionals who have years of experience, and like us, want to help educate and support the next generation of Personal Trainers.
Our broad-ranging network includes some of the biggest fitness clubs in Australia, smaller boutique PT studios, community health centres, outdoor and mobile training businesses, franchises and business support services.
Study to become a Personal Trainer with the Australian Fitness Academy and we’ll connect you to all of these partners to ensure you have the resources to create a successful career!
Goodlife Health Clubs
After completing your fitness qualifications with AFA, Goodlife Health Clubs is offering Guaranteed Phone interviews for all AFA graduates, helping you take the step from student to Personal Trainer as you enter the fitness industry!
Goodlife Health Clubs is one of Australia’s largest and most popular health club chains supporting more than 295,000 members to live healthier and more active lifestyles.
Whilst completing your fitness qualifications with the Australian Fitness Academy, select Fitness First locations across Australia are offering Guaranteed Work Experience for all AFA students, helping you get the required Practical Placement as you look to become a Personal Trainer!
Fitness First was established in 1993, with its first club opened in Australia in 2000. Today, it is Australia’s leading premium, full-service gym network that combines world-class facilities with a leading class, group and personal training offer as well as the best in fitness advice and education.
After completing your fitness qualifications with AFA, Club Lime is offering Guaranteed Job Interviews for all AFA graduates, helping you take the step from student to Personal Trainer as you enter the fitness industry!
Club Lime is one of Australia’s most popular health clubs with more than 30,000 members.
After completing your fitness qualifications with AFA, Zap Fitness is offering Guaranteed Job Interviews for all AFA graduates, helping you take the step from student to Personal Trainer as you enter the fitness industry!
With over 50 locations across Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria, Zap Fitness offers a range of convenient training solutions including 24/7 access, personal training and affordable membership options.
listen to your body
Whilst completing your fitness qualifications with the Australian Fitness Academy, Listen To Your Body is offering Guaranteed Work Experience for all AFA students, helping you get the required Practical Placement as you look to become a Personal Trainer!
Listen To Your Body is a national health and fitness brand that specialises in training beginners to advanced members through individualised workouts within a group session.
Vision Personal training
Upon completion of your Fitness qualifications with AFA, Vision Personal Training is offering a complete interview and Vision experience process for all AFA graduates. This will enable you to have a full immersion in experiencing a boutique studio that services clients willing to achieve long-term results.
Vision PT has over 50 Locations all over Australasia. You will be part of a network pursuing advancement in the career path with complete support of your journey.
Whilst completing your fitness qualifications with the Australian Fitness Academy, selected YMCA locations across are offering Guaranteed Work Experience for AFA students, helping you get the required Practical Placement as you look to become a Personal Trainer!
Each year, the Y facilitate 5.2 million participations in sports and recreation programs across Australia, managing 97 health & fitness centres (health, fitness and aquatic centres) and 57 recreation facilities and stadiums.
As a member, client or staff at Derrimut 24:7, you are eligible for an exclusive partner discount on our SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness qualifications.
From humble beginnings in Melbourne’s west, the philosophy of Derrimut 24:7 has remained the same, to offer exceptional customer service, a welcoming environment while offering a great fitness experience across multiple locations.
We definitely recommend that you register yourself with one of the fitness industry bodies. The idea behind this is that you receive the following benefits:
- registration for fitness professionals and businesses
- code of practice for professionals and businesses
- Advocacy and representation to assist with Government and legislation impacting on the fitness industry
There are several industry bodies within the fitness space, so we recommend doing your research on each organisation and choosing whichever best meets your needs as a fitness professional or business.
Here is a list of the three main industry organisations below.
Formerly known as Fitness Australia, AUSactive is a not-for-profit industry association that exists to professionalise the exercise & active health industry. AUSactive focuses on developing industry standards, curated continuing education programs, and strong partnerships with education providers.
FITREC is a modern recognition and support service for fitness professionals, whose key role is to provide a platform for qualified fitness professionals to easily communicate their education, experience, background and references. AFA Graduates receive an exclusive 20% discount – contact us for the code
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AUSTRALIA
Physical Activity Australia, previously known as VicFit and Kinect, has been registering exercise professionals for over 30 years. They were the first fitness registration body in Australia dedicated to advocacy, supporting people to be more active and representing fitness professionals.
AFA students and Work Experience Supervisors have FREE access to Healthy People, which provides the ability to create an online profile that is accessible by employers and connects you with a community of fitness specialists.
For students, you’ll be able to create a free profile, allowing local fitness employers to find you via the online database and reach out to connect. This is a great tool that will help you build vital connections and get a foot in the door in the fitness industry.
For employers, you’ll also be able to create a free business profile that will allow you to search the database of AFA students in your area and offer Work Experience and/or ongoing employment at your fitness facility. This is a great tool to find potential employees and help fill staff shortages.
Sportspeople is regarded as Australia’s most comprehensive and successful online job board for vacancies in sport, fitness, aquatic, coaching, venues, events, leisure and lifestyle. The Australian Fitness Academy has a job board with Sportspeople, so that our students can gain access to the latest in career and job opportunities. Click here to see what jobs are currently available in the fitness industry.
The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals. AUSactive is part of this international partnership. Current members of ICREPs include New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa and the UAE, and collectively they have over 60,000 exercise professionals registered. Australian Fitness Academy courses meet the standards required by ICREPS. For more information visit the ICREPs website.
AUSTRALIAN COMBAT & EXERCISE
Australian Combat & Exercise is a leading education provider of combat, exercise and sports science courses. They offer Professional Development courses either face-to-face or online in Boxing, Technical Lifting, Bodyweight Science, Interval Training and more.
Gain access to an exclusive AFA partner discount of 10% off all courses – contact us for the discount code.
“AFL SportsReady’s Athlete & Sports Education Department has partnered with the Australian Fitness Academy (AFA) for the delivery of Certificate III & IV in Fitness to AFL/AFLW players.
AFA’s programs were identified by AFL SportsReady’s Athlete & Sports Education Department as the best quality fitness education program for AFL/AFLW Players.”
– Matthew Scholes | Director of Education/Head of AFL Programs, Athlete & Sports Education Department | AFL Sportsready
Be Fit Food
“At Be Fit Food, we are all about maintaining the highest standards and providing excellent customer service. We highly recommend Australian Fitness Academy to anyone interested in expanding their interest in nutrition to include a career in the fitness industry. We know that AFA’s standards align with the experience we provide to our clients of Be Fit Food.”
– Kate Save | CEO & Founder | BeFitFood
AFA is proud to support the START Foundation
START foundation empowers amputees in life throaugh sport by providing grants to purchase sports prosthesis or adaptive sports equipment to help them achieve their sporting dreams.
It was established in 2013 through the inspiring story of Kerryn Harvey, who became an amputee following a cycling accident. Kerryn went on to complete the Certificate III & IV in Fitness at the Australian Fitness Academy in 2014 and through her personal experience, the concept of START foundation was created.
START foundation is proud of the impact it has on the lives of amputees and the communities around them and believes sport can play a very important role in rehabilitation and more importantly, can provide opportunities for amputees to achieve their full potential in life.