CONGRATULATIONs ON COMPLETING YOUR FITNESS COURSE WITH AFA
Even though you have finished your qualification with us it doesn’t mean that you are on your own. We have developed a range of resources and support services to continue to assist you throughout your career as a fitness professional.
It starts with your exclusive access to a suite of great resources on this Alumni Page, which will allow you to continue your life-long learning through Professional Development, as well as take advantage of discounts and offers from us and our range of industry partners!
Check out all your Alumni Resources below!
Graduate Course Access
Refer Back To Your Fitness Studies
Now that you’ve finished studying your fitness course, you’ll still have access to all the content and resources located in our online Learning Management System.
You may want to jump back in to look at something you found interesting or refer back to a particular topic or study area that will help you in your current job.
Plus, you’ll also need to log in to our Online Learning Platform to complete your Professional Development courses to help you upskill in niche fitness areas.
Whatever you need it for, you’ll be able to continue to log in for another 12 months as part of our Graduate Access.
Professional Development Courses
Looking to upskill or continue your Professional Development?
Check out our full list of Short Courses to help you stay at the forefront of the fitness industry:
- Optimising Recovery After Exercise (10 CECs)
- Advanced Squatting Techniques (5 CECs)
- Online Marketing for Personal Trainers (5 CECs)
- Advanced Periodisation Techniques (4 CECs)
- Olympic Weightlifting Techniques (3 CECs)
- Running for Personal Trainers (2 CECs)
- Fundamentals of Kettlebell Training (2 CECs)
- Suspension Training (2 CECs)
- Exercise & Pregnancy Training Guidelines (2 CECs)
- Supplement and Fad Diet Facts (2 CECs)
Plus, we’re always creating new and exciting Professional Development courses, so we’re here for your entire lifelong learning journey!
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 through engaging in partnerships, advocacy, delivering education, quality and accreditation.
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.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AUSTRALIA
Physical Activity Australia has been registering exercise professionals for over 30 years and is dedicated to advocacy, supporting people to be more active and representing fitness professionals.
Now that you’re fully qualified and in the industry, we’d love for you to help future fitness professionals on their journey to achieving the same thing you did.
After you’ve had 2 years of experience as a Gym Instructor and/or Personal Trainer, we invite you to participate in the Australian Fitness Academy’s Mentorship Program.
If you have a passion for supporting emerging Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers, you can utilise this opportunity to share your experience, skills and knowledge with the next generation of fitness professionals.
You’ll help guide AFA’s Certificate III and IV in Fitness students through the Practical Work Experience hours of their course in a supervising role at your current workplace.
What are the benefits of being a mentor?
- Professional Development (gain CEC’s towards your re-registration with Fitness Australia – *Eligibility criteria applies)
- Referral Rewards of $100 per person
- Access to FREE courses through AFA
- Recruitment (access and hand-pick the best candidates to build your business)
- Business exposure (reach a wider fitness audience)
refer & earn
Do you know someone else who is interested in studying a fitness course?
You and your friend could both earn $100 cash for every new referral you send our way that has never contacted us before.
career OPPORTUNITIES & partnerships
AFA Job Board
We’re proud to promote all the latest job opportunities within the fitness industry in Australia!
Many fitness businesses advertise their jobs with us as they know our graduates are of the highest quality and have the knowledge and skills to excel in the industry!
SPORTSPEOPLE JOB BOARD
Sportspeople are industry leaders in advertising all the latest jobs in Sport, Health & Fitness around Australia, including National, State and Local organisations.
fitness industry employers
As the fitness industry continues to grow, so too does the number of businesses looking to employ fitness professionals.
Some of these organisations include their own training and professional development, so we advise students to contact them directly.
BE INSPIRED PERSONAL TRAINING
Be Inspired Personal Training (BIPT) is a 3rd party PT management company that operates exclusively within Anytime Fitness clubs across the ACT, NSW, VIC and WA.
BIPT can assist you to gain a role in the fitness industry and provide ongoing support, training and development.
We’ve teamed up with KIXXFIT to help you launch and grow your online health & fitness business.
If you’re looking to grow your PT community online, you can receive 97% off the KIXXFIT platform for the first 3 months.
Onekeelo is an online platform that helps connect fitness professionals with clients across the world.
Onekeelo is offering the AFA Community no sign up cost and 0% service fee for the first 3 months of using this platform.
Fitzu is Australia’s first fitness aggregator to connect fitness professionals with everyday people.
Fitzu is offering the AFA Community a free 30-min consult valued at $80 & $50 top-up credit for every job you complete.
Company News & Updates
WEBINAR RECORDING - AFA Online Industry Panel - May 19th, 2021
Catch up on some great advice in our Online Industry Panel
Hear from representatives from Fitness First, Goodlife, Club Lime, Vision Personal Training & Snap Fitness as they give some great advice on:
- An outline of all the jobs available across the fitness industry
- What they look for in a candidate for a position with their organisation
- How you can make the most of your Work Experience to help you get a job at the end of it
- How the fitness industry has bounced back after a difficult 12-18 months due to COVID-19
Click on the link below to access a recorded version of this very insightful panel discussion with some of the most prominent people in the fitness industry:
NEW SHORT COURSE - Advanced Squatting Techniques - April 14th, 2021
AFA is excited to have recently introduced our new Professional Development course focusing on Advanced Squatting Techniques.
In this Short Course, you’ll learn how to identify, teach and correct a range of squat variations and techniques, as well as understand the anatomical impacts and bust common myths surrounding squats.
By completing this qualification, you will accrue 5 CEC points to put towards your Fitness Australia Registration.
social networking groups
Facebook Alumni Group
Would you like to connect with other AFA Graduates on Facebook?
Join our exclusive AFA Alumni Facebook Page to network with other industry professionals, share your advice, ask questions to the community, promote your fitness business and job opportunities, and help new fitness professionals enter the workforce.
LinkedIn Alumni Group
Interested in networking with fellow AFA Graduates on LinkedIn?
Join our exclusive AFA Alumni LinkedIn Page to network with other industry professionals, share your advice, ask questions to the community, promote your fitness business and job opportunities, and help new fitness professionals enter the workforce.
first aid & cpr
If you need to complete or update your First Aid & CPR Training, you can do so with the Australian Fitness Academy.
We run monthly First Aid and refresher courses at our Campus in Melbourne, with special discounts available as an AFA Graduate