Course Snapshot

Ready to take the next step in your career? Complete your Certificate IV in Fitness to gain your full Personal Training Qualifications.

Maybe you have been working in the fitness industry and are keen to expand your skillset and progress your knowledge to become a Personal Trainer.

Taking the next step in your qualifications will open up a vast array of career possibilities not currently available when holding the Certificate III in Fitness only. NB: A Certificate III is a prerequisite to the Certificate IV.

NOTE: AFA is not CRICOS-approved, which means you won’t be able to study this course if you are in Australia on a student visa or are looking to
apply for one. For more information about CRICOS-approved courses,
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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 studying online at your own pace, or face-to-face (full time or part time) at our Melbourne or Brisbane campus.

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 the online personal training course and our 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!

Certificate IV in Fitness Course Syllabus

Client Screening and Allied Health Referral
Client Motivation, Setting and Achieving Goals
Healthy Eating Advice
Exercise Science
Movement Analysis and Exercise Technique
Exercise Prescription including; Functional Movement, Core Training, Strength and Conditioning
Personal Training including; One-on-One and Group Training
Exercise Instruction for Children and Adolescents
Setting Up and Operating your own PT Business

Established Employment Pathways

Once you've completed your Certificate IV in Fitness, you'll numerous career opportunities open to you as a nationally recognised Personal Trainer, including running your own PT business, working on cruise ships as a Personal Trainer, running bootcamps, managing Gyms, owning a gym and running it as the head Personal Trainer and many more fitness related jobs.

Fitness Careers & Jobs Boards

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

If starting your own PT business is more your thing then you’ll need to study the Certificate IV in Fitness also, which 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!’ ebook.

Your resume and cover letter

The Academy personally sends your resume and cover letter to the leading recruiters in your area, helping you to get your foot in the door. This will give 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 [email protected]
701 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield Victoria
3162 Australia