Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for HPE Teachers


Please note that we are not currently running any HPE courses.

HPE Teachers can fast track the Certificate III and IV in Fitness qualifications via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Teachers obtain RPL based on their previous degree qualifications and employment experience. Your study will be fast-tracked as you only need to complete specific components of each qualification to become a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

AFA map the skills and knowledge of the PDHPE teachers to determine the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). The teachers are then exempted from components of the qualifications in which they are already competent.

By completing the remaining components of the Certificate III & IV in Fitness, teachers have the opportunity to:

  • conduct personal training sessions as a part-time job – an excellent additional income stream.
  • assist students and the wider school community to specifically meet their health and fitness goals.

Note that for NSW teachers the course has been accredited with NESA to contribute towards your professional development hours.

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For more information on the HPE Teachers’ PD Course and to register your interest, please contact the Australian Fitness Academy on 1300 232 348.

Find out more about Australian Fitness Academy’s courses, policies, complaints & appeals processes by downloading the Student Handbook.

HPE Personal Trainer Course Syllabus

Certificate III Topics
Principles of Nutrition
Introduction to Exercise Science
Lower Body/Trunk Anatomy Exercises
Resistance Programming & Instruction
Cardiovascular Physiology, Programming & Instruction
and more…
Certificate IV Topics
Applied Nutrition
Motivational Psychology
Athlete Strength & Conditioning
Principles of Functional Movement
Business Operations & Marketing
and more…

Australian Fitness Academy 1300 232 348 [email protected]
701 Glenhuntly Road
Caulfield Victoria
3162 Australia