Looking to start a career as a Personal Trainer?

Obtain your qualifications from one of Australia’s leading Fitness Education providers, educating fitness professionals since 1992.

Delivering world class fitness education with distance posing no obstacle.


What studying with the Australian Fitness Academy will do for you

As an online student of a highly reputable and respected fitness education institute, you will receive the value of gaining your qualifications to become a personal trainer (Cert III & IV in Fitness) which could take you around the world. Your qualification is immediately recognised by registers in UAE, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Belgium and accredited across other countries.

Students will receive the benefit of being enrolled in the only international personal training course in Abu Dhabi. The course includes a practical element, which is undertaken by our local partners, Fit First Class. Owners Hayden and Sahar are industry experts with over 19 years’ experience and have based their facility at 5* hotel Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana in Abu Dhabi.

The theoretical component of the course is completed through online study, which means you learn the theory and complete the assessments at your own pace, in your own time online.

Study Requirements

Upon enrolment and payment of your initial deposit, you will be given access to the Learner Management System, which will be your portal to all coursework, assessments, quizzes and student support. There are no set dates in which the course starts – start anytime.

From there, time taken to work through the course materials and complete the assessments is completely self-managed.

You have up to 6 months for Cert III, and an additional 12 months for Cert IV if needed but most people complete the course in a shorter timeframe. If you need extra time, we can provide 3 month extensions to students for added convenience. There is an additional administrative fee for extensions – simply email student support to discuss.

As a part of your course requirements, students must complete 32 hours of placement for the Certificate III in Fitness and 30 hours placement for the Certificate IV in Fitness. This is completed with our partners, Fit First Class based in Abu Dhabi. There is no cost to perform your placement. Fit First Class can provide further information to students once they commence study on the placement requirements.

NB: All course materials, assessments, feedback are delivered/are to be submitted in English.

Course Framework

  • Fitness programs and services
  • Movement Analysis and exercise technique
  • Healthy eating advice
  • Client Health Screening and Fitness Assessment
  •  Motivating clients to achieve fitness goals
  • Functional Movement and Core Training
  • Fitness Principals
  • Business Operations and Marketing
  • Athlete Strength and Conditioning
  • Personal Training including one-on-one and small group training
  • Exercise Guidelines for Children and Adolescents, Older Adults and Clients with Special Needs
  • Exercise Science (including the systems of the body and the physiological responses to exercise)

Steps to take

Are you ready to start working towards your career in fitness?

Fill out an enquiry form to book your appointment with the team at Fit First Class, Khalidiya Palace to find out more!

Payment can be made in local currency directly to Fit First Class, using cash, card or cheque.

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Caulfield Victoria
3162 Australia
3/535 Milton Road
Toowong Queensland
4066 Australia