Established in 1993, AFA has proudly educated thousands of people who are now working within the Australian Fitness Industry and abroad and in this time has built a strong fitness industry network.
Job & Career Opportunities
The fitness industry is a dynamic industry!
Employment opportunities are many and varied, including private gymnasiums, personal training studios, outdoor training businesses, franchises, local government leisure centres, corporate fitness facilities, community health centres, hotels, resorts and more. Continued growth of the fitness industry ensures employment opportunities will continue to grow.
Currently, there is a high demand for Personal Trainers, locally, nationally and internationally. If you’re thinking of undertaking a fitness course, and commencing a new and rewarding career there has never been a better time to do so.
Current research is demonstrating the need for individual and group-based exercise programs for the elderly, those with diabetes, heart conditions and obesity. Governments are acting on this need by funding more and more programs nationally.
AFA has a strong referral network and continues to support and direct you towards employment opportunities upon completion of your course. Students and Graduates of Australian Fitness Academy receive exclusive access to the AFA Alumni ‘student only’ section of this site. Access to the Alumni provides continuous access to career opportunities and positions vacant within the fitness industry.
Healthy People Access
All AFA students receive free 12-month access to http://www.healthypeople.com.au/, the agent for Australian health and fitness professionals. Access to Healthy People provides you with the ability to create an online profile that is accessible by employers, notification about available jobs that interest you as soon as they arise and more.
Work Experience Partners
AFA offers a work experience program for all students to help gain extra experience before entering the fitness industry! Work Experience is required for both the Certificate III & IV in Fitness and is the best way for you to gain real industry networks!
Australian Fitness Academy has a job board at Sportspeople, a web site regarded as Australia’s most comprehensive and successful online job board for vacancies in sport, fitness, aquatic, coaching, venues, events, leisure and lifestyle. Click here to see what jobs are currently available in the fitness industry.
If you are planning on working overseas the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals. Fitness Australia is part of this international partnership. Current members of ICREPs include New Zealand, Australia, UK, South Africa, Ireland, Canada 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 http://www.icreps.org/
Australasian Natural Bodybuilding
The Australasian Natural Bodybuilding Federation (ANB) was formed in 1983 by Robert Powell who was a young man who had a passion for all sports, especially sports that required strength training. Bodybuilding is an area some Personal Trainers either compete in themselves or train athletes to compete in. ANB promotes an ethical means to bodybuilding.
Be Fit Food aims to help Australians to eat better. Australia’s obesity rates are continuously on the rise and there is little education in place to show the public the effects of added sugar & sodium, high carb & large portioned diets can have not just on our weight, but on our general health & wellbeing. That’s why founders, Dr Geoffrey Draper, a bariatric surgeon, and Kate Save, an accredited practising dietitian & exercise physiologist, started Be Fit Food. Programs are designed to give customers the food, resources and dietitian support they need to lose weight rapidly while still eating nutrient-rich, real food rather than resorting to shakes, bars or detox teas. For more information visit: www.befitfood.com.au.