Study a personal training online course, at your own pace, in your own home!

online-personal-training-course-realBy using our online fitness learning platform, you can make the leap into a new career go more smoothly.

An online personal training course is perfect for you if you:

  • Work full time or work irregular hours.
  • Cannot or do not want to commit to study with set dates and times.
  • Cannot attend a classroom to learn face-to-face.
  • Are looking after young children or have other commitments.
  • Simply want the flexibility to learn at your own pace.

Why study Personal Training online with the AFA?

We are the largest online fitness course provider in Australia, and have been delivering courses for over 27 years.

You can commence study whenever it suits you.

Our course resources are designed specifically for online study. They are engaging and interactive and can be accessed from computers, laptops and mobile devices. We even have podcasts of all the topics so that you can listen on your way to work, or when you’re in the gym.

You will receive full support throughout the course and can ask our full-time tutors questions at any time, via phone, email or even using a webcam. We have a team of assessors and tutors fully qualified and experienced in fitness services, available to help you throughout your course.

How is a Personal Training Online Course delivered?

Studying online enables you to cover the theory topics at your own pace with as much support as you need. There are different types of resources to suit your learning style. The practical components are covered via a combination of online delivery and supervised placement in a fitness facility.

How our PT course online is delivered:

  • Content is hosted on an advanced learning platform, including slides, presentations, videos, podcasts and manuals.
  • Quizzes are included at the end of each topic to test your knowledge.
  • Scenario-based assessments are submitted online in your own time to evaluate your knowledge of practical topics including exercise program design, health and nutrition.
  • Practical hours (32 for Cert III and 30 for Cert IV) are conducted with a qualified PT at a local gym to assess your skills in instructing exercise sessions to achieve a variety of client goals.
    • You can choose your own facility for the placement or we can match you up with one from our extensive national database.
    • You will receive an AFA 2XU high-performance top (worth $80) to wear throughout your practical placement.
  • Certificates are delivered to you once you have passed all assessments.


You can find out more about the courses, policies, complaints & appeals processes Australian Fitness Academy offer 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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NB: The Certificate III & IV in Fitness (SIS30313 & SIS40210) has been superseded by newer qualifications, SIS30315 & SIS40215.

Australian Fitness Academy is one of the first major fitness course providers to deliver the most up to date qualifications!

“I would really like to thank you all for a wonderful job you have done in assisting me over the last 12 months to complete certificate 3 and 4.  Without the ongoing support, online students would not be able to achieve a qualification in this field of work.  Due to the commitment you all put in, it has enabled me to be employed at our local gym and assist in the training of our local rugby league team for next year’s competition. This has given me a great opportunity to work with a sporting group, and hopefully throughout the journey towards the new season experience their progress and know that I have helped them achieve their goals for the new season.”

— Kiara

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