Practical Placement is an incredibly valued and key component of our Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness qualifications.
It is a structured program designed to give students a true ‘hands-on’ experience and allow them to put the knowledge and skills they have learnt throughout their studies into practice prior to entering the fitness industry.
The in-depth program takes you from a shadowing role to a training role over a relatively short period of time, giving you the confidence to enter the fitness industry as well as improving your employment opportunities through obtaining valuable on the job practical experience.
Many facilities Australia wide are happy to take on AFA students for Practical Placement because it offers them the opportunity to ‘check you out’ as a potential employee upon graduation.
We encourage students to approach Work Experience in a professional manner and to use the time they have with their supervisor as effectively as possible. We provide all of our students with an AFA branded 2XU uniform to ensure you look the part!
We find that most students have an existing connection or relationship with a potential Work Experience Supervisor through their local gym or fitness facility, however we are more than happy to assist our students to find a suitable facility and mentor with one of our industry partners.
The Work Experience requirements for each certificate are:
- Certificate III – 32 hours of Practical Placement
- Certificate IV – 30 hours of Practical Placement & 50 hours Professional Practice Logbook
Become an AFA Mentor
If you’re a fitness professional currently working in the industry with a passion to support emerging Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers, we invite you to participate in the Australian Fitness Academy’s Mentorship Program.
Share your experience, skills and knowledge as you guide AFA’s Certificate III and IV in Fitness students through the Practical Work Experience hours of their course in a supervising role at your current workplace.
What are the benefits of being a mentor?
- Professional Development (gain CEC’s towards your re-registration with Fitness Australia*)
- Referral Rewards of $100 per person
- Access to FREE courses through AFA
- Recruitment (access and hand-pick the best candidates to build your business)
- Business exposure (reach a wider fitness audience)
*Eligibility criteria applies
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