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Fitness Courses

The Australian Institute of Fitness is the first and largest training provider for the Australian fitness industry, and its training programs provide the most popular career pathways in the industry. The Institute has pioneered a range of fitness career training programs including:

The Institute’s programs include:

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Master Trainer program

(Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Fitness)

The most sought-after personal training certification in the industry

The Institute's Master Trainer program is the most popular way to become a Personal Trainer and is the most sought-after certification in the industry. With input from fitness experts and industry leaders, and connections to more Career Partners, the Master Trainer program has become the most successful training program in the history of the fitness industry, giving our graduates the edge in their personal training career.

You'll learn everything you need to start an exciting career as a Personal Trainer, including:

As a graduate of the Institute's Master Trainer program you will leave the Institute energised and empowered to excel.

The Institute’s Master Trainer program is made up of two courses:

  1. Fitness Instructor course
  2. Personal Trainer course

Completing both courses will result in you being awarded the nationally recognised qualifications of Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) and Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210).      

The Institute's Master Trainer program gears you up to pursue the personal training career you desire with the greatest confidence; work and play in a health club, tour on a cruise ship, train in the great outdoors, or start your own studio. This program is currently available in all regions. Simply contact your local campus for availability.

Master Trainer certification

In addition to the nationally recognised qualifications you can also strive to become an Institute Certified Master Trainer. This goes beyond the standard industry requirements and recognises excellence in graduates ready to start their personal training career.

Graduates of the Institute's Master Trainer program can also register to receive the internationally recognised FISAF certificate in Personal Training.

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Fitness Instructor program

The foundation to becoming a Personal Trainer

Your stepping stone to becoming a Master Trainer, the Fitness Instructor program covers all you need to know about the body; how to train it, fuel it and improve it, and the many factors that create outstanding Fitness Instructors such as an understanding of A&P (anatomy and physiology), workplace health and safety, and great communication skills. The practical components cover typical gym activities, instructional techniques for a wide range of exercises, and program design for strength, cardiovascular and circuit training. Embedded in the Institute’s Master Trainer program, the Fitness Instructor program is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to become and Institute Certified Master Trainer.

The Institute's Fitness Instructor program includes the nationally recognised qualification Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313), with a specialisation in Gym Fitness Instruction.

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Group Fitness Instructor

The most entertaining fitness experience

Group exercise has to be one of the most exciting areas in fitness. The passion and the adrenalin buzz generated by leading a group of enthusiastic participants through a fun and effective workout to music is hard to beat. Become a choreographer, an entertainer, a coach and a mentor.

You will learn everything you need to become a Group Fitness Instructor including all the fitness fundamentals, mechanics of music, group communication and control, creating choreography, delivering a dynamic performance and so much more.

The Institute's Group Fitness Instructor program includes the nationally recognised qualification Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313), with a specialisation in Group Fitness Instruction.

Career opportunities abound from the largest health clubs to the smallest community halls, or perhaps instruct at a holiday resort! 

This fun program can be undertaken as a stand-alone program for those already with a suitable fitness qualification, or it can be added to the Master Trainer program as an additional specialist certificate. This program is currently available in most regions – just check your local campus for availability.

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Aqua Instructor

It's simply more fun when you're wet

Aqua is a fast growing section of the fitness industry, particularly with the de-conditioned, sport and therapy markets. Aqua instruction combines the fun of group exercise with the magical properties of water. Right now Aqua Instructors are highly sought-after in the industry with a definite shortage in all regions.

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Fitness Business program

In recognising the growing demand by people to be their own boss and start their own fitness business, the Institute created the premium Fitness Business program. Combined with Master Trainer, you get Master Trainer Advantage Business. It’s the first complete program in Australia to combine fitness and business qualifications.

The Fitness Business program is also a stand-alone course that is the most comprehensive and relevant business program specifically designed for the Australia fitness industry. So you can either combine it with Master Trainer, or if you're already a fitness professional, you can complete the program as an additional set of courses.

You will learn the A to Z of starting your own small fitness business. The program is designed for anyone who wants to own (and run) or manage a fitness business; licenced PT business, PT studio, gym, leisure centre or franchised fitness business. The program includes three nationally recognised qualifications, Institute Certification and five key courses to help you excel in the fitness industry.

3 qualifications

6 courses

Completing all six courses will result in you being awarded the nationally recognised qualifications of Certificate IV in Small Business Management (BSB40407), Certificate IV in Business Sales (BSB40610) and Diploma of Management (BSB51107).

Certification: Institute Certified Fitness Business Manager

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Massage Therapist program

The Master Trainer Advantage

The Massage Therapist program covers the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, practice management and the history of massage and the skills to perform a variety of massage techniques to administer relaxation massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage and trigger point techniques, so that you’ll be able to perform massage on various types of clients as an awesome Massage Therapist.

On completion you will obtain the Institute's Certification Massage Therapist in Fitness & Sport and the nationally recognised qualification Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312)

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