Westgate Sports and Leisure Complex
61 Dohertys Rd
Altona North VIC 3025

Opening hours

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Thursday
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays


1300 669 669


Our Altona campus provides courses across Fitness and Nutrition.

Fitness Courses

We provide three Personal Training Courses in Altona and the one you select will depend on your personal goals. If you want the strongest chance of getting your dream job after you graduate, our Master Trainer Program™ is the industry’s most recognised qualification. If you want to be a personal trainer and help people achieve and maintain their personal health goals, our Personal Trainer course could be for you. And if you enjoy working with different groups, our Fitness Coach may be what you’re looking for. Our Careers Team can help with advice and industry connections, so whichever path you choose, we’re here to make sure you succeed.

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Altona offers three excellent personal training programs;

Master Trainer Program™


This is a comprehensive advanced training program that delivers the number one qualification sought by fitness industry employers. It assesses students on six extra criteria which go far beyond the requirements of standard personal training courses.

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Master Trainer Online Plusᐩ Program™


Ideal for those who are seeking a live class through a guided online learning experience, this program covers the fundamentals plus everything you need to work with a range of populations from adolescents to older adults and athletes.

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Master Trainer Online Program™


This program was developed by leading fitness experts and educators and is delivered via our leading eLearning platform for those with busy lifestyles seeking a flexible learning experience. To help launch your career, it assesses anatomy, physiology and much more.

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Personal Trainer


This course covers everything a personal trainer needs to know from anatomy to physiology. Developed by industry experts and delivered in a fun interactive curriculum, it even includes small business essentials and sport and fitness technology.

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Fitness Coach


Created in consultation with leading fitness employers, this course will teach you the essential skills needed by a Gym Floor Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor or Fitness Professional.

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Nutrition Courses Altona

Eating the right foods is an important part of staying healthy and managing our weight and with Australia among the world’s most obese countries, encouraging good nutrition is now a high priority for those in the fitness industry. So if you’re a fitness professional needing help with guiding your clients towards healthier eating options, our Nutrition course in Altona can provide you with the ammunition you need. Delivered online as a standalone course or in tandem with one of our other fitness programs, it will not only teach you the very latest nutritional information and trends, but give you the coaching techniques necessary for motivating others towards making better nutritional choices in their lives.

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Our Altona campus offers one Nutrition course:

Nutrition Coach

An online course that equips students with current nutritional information and helps them to improve their coaching skills with the aim of motivating their clients to make better nutritional choices in their lives.

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Gain your career advantage with the most recognised health and fitness education in the industry.

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1300 669 669 or enquire now online.

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See what students are saying about our courses and what they’ve been able to accomplish in the fitness world.

Giving our students every opportunity to succeed is what we do best at the Australian Institute of Fitness Altona, And when they achieve their dreams, we love to share their achievements.

“The coaches actually care about you! They want you to do well, succeed and if you are struggling, they will personally help you and ask if you’re doing okay!”

AIF Warrior

“AIF was a well structured place with a variety of coaches that brought different qualities to learning.It was great to be able to be around others that were encouraging and made you feel so welcome in the class.”

AIF Warrior

Kickstart your career at the Australian Institute of Fitness Altona

The Australian Institute of Fitness Altona is a satellite campus located on Dohertys Rd Street, inside Westgate Sports and Leisure Complex. Here we offer a range of fitness courses delivered on campus, online or blended to suit students’ needs.

We’re conveniently located near major roads and public transport, and with plenty of free car parking for your convenience.

  • Industry-leading expert coaches
  • Free parking
  • Exclusive access to gym equipment
  • State-of-the-art training areas access

One of the many perks of being an AIF graduate

At the Australian Institute of Fitness Altona, we provide a world-class fitness education. But that’s not all we do. We want our students to set out on the careers they’ve worked so hard for, so we’ve formed partnerships with leading fitness and massage career providers to help with job placements.

These Career Partners are successful local fitness and massage businesses where our students could find a training placement or even land their dream job after graduating from their course. See below for a list of our local Career Partners.


Still have questions? Check out more FAQs here or speak with our friendly Careers Team on 1300 669 699

How long will I need to study before I become a personal trainer?

It really depends on your learning style and other commitments. Online programs can take up to 12 months to complete to work with your lifestyle. Other blended options, that offer a mix of virtual learning and campus classes, can take as little as 37 weeks to complete.

Should you choose to study on campus, you can enroll as either a part-time or full-time student. Depending on your enrollment status and pre-existing qualifications you should expect your training to take between 30 and 35 weeks to complete.

How is success demonstrated in an online learning environment?

Our program is designed to offer you plenty of opportunities for engagement with both your peers and Coaches – via Zoom, across our learning platform and within our dedicated Facebook group. This access to a network of other professionals is designed to set you up for success.

You’ll be guided through role-plays, as well as through video and virtual coaches experience to demonstrate your understanding of the material from your courses. We’ve found that this method allows your instructors to assess your performance and provide constructive feedback.

What are the requirements to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

We have a set of criteria for acceptance to assess the skills of each prospective student and their learning needs. This is designed to ensure that we bring the best possible experience to our students and to the public as they look for qualified trainers.

What resources are available to help me find a job once I complete my train?

An education from the Australian Institute of Fitness provides our graduates with the support they need for a successful fitness career. Our team of professionals are constantly in communication with career partners to determine what opportunities are available.

Similarly, our students are welcome to attend our Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos (F.I.R.E.) or meet with our career partners on campus for presentations. Other available opportunities can also be found on our careers site,

Why should I choose to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness over other institutions?

An education through the Australian Institute of Fitness offers you the background you need in general training principles, nutrition and specialised conditions based on populations you may work with. Our programs are developed with practical sessions in addition to various workshops in a variety of modules to meet the needs of our students. What sets us apart is the time and preparation that each of our instructors and professionals on our Careers Team dedicate to helping our students set up their careers and get started as a personal trainer.