Inside Alive! Health & Fitness,
Cnr. Hindmarsh Drive & Jerrabomberra Ave,
Narrabundah ACT 2604

Opening hours

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays


Our Canberra campus provides courses across Fitness, Massage, Nutrition and Business.


We offer three Personal Training Courses in Canberra, the one you choose will depend on your goals. Do you like the idea of working with different groups from all walks of life? Do you want your career to facilitate your ideal lifestyle? Then a Personal Training Course in Canberra is right for you. Join the ranks of fellow Australian Institute of Fitness personal training graduates like Michelle Bridges and establish yourself as a leader in the Australian fitness industry. We have career gurus on campus to help with advice and industry contacts, so whichever career pathway you choose, we’re here to help you succeed.

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We offer three Personal Training Courses in Canberra

Master Trainer


Considered one of the most comprehensive courses in the industry, this is the number one qualification employers are looking for. The course assesses participants on six extra criteria which go well beyond normal 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


The only qualification you need to begin a career in the fitness industry. With blended delivery and assessment (on campus and online), it teaches all the basic skills required to be a personal trainer.

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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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If you’re a Personal Trainer or Massage Therapist, chances are your ultimate goal is to have your own gym or massage studio. If so, then being great at what you do isn’t going to be enough. You also need to know about business, because there are lots of fitness professionals like you out there and competition can be fierce. So if you plan to run your own business, plan to learn how to do it the right way with our Fitness Business Essentials Course in Canberra. It’s online, so you can do it as a supplement to other fitness studies and it will give you the real world skills you need to turn your dream into a profitable reality.

Unlike any other, our business course is specifically tailored to the fitness and massage industries.

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Our Canberra campus offers one Business course:

Fitness Business Essentials

With a focus on the latest digital marketing practices and trends, this online course gives participants the essential tools, knowledge and confidence to successfully run their own fitness business.

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Good nutrition is vital for staying fit and maintaining a healthy weight and with Australia fast becoming the most obese nation in the world, the role of nutrition has never been more important. So if you want to learn more about nutrition for your own benefit or you’re a fitness professional wanting to help your clients make healthier dietary choices, our Nutrition course in Canberra is a must-do. Available online as a standalone course or in conjunction with one of our fitness courses, you’ll not only learn about good nutrition, but also how to convince others of its benefits as well.

Our Nutrition Coach course equips fitness professionals with the latest nutrition information to empower their clients.

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Our Canberra campus offers one Nutrition course:

Nutrition Coach

This is an online course that teaches participants to develop their motivational coaching skills and use the latest nutritional information to help their clients make better nutritional choices within a fit and healthy lifestyle.

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

Speak with our friendly Careers Team on
1300 669 669 or enquire now online.

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Canberra success stories

Our students are at the core of everything we do, so when they achieve their personal fitness career goals, we like to celebrate their success. See what our former graduates have to say about the Australian Institute of Fitness and how their time with us has helped to kickstart their careers in the fitness industry.

“There’s so many ways to get your course done these days compared to when I did mine. However the reason I chose AIF Part-time course was it gave me the freedom to work & study at a pace where learning was easy. It’s a dynamic, positive business that’s helping Australians live a healthier and happier life.”

AIF Warrior

“There’s so many ways to get your course done these days compared to when I did mine. However the reason I chose AIF Part-time course was it gave me the freedom to work & study at a pace where learning was easy. It’s a dynamic, positive business that’s helping Australians live a healthier and happier life.”

AIF Warrior

“If you want to surround yourself with positive and encouraging people who are confident in your abilities, then AIF is the place to go. They understand your vision and are by your side every step of the way to help you become the person you dream to be!”

AIF Warrior

Kickstart your career at the Australian Institute of Fitness Canberra

Conveniently located in Narrabundah at Alive! Health & Fitness, our ACT campus offers flexible study options to suit every student’s needs, including full-time or part-time on campus study and online study via eCampus.

Our facilities include a purpose built classroom surrounded by a gym, plus indoor and outdoor recreational areas with training and multimedia facilities. The campus is easily accessible by bus, with plenty of public car parking available.

  • Industry-leading expert coaches
  • 1 of 2 face to face providers in Canberra
  • Access to the campus gym
  • Online study capabilities

One of the many perks of being an AIF graduate

At the Australian Institute of Fitness Canberra, we believe that providing a world-class fitness education is just the beginning. That’s why we’ve aligned ourselves with leading fitness career providers to assist our graduates with job placements.

Our Career Partners are fitness businesses in the local Canberra area where you may find training placement or even start your new career once you successfully complete your course with the Australian Institute of Fitness Canberra.


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 18 and 28 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.