Get started on your fitness career

Take the first step to a rewarding career, with all the support and resources you need to succeed

Success planning

To ensure your success at AIF, every new student is assigned a dedicated Career Advisor. Your advisor will listen to your goals closely and map out an actionable and easy-to-follow success plan catered to your needs.

Course selection

Understanding the skills needed to become a sought after talent in the industry is not always easy. That’s why we’ll work closely with you to make a course selection that’s suited to your success plan and long-term goals.

Knowledge sharing & career insights

Our coaching team is made up of some of the most experienced people in the fitness industry. We’ve picked up some serious insider knowledge over the years and we want to share it with you so you achieve next-level success in your new career.

Industry trends

Everyone at the Australian Institute of Fitness is incredibly active and involved in the fitness community. We’ve always got our ear to the ground and we’re ready to let you in on the current trends so you can stay up to date and ready to make a splash in the industry.

To find out more about the enrolment process, enquire online now or speak with our dedicated Careers team on 1300 669 669

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Everything you need to know to navigate student life with ease

Read our comprehensive guides covering topics on tuition assurance, academic misconduct, special needs learners and flexible payment plans we offer (including government and private loans) to find a solution that works for you.


Monty Dortkamp Scholarship

In honour of Monty Dortkamp, who played such an important part in the Australian fitness industry for so many years, we’ve established the Monty Dortkamp Scholarship. The scholarship seeks to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue careers in the health and fitness industry.



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

How old do I have to be to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

You must meet the age requirements for the course you intend to study. To study a SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness you must be at least 16 years old on your course commencement date. For a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness you must be at least 17 years old on your course commencement date. To study for a career in massage with AIF, you must be at least 18 years old on your course commencement date.

How fit do I have to be to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

People from all sorts of backgrounds and fitness levels can and have studied with AIF. Throughout the course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to improve your own health and fitness if you wish to, so don’t let your current fitness levels hold you back from the career you’ve always wanted.

What are the entry requirements at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Each student must meet our acceptance criteria and age requirements before studying with AIF. The AIF acceptance criteria assesses the skills and values of each and every student, such as punctuality and attitude, ensuring we are bringing the best people into the industry. We also verify you have the tools required to succeed, necessary written and verbal communication skills, and are committed to your goal.

How much does it cost to study at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Tuition cost varies depending on course, study modality and applicable scholarships. We have multiple payment options available, which our Careers Team will discuss to find the option that suits you.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

If you choose to study virtually, you can complete our Master Trainer Program in 11 months. Our online modality is completed in 14 months. If you already have attained a qualification, such as SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, this may adjust your study duration. Chat to our friendly Careers Team to see what option is best for you.

How long does it take to become a Massage Therapist?

The HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is completed in 22 weeks, and the HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage is completed in 42 weeks.


Here's why more
students learn with AIF

Train where the BEST train

Follow in the footsteps of the people who set the standard. Our graduates help us to keep raising the bar in the industry so you can rest assured that our training is the best of the best.

Fulfil your BEST potential

Be the best you can be and build your best career with our Career Head-Start Service™, providing unrivalled access to working opportunities. Become an industry leader.

Be part of the BEST Community

We are a community of leaders, past, present and future. Access our content, news, events and extra-curricular course and career upgrades.

The BEST facilities & support

We help our students to become their best every step of the way. You’ll have access to the tools and facilities you need to succeed, plus dedicated support time from our coaches with Support Plus™.