Get information and advice on how to get started

For information and advice on how to get started in your new fitness or massage career, please give us a call on 1300 669 669 and speak to a friendly member of our Careers team.

Together you’ll discuss your course and career path, as well as the payment options available, and come up with the best solution for your situation and requirements. Whether you’re joining us straight out of school, are currently employed full-time, or you’re juggling family commitments, our Careers team will be able to provide a recommendation.

Payment options

Regardless of your budget or circumstance, we can show you how you can start a long and rewarding career in the fitness or massage industry. A few of our payment options include:

  • Invest in your new career upfront, and with most courses you could save hundreds of dollars.
  • Take advantage of our student flexi plans to get you started.
  • Where eligible, get fee assistance with Smart and Skilled if studying in New South Wales*.
  • Where eligible, government subsidised training with Jobs and Skills WA if studying in WA**.
  • Students who meet the eligibility criteria can receive fee assistance with VET Student Loans if studying HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.
  • Access a schedule of our Incidental Fees.

* People from diverse backgrounds or with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

** Additional eligibility applies, for more information view our Jobs and Skills WA Student Eligibility Policy


Smart and Skilled

Smart & Skilled – this training is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students. You may be eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidised training place if you:

  • have left school and
  • live or work in NSW and
  • are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen or
  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who lives in an approved border area.

You will be required to submit evidence of your circumstances as part of your application: please refer to the Smart and Skilled Student Eligibility Policy  and/or AIF’s Student Handbook for further details of what to provide. You must also complete a Consent to Use and Disclosure of Personal Information Form, provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) as well as declare your personal information and circumstances on AIF’s Online Enrolment Form (refer to AIF’s Student Handbook for further details).

You may be eligible for one of the limited Smart and Skilled Fee Free Scholarships if you are aged between 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the start date for training and eligible for a concession fee, meet the Out-of-Home Care definition at the time of enrolment and/or where you advise that you are aged 15 and over and either you or your dependants have experienced or are experiencing  domestic and family violence and have a letter of recommendation from a support agency. We encourage you to have a confidential conversation with one of our Career Gurus.

The Australian Institute of Fitness (RTO ID 121508) provides quality training under this scheme. Smart and Skilled is available on Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30321) and limited spaces for Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) in allocated regional areas.

Find out more about Smart and Skilled.

An Australian Government Initiative

VET Student Loans

A VET Student Loans (VSL) is a loan provided by the Australian Government that helps students who meet eligibility requirements and who are enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees. The Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF) (RTOID: 121508) is an approved VSL Provider for the HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

Students must meet the eligibility requirement to be approved for a VSL. Once approved, the student will owe a debt to the Australian Government for the loan amount until the debt is repaid.

View section 15 (VET Student Loans) of our Student Handbook for more information 

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Government Subsidised Training (WA)

Jobs and Skills WA

This training is subsidised by the WA Government for eligible students. You may be eligible for Jobs and Skills WA, if you: 

  • Reside in Perth region, Western Australia; and
  • Are an existing worker; and
  • Are an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia; OR
  • An eligible visa holder.

You will be required to submit evidence of your circumstances as part of your application. Find out more about Jobs and Skills WA and/or AIF’s Student Handbook for further details of what to provide. 

*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.


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

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.

What kind of career guidance and support will I be offered as a student at AIF?

Before you enrol, our Careers Team will provide you with industry expertise and guidance to help choose the path that suits you. In your success planning session, your Career Advisor will work with you to create a plan that aligns with your goals, including selecting the right course and modality for you. We will also discuss the potential career opportunities in your area of interest. Once you are studying with AIF, you will be exposed to presentations from industry professionals, business owners and managers, that provide valuable information and advice about a wide range of fitness career options. This support will help you to become successful in the fitness industry.

Does AIF help you get a job once you have completed your course?

With AIF, you’ll receive the support you need to position yourself for success in the fitness industry. We ensure our students have the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding fitness industry roles and connect you with job opportunities with our many Career Partners. You’ll also have access to regular industry presentations and our famous F.I.R.E (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos) where you can meet key industry employers and secure a job or trainer experience placement. You can also find job opportunities from our exclusive access to Healthy People Fitness Recruitment site, where you can connect with industry employers across Australia.

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