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Take the first step towards your fitness career - find out about enrolling with us.


 1300 669 669 Enquire Now
Inside Goodlife Health Club,
111 Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Opening hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Courses Offered at South Melbourne

Our South Melbourne campus provides 5 courses across Fitness, Nutrition and Business.

Personal Training Courses South Melbourne

We provide three Personal Training Courses in South Melbourne 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 Instructor may be what you’re looking for. Our on campus career guru can help with advice and industry connections, so whichever path you choose, we’re here to make sure you succeed.

South Melbourne offers three excellent personal training programs;

Master Trainer SIS40215 Certificate IV - in Fitness

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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Personal Trainer SIS40215 Certificate IV - in Fitness

Michelle Bridges did it and you can too. 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 Instructor SIS30315 Certificate III - in Fitness

This program was developed in consultation with fitness industry employers to teach the fundamental skills that fitness instructors require. Covers health, fitness and training principles, nutritional information and ways to work effectively in sport and fitness environments. 

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Fitness Business Courses South Melbourne

If you’re a Personal Trainer or Massage Therapist, you no doubt want to own your own fitness business in the future, but being great at what you do is unfortunately only half the story. You also need to know the essentials of small business, because it’s a highly competitive industry and only the switched-on will survive. So if you intend to run your own fitness business, learn how to do it right with our Fitness Business Essentials Course in South Melbourne. It’s online, so you can study it separately or as a supplement to your other fitness studies and it will arm you with the skills you need to turn your business dream into a successful reality.

A specialised course tailored exclusively to the fitness and massage industries.

Fitness Business Essentials

This online course gives participants the skills and confidence to operate their own fitness or massage business. Tutors all have teaching and business qualifications and run their own successful personal training and massage businesses.

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Nutrition Courses South Melbourne

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 South Melbourne 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.

The Nutrition Coach course gives you the tools you need to positively motivate your clients.

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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"Choosing South Melbourne for your next career move"

Ready to take the next step in your fitness career?

Fill in the online enquiry form or call and speak with one of our friendly Career Gurus on 13000 669 669.

South Melbourne success stories

Giving our students every opportunity to succeed is what we do best at the Australian Institute of Fitness South Melbourne, And when they achieve their dreams, we love to share their achievements. See what students are saying about our courses and what they’ve been able to accomplish in the fitness world.

Justin Strong
“The course is genuinely well designed for keeping students motivated and highly prepared for the workforce. The AIF maintains high standards through excellent coaches and an amazing atmosphere of health and fitness oriented ideals.”
Justin Strong
Institute Warrior
Brenda Lee
“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!”
Brenda Lee
Institute Warrior
Teboni Page
“I will never forget my tribes members and the friendships I've made over the last 4 months. The encouragement and support from the coaches also the fun and uplifting energy of the institute.”
Teboni Page
Institute Warrior

Kickstart your career at the Australian Institute of Fitness South Melbourne

The Australian Institute of Fitness South Melbourne is a satellite campus located in Cecil Street, inside South Melbourne Central. Here we offer a range of fitness courses delivered on campus, online or blended to suit students’ needs.

We’re conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne, just a seven minute tram ride or a 15 minute walk from Southern Cross train station and with public car parking facilities close by.

Conveniently located near public transport
Exclusive access to skills centre
Industry-leading expert coaches
Extensive club facility access

Career Partners

At the Australian Institute of Fitness South Melbourne, 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 career providers to help with job placements.

These Career Partners are successful local fitness 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 and their contact details.

Health Club 101
G Fitness Rhodes
Jetts Camberwell Junction
Zap Fitness 24/7 Glenorchy
Indooroopilly Workout
Evolution to Wellbeing
Metro Body
Bailey Fitness Morley
World Gym - Southside
Anytime Fitness Jordan Springs &Moorebank
The Stretch Lab Terrigal
Anytime Fitness Glen Waverly
Myo Fitness Training Studio
GO Health Club- Josh Scott
Anytime Fitness Epping
EFM Health Clubs Bentleigh East
Zap Fitness 24/7 Moonah
Discount Health & Fitness - Victoria Park
Inspiring Fitness Enterprises
SNAP - Townsville CBD
Vision Hawthorn
Snap Fitness Joondalup
Fitness First Chadstone Platinum
Zap Fitness 24/7 Clayton
Cycle & Fitness Studio
Anytime Fitness Keilor East
Jetts Brandon Park
Snap Fitness Heidelberg
Active Boxing
Anytime Fitness Port Melbourne
CrossFit Tone
Fitness First Kotara
Copper Coast Sport and Leisure
I Feel Good 24/7 - Alex Hills
Contours Doncaster
Goodlife- Nerang
Anytime Fitness Doncaster
Fun Fit
Genesis Health Clubs (4 Locations)
Complete Body Dynamics
YMCA- Warwick
The Transform Method
Studio 99
Satori Women's Health Club
Vision Personal Training, Templestowe
Genesis- Rothwell
Anytime Fitness Thomastown
Mind Body Space
Strength Republic
Contours Dingley
Anytime Fitness Altona
Goodlife Health Clubs
Positive Edge
Zap Fitness 24/7 Kings Meadows
Jetts Kogarah
Ninthwave Fitness
Enterprise Fitness
Healthy Inspirations Bunbury
Fernwood- Loganholme
Transform Me Fitness and Personal Training
Jetts 24hr Fitness
EFM Health Clubs Hawthorn East
Fernwood Chirnside Park
Goodlife Karingal
Chapel Fitness
Inbody Health and Fitness
Julia Russell Massage
Gecko Kids Fitness Caulfield
Fitness Kick
Fitness 33
On-site Stress Management
Punchy's Personal Training and Group Fitness
SNAP- Aitkenvale
Vision Personal Training, Hawthorn
Step Into Life
Body Bash
DJ's Gym
Anytime Fitness Glebe
Contours Hastings
SNAP- Loganholme
Zap Fitness 24/7 Carlton
Lavanda Elite
Orange Theory Fitness
Health Heroes
Karratha Leisureplex
Genesis Lonsdale St
Anytime Fitness Collingwood
Genesis Bentley
Corporate Bodies
Soul and Body Commitment
Envie Fitness Berwick
Fleurieu Fitness and Health
Anytime Fitness Wetherill Park
Street Fit
Function Force
Pure Health
Stiles Personal Training
Libby's Fitness for Life
The Boat House Gym Health & Fitness Club
WA Boot Camp
Goodlife Fitzroy
Anytime Fitness Neutral Bay
Western Force
Suburban Bootcamps
Fitness First Collins Street
Transform Fitness
Vic for Life Health Club: Aqualife and Leisurelife
Regenerate Fitness & Rehabilitation
The Results Room
Anytime Fitness Frankston
F45 Training (Multiple Locations)
Zap Fitness 24/7 Lindisfarne
Vision Personal Training
Mick Coorey Health and Fitness
Genesis Wantirna
Elite Sports Massage
Future Champs
Snap Fitness - Kambah
Cardio Tech
EFM Health Club Clayton
Zap Fitness 24/7 Hobart CBD
Get Angels Now
Genesis- Morayfield
Fit n Fast Belconnen
Valley Fitness
The Train Station Training Centre
Miss Temple Fitness- Waterford
Fitness First South Yarra
Fit n Fast (multiple locations)
Rapid PT (Multiple locations)
Epic Win PT
Fit N Able
In Balance Fitness
Rapid PT (within multiple Anytime Fitness locations)
Anytime Fitness- Toombul
Cohesion Strength and Conditioning
Evo Fit
Recreation Brighton East
Contours Langwarrin
Orange Theory Fitness- Aspley
Fitness in the City
EFM Health Clubs
Goodlife- Holland Park
Ministry of Wellbeing
Snap Fitness Dandenong
Noarlunga Leisure Centre
Recreation Hampton
Boot Camps Australia- Morningside
RE: Gain Strength and Rehab
Renouf Personal Training South Perth
Fitness First Richmond
Goodlife Health Club Box Hill
Derrimut Gym Geelong
Resultz Gym
Jetts Fitness Bundoora
Zap Fitness 24/7 New Norfolk
C-Life Health Club (Canterbury Leagues)
Southside Boxing & Personal Training
Proactive Lifestyle & Fitness
Adam Legg
South Side Fitness
SNAP- Mt Gravatt East
Nikki Snow Fitness
SNAP- Thuringowa
No Regrets Personal Training
Vision Personal Training- Hamilton
Sculpt Barre Fitness
Plus Fitness 24/7 Cranbourne

Meet the South Melbourne Team

Allan Williams
Allan Williams
Fitness Coach
Darron Donaldson
Darron Donaldson
Fitness Coach