Study with the flexibility that best fits your lifestyle

Three modes of study across a variety of courses

On Campus

Study alongside your peers in our dedicated learning environments located across Australia.


Can’t make it to a campus? Study via our online eCampus from wherever you are.


A mix of on campus and online study, to help suit your busy lifestyle.


Coaches with a strong track record and real world experience

No rookies here! Our coaching team is made up of some of the most experienced people in the fitness industry. They’ll help you gain invaluable insights on the realities of being a working fitness professional while also sharing their deep understanding of fitness, massage, nutrition as well as business.



Get started in your new career sooner

We know that starting a new career can sometimes be overwhelming. We’re here to help you take the guesswork out. At the Australian Institute of Fitness, every student is paired with a Career Advisor who’ll use their long-standing relationships in industry to help you connect with future employers and share some tricks of the trade along the way.

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Need help finding your first employer? We can help

At the Australian Institute of Fitness, all Master Trainer Program™ graduates will partake in a real-world work placement known as Trainer Experience. Each Master Trainer student will be placed in a functioning fitness business to complete a required 30 practice hours. This placement will double as an essential part of the Master Trainer curriculum as well as an opportunity for you to land your first job in the industry.

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Access to leading Australian fitness and massage employers

By earning your qualification through the Australian Institute of Fitness you’ll not only benefit from a world-class education, but you’ll also benefit from the reputation that AIF has built for itself. Over the years, we’ve partnered with thousands of fitness and massage career providers who are always eager to hire new AIF graduates.


An exclusive network designed to grow your career faster

As an Australian Institute of Fitness student, you’ll automatically receive an exclusive invite to every Fitness Industry Recruitment Expo (F.I.R.E. event) that we host throughout the year. Plus, you’ll also have access to Australia’s number one fitness careers website which is hosted by the AIF.



Amenities, perks, and benefits

AIF campuses are fully equipped with free WiFi, modern gym facilities and multiple study spaces to ensure that you have everything you need to make the most of your education.

With our eCampus, you can also study from anywhere, with an easy to use online learning space to navigate every aspect of your course and assignments.



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

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 Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) you must be at least 16 years old on your course commencement date. For a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210) 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, including Study Loans, which our Careers Team will discuss to find the option that suits you.

How often do courses start at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

If you want to study on campus with AIF, we typically have multiple courses running at a time, along with new intakes launching regularly. Additionally, our Online modality commences every second month. With our variety of modalities and course start dates, you can start studying how you want, sooner, with AIF.

Why should I get qualified as a Personal Trainer at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best! AIF is recognised in the industry for having trained many of Australia’s top fitness professionals. A pioneer in both face-to-face and online fitness education, we provide the tools and facilities to complete your studies with confidence, including our exclusive Support PlusTM program from our incredible Coaches who are available when, and how, you need them. With our unrivalled network of Career Partners, AIF can help you turn your passion into a career by positioning you front and centre, with the best industry connections.

What modes of study are available at the Australian Institute of Fitness?

At AIF, you can choose to study in the way that suits you. We have full-time or part-time options available for on-campus study. Alternatively, study online with our self-paced online modality, as well as Online Plus+, our guided online option for those who prefer more interaction with their coaches and peers. Some courses are available online-only and some are on-campus only: check out more information about the qualification you are interested in for details on the study options available.

Are the Australian Institute of Fitness courses practical?

At AIF, we know that being a PT is a hands-on role, so our courses are designed to reflect this. Our on-campus students use gym-based sessions to learn from our Coaches and from each other. For our online modality, our students film their assessments with real-life clients, along with practical gym experience from wherever they are located.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

If you choose to study on-campus, you can complete your qualification in 30 weeks with our full-time option, and 35 weeks with our part-time option. Our Online Plus+ program is completed in 31 weeks, and our self paced online option can take up to 52 weeks. If you already have attained a qualification, such as a 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.

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. Our Career Scouts 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 nights (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 Career Partners on Australia’s best fitness careers website,

What makes our eCampus options superior to other online learning?

For us, experience is everything. That’s why our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10. Our unique eCampus platform allows you to study in your own space, at your own pace. With access to virtual classrooms and interactive webinars, you’ll have the best tools and knowledge to succeed as a fitness professional. That’s why our online course boasts a graduation rate almost 4 times higher than the industry average.

Can I defer or take some time off from my studies?

Throughout your studies, we endeavour to provide all the support you need should you encounter any bumps along the way, without needing to defer your studies. However, we understand that circumstances can change quickly, so we have deferment options available. Please chat directly with your Career Advisor or Coach should you wish to explore this.

Who is going to be coaching me and what experience do they have?

When we ask our students what they love most about their experience at the AIF, our Coaches continually rank as a standout feature of the course. We believe this is one of the reasons our students regularly score our course experience at over 9 out of 10. Our highly qualified team of Coaches bring passion and commitment to their teaching, ensuring all areas of learning are delivered in a fun and engaging way. They have many years experience working with a huge range of personal training clients, from elite sportspeople to those new to fitness, and many also present at fitness conventions and write for reputable fitness resources. Check out our coach profiles here to find out more about our coaching team!


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. With the tools & facilities you need to succeed and Support Plus™, our Coaches are available when you need and how you need.