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AIF announces Industry Partnership with Tuggeranong Vikings

Feb 14, 2023 | by AIF

Leading Fitness industry Educator, The Australia Institute of Fitness (AIF) is proud and excited to announce a new partnership with the Tuggeranong Vikings from the ACT. From 2023, the AIF will offer a full scholarship, per calendar year, to one (1) member from the Tuggeranong Vikings. Additionally to the full scholarship, AIF will be offering partial scholarships to all Vikings Rugby Club members (T&Cs apply), to kickstart their fitness career.

The Vikings Group offer forty-one (41) different sports to their 8,000 club members. This not-for-profit community club values align with the AIF desire to see every community encouraging participation to live a healthy and active life. As a Personal Trainer, the VikingsxAIF Graduate will have exposure to evolving industry developments as well as mentorship opportunities from leading fitness experts and educators. 

As Australia’s most recognised fitness qualification The Master Trainer Program™ covers all required fitness fundamentals, training principles and more to elevate the trainer in achieving a Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) at the highest standard within the industry.

The Tuggeranong Vikings have communicated their eagerness about the opportunity, “Vikings is proud to announce the partnership with fitness educator The Australian Institute of Fitness. This partnership has been established to encourage our athletes to take the next step in their careers by transforming their passion of sport into a passion of a fitness and health-focused lifestyle. The Tuggeranong Vikings and AIF have a strong foundation of core values that align with each other and that is why we believe that the opportunities the AIF can offer will be a fantastic next-step for our community.”  

General Manager of Business Development for the AIF, Simon McDonald has also expressed his enthusiasm for this partnership, “We at the AIF are committed to fostering opportunities for young people to establish themselves within the sporting and fitness community. I am very excited to be partnering with the Viking Group to mentor up and coming athletes through their fitness journey, starting with industry leading education.”

The AIF and Tuggeranong Vikings look forward to seeing this scholarship program ignite passion and a positive impact within the Fitness Community. 



The Australian Institute of Fitness
The Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF) is the largest and longest established fitness training organisation in Australia, with dynamic training methods and expert course coaches nationwide - spanning fitness, massage and nutrition. The AIF qualifies more fitness professionals than any other provider in Australia, as well as offering a broad range of continuing education courses (CEC), upskilling resources and partnership programs for existing industry.

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Disclaimer: Where Certificate III in Fitness, Cert III/Cert 3, or Fitness Coach is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Fitness, Cert IV/Cert 4, or Personal Trainer is mentioned, it refers to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Program™ is mentioned, it refers to Fitness Essentials and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Plus+ Program™ is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Massage or Cert IV/Cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Where Diploma of Remedial Massage is mentioned, it refers to HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.