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Beginning A Master Training Program With Answers To FAQs

Sep 29, 2014 | by AIF

Starting, or changing your career and taking a dive into the world of fitness can be a little scary, and we know you must have a HEAP of questions about the industry and about our course’, so we have our top FIVE questions we get asked, answered for you below, thanks to Gillianne Richards, Fitness Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness WA.

What Is The Master Trainer Program™?

The Master Trainer Program™ is the number one, and most recognised personal training qualification in Australia. To become a Master Trainer, the Australian Institute of Fitness marks you on six additional criteria, these being; attendance, attitude, presentation, punctuality, performance and experience. These standards are regarded in the fitness industry as critically relevant to being a successful Personal Trainer, and having this certification will increase your employability against other trainers.

I Won’t Be Able To Make It On Campus, Can I Study Online?

Yes, of course you can. We offer an online study option, called eCampus which provides you the flexibility to complete your studies around full time work, having a family, or living regionally. This option may suit you if you live in a regional area, or are juggling other priorities, which makes it hard for you to get to a campus. The online learning is combined with your Unrivalled Support from our eCoach’ via phone and email, as well as virtual classrooms, and optional face-to-face intensive weekends.

If online study seems a little worrying, we also offer a Blended modality. This is when you study the majority of your course online, but attend face to face weekend intensives once per month over the duration of roughly seven months, so you have regular face to face contact with your coach to help keep you on track.

Can AIF Help Me Get A Job In The Fitness Industry?

As a student with AIF, you will have access to our Career Head-Start ProgramTM, which is a service available to you while you study and once you graduate to help make your mark in the fitness industry. It is important to us that you are as industry ready as possible before you complete your course, so you will have a number of opportunities to meet employers via lunch time presentations on campus, our famous F.I.R.E nights, or during your Trainer Experience. In addition to this, you have our Career Scouts unrivalled support to help create your fitness resume, PLUS, we have a careers website featuring the latest job opportunities on our other website, Fitness Careers.

I’m Not From Australia. Can AIF Help Me Get Started In My New Career?

Yes, we offer a range of study options for international students, and a high quality, rewarding experience. You can study full-time or part-time at one of our conveniently located campuses, or from the comfort of your own home, online. All of our certifications will award you with nationally recognised qualifications and you will also be eligible for FISAF qualifications.

Do I Need To Speak Fluent English To Study At the Australian Institute of Fitness?

Yes, English is a prerequisite for course entry. You will need be able to communicate and write in English, and display correct literacy and numeracy skills. When you enrol you are required to complete a basic Learning, Literature and Numerical assessment.

For more information about our Master Trainer Program™, give us a call today, we will be happy to answer all of your queries!



The Australian Institute of Fitness
Note from the author: Where Certificate III in Fitness or Cert III/cert 3 is mentioned, it refers to SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Fitness or Cert IV/Cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Massage or Cert IV/Cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Where Diploma of Remedial Massage is mentioned, it refers to HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.


At the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF), we are no stranger to the competitive and evolving nature of the fitness industry. That’s why we remain the #1 fitness educator since 1979. We continuously raise the bar by providing the best education and resources through dynamic and hybrid training methods that mould to your lifestyle. We are strong believers in evidence over fads, so you can be assured your training with AIF will solidify your career for the long-term.

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