From fitness fanatics to industry leaders

It was in 1979 that Australia’s first national fitness training provider was conceived. The idea came when six fitness enthusiasts joined forces with a united goal to improve the quality of training programs and bring their full collective passions to the industry.

Since then, AIF has helped countless students get started in exciting new careers and become the gold standard of fitness and massage qualifications in Australia.


What it’s like to be part of the AIF team

While studying at AIF we aim to arm you with everything you need to launch your fitness career. Part of that involves providing world-class massage campuses, and a unique online learning experience.

At AIF we are proud to have the highest number of employed graduates in the industry. How do we do it? With an extensive range of Career Partners, regularly hosted F.I.R.E. (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expo) events, and exclusive access to Healthy People Fitness Recruitment site.

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Learn why we do what we do

Just like you, fitness and massage is our passion. That’s why we want everything we do to be fresh, personable, ultra impactful, and, most of all, fun!

We’re here to make a fitness warrior out of you. Someone who is knowledgeable, capable, and totally ready to make a difference in your clients’ lives.


Get to know our people

We owe everything to working with some of the brightest talent in the industry.

Meet the amazing individuals that make our work possible or find out more about what it takes to become a part of the AIF team.


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

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 fitness and massage 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?

Choose from virtual or online (self-guided) study for our fitness courses. Our massage courses are offered on campus only due to the high practicality of the learning material.

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 students film their assessments with real-life clients, and gain practical gym experience from wherever they are located. We also run gym-based Masterclass workshops for those who can make it, giving plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience

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.

What makes our online option 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 learning 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.

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. You’ll have access to the tools and facilities you need to succeed, plus dedicated support time from our coaches with Support Plus™.

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