Support from the best on your fitness career journey

We know that every person’s career goals are different. Whether it’s starting your own fitness business or working in a gym, studio or clinic – we’re here to help.


Aspire to your ideal fitness career

There are so many pathways to a successful career in fitness.

Whether you’re interested in our Master Trainer Program™ which has an unparalleled reputation as the most recognised fitness course in Australia or looking to become a sought after massage therapist with the skills to make a real difference in people’s lives, here are some popular career opportunities you can aspire to from your education with AIF.


One of the many perks of being an AIF graduate

By earning your qualifications through the Australian Institute of Fitness you’ll not only benefit from a world-class education. But you’ll also benefit from the impressive network AIF has built with our many Career and Industry Partners.

We’re here to make your transition from a student to an active fitness professional a seamless experience. Over the years, we’ve partnered with thousands of leading fitness and massage employers who are always eager to hire AIF graduates.

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The highest number of employed graduates

AIF makes it easy to become a fitness and massage professional. We’re thoroughly focused on making your career “happen” and we’re proud to say that we have the highest number of employed graduates in the industry.

As an Australian Institute of Fitness student, you’ll automatically receive an exclusive invite to every exclusive invite to every F.I.R.E. (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expo) event that we host throughout the year. You’ll also have access to our dedicated Careers team and to Healthy People Fitness Recruitment site, where you can connect with industry employers across Australia.

A career you can be passionate about

Why a future in fitness is for you

Help others change their lives

There aren’t many careers where you get to see your clients physically and mentally change their lives. But that’s exactly what a career in the fitness industry offers you; an opportunity to help your clients feel better about themselves and lead a longer, healthier life thanks to the proven benefits of fitness.

Be part of a growing industry

The Australian fitness industry has grown 5.7% every year, for the past five years (IBISWorld).

Run your own business

Being your own boss gives you freedom to set your own hours, and decide where you want to spend your days. The fitness industry offers a range of rewarding career options for those wanting their own business, from becoming a franchised Personal Trainer and starting up your own personal training studio to running an outdoor training company, or becoming a Massage Therapist and opening your own clinic.

A job you can truly enjoy

If you’re getting up each morning and dreading going to work, then you’re clearly in the wrong job. Being part of the fitness industry gives you the opportunity to give back, feel rewarded and do something you’re passionate about, whether you’re working at a gym, in your local park, in a clinic, or with sports teams or allied health professionals.

Don't be tied to a desk

The fitness industry is unlike any other. Here’s your chance to escape the daily grind of 9 to 5, and have the gym, your home or the beach become your ‘office’. Avoid the long daily commute in corporate wear and the back ache from sitting at a desk all day. Instead you could be preparing clients to climb Kilimanjaro, or massaging sports teams before a big game.

Earn income whilst travelling or studying

Whether you plan to travel the world or head off to uni to further your studies, once you’re trained as a Personal Trainer or Massage Therapist, you have a means of earning income wherever you are. You could even be training passengers on a cruise ship, or your fellow classmates in the uni gym.

A healthy lifestyle

A career as a fitness professional really is a win-win. Not only will you feel good about helping other people transform their lives, but with the daily benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, you’ll feel great about yourself too and the motivation you provide them will positively affect you as well.

A supportive work environment

Imagine working in an industry where you get the support from other fitness professionals who are as passionate and energetic as you are; where you’re encouraged to do your best, look your best, and feel your best. Whether you’re helping a client lose weight or recover after an injury, you’ll always feel like you’re making a positive contribution.

To find out more about a career in fitness or massage, enquire online now or speak with our dedicated Careers team on 1300 669 669

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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 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.

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.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

If you choose to study virtually, you can complete our Master Trainer Program in 11 months. Our online modality is completed in 14 months. If you already have attained a qualification, such as SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, this may adjust your study duration. Chat to our friendly Careers Team to see what option is best for you.

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. 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 nights (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos) where you can meet key industry employers and secure a job or trainer experience placement.


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™.