How can I become a personal trainer?
Personal Trainers require two nationally accredited qualifications – the Certificate III in Fitness and the Certificate IV in Fitness. With these two qualifications you are then able to gain membership with the leading fitness associations – Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia. The College offers several study programs where you can obtain these two qualifications, simultaneously. In addition, our programs ensure you gain valuable industry experience and contacts even before you graduate.
When can I start?
Any time! Most of our courses are tailor made programs to suit the student. So you can start at any time.
How long does the program usually take?
Students have 18 months to complete each qualification, however depending on your experience and the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies, you will be able to graduate much earlier than that.
Can I study part time?
Absolutely! Programs can be tailor made for you and your situation. Many of our students have full time jobs and complete the program around this.
What qualifications do I achieve?
By completing our various programs you can be awarded several government accredited qualifications recognized nationally around Australia including the Certificate III in Fitness (Fitness Instructor) and Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer).
Are the program or fitness courses accredited?
Yes. As one of the leading institutes of fitness in Australia, our study programs lead to nationally recognised qualifications that are assessed against the Australian Quality Training Framework which is responsible for assuring the quality of the vocational education and training system. Students with these qualifications will also be able to register with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia who are the leading associations for fitness professionals in Australia. Registration with Fitness Australia is the benchmark for fitness industry standards across Australia and internationally.
When can I get a job?
After successfully completing the program, you will be eligible to gain registration and insurance from Fitness Australia and work anywhere in Australia.
What are the job options like?
Very strong. The health and fitness industry offers many opportunities for graduates. You can find yourself in roles as diverse as private gyms, corporate fitness facilities, fitness studios or operating your own personal training business.
Is there a job site which will help me to look for the latest jobs in the industry?
Yes, there is. Visit acsf.com.au/job-board for the latest jobs in the Fitness industry.
Can I get payment plan options?
I do not live near a capital city; can I still do your program?
You can achieve your fitness qualifications Australia-wide. The College can help you achieve your new career in fitness, no matter where you live in Australia. Contact our Student Advisors for details.