Looking for a career in fitness where you can be your own boss, choose your hours and get paid to have fun on the job?

Establish yourself in fitness with this entry-level qualification. You’ll be equipped with a broad range of knowledge needed to work as a fitness or exercise instructor. You will be able to take your skills and work anywhere in Australia or move into further study to expand your options.

Our goal isn’t simply to see you graduate, but to see you gain employment in the fitness industry. As soon as you commence your studies with us, we will be educating you not just about fitness, but about the fitness industry itself. Our trainers are all highly experienced fitness professionals and are here to offer their expertise and answer all of your burning questions.

At Academy of Fitness we’re all about flexibility and affordability, which means that as long as you’re super keen to study fitness, we will do our best to make that happen.

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Choose from two specialities:

Gym Instructor

Individuals who specialise in Gym Instruction provide individually tailored client assessments, provide technique correction as needed, and develop and demonstrate fitness programs. They also provide supervision of a facility or service, keep equipment clean, tidy and well maintained, and handle various customer inquiries.

Group Exercise Instructor

Individuals who specialise in Group Exercise Fitness Instruction deliver exercise sessions designed for participation by a group of clients with a mix of ages/fitness levels. Sessions may be freestyle, pre-choreographed or circuit style. These individuals instruct and demonstrate complete exercise sessions to groups with limited individual interaction.

Career Opportunities

Fitness Instructors work with people to support their physical wellbeing and improve their fitness. They usually instruct groups and classes. They work in fitness centres, studios, gyms, physical rehabilitation centres and often work on a casual or part-time basis, servicing more than one provider and set of clients.

This course is an essential minimum requirement to work at a gym or as a group exercise instructor. You will learn the basic knowledge needed to succeed in areas like fitness program instruction, provision of healthy eating information, and introduction of exercise for older clients.

  • Nationally Accredited SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.
  • Complete your theory work online.
  • Complete your practical assessment the way you want either online or face to face.
  • Interest-free payment plan.
  • Upfront payment.
  • Study Loan.
  • Self-paced study.
  • Up to 12 months.
  • Students must be over 16 years of age to start a Certificate III in Fitness.

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The most direct way to become a personal trainer

We’ve created a pathway that enables you to complete just the required pre-requisite units before completing the SIS40215 – Certificate IV in Fitness.

Less learning time in Certificate III in Fitness will Fast Track you into the exciting and rewarding fitness industry.


Want to become the ultimate personal trainer?

Gain the unfair advantage against your future competitors. Complete the Certificate III & IV in Fitness in the Ultimate Package and receive the PT Success Program FREE OF CHARGE.

We’ve bundled them together as a single package so you can get all the benefits at a lower cost.


Want to study health and fitness out of interest? Want to help out in your gym?

We have created this package for those wanting to grow their individual health and fitness skills and knowledge, and even help out in a gym, but not have to study to be a fully qualified Personal Trainer.

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Flexible Payment Options

Self Paced Study

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