Accelerate (Entry Requirements & Certificate IV in Fitness)

This qualification provides an opportunity for you to fast track your studies to begin your career in the fitness industry as a personal trainer.
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Accelerate (Entry Requirements & Certificate IV in Fitness) Overview

You will complete the pre-requisites from the Certificate III in Fitness and complete the Certificate IV in fitness.
This qualification will allow you to train clients one on one in a gym setting, deliver training sessions outdoors and work with children.

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Course Curriculum

HLTAID011: Provide First Aid (or a unit that supersedes this unit).
HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety.
SISFFIT032: Complete pre-exercise screening and service orientation.
SISFFIT033: Complete client fitness assessments.
SISFFIT035: Plan group exercise sessions.
SISFFIT036: Instruct group exercise sessions.
SISFFIT040: Develop and instruct gym-based exercise programs for individual clients.
SISFFIT047: Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise.
SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information.

Supporting you at every step through your studies

For over 21 years, we’ve successfully supported more than 9,000 students through our SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 - Certificate IV in Fitness courses. When you enrol with AOF, you’ll be supported by our skilful team of academic, student support and professional staff, who will be with you every step of your fitness studies journey. Our academic staff are all still working as personal trainers themselves and have extensive teaching histories before coming to work with the Academy of Fitness.

The Academy of Fitness online learning experience includes several student support services that include telephone, webinars and written support options.

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Our Certificate courses are flexible

Academy of Fitness are responsive to the needs of the modern world and busy professionals with families, careers, commitments and demands of everyday life and our study and online learning options are flexible.

Our course gives you dual specialisation once you graduate

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Personal Trainer

Individuals who specialise in Personal Training have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations.

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Group Exercise Fitness 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.

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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.

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Course Delivery

  • Complete your theory work online.
  • Complete your practical assessment online (via video submission).

Payment Options

  • Interest-free weekly payment plan ($500 Deposit Required)
  • Upfront payment.

Course Length

  • Self-paced study.
  • Up to 12 months.


  • Students must be over 16 years of age to start a SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness.

Study Online

The student learning portal provides:

  • subject learning material
  • resources including study guides, videos, and more
  • a variety of engaging learning activities


  • Simulated workplace “bounce fitness’
  • assessment tips 
  • assessment tips and guides
  • and more.

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Entry Requirements

You’ll need the following in order to complete this course…

What you'll need

Office Stationery
Mobile Phone
12 Months

Time Required

$60 K

Average Salary

Why students choose Academy Of Fitness?

We're glad you asked!

The student is the heart and soul of our focus.
We do not only provide training for you to become a fitness professional, but we provide you with the skills and knowledge to transition from training into industry and be successful, through further education and support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Academy help you get a job once you have completed your course?

The Academy has hundreds of industry partners who are constantly looking for fitness professionals to work for them! The Academy advertises positions without our jobs board and will put you in touch with different employers upon request.

The Academy by law cannot guarantee you a job however we endeavour to put our graduates in touch with employers desperate to fill their vacancies!

How much is the personal trainer course?

Course fees can vary depending on the course you choose to study and the mode of delivery. We offer a variety of payment options as well with a deposit of $99 to get you studying that day and payment plans from $17 per week.

Is becoming a personal trainer a good career?

It sure is! If you want to work as your own boss and build an active lifestyle then this industry is perfect for you. You are ultimately the decision-maker in terms of how many hours per week you want to work. The Academy of Fitness course material does provide advice on how to make as much money off one hour in a day as possible.

How do personal trainers get clients?

Great question – The Academy of Fitness mentors our students to start with friends and family while networking with businesses to build brand recognition. Our marketing non accredited content provided free of charge in our course materials shows you how to build your social media profiles from scratch to allow it to reach new clients.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer?

To become a personal trainer in Australia you need to hold a Certificate III and IV in Fitness. With the Academy of Fitness our courses are self-paced which means you can take up to 18 months to complete both courses. We do not penalize those who get through the content quicker however so it will come down to how much time you must smash out the course materials.

How often do the courses start at the Academy of Fitness?

The Academy of Fitness has no set intakes and you can start anytime! This is perfect for those who want to jump into studies on their own terms and not have to wait for a certain date to begin.

Are personal trainers in demand?

Research by IBIS World indicates that fitness industry revenues in Australia have been steadily growing over the past 5 years. This trend will reach an estimated $2.4 billion value by 2022/23 – a forecasted annual growth of 1.8% (IBISWorld, 2018).

What this means for you is that there is a growing demand for not only personal trainers but fitness professionals which included gym instructors and group exercise instructors.

Why should I get qualified as a Personal Trainer at the Academy of Fitness?

Passion and desire to see our students not only gain the most current knowledge and skills but to make a change in the industry. The fitness industry is screaming for good graduates and our mission is to raise the standard of fitness professionals, one student at a time.

How old do I have to be to study at the Academy of Fitness?

To study Fitness you must be 16 years of age with parental permission.