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Our inclusive course fees include an option to phone a tutor if you have issues with your assessments.

Become Your Own Boss

As a fitness professional, you can work your own hours, be your own boss and build a career that fits your lifestyle.

Kickstart your career in fitness with the Academy of Fitness. Australia’s industry-leading fitness education provider since 2001.

Academy of Fitness, known to many as AOF, is a registered vocational education provider that offers the dual SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness program for busy working adults.

We may have over 19 years of history and we are one of the most established private vocational education institutions in Australia but we are future-focused and dedicated to continuous improvement.

Our online learning is specifically designed for busy working adults, so it’s delivered 100% online with interactive, ‘snackable’ content. Academy of Fitness study options offer genuine flexibility, industry insights, practical skills and the support you need to achieve your career goals.

Our mission is to create future fitness professionals who go on to be change-makers in the industry who go on to create happier, healthier humans including their friends, family and clients.

Studying the nationally accredited SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness with the Academy creates a journey for you and your future business, establishing a starting point showing where you are in your business and life. Our courses will show you how to turn your interest into a side hustle and from there into a career with unlimited potential.

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From entry-level SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness, through to the most popular SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness, we can assist you in gaining the right information to make your decision. Best of all, you get to study at your own pace with our online / blended delivery option.

The fitness industry is a dynamic and important part of the Australian economy. The industry has expanded significantly over the last decade, with several fitness centre chains securing a key market foothold across the country. Around 1.73 million Australians are now estimated to use fitness centre services.

As a qualified fitness professional, you’ll have the chance to take charge of your career and enjoy the freedom on becoming your own boss. Think of it as being the master of your own destiny, where your career fits around you.

We offer nationally accredited courses

SIS30321 – Certificate III in Fitness

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.

SIS40221 – Certificate IV in Fitness

The Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) also provides you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you cater for the needs of all individual clients.

Ultimate Personal Trainer

Certificate III & IV in Fitness will teach you the hands-on skills and knowledge needed to operate your own small personal training business.

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Why should I choose Academy of Fitness?

We’re glad you asked! Here are just a handful of reasons:

  • Being fitness professional themselves, every single person that works at Academy of Fitness eats, sleeps & breathes fitness… hence our motto “Live It. Learn it. Love it.” — we lead by example!
  • We don’t waste money on overpriced TV advertising or famous brand ambassadors. Why? Because then we’d have to increase the price of our courses and we don’t want to do that! We love that our fitness qualifications are affordable and available to EVERYONE.
  • We don’t up-sell expensive “add-on” courses which get you stuck in nasty VET Fee debt. We disagree with this completely and will never do that to our amazing students. We’ll provide the exact qualifications you’ll need to get started in the industry and nothing more. If you want to branch out or find a specialty down the track, that is something you should consider carefully and isn’t a decision to be rushed.
  • We’re super flexible here… Olympic gymnast flexible! From the wide range of study options to payment options, we’re both budget-friendly AND time friendly! Not convinced? Call us today.

Aren’t fitness courses crazy expensive?

One of our missions at the Academy of Fitness is to keep our prices competitive and affordable so that absolutely anyone can pursue a career in fitness. If our pricing wasn’t impressive enough already, we also offer payment plans so you can easily work the cost of your fitness course into your budget! If you want to know more about this, the best thing to do is get our course information guide which will be emailed once you complete the form below.

Not convinced? Call us today.

Why Study Fitness?

Future Job Growth

Future growth in the fitness industry is very strong over the next 5 years ( Not only can you start your own business, but you will also better yourself in the process.

Become a Change-Maker

Become a change-maker in the fitness industry and everyday life with our industry-leading online program which gives you the ultimate flexibility to study in the comfort of your own home.

Do Something You Love

Help yourself. Help your friends and family. Build a side hustle. Change career. Do something you love!

Just some of our successful students

Elly C

They weren’t trying to sell it to me. They were understanding my lifestyle, where I was at…I can do it in my spare time. I can do it whenever I want. The practical- love it. They respond so quickly, calling, emailing- I would recommend it just because it’s a good education for yourself, it’s not just for teaching other people.

Jacki M

I phoned a few different training providers and once I’d spoken with the team at AOF, I just felt a really great connection with them, really lovely people. They had fitness studies themselves, so they could really offer us some great industry insights into how we could really provide a great service… They could provide training that went above and beyond just the basic stuff.

Ashleigh K

With ease, I found the Academy of Fitness. I love the flexibility- I have a one-year-old daughter and having the option to choose where I want to study and when I actually have the time to study definitely helps. I also love that the course challenges me online as well as the practical assessments, so it’s not all just theory, it’s practical and you have to get involved with the community.


So, without education in any kind of career, you can’t really expand. So I found that obviously that groundwork of a cert 3 and 4 does give you that foundation of knowledge to then leapfrog further into whatever you want to do in the fitness industry.