OUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

We have listed the answers to some of your most common questions. If you have another question, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Personal Trainer Course costs vary, depending on the course, and whether you are paying up front or on a payment plan. We currently offer a packaged deal for Cert III & Cert IV in Fitness. Call and speak to one of our friendly staff members today for more information on 1300 348 338.

Time frames to complete courses are different for everyone and depend on how hard you work. Courses are competency based and so once you are deemed competent in all of the units you will complete your certificate. We have had students smash out their qualification in a few weeks and others take a few years.

Some guidelines are:

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness should take between 6 and 12 months.
The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness should take between 6 and 12 months
The SIS50319 Diploma of Sport should take 1 year.
The SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness should take 1 year.
ASQA’s Volumes of Learning (VoL) hours are:

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness : 1200-2400 hours
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness : 600-2400 hours
SIS50319 Diploma of Sport : 1200-2400 hours
SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness : 1200-2400 hours
Read more here: How Long Does It Take To Complete My Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness?

Our flexible personal trainer courses allow you to start studying when you are ready, and at your own pace. Fit Education’s blended learning, allows you to start when you want, and fit study in with your busy schedule.

Face to face classes can be organised on demand. Contact courses@fiteducation.edu.au for information.

Yes you can study a Fit Education Course from overseas or as an international student. Refer to the International Course page for more information.

Our CRICOS Registration Number is 03804F

  • Certificate III in Fitness
  • Certificate IV in Fitness
  • Diploma of Sport
  • Personal Trainer Course

The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life

ALL students nationwide, who commenced or were enrolled in a course from 1 January 2015, MUST have a valid USI. If you need a USI, please follow the simple instructions below. (It will take 2 – 5 minutes) . You will need one of the following to complete the process:

  • Driver’s License
  • Medicare Card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate


Follow these steps to create your USI Number:

  1. Visit the USI website at: https://www.usi.gov.au/
  2. Click on the option “I am a student”
  3. Click on the selection “I want to create a USI”
  4. Complete details as prompted until you receive your USI Number

(you will need to ensure that you also select the option that the RTO is able to search/access your USI number, should they need to do so for your enrolment/course) Please contact Fit Education via email at: admin@fiteducation.edu.au to provide us with your USI Number once you have created it.

Practicals can be completed via one of three (3) options:
Option 1 – Video

Film yourself performing the tasks outlined and upload a copy into your online portal.
Option 2 – Coach Mentor

Source a coach / mentor with appropriate qualifications / current industry skills and knowledge.
Mentors need to have the skills and knowledge appropriate to the task being observed. For example, a receptionist can observe and supervise the student providing client and customer service at the front counter
There are 3 levels of Coach / Mentor:
Level 1: Working in the Industry
Level 2: Qualified and working in the Industry (Qualified Personal Trainer)
Level 3: Qualified and working in the Industry with additional Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) OR diploma or higher level qualification in adult education.
Mentors / coaches will be required to provide supervision and observe the student completing practical assessment tasks and provide feedback.
Option 3 – Practical Workshop

Attend a Fit Education practical workshop and demonstrate your practical skills to one of our qualified assessors.
Practical Workshops can be organised on demand.

Our head office /gym / classroom is located at 55 Queenscroft St, Chelmer, 4068, Queensland. Get directions here. Our postal address is PO Box 2505, Graceville, Queensland 4075.

Once you have completed your personal trainer course, you have options regarding registering as s fitness professional. There are two main governing bodies: Fitness Australia and Physical Activity Australia.

Registration allows you to work as a registered fitness professional, and attain the associated insurances.

Fit Education’s Certificate III in Fitness qualifies you to work as a Gym Instructor, Fitness Instructor of Group Fitness Instructor. The Certificate IV in Fitness is the minimum qualification to work as a Personal Trainer, Group Personal Trainer, or Boot-camp Instructor in Australia. The Diploma of Fitness will advance your career towards a Group Fitness Manager, Personal Training Manager, Gym Manager, or Personal Training Studio Manager. Jobs growth in the fitness industry is strong and rated “in demand”. Read more here.

Fit Education’s Diploma of Sport specialises in “Sport Coaching” and “Sport Development” providing you with maximum job opportunities. Both sport coaches and sport development officers are “in demand” jobs. Read more here.

Should you wish to continue your study Fit Education has articulation pathways with Griffith University, James Cook University and Torrens University. Contact a Fit Education careers adviser on courses@fiteducation.edu.au to discuss.

Fit Education is proud of its graduates and encourages you to become a Partner or Coach / Mentor on completion of your personal trainer course.

Once you are a registered exercise professional you will need to update your knowledge and maintain your registration by completing CEC (Continuing Education Courses). Fit Education offers the following CEC Courses. Nutrition Short Course; Online Trainer Short Course; and ASCA Level 1

You may already have achieved some of the competencies relating to any of our personal trainer courses through previous study or life / work experience. Fit Education will be able to assist you with an application for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This depends on what you have studied in the past and how closely aligned these are to the modules in our courses. For further information, please contact us at courses@fiteducation.edu.au.

Fit Education has an extensive employment network that provides valuable contacts for graduates. There are plenty of job opportunities in different environments, including personal training studios, gyms, cruise ships, and sports clubs. The fitness industry is booming, so this is a great time to become a personal trainer , fitness instructor, or sports coach.

We regularly post jobs and opportunities from our partners on the Fit Education jobs board. Click here for opportunities in your area

We are proud of our graduates and what they are achieving. Check out some of their stories on Fit Education tube.

Fit Education courses are competency based which means that you need to show competency in each of the units within the qualification. It is our job to help you show that you are competent. If you are deemed “not yet competent” you will be given feedback and can resubmit to show competence. We want you to be successful and make a difference to the health and wellness of others.

Our courses combine a strong theoretical component with practical, hands-on experience. The resources and videos are first class. In case you experience problems, our instructors are here to assist you. We are a family owned RTO who pride ourselves on excellent customer service, and helping our students become the best fitness professionals they can be.

Connect with your trainer and assessor using one of these methods: visiting our Brisbane campus; an online meeting; over the phone; or via email. We are here to help.

In 2019 Fit Education graduates:

  • 96.6% were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
  • 92.0% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 91.2% would recommend the training and 93.3% would recommend their training provider.
  • 94.4% achieved their main reason for doing the training.
    (NCVER Report 2019)

Yes, you can become a fitness trainer with a criminal conviction. You can do your Cert III and IV in Fitness and then register with Fitness Australia. You will need a blue card to train children and adolescents. Depending on your conviction it may be difficult to secure a blue card.

Yes! Fit Education is an ASQA approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO 32155), registered to deliver “Nationally Recognised Training”. This means our certificates meet high standards, and are recognised throughout the country, allowing you to work anywhere in Australia with our qualifications. Our qualifications are also recognised around the world.

Check eligibility and recognition on the ICREPS website for other countries here.

Yes! Fit Education offers 2 payment options:

  1. Upfront payment (with a reduction in course fee’s)
  2. Payment plans consisting of monthly payments over a negotiated period, usually 12 months

Government funding may be available on some courses (Vet Student Loans, VET in Schools, Certificate III Guarantee, and User Choice). Contact a Fit Education Careers Adviser to check your eligibility. courses@fiteducation.edu.au

Yes! We offer flexible study options:

Many of our students are working in a different industry, and studying to become PT’s along side their job. When studying online, you have access to your course 24 hours, 7 day’s per week to allow you to fit study in around your other commitments.

Here from some of our graduates here.

Our trainers are here to help.

If you choose to study a course online, you will have 12 months to complete the course. (Course extensions are available). After filling out your enrollment form and finalizing payment, you’ll gain access to the student portal, which contains your courses and lessons. You’ll be assigned a trainer and assessor who will work with you during the course. You can contact them if you have additional questions. This can be done via a number of methods (Online meeting / classroom, visiting our classroom / gym, phone, or email). You will generally have 3 types of assessment to complete: theory, logbook and practical.

Opting to study on campus means you’ll be attending lectures from Fit Education experts for 2 to 4 weeks. Classes are Monday to Friday from 9AM to 3PM. Face to face classes can be organised on demand.

You have 12 months to complete your Certificate III in Fitness Course and 12 months to complete your Certificate IV in Fitness Course. Course extensions are available at $50 per month.

Yes. Course content expires after 12 months. You can purchase an extension for an additional $50 per month, until you’ve completed the course.

Fit Education was last audited April 2020 and was granted re-registration for 7 years. Fit Education was also audited Aug 2019 where it was granted its CRICOS registration 03804F. View the audit report here.

Previously Fitnance (as Fit Education was previously known) underwent an AQTF Post Initial Audit (12 months from initial audit approval resulting in registration) on 29 July 2011. The audit reviewed the Certificate III and IV in Fitness qualifications (i.e. SRF30206, SIS30310, SRF40206, and SIS40210). Fitnance has also undergone two VET Pre-Qualified Supplier Agreement audits (on 5-6 September 2012 and 12 August 2013) for the Certificate III in Fitness qualification (SRF30206 and SIS30310). Both times Fitnance committed to compliance with the VET Pre-Qualified Supplier Agreement. Fit Education was awarded Vet Student Loan status in 2018 and must meet annual quality measures.

International Recognition of your qualification
The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) and the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs) both provide relationships between fitness associations in different countries across the world. This relationship allows international portability enabling fitness professionals to transfer their fitness qualifications within each member country of ICREPs and EREPs. Besides enabling fitness professionals to work within different countries, the purpose of these international registers is to ensure that fitness standards are maintained and are consistent between the countries. ICREPs is recognised by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) as the global body representing national registration bodies of exercise professionals and EREPs is regulated by the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards Council to support the professional needs of the European fitness indusrty.

Fitness Australia, an Australian fitness association, is a member of both ICREPs and EREPs. Once a fitness professional has gained registration or a Letter of Portability from Fitness Australia, they are eligible to register and work within the ICREPs member countries. However, in the case for EREPs, professionals will only be supplied with a certificate from EREPs and not a letter of portability.

Fitness Australia provides professional memberships to fitness qualifications provided by the Australian College of Sport & Fitness. Graduates from the College are eligible to work in the member countries of ICREPs and EREPs once they have followed the correct procedure.

Physical Activity is a fitness association in Australia which also provides a letter of portability for fitness professionals to be eligible to work with ICREPs members

IT Support?

Forgot your password? Wondering if you can use our online system on a Mac or your phone? Not sure how to study without internet access? Give us a call at 1300 348 338 or email training@fiteducation.edu.au and we will guide you through our online system.

Fit Education Graduates in 2020

– 92.9% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training. – 89.2% would recommend their training provider. (NCVER Report 2020)

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Need a Course Extension?

We get it, sometimes life happens and you need just a little more time.

Contact admin@fiteducation.edu.au to apply for an extension to complete your course.

To continue to provide you support, marking and access to course materials, extensions incur $50 charge for each month.