If you choose to join a registered body whilst you are studying. AUSactive offers a student registration, including insurance, while you are completing your studies. The memberships also includes access to research articles and resources, along with connections to future employers. It’s free to join.
Once you have completed your qualification, you have options regarding registering as a fitness professional. There are four main governing bodies: AUSactive, Fitrec, Physical Activity Australia and The Health & Fitness Association of Australia (HAFAA)
fourIf you choose to register with a governing body, registration allows you to work as a registered fitness professional, and attain the associated insurances with assistance from the governing body.
There are requirements from each registered body for you to maintain your registration. These usually involve expanding your knowledge and education, with continuing education courses (CEC’s). Fit Education offers a Short Course in Nutrition (2 CEC points); Online Trainer Short Course; and ASCA Level 1 Articulation (15 CEC points). Dundee Boxing and Fitness offers Level 1 and 2 Boxing for Fitness Certificates.
Are you taking your qualifications abroad? Different countries has their own criteria for registration, so it is a good idea to contact overseas employers, or the Australian registered bodies for advice.
The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world, that register exercise professionals. Check out their website at http://www.icreps.org/ to see where your qualification can take you.
Since 2004, We’ve trained more than 6,200 students and helped more than 5,000 launch a career in the fitness industry. Fit Education combines a highly practical course with a strong theoretical background. Once you complete your course, you can register and work anywhere in Australia, or even abroad.