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Dive into the world of personal training with our premier online PT courses at Fitness Industry Training. Experience education that breaks the mould, blending top-tier online learning with unmatched one-on-one support.

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Ready to make your mark in the fitness industry and establish yourself as a qualified personal trainer or fitness instructor?

Whether you want to become a personal trainer, run your own business or gain the fitness skills and knowledge for a successful fitness career, Fitness Industry Training’s online personal training courses and online fitness courses are specifically designed to get you there and prepare you for a rewarding career.

We offer the most up-to-date fitness courses available in the fitness industry with flexible online course delivery and payment plans that allow you to pay as you go, so you are never out of pocket. Speak to a student advisor to learn more about our online PT courses.

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ONLINE Personal Training and Fitness Instructor Pathways

Become a PT Online with Fitness Industry Training

Certificate III in Fitness


Do you dream of leading fitness classes or supporting people hit their fitness goals as a gym instructor? A Certificate III in Fitness is the first step and is designed to give you the practical skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the fitness industry.

Our flexible course delivery options mean you can complete the Certificate III in Fitness quickly and easily from home.

You can choose between self-paced online study or instructor-led activities with our experienced trainers.

Our Certificate III in Fitness provides you with the foundations to work as a gym instructor or group exercise instructor, giving you the essential qualifications necessary for entry-level positions in gyms or health clubs. You will learn about gym equipment, fitness programming and exercise science, how to plan and deliver safe and effective fitness programs, and how to measure your clients’ progress.

At Fitness Industry Training, we have specifically designed our training to be as flexible as possible so that you will be ready to hit the ground running with your new qualification and a broad range of skills. 

Once you have completed the qualification you could start any one of these careers at gyms or health clubs across Australia:

> Gym floor instructor 

> Group exercise instructor 

> Outdoor fitness trainer 

> Assistant gym manager 

> Membership consultant 

> Sports Coach 

Insurance requirements stipulate that you will need a SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness to expand your job opportunities in the fitness industry and to establish yourself as a fully qualified personal trainer.

To succeed in this industry, you need a unique and in-demand skill set to stand out from other graduates. Our course design prepares you to write effective programs and coach your clients to achieve impressive results.

The SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness includes 15 units– 11 core units and 4 electives.

11 Core Units

BSBOPS304: Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBPEF301: Recognise and apply exercise consideration for specific populations HLTAID011: Instruct fitness programs HLTWHS001: Incorporate principles of anatomy and physiology into fitness programming SISFFIT032:  Provide healthy eating information SISFFIT033: Instruct exercise to older clients SISFFIT035: Provide quality service SISFFIT036: Maintain equipment for activities SISFFIT040: Work effectively in sport, fitness, and recreation environments SISFFIT047: Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise SISFFIT052: Provide healthy eating information
4 Elective Units
SISXFAC002: Maintain sports fitness and recreation facilities CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people SISXRES002: Educate user groups SISXIND009: Respond to interpersonal conflict To complete the course, you must hold a current first aid and C.P.R. certificate. We deliver first aid courses regularly throughout the year that are open for all students to attend.

Certificate IV in Fitness


Do you have a calling to become a personal trainer? A Certificate IV in Fitness is your pathway to becoming a qualified personal trainer. You will learn advanced fitness concepts and practices to help clients achieve their health and fitness goals.

We have helped hundreds of aspiring personal trainers establish themselves in the personal training industry and reach their goals.

Our experienced trainers are leaders in fitness education and will mentor and guide you every step of the way.

Graduate with the confidence that you have the skills and knowledge to:

> Provide personal training services for a wide variety of people

> Confidently design and deliver fitness programs to help your clients achieve their long-term training goals for strength and conditioning, body composition, and endurance.

At Fitness Industry Training, we have helped launch the careers of thousands of graduates. These graduates are now living their passion in exciting and rewarding careers in the fitness industry. They are a major factor in why over 70% of our enrolments come from industry referrals and student recommendations.

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness includes 20 units — 12 core units and 8 electives.

12 Core Units

SISFFIT013: Instruct exercise to young people aged 13 to 17 years

SISFFIT015: Collaborate with medical and allied health professionals in a fitness context

SISFFIT016: Provide motivation to positively influence exercise behaviour

SISFFIT017: Instruct long-term exercise programs

SISFFIT018: Promote functional movement capacity

SISFFIT019: Incorporate principles of exercise science into fitness programming

SISFFIT020: Instruct exercise programs for body composition goals

SISFFIT021:  Instruct personal training programs

SISFFIT023: Instruct group personal training programs

SISFFIT025: Recognise the dangers of providing nutrition advice to clients

SISFFIT026: Support healthy eating through the Eat for Health program

SISXRES001: Conduct sustainable work practices in open spaces

8 Elective Units

BSBSMB401: Establish legal and risk management requirements for small business

BSBSMB403: Market the small business

BSBSMB404: Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405: Monitor and manage small business operations

SISSSTC301A: Instruct strength and conditioning techniques

SISSSTC402A: Develop strength and conditioning programs

SISFFIT011: Instruct approval community fitness programs

SISFFIT024: Instruct endurance programs

To complete the course, you must hold a current first aid and C.P.R. certificate. We deliver first aid courses regularly throughout the year that are open for all students to attend.

Fast-Track Certificate IV in Fitness


The Fast-Track Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40221) is an accelerated program that offers numerous benefits for aspiring personal trainers.

By choosing the fast-track option, you can expect to complete your training in a shorter timeframe, allowing you to enter the workforce sooner and begin helping clients achieve their fitness goals.

The fast-track nature of the course means that you can achieve your fitness qualifications quickly and efficiently, without compromising the quality of your education.

At Fitness Industry Training, we have specifically designed our training to be as flexible as possible so that you will be ready to hit the ground running with your new qualification. Once you have completed the qualification you could start any one of these careers:

Personal trainer

If you have yet to complete the SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness, and want to do the SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness, the fast-track course allows you to complete the 9 prerequisite units from Certificate III and then continue into Certificate IV. You will also have to complete first aid and C.P.R. certification to complete the course.

The fast-track SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness includes a total of 26 units — 9 prerequisite units, 10 core units, and 7 electives.

9 Prerequisite Units

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

10 Core Units

CHCCOM006: Establish and manage client relationships
SISFFIT041: Develop personalised exercise programs
SISFFIT042: Instruct personalised exercise sessions
SISFFIT043: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for body composition goals
SISFFIT044: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for older clients
SISFFIT045: Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients
SISFFIT049: Use exercise science principles in fitness instruction
SISFFIT050: Support exercise behaviour change
SISFFIT051: Establish and maintain professional practice for fitness instruction
SISFFIT053: Support healthy eating for individual fitness clients

7 Elective Units

CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people – elective
SISXCAI009: Instruct strength and conditioning techniques- elective
SISXCAI010: Develop strength and conditioning programs- elective
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures- elective
BSBESB401: Research and develop business plans- elective
BSBESB404: Market new business ventures- elective
BSBESB407: Manage finances for new business ventures- elective

“My favourite element of the course is the Zoom sessions (during Covid lockdown). Still having that face-to-face time is good as times are tough right now on anyone in personal learning but I feel like the Zoom sessions that FiT have put together have been really helping to keep that one-on-one experience.”

– Keegan, Current Student

Course Overview

Our Fitness Courses

Kickstart your career and attain your personal trainer certification online or by joining us at one of our face-to-face courses held in central Brisbane and Newcastle.

Study Online

Complete your fitness trainer certification 100% online with Fitness Industry Training. Our online training modules and study materials are developed with the leading e-learning technology so that you can learn anytime, anywhere.

Plus, you will receive 24/7 support from your fitness trainers, who will help you when you need it. We also guarantee fast assessment turn arounds, so that you are never waiting around.

Face-to-Face Workshops

Prefer hands-on-learning in a face-to-face environment. We run a number of workshops and training days at leading Gyms across Brisbane, Sydney and Newcastle.

With our online fitness course delivery, and face-to-face fitness training sessions, you will have everything you need to succeed as a fitness instructor or personal trainer.

Learn More About Our ONLINE PT Courses

Ready to embark on your personal training career but unsure where to start? Get in touch with one of our Fit Student Advisors and learn everything you need to know about our Online Fitness & PT Courses.

Make your passion your career, the future you will thank you.


Personal Training Courses Online FAQs

Which qualification do I need to become a personal trainer?

You need a Certificate IV in Fitness to gain insurance and work as a qualified personal trainer. The pre-requisite to being able to study a Cert 4 in fitness is either a Certificate III in Fitness or the nine (9) pre-requisite units that we have included in the Fast Track Certificate IV in Fitness Course.

Our fitness courses and personal trainer qualifications require practical tasks to be completed; however, our course model allows you to video your practical tasks and upload the videos as assessment submissions. Therefore, your online study can be conducted at your own pace and completely online, ensuring you have the time and flexibility to meet other commitments.

You will need access to some gym equipment and “clients” to train, but you do not necessarily need to go to a gym to complete your assessments, and there are no formal work placement hours required with our online courses. Our hybrid online and face-to-face personal training courses in Brisbane allow you to undertake in-person training and assessment and one of our Brisbane partner gyms. 

What online study payment plans do you offer?

You can either pay upfront in two instalments, or we also offer an interest-free payment plan option.

Fitness Industry Training is proud to offer eligible students subsidised training under the Queensland Government’s VET Investment Programs as a Skills Assure Supplier. The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III level qualification.

The fast-track course includes the fitness pre-requisite units from Certificate III in Fitness and a full Certificate IV in Fitness. It is called “Fast Track” because you don’t have to do a full certificate III in fitness, just the 9 pre-requisite units. 

Make your passion your career, the future you will thank you.