How am I supported throughout the course?
Our student support team ensure you receive all the help you need to get you through your studies. Students studying online can simply send a message via the online system to gain the assistance they need. All of our student support staff are highly qualified and experienced fitness professionals.
The course resources are easy to use and have been developed by presenters experienced in both fitness and teaching.
Why should I enrol with Australian Fitness Academy Asia instead of another educational provider?
With over 30 years of fitness education experience we are the leaders in fitness education and our levels of student support are second to none. You can be confident that when you contact us you will be communicating with a highly qualified and experienced fitness and education professional.
Other education providers offer qualifications in a very short time frame. But it doesn’t allow you to develop the depth of understanding you need to be an exercise professional. Or their qualifications are delivered entirely online or through reading a course manual. With our combination of online study and practical placement, you receive the best outcome – thorough in-depth knowledge combined with practical skills developed in a real fitness centre.
Our graduates recommend us! We have a very high rate of referrals from graduates within the industry and from fitness centre and PT Managers. Why? Because they know we deliver first-class education and highly skilled graduates.
What does the qualification enable me to do?
The qualification provides several outcomes. On completion you can:
- Work as a personal trainer working in a fitness centre, PT studio, hotel or resort
- Set up your own business as a personal trainer
- Work with sports teams and athletes to improve their physical fitness capabilities
Of course, some people also complete the qualification for personal reasons to assist them to train more effectively – and that’s a good reason too!
Is there a payment plan?
We have multiple payment options available in Singapore:
- Upfront: $1,500 SGD in full
- Subscription: $1,900 ($100 SGD up front, then an additional 30 x $60 SGD weekly payments or 15 x $120 SGD payments)
Note: The Certificate will only be issued if the course fees have been paid in full.
Course timeframes – when can I start and how quickly can I complete the qualification?
Once you have completed the enrolment forms and paid the course fee (or deposit) you can commence the course almost immediately. Your enrolment will be processed within 2 business days, once we have confirmed your contact and payment details.
It is expected that the qualification will take approximately 3 to 6 months to complete but there are no minimum timeframes. You have access to all the course resources when you enrol which enables you to work through it as quickly as you wish. If you need additional time, you have up to 12 months to complete the course.
What IT requirements are needed to complete the qualification?
All of our course materials are compatible with standard versions of Windows and Mac computers. Students will be required to download Adobe Reader (a free download) as a minimum to view PDF documents. This can be downloaded at https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
Our LMS is compatible with Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. Please use the most up-to-date version of your preferred browser to ensure that everything on the site operates properly.
For watching videos, please ensure you have the most up-to-date Flash Player installed and have the video link whitelisted from virus software and Firewalls.
For further information about the system requirements when studying this course, please click here.
Do I need to be fit to complete the course?
You don’t complete a fitness test prior to enrolling! However, it is recommended that you have a reasonable level of fitness as you will be required to participate in practical activities throughout the course.
Most students are looking to gain employment in the fitness industry so there is an expectation you will promote a fit and healthy lifestyle.
The qualification is also suitable for people who just want to find out more about fitness and exercise to increase their own knowledge to enable them to train more effectively.
Do I need to have First Aid, Insurance and Registration?
A First Aid qualification is required in order to successfully complete the Certified Personal Trainer course.
Please note: First Aid is not included in our Certified Personal Trainer course. You will need to complete it elsewhere and send us a copy of the official Certificate.
It’s also best to check whether your country has registration, accreditation and insurance requirements for personal trainers. These additional requirements may be needed prior to you commencing work as a personal trainer.
What happens if I start the course but change my mind?
There is a 7-day cooling-off period from the start date of the course. If you decide you no longer wish to complete the qualification you can apply to withdraw. If you apply within the 7-day cooling-off period, and return a completed Withdrawal Form, you will be refunded any fees paid less a $100 SGD (or equivalent in local currency) administration fee.
There are no refunds after the 7-day cooling-off period. If you decide that you no longer want to continue after this point, you will be liable for any remaining fees.
Please refer to the terms and conditions here.
Are my qualifications recognised internationally?
The Certified Personal Trainer course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment as a Personal Trainer. Upon completion of this qualification, you will be able to gain registration with global industry body FITREC.
Australian Fitness Academy Asia has also submitted the qualification to the relevant professional associations throughout Asia. The endorsement of these associations will be displayed on our website and the certificate once it has been issued.
Most associations will require you to also complete a first aid qualification prior to your endorsement as an exercise professional.
Can I receive credits or exemptions for fitness related studies I have previously completed with another training provider?
Without an international industry standard to follow, each training provider is able to determine the content to include in their course, how it is delivered and how it is assessed. From our experience, this means there is commonly a variation in the level of depth and quality of training and assessment among providers, making it difficult to ensure that studies completed elsewhere meet the standards we expect from our course.
Whilst we do not formally recognise prior learning, students who have completed previous fitness studies often benefit from participating in our course, using it as an opportunity to refresh their skills and knowledge and complete the course in much shorter timeframes.