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International Fitness Academy FAQ's

What do I need to become a Personal Trainer?

Most employees look for a recognised qualification for which we have multiple options.

At what age can you qualify as a personal trainer?

There is no age limit, however to start your studies you need to be over 15 years of age.

How long does it take to complete SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness AND SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness?

We like to give a guide of 12 months to complete each course, however depending on the time that you are willing to commit you can finish them more quickly if you choose to.

How hard is it to become a personal trainer?

Getting qualified isn’t hard, it just takes commitment to your studies and then a willingness to work hard once you are qualified.

Most fitness centres require a minimum of SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness AND SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. These courses can generally be completed in under 12 months each.

Do you need to complete a practical component to become a personal trainer?

Yes you do.  Whilst the theory component of the course is 100% online, you will also need to complete a series of practical assessments with a qualified trainer who will need to sign off your competencies.

What first aid certificate do personal trainers need?

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid

This is required if you want to register as a trainer with Fitness Australia.

Are there any specific subjects you can complete in school to help you become a personal trainer?

No formal qualifications or subjects are needed in order to start your studies in the fitness industry.  Any science, nutrition or sport based subjects will help with your general knowledge, but are not required to start a course.

What’s the difference between SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness AND SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness?

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is a further 20 units of study to SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, AND once you complete this you can take clients one on one and also group PT sessions.

SIS40215 Certificate IV also incorporates business, strength and conditioning and goes further in depth with nutrition and other key subjects.

SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is a prerequisite of SI40214 Certificate IV in Fitness.

Get certified with IFA Training and start doing what you love

Get certified with IFA Training and start doing what you love.

Personal training is a job that starts with heart, motivation and a love for all things fitness. But, there’s more to it than pumping iron at the gym.

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