About Fit College
FIT College registered as an RTO in 2009 and commenced delivery of fitness qualifications the same year aiming to deliver only the best in Fitness and Personal Training Courses. FIT College developed a range of business and management qualifications in 2012 and launched these in 2013.
Since its inception FIT College has achieved the lowest rating for risk and subsequently achieved the longest available period of five-year registration periods at each renewal audit.
FIT College delivers face to face courses from multiple campuses in Australia and Pacific region, as well as delivers online courses for students from all over the world.
Campuses are located in commercial fitness facilities
All of our campuses are either inside or right beside a commercial fitness facility.
Our students get to see the day to day operations of a fully operational fitness facility. This exposes students to the reception set up, classes available, personal trainers working with clients, the day to day member activity, facility marketing campaigns , sales staff procedures, cleaning and maintenance procedures, and staff behaviour giving our students real world experiences that make the Fitness and Personal Training Courses available at fit college even more valuable.
These facilities are not small PT Studios or min workout areas in classrooms that only highlight small parts of the industry. These centres are selected to allow our students to see the broad services provide by and inclusive of the fitness industry.
Real teachers in real classrooms
We chose not to just use ‘Real PT’s in Real Gyms’. Having industry experience and being a PT doesn’t give you the skills to be an educator.
We chose to use qualified and experienced fitness professionals who are trained to be VET teachers.
100% of our Senior Teachers and tutors have a University degree as well as the VET qualification ‘Certificate IV Training and Assessment’
100% of our teachers continue to work in the fitness industry in some role.
Only experienced and qualified teachers are allowed to sign off on a students work and approve the student competent in each task to assure you get the best training in your Personal Training or Fitness Course. We don’t rely on Real PT’s to make that call as they are not familiar with the requirements to determine an individual’s competence from an educational perspective and the elements listed in the national training package for this qualification.
We provide a realistic education on working in the fitness industry
We chose not to sensationalise the fitness industry and certainly don’t suggest to students they can become wealthy as a personal trainer in the first few years.
Our curriculum provides an honest evaluation of the fitness industry and exposes students to the reasons why some trainers are successful and why others are not.
We chose not to use celebrities to promote our courses. We believe that the image associated with celebrities does not provide a realistic picture of what the fitness industry is about.
We discuss those aspects of the fitness industry that may not be so glossy and inviting like early starts and late finishes, working split shifts and weekends, cleaning equipment in slow times, making follow up calls to clients who miss sessions, taking holidays and not getting paid if you’re a self-employed PT. We do the best we can to prepare our student for the reality of working in the personal training and fitness industry and the real world situations that are faced on a day to day basis.
We maintain currency in our curriculum by conducting reviews on a 6 monthly basis to ensure new research is included, updates from the national package are included, and utilise student and peer feedback on improving our delivery and assessment techniques
Our student platform was custom built for our curriculum
Our online student platform has been custom built and does not rely on existing Freeware software that may not perfectly match the needs of our business as we have to make sure our online offering gives the best experience for our Personal Trainer and Fitness Course students.
Owning our own software allows us to continually improve the learners experience and provide additional tracking and support for students online learning.
This includes unique aspects such as an online attendance record that records all attendances and report back to the student profile, ability to upload all assessment tasks directly to their own profile and receive feedback and grades in their own assessment area and access to a broad range of resources that enhance the learners experience.
We provide exceptional support to all students
Students studying either a fitness course or a personal training course are given support to assist with their studies through a number of methods including the ability to:
Talk regularly by phone, email, skype, online with their personalised tutor who provides guidance and support in helping students complete their study program.
Utilise the ‘Student Communication Log’ on the learning platform to talk directly with their tutor about specific issues and tasks they need help with.
Make a meeting time to attend any campus and meet face to face with teachers and tutors
Receive feedback for each assessment task in the ‘Assessment’ Section where feedback is given for each task that is deemed ‘Not Yet Competent’
Gain help in setting up ‘Work Placement’ time as FIT College staff know the names personally of many fitness facility owners and managers all over the country which enables us to talk directly to them about students visiting their centres.
Online students have access to a broad range of Practical Study days and Practical workshop days made available through the online calendar in the learning platform that students can book into at a nearby campus or affiliate centre.
Develop customised payment plans through our Student Admission where students can talk directly with us about payment issues or altered personal circumstances.