International Students - Study with FIT College in Australia

International Students - Start a career in fitness with FIT College in Australia

Ready to kickoff your career in fitness? Study the highest standard in fitness career education that Australia has to offer and become an internationally recognised fitness professional. FIT College has been operating with thousands of qualified Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers worldwide, with 19 campuses across Australia.

Fitness Instructor Training

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness - Gym Instructor 

CRICOS code: 110301E


This Nationally Accredited Training qualification prepares students to perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor for group, or gym programs.

Personal Trainer Course

SIS40221 CERTificate IV in fitness - Personal Trainer 

CRICOS code: 110302D


This Nationally Accredited Training qualification prepares students with specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients to improve health related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations. This may include PT training of older clients and adolescents. 

Upcoming Intakes

Begin your two year international study at FIT College on any of the following intake dates.

Term 1 2024 15 January
Term 2 2024 8 April
Term 3 2024 8 July
Term 4 2024 30 October
Term 1 2025 20 January
Term 2 2025 14 April
Term 3 2025 14 July
Term 4 2025 6 October

Study Fitness at six Campus Locations

Our international fitness study campuses are located in sunny Queensland, renowned for its beautiful beaches, laid back lifestyle and easy access to the great tourist destinations of Eastern Australia. New South Wales, and now Victoria. You can choose to study abroad at any of these locations.

FIT College ESOS approved campuses


Queensland Campuses

FIT College has four ESOS approved international campuses in Queensland:

  • Cairns
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast

Cairns is located in the heart of North Queensland, amongst the tropic foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Our Cairns campus has you situated perfectly to discover the great barrier reef and surrounding rainforests. Cairns has long been considered an education hub as well as a tourist hotspot with local universities and plenty of fitness facilities servicing the active community in the north.

The Sunshine Coast is true to its name with a constant supply of sunshine, sand and surf. Health and fitness has been a staple of the Sunshine Coast community with fitness holiday hotspots like Noosa and the Hinterland area popular attractions. Being outdoors is a must here with some of the best weather in Australia. Our Sunshine Coast campus is also home to FIT College head office.Three Campus Locations

Brisbane is known for its respectable international relations. Sharing its coastline with Moreton Bay Marine Park, Brisbane is a beautiful place to live. Access to Moreton Island, and Stradbroke Island are only a short boat trip away. Along with strong public transport, and an ever-increasing number of employment opportunities in the health and fitness sector – Brisbane is a hub for innovation and jobs.

The Gold Coast is a major tourist destination famed for its world-class surfing beaches, high-rise dominated skyline, theme parks, nightlife, and rainforest hinterland. Whether you love the city or the beach, the Gold Coast has something for everyone. Our Gold Coast campus is situated in Southport which is a coastal suburb and the central business district of the City of Gold Coast.


New South Wales Campuses

FIT College has one ESOS approved international campus in New South Wales:

  • Sydney Parramatta

Sydney is Australia’s poster child of cities. Iconic locations such as the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, the 2000 Olympic Stadium, and the Blue Mountains are all within reach of FIT College’s ESOS-approved Parramatta Campus. Public transport is supported throughout the Greater Sydney Region. Sydney’s dense population makes becoming an international health and fitness professional an appealing career choice for those looking to live and study in Sydney.


Victoria Campuses

FIT College has one ESOS approved international campus in Victoria:

  • South Melbourne

Melbourne is known as the multicultural hub of Australia with a coffee culture like no other. A city built within Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is one of the largest Australian Cities. With varying weather conditions - Melbourne is a unique city that carries a modern city lifestyle which also connects to the snowy mountains within a few hours' drive.



Students will complete the fitness course over two years. The schedule includes four terms of ten weeks per year. You can expect about 26 hours per week of study time, with 20 hours scheduled contact time and six hours per week of private study.
The 20 hours of scheduled contact will include:

• 1 x 4-hour lecture: Core theoretical content
• 2 x 4-hour tutorials: Application of core theoretical material
• 2 x 4-hour practicals: Application of core theoretical content to the practical environment


Example Weekley Schedule

The next steps

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Pop your details in the form above and receive your FREE info pack! One of our Careers Advisor will be in touch. They will answer all of your questions and set you on the path to success! Study to become a Personal Trainer and begin your rewarding career in the fitness industry!




Why FIT College?

Comprehensive learning platform

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Face to face classrooms in campuses nationwide or study online

Flexible, interest-free payment plans

7AM - 7PM 7 days/wk education support

With you every step of the way!

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