Frequently Asked Questions
“Are FIT College courses Nationally Recognised and Fully Accredited Australia Wide?"
Yes, all courses are nationally recognised and accredited. FIT College is a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO Number: 31903). FIT College complies with current legislative and regulatory requirements impacting on participants in training. FIT College complies with all standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015. All assessment and certification are granted under and complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Issuance Policy.
“On campus courses (face to face) – what is the length of the full time and part time courses?"
FIT College on campus courses are just that – ON campus! Our expert team of fitness and education professionals have been in the industry for many years and have all completed further studies to become a FIT College Trainer and Assessor. Real Classroom, Real Teachers, Real Training, Real Experience!
Full time courses are generally 14 weeks in duration (Monday to Thursday, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm) and part time courses are 2 evenings per week (6.00 pm – 9.00 pm: 28 weeks in duration).
Study with a College that gives you more face to face contact hours, more practical and hands on experience and more experience than any other college!
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“Is there practical application and work experience in the courses?"
Our practically structured assessments have the required hours built into each qualification. Rather than sit back and observe others do the work of a fitness professional, you will be asked to perform many practical tasks in the course. These experiences give you the tools, knowledge and practical skills to be a successful Fitness Professional.
“What qualifications do I graduate with?"
Certificate III (SIS30315) and Certificate IV (SIS40215) in Fitness! This means you are a fully certified and accredited Personal Trainer! Not only can you work in a gym as a gym instructor or personal trainer – you can also run your own training business! You can also apply to become an accredited Level 1 Strength & Conditioning coach with the ASCA.
“Am I really going to be ready to start work when I have completed the course?"
FIT College invests significantly in development and is continually reviewing its practices and training methods. It is with this commitment to excellence that YOU as a student benefit. Don’t just become ‘another trainer’ – study with a College that ensures you come out humble, yet confident, knowledgeable and with a great attitude to work, and the industry as a whole. Fitness Centres all over the world are actively sourcing our students because they are willing to learn and already have a great knowledge base and practical skills.
“Flexible payment options? How can I pay for the course?"
FIT College does not want the pressures of finance and payment to ever become an issue. We help you come up with a payment plan that is easy and fits into YOUR individual budget. Easy payment via direct debit as well as pay in full options are available. Talk to a FIT College Career Advisors about your individual circumstances and we will come up with a plan that suits.
“How long does the Certificate III and IV course Online take to complete?"
The flexibility to this course is the key. Many of our students are working full time and completing their studies. We also assist many students in formulating a plan to complete the course in a set time frame. We have had students complete their Personal Trainer Qualification (Certificate III and IV in Fitness) in as little as 6 months, and others that wish to take the full 12 months allowed per qualification. You have 12 months to complete each qualification but it depends on how quickly you want to graduate. The choice is yours.
Chat to a FIT College Career Advisor and devise a study plan that suits you. FIT College will be with you every step of the way in your journey to become a Fitness Professional. Remember, becoming a quality “Fitness Professional” is not just about having a “piece of paper” and qualification – we want our FIT College graduates to be leaders in the industry. Quality is key.
“Is there plenty of work for a Personal Trainer?"
Absolutely, a common question we are asked at the college and in general conversation is – “Is there enough work for me when I finish as there seems to be a lot of trainers everywhere!?” There is always plenty of work for the right person with the right attitude and work ethic. Working with people is not easy but the rewards are endless if you are in the industry to help people. The industry is crying out for passionate, hard working, knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers. FIT College can help you. Do you believe that staying in shape is important? Do you get plenty of physical exercise at your current job? The increasing number of people who answer yes to the first question, and no to the second has fuelled the growth of an entire industry – personal fitness. As more and more people make time to go to the gym to stay in shape and maintain their health, there is greater demand for fitness professionals who can help them achieve their goals.
“Am I too old to become a Personal Trainer?"
Very easy answer – ‘NO’ The fitness industry is crying out for ‘real people’. Are you passionate about helping others, love fitness and have been thinking about it for years? Chat to FIT College today. We have a diverse group of students aged from 16 – 61, there are no boundaries to the fitness industry. Take the leap today!
“Is certification via a correspondence course the same as doing it face to face?"
In short – Yes, all Registered Training Organisations have to use the same training package regardless of the length and study mode of the course. FIT College’s blended online course is identical to that of our face to face course. The only difference is that you don’t sit in a classroom and complete your tuition. Online study involves you putting in time to carefully read, analyse and understand the material and then transfer that to the fitness ‘real world’.
“Are there any additional costs involved in the course?“"
On Campus: Besides personal stationery, your own internet access plan and laptop/PC — there are NO extra fees.
Online: There is a requirement that all online FIT College students complete their First Aid course and provide the certification to FIT College. the First Aid course cost, travel and accommodation costs associated with you attending First Aid is at your own expense.
“RPL and Skills Recognition. How does the process work?"
If you have already completed some formal training before, you can apply for RPL or credit transfer towards your new qualification. Chat to FIT College today and work out the best way to submit your RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). Once assessed by FIT College – we will put your plan together for completion of the remaining competencies for Certificate III and IV Fitness. Talk to a Careers Advisor today about this process.
“How does online study work? Is there loads of textbooks to study?"
No everything is provided online. Our specially designed “Students” area has ALL of your resources, lecture notes and much much more, where you can easily access your study material and student support.