Fitness Research is funded by the Australian Institute of Fitness®

Australian Institute of Fitness® is the largest training provider for the Australian fitness industry, graduating more students than any other fitness training organisation in Australia. With campuses located in and around all major cities in Australia, The Institute offer a range of fitness, massage, nutrition and business courses, via a choice of study modes to best suit your lifestyle.

The Institute also offer a comprehensive Career Head-StartTM Program, which includes access to Career Scouts, a fitness careers website, plus invitations to regular Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos.

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Why People Choose The Australian Institute Of Fitness


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The Institute offer the industry’s MOST recognised qualification in fitness and massage. Developed by subject-matter experts, in line with industry demands, and delivered by experienced, qualified professional educators, it's undisputedly the most fun and effective way to get THE fitness or massage qualification employers really want.


From the moment you walk in the door at The Institute, you'll be immersed in a world-class learning environment. Campuses are purpose-built specifically for training fitness and massage professionals, and include Skill Centres, fully-equipped massage treatment rooms, dedicated classrooms, and chill-out areas. That's just one of the reasons why our course experience is regularly rated at 9/10.


The Institute have the highest number of employed graduates in the fitness industry, a dedicated Careers team (with access to over 1,300 Career Partners), regular Fitness Industry Recruitment Expos (F.I.R.E. Nights) and the largest number of listed jobs in the training sector via


The Institute’ online program achieves a graduation rate almost four times higher than the industry average. No matter what mode of study you choose, they offer extended Coach availability, open drop-in times on campus, regular fun-torials (scheduled opportunities to complete your assessments on campus with Coach guidance), and online and phone support.

Our Courses

Master Trainer ProgramTM

SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Developed and delivered by leading fitness experts and educators, the Master Trainer Program™ delivers THE most recognised fitness qualification in the industry and is the number one qualification employers are looking for.  

The Master Trainer Program™ assesses on six extra criteria which, when achieved, will elevate you from a standard Trainer to an Institute Certified Master Trainer Level 1, equipping you with the latest skills, knowledge and know-how you’ll need to kick-start your successful career in the fitness industry.

Delivered through a streamlined, fun and effective learning experience, this program covers all the fitness fundamentals plus much more, including anatomy, physiology, how to prescribe exercise as well as training principles and solutions for a range of groups and special populations such as adults, adolescents, older adults, amateur athletes and people with body composition and endurance based goals.

Business will also be a key focus where you will learn how to setup and prepare for your own small business, and learn basic sales and marketing skills necessary to acquire clients. Keeping up with the latest industry trends you will learn how to utilise a range of technological tools to enhance your fitness business, such as range of motion testers and wearable technology.

Remedial Massage Therapist

HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage

The Institute’s Diploma of Remedial Massage is one of a kind, giving graduates the opportunity to work as a Remedial Massage Therapist across a range of industries from professional sport to rehabilitation.

The Remedial Massage Therapy course is the only massage qualification to include an Institute Sports Trainer certification. It will enable students to manage sporting injuries, conduct sports taping and safely transport injured athletes.  

As part of this course, students will also become an Institute Certified Functional Movement Therapist, learning how to identify, diagnose and treat movement-based dysfunction and prevent potential and recurring injuries.

This course not only gives students the qualification to practice as a Massage Therapist, but also the skills to thrive in the industry, setting them up with business skills, registration, an ABN and payment methods.

Nutrition Coach

The Institute’s Nutrition Coach course has been designed to empower fitness professionals to be better equipped to provide current nutrition information to clients within their scope of practice.

Using the latest evidence-based principles, students will learn nutrition for optimal health at every age, for weight management, and for performance and muscle growth.

There is a major focus on motivational coaching skills to better empower the client to make great nutrition choices within a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Learn to provide nutrition solutions for your clients through The Institute's Nutrition Coach course, and add to your revenue stream with your sound nutrition knowledge.

Fitness Business Essentials

Owning a business is a reality for many in the fitness and massage industries, but a common challenge many people encounter with most business courses is that they often don't know how to apply what they have learnt to their specific environment or circumstance.

Different to all other business courses, The Institute’s Fitness Business Essentials course is tailored to the fitness and massage industries, with a focus on the latest digital marketing practices and trends, so that you can be confident what you learn can be put into practice from the word go.

Fitness Business Essentials gives students the essential tools, know-how and the confidence to successfully run their own business for the long-term. Our unique, custom curriculum includes the design and launch of your own personalised website, which you will design using Weebly during the course. It also includes the application of realistic industry case-studies so you will have experience in applying best practice business methodology in simulated real-world situations, giving you the best chance at sustained business success within the fitness and massage industries after you graduate.