Become a Registered Fitness Professional

You can work as a fitness instructor at a gym or a personal trainer without registering to an industry organisation. Fitness registration is not a legal requirement in Australia; in fact, it is illegal to require a trainer or instructor to be registered to an organisation or make it a condition for employment. That being said, membership comes with plenty of benefits, and the best of them all is the perception of credibility.

Many gym enthusiasts and people looking for personal trainers feel more comfortable receiving instruction from someone who is associated with a well-known industry association, like Fitness Australia and FitRec. Membership to these institutions is proof of credibility. These organisations hold members to a high standard: ongoing education is a must for members. If you are an accredited member, clients will see you as a capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy trainer and instructor.

The Benefits of Registering with Fitness Australia

  • Access to tools and materials that can benefit your career and business
  • Access to training courses and educational resources
  • Your very own, searchable profile page on the Fitness Australia online directory
  • Access to discounted professional insurance
  • Professional integrity
  • Representation at all levels of government
  • Unlimited access to HR and IR hotline services
  • International recognition with ICREPs
  • Better employment opportunities in the country and abroad

When you register with Fitness Australia, you automatically become part of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), specifically to AusREP. If you want to work at an ICREP country (Europe, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, UK), you can transfer your registration, and your new employers will recognise your credentials.

Qualifications and Registration with Fitness Australia

All fitness professionals in the country are welcome to register with Fitness Australia. In line with the institution’s commitment to excellence, all interested registrants must meet specific qualifications. A screening body will assess all applications, and only those who meet the standards will become registered members.

If you want to enjoy the benefits enumerated above, you must submit your Fitness Australia registration as soon as possible. Here’s how to register:

1. Meet the qualifications

Meet the fitness qualification requirements of your category (the qualifications vary for Personal Trainers, Gym Instructors, Group Exercise Instructors and Group Exercise Leaders).

You must also have a Senior First Aid and CPR certification.

2. Submit supporting documents

Provide the following documents:

  • Qualification Certificate
  • Certificate of Attainment / Academic transcript
  • Current Australian First Aid Certificate
  • Current CPR Certificate


3. Pay the registration fee

Fitness Australia requires a membership fee of $275 (including GST). This is payment for a two-year registration.

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Registration Maintenance Requirement

Once you’re registered with Fitness Australia, you are effectively committing to continuing your education by taking accredited courses, like the ones we offer at Fitness Education Online. You will be required to earn 20 CECs each year to renew your membership. Fortunately, you can meet this requirement easily since we offer a variety of categories, each with several choices of online CEC courses.

Register now with Fitness Australia.

Our Reputation Precedes Us

Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at what our students (personal trainers just like you) are saying about us. Our wide range of courses, workouts, drills, and games have helped them develop exercise programs that are fun, safe, and effective.

The support that they’ve offered has been fantastic. My course is booked solid.


20 new customers & 12-16 people turning up every night of the week!


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“It’s amazing how many different exercises you can do with a battlerope. I enjoyed learning about all of them. All the information I needed was in the course material. I found it very helpful.”

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“Thank you that is amazing, i have done some of these but i love the way you have explained and video demo for it. I love incorporating games. This has really helped me.”

thumb_03_60_60Mark says…


“Outstanding – I emailed 4 courses providers on the weekend over Xmas break. I did not expect any responses. However, I got an email response from Jonathon almost immediately.”

thumb_02_60_60Emma says…


“I just want to say thank you so much for your amazing stuff. It’s already revolutionised my business and reignited my passion for PT!”

thumb_01_60_60Scott says…


“10/10! I was not looking for someone to tell me to just do something. I found the personal touches like calling clients prior and after session to be very useful.”

thumb_03_60_60Andrea says…


“Informative and easy to navigate, the course was helpful in all aspects of helping to improve my business. I will be doing more courses with you”

thumb_02_60_60Jess says…

“Only 2 weeks in and thanks to fitness education online iv gone from 10 direct debit bootcamp clients to 26 and 6 new PT clients. I had been struggling for months before now with a brand new hyped up gym opening near me. I almost shut my business down. Well not anymore. Onwards and upwards to reach 50 new direct debit clients is my next goal. I cant wait to keep studying.”

thumb_01_60_60Tracey says…


“Hey jono not sure if you remember but I messaged you about me doing an info session for my first Bootcamp ever and you rang me with some advice. Well 23 turned up for info session and 22 have paid in advance and One apologized stating she would live to do it however she feels her body was not up to it. First session tomorrow morning, yay. Thank you thank you thank you.”

thumb_03_60_60Ashy says…


“Ashy Bines here! I’ve known Jono from Fitness Education Online for a long time now and we’ve worked pretty closely together in the past and he knows a thing or two about running a successful bootcamp! If you’re trainer looking to grow your Bootcamp i’d definitely recommend talking to Jono- easy going ,fun and doesnt complicate things!”