General FAQs

How do I get started?

If you are ready to get started on your fitness career, give us a call on 1300 136 632 or enquire now. Our Career Consultants are ready to work with you to decide the best study pathway for you. They will give you all the details about how to enrol.

Do I get a certificate at the end of my course?

Students will receive a Certificate or Statement of Attainment on completion of their chosen program, to FIAFitnation's required standards.

How much does it cost?

This depends on what you choose to study and how! We have a variety of courses and a range of flexible study options – online, on-campus, part or full-time.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes. You can either pay for your course in full up-front (and there are advantages in doing so!) or opt for one of our flexible and affordable payment plans.

How long do I have to finish my online course?

You may be someone who watches an online presentation once and gets it, while others may need to refer to further notes and videos to fully understand the topic. This means you may finish faster or slower than the allocated course time.

In general, we allow six months to complete Certificate III online and up to 12 months for Certificate IV and Diploma courses.

Do you offer nutritional qualifications?

Yes. If you are a fitness professional you can study the new Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics for Personal Trainers. Or you can add a short course in nutrition to your qualifications. If you’re looking for more options, our sister college, Endeavour College of Natural Health, offers a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine.

Do I need to buy textbooks?

No. All the materials you need to complete your course are available online. You can also access extra reference materials in our libraries on campus, which can potentially save you hundreds.

What do I do if I want to work overseas?

After completing your course, we recommend that you register with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia.

As different countries have differing requirements when it comes to working in the fitness industry, we encourage you to speak with potential overseas employers or contact Fitness Australia to understand what you will need to work in other countries.

What is FIAFitnation’s online learning experience like?

Our online learning platform uses the latest technology to create a rich and engaging learning experience. There you will find extensive resources, dedicated online trainers and opportunities to interact with your virtual classmates.

Find out more about why you’ll love online learning with us.

How much support do I get if I study online?

You will have support 24/7. Online you can access our ‘Tutor Frequently Asked Questions’ area. If you have a question about course content, your exams or the learning platform you can email your online tutors during business hours, from Monday to Friday.

On campus you can request an appointment to meet your tutor face-to–face, or speak with our Support Services Team via phone or in person.

Is FIAFitnation an accredited education provider?

Yes. FIAFitnation is an accredited Registered Training Organisation (RTO) recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

How do I know I’m getting value for money?

You will benefit from exceptional teachers, our extensive industry experience and employer networks. An expert educational team with decades of experience develop our courses. The course content and learning outcomes meet or exceed the required competency standards for Vocational Education and Training providers.

Our graduates are recognised across the fitness industry as Australia’s leading fitness professionals.

Can I get credit for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available at FIAFitnation. When you enrol to study with FIAFitnation, please provide evidence of your previous qualifications, study and/or professional experience so that we can assess whether you have credit towards your fitness course. See our Educational Pathways page for more information.

This page was last updated on: Monday 25 April 2016

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