Professional Registration

Professional registration has been a requirement in Australia since 1980.

After you complete your qualification, you will need to register with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia.

These registering bodies verify and hold a record of your qualification and keep you up-to-date with the latest industry trends and new research.

Remember to maintain your registration so your qualifications remain current.

Each of the registering bodies has slightly different requirements for maintaining your registration, but this usually involves some continuing education, for which you gain a certain number of credits or points. This ongoing education shows that you are keeping your fitness knowledge current.

If you want your qualifications to take you around the world, remember 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.

This page was last updated on: Friday 12 February 2016

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