A good first step to kickstart your personal trainer career is to obtain your Career PT (Certificate IV in Fitness + Certificate III Pre-requisites) from PT Academy. Once you have decided that a career as a personal trainer is right for you, choosing this certification program will help you become a professional fitness trainer. Once you get started with this program, our master educators and trainers will provide you with a combination of both digital and hard copy study materials.


There are several things that you can do with the Career PT Certification. While the most obvious way to use your certification is to train clients, you can also use it to expand your career beyond helping clients in the gym. Other innovative ways to increase your reach and revenue include:

Providing online personal training: 

This certification qualifies you to create and run your own personal training business. However, you shouldn’t limit yourself training clients face to face. The personal fitness world offers digital opportunities, and for everyone client you train in person, there will be dozens of others that can use your services but not necessarily in your neighborhood. To offer training online, you will rely on the exercise knowledge, coaching skills, and programming experience you obtain from the PT Academy course.

Create programs for fitness brands: 

The fitness industry is always looking for new and evolving programs. Fitness companies, gyms, and brands rely on professionals to help them develop and implement new programs. As a PTA certified personal trainer, you can lend your skills and knowledge to this process.

Write informative articles or blog posts: 

As you help more and more people take control of their health and fitness, you will get more followers. You can gain traction with a larger audience and start building your credibility through fitness writing on websites, blogs, and in magazines. In your author bio, remember to mention your fitness trainer certification.

Why Get Your Career PT Certification at PTA?

Proactive learning

PT Academy is a family run business that is fully committed to providing world-class learning. We have a dedicated team that supports students with learning that is encouraging and enjoyable. At PTA, we believe that when personal development is powered by engagement and excitement, the final results will be greater.

Although we often advocate for face to face learning, this isn’t always possible. For this reason, we have blended workshop days and an online training program where you can access your learning texts, receive support, engage with peers, and submit your written materials. This option has become very popular because:

Receive training from industry experts

Part of what makes PT Academy different is our team of dedicated, highly experienced, and educated lecturers who provide comprehensive and personal approaches to your learning. Our instructors will ensure that you start your career with confidence, knowing that the knowledge and skills you have received are those needed in the fitness industry.

More job opportunities

A Certificate IV in Fitness Qualification allows you to gain employment as a personal trainer in a gym,  fitness or leisure facility or run your own business.  You will have the ability to work in a variety of fitness businesses both indoor and outdoor open spaces. Gaining a Cert IV in Fitness also provides a study pathway to other fitness related diplomas

At PT Academy, we also go the extra mile to set up interviews for our students with some of the most reputable fitness facilities in Australia. For instance, Virgin Active, Fitness First, Fit N Fast, Evolution outdoor training, Snap Fitness, among several others.

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What our graduates say

“As someone who has had the pleasure of completing both Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness with PTA, I can not speak highly enough of them. Personal Training Academy have created a fantastic culture, one I’m proud to be part of. They are by far the industry leaders in fitness education. Course facilitators are extremely knowledgeable and go the extra mile to ensure their students enter the industry as future leaders. Great work PTA and thank you.”
Leigh Muir
Certificate 3+4 Graduate

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