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2016 Indigenous Scholarship Opportunity

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ Indigenous Scholarship was established to empower Indigenous Australians with the much-needed health and fitness knowledge and skills to help address the chronic health and socio-economic issues affecting the Indigenous community.

The 2016 Indigenous Scholarship Program awards two scholarships per annum and recipients will have the opportunity to study the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers’ Complete Personal Trainer^ course. During the course the recipients will cover topics such as anatomy and physiology, designing and delivering gym and exercise programs for special populations, health assessment and screening, client motivation and quality service, occupational health and safety, risk management and business essentials including marketing.

Scholarship winners will be selected based on their passion and dedication to health and fitness as well as using their acquired knowledge to positively give back to their community.

Each scholarship is valued at approximately $5,000.

About the Course

The Complete Personal Trainer^ course will give the scholarship recipients the comprehensive knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their fitness careers. By starting with the core units of the Certificate III in Fitness SIS30313 before launching into the Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40210, the scholarship recipients will graduate with all the necessary knowledge and competencies required to be a successful Personal Trainer.

The Complete Personal Trainer^ is made up of two components:

  • THEORY: 25 online units of competency
  • PRACTICAL: 20 hours of practical experience with a Mentor of their choice#

In this program each scholarship recipient can choose their own Mentor – an experienced Personal Trainer – to guide them through the practical components of their course. The Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, and will assist the recipient in applying the concepts they are learning to real world fitness situations.

Applications for the 2016 scholarships have now closed and successful applicants will be announced on 16 May 2016.


^The Complete Personal Trainer program consists of the Certificate IV in Fitness SIS40210 + all units of competency required for entry. Please contact us for further details on the course structure.

# Your chosen Mentor must be approved by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.