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Complete Personal Trainer Program + Diploma of Nutrition.

Set yourself up for a career in fitness, health and nutrition.

Hit the ground running with our combined personal training course and nutrition qualification.

Gain the full suite of skills and expertise you need to build a versatile career in the health and fitness industry. Learn how to guide clients on nutrition, how to train clients in a gym, as well as how to build a business as a personal trainer. 

Study Personal Training

The AIPT Complete Personal Trainer^  Program is a nationally recognised personal trainer course. Through this program, you’ll learn to provide physical assessments and incorporate exercise science principles into fitness programming, alongside instructing programs for body composition goals and providing healthy eating information to clients.  

Study Nutrition

The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition is an online course, combined with a required 30 sessions of practical work placement, offered in Australia that will equip you with the knowledge, abilities and skills for a range of professional environments. No matter what area of the health and fitness industry interests you, this online nutrition diploma will give you the ability to perform a wide variety of essential tasks. Whether it’s advising on food and healthy eating recommendations, providing meaningful sports nutrition advice or understanding and creating meal plans, a diploma of human nutrition will prepare you well. 

The course structure

Starting off with the entry requirements, you will learn how to conduct client assessments and effectively plan and deliver tailored exercise programs for a range of different client needs. 

Next, you will launch into the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness, where you will develop a thorough understanding of the aspects of personal training. You will be taught how to undertake long-term exercise programs, and how to use motivational psychology to set you up for success. 

The 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition is the next part of your study, where you will enhance your knowledge of nutrition and gain a valuable skillset that translates to a career in the fitness industry.

Benefit from a combined qualification in Fitness, Health and Nutrition 

With the training you’ll receive from both the Complete Personal Trainer^  Program and the 10967NAT Diploma of Nutrition, you'll have the qualifications you need to apply for health and fitness jobs in Australia, as well as overseas. 

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Personal Trainer

  • Personal Training Franchises — Get a head-start in launching your PT business with an already established fitness franchise, delivering specialised training to your members. 
  • Your Own Personal Training Business — Be your own boss and choose when and where you work with your own client network. 
  • Community Fitness Settings — Support the health and fitness of your own community by providing fitness advice for organised group initiatives.  
  • Health Clubs — Work for a local gym or fitness centre training your own clients as a qualified Personal Trainer. Completing the SIS402015 Certificate IV in Fitness (Complete PT) does not allow you to conduct any group exercise classes that are formalised in a group setting for example choreographed to music. 
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Nutrition Advisor

There is typically some confusion in the difference between a nutrition advisor and a dietician. While both aim to assist individuals in achieving optimal health through diet, a dietician has additional qualifications that allow them to provide medical nutritional therapy. A nutrition advisor is responsible for working with their clients to create meaningful change in their lifestyle with nutritional advice and support. This includes working one-on-one with clients to provide services such as diet and exercise plans, progress tracking and implementing a course of action or referring them to medical health professionals when necessary.
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Nutrition Coach

Follow your passion for health and fitness with a career as a nutrition coach. A nutrition coach’s role focuses on helping their clients build practices and make changes to their diet to optimise their health. There are many reasons why an individual would seek help from a nutrition coach; they might have a fitness or performance goal they’re working towards, or simply a desire to improve their quality of life and prevent diet-related disease. As a nutrition coach, you’ll have a solid understanding of nutrition science and how to tailor a program to meet an individual’s specific needs, as well as being able to successfully motivate them to stay on track.

Please note: This course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming year. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 10 May 2023 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a Career Advisor on 1300 616 180.

Course snapshot

Complete Personal Trainer Program + Diploma of Nutrition.

Delivery structure

Complete Personal Trainer:

Practical Elements:

  • At a Campus Club
  • With a 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor
  • With a Mentor of Your Choice

Theoretical Elements:

  • Are completed online

Diploma of Nutrition:

Theoretical Elements:

  • Are completed online

Practical Elements:

  • 30 practical placement sessions

Up to 24 months

Study load

This bundle qualification must be completed in the following order.

Complete Personal Trainer Program:

  • 52-40 hours of practical experience in a real gym depending on your delivery mode.
  • 28 course units to complete.
  • Complete one assessment every 1.5 weeks to graduate in 12 months.

Diploma of Nutrition:

  • 13 course units to complete
  • 30 practical placement sessions
  • Complete one assessment every month to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery Structure.

Studying the Complete Personal Trainer Program + Diploma of Nutrition bundle with AIPT is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs. Starting with the Complete Personal Trainer Program and then moving into the Diploma of Nutrition each one of the programs are broken down into four parts:

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1. Practical

Complete Personal Trainer Program – The practical elements of your course can be undertaken in one of three ways:

Campus Club

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Learn in a small group environment inside one of Australia’s leading gyms and be taught by the best in the business.
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Undertake 52 hours of face-to-face training following a set timetable.
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2. Theoretical

Complete Personal Trainer Program – Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.


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28 units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.
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3. Theoretical

Diploma of Nutrtion – Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.


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13 units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.
High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).
Operating system – Windows 8 or above.
Mobile Phone with video capability
or Video Camera – Some assessments in your course will require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.
Internet Browser:
Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.
Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.
Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

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4. Practical

Diploma of Nutrition – For this qualification, you will be required to complete 30 practical placement sessions in a health or fitness workplace under the supervision of an appropriately qualified Supervisor.

Practical Placement Sessions.

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30 practical placement sessions in a health or fitness workplace.
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Under the supervision of an appropriately qualified Supervisor.


Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Entry Requirements

Cost & payment.

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team.

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 180.

Why choose AIPT?

AIPT Australia Wide

100+ campus locations

We're all around Australia, with locations near you.

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Flexible payment options

A range of payment options to suit your lifestyle.

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Learn from real fitness professionals, in real gyms

Designed to give you a practical experience in a real gym environment.

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Largest network of industry partnerships

The largest network of employers, fitness professionals and fitness business owners.

Amy Marshall Student Review

I spoke with Tamara, who was wonderful. She gave me all the information about the course and kept in touch during the enrolment process. The AIPT team are always available to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Amy Marshall
Brad Davis Student Review

They have an excellent range of courses on offer, as well as superb customer service that made me feel welcomed and supported throughout my studies.

Brad Davis
Jaiden Myer Student Review

Having the opportunity to study my theory online and at my own pace allowed me the freedom to continue working my full-time job. The face-to-face branch of the studies was an amazing experience to be able to work with my instructor, who had many years of experience in the industry.

Jaiden Myer
Mem Hockley Student Review

AIPT supported me from the moment I joined. Even through Covid times, they carried on and were always there for me if I needed anything. AIPT customer service is a real credit to them; they are amazing.

Mem Hockley
Dylan Garbutt Student Review

Studying with AIPT allowed me to study while working 5 days a week and start a university degree. They made this possible by allowing flexibility throughout my study while still ensuring I received the highest possible education throughout the course. The range of payment plans was also a significant factor for me.

Dylan Garbutt
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