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Payment Options

Choose a payment option to suit your lifestyle

At the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, we believe everyone should have access to a quality education, setting you up to start your new career. This is why we have a range of payment options to suit your lifestyle and budget.

Instalment plan

Deposit plus the remainder of your course cost to be paid within 12 months.

Your course fees are calculated to include all costs associated with your study, which are paid through a series of regular instalments.

An initial deposit on your course is required, followed by weekly or fortnightly payments until the total amount of the course has been paid off.

Up-front payment

This payment option is available for all of our certificate and diploma courses. All costs associated with your training and assessment are calculated in full and can be paid in total by credit card at the time of enrolment.

AIPT have partnered with Study Loans. Study Loans is Australia’s first dedicated private student loan provider. for more information see the official Study Loans website

Government Funded Training

Queensland Government subsidised training available at Australian Institute of Personal Trainers; 

User Choice Program

The User Choice 2020-2021 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of the industry and respond to changing government priorities.

How does the program work?

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of Skills Assure Suppliers for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Employers taking on an Apprentice or Trainee

For employers, Australian Apprentices can bring new and valuable resources and skills into a business. Traineeships allow you to develop qualified loyal staff that are familiar with your company, your work environment, your standards, your equipment and your customers. There are plenty of benefits to employers that include the following:

  • Qualified employees trained your way for your business
  • Government funding assistance for the training of eligible apprentices and trainees
  • Financial benefits for you including Commonwealth Government incentives
  • Greater customer satisfaction through well trained staff


Prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident and New Zealand citizens who have entered Australia on a valid passport, have unrestricted rights to employment in Australia.
  • Workplace address is in Queensland (An apprentice or trainee can have an interstate residential and/or postal address and still be registered with the department, if the physical workplace address is in Queensland and the apprentice or trainee works at that address.)
  • Age requirements 17yrs or older. (If the Apprentice or trainee is under 18 years of age at the date of signing the training contract, the signed consent of a parent or guardian is required.)

New or Existing workers eligible to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship:

  • Full-time apprentices and trainees work and train full-time, usually from 36 to 38 hours a week.
  • Part-time apprentices and trainees work and train no less than 15 hours per week, averaged over a four-week cycle.

School Based Trainees (SAT):

Years 10, 11 and 12, are trained in the workplace while continuing to study in the School.

A School Based Trainee (SAT) must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age;
  • Must be enrolled at a secondary school in years 10, 11 or 12
  • SAT must enter a training agreement with an employer. The school and the family must support this.
  • It is expected that the employer will provide 7.5 hours per week of paid employment, which may be averaged over a three-month period.
  • Periods of paid employment must never fall below the minimum of 375 hours (50 days) per 12 month period from the commencement of the school-based training contract.

Student Contribution Fees

The majority of the course fees are contributed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) except for the Student Contribution Fee. The student contribution fee, $1.60 per nominal hour may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or another third party, but cannot be paid or waived by the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

Concessional Student Status applies when;

  • The participant was or will be under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which the Skills Assure Supplier provides training, and the participant is not at school and has not completed year 12.
  • The participant holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named on the card.
  • The participant issues the Skills Assure Supplier with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
  • The participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.

For concessional status, it is the responsibility of the Skills Assure Supplier to verify at enrolment and hold evidence of a student’s eligibility.



ACT Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. Skilled Capital offers a comprehensive range of services to provide Canberrans the support they need to complete the training that is right for them. Skilled Capital will improve access to high-quality training in areas of skills needs and maximise improved employment opportunities for students.

Skilled Capital provides subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List, as well as a selection of Certificate II pathway qualifications that may lead to further training at a higher level. This means that through Skilled Capital students will undertake training in an area that has been identified as a skills need in the ACT. This will improve students employment opportunities and/or lead to further training options once the students have completed their qualification.

The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is approved by the ACT Government to provide training for Skilled Capital qualifications. Please see further information on the Skilled Capital website.

Eligibility criteria: ​

To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must, at the time of enrolment, be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student:
    • is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
    • has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an approved Australian School-based Apprenticeship pathway.

In addition to the above, to be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, your training provider must have evidence to demonstrate that a certificate II qualification is a justifiable learning pathway for you.

Previous education and training will not impact your eligibility for Certificate III qualifications and above. However, you cannot be funded for a qualification you have completed within the last 7 years. Also, you can only be subsidised for 1 Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

If you are not eligible for Skilled Capital or are seeking a different training pathway refer to the Australian Apprenticeships page.

Qualifications offered by Australian Institute of Personal Trainers under Skilled Capital

If a person is eligible for funding under Skilled Capital, the ACT Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required. Places are strictly limited. The following student contribution fees will apply from 21/09/2019 - 30/06/2021 or until places run out. Once funding has run out the fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate.


Qualification Title

Tuition Fee


Certificate IV in Fitness


Fee concessions

If you hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Card or can prove genuine hardship you may be eligible for a concession or exemption on your training fees.

If you would like to apply for a concession or exemption please advise us at your enrolment. You will need to provide us with a copy of your Health Care Card or Pension Card.

Completion Payment for ACT Skilled Capital

Students who successfully complete their qualification may be eligible for a Completion Payment made by the ACT directorate. A Completion Payment will be paid directly to the student upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is:

  • $300 for each qualification
  • $100 for each Skill Set

Students will be eligible to receive the Completion Payment for up to one (1) year after the date deemed competent, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed. The student must lodge their bank details via the AVETARS student portal.

It is noted that a student is not eligible for a Completion Payment where there are more than 50% of units achieved through RPL. Students enrolled in a fee-free Skilled Capital training arrangement are ineligible for the Completion Payment.

It should also be noted that a student may be eligible for a Completion Payment if more than 50% of the units are achieved via a credit transfer where achievement is the results of a change qualification variation.

Completion Payment eligibility criteria apply to students that complete a Training Product on or after 1 January 2019.

Completion Payment for ACT Australian Apprentices/Trainees

Australian Apprentices and Trainees (AA) who successfully complete their qualification may be eligible for a Completion Payment made by the ACT Directorate. A Completion Payment will be paid directly to the AA upon completion of the qualification and a survey, if eligible. The completion payment is:

  • $300 for each qualification

The AA will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after successful completion of the qualification, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed. The AA must lodge their bank account details via the AVETARS student portal.

It should be noted, an AA is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are achieved through RPL.

An AA may be eligible for a completion payment if more than 50% of the units are achieved via credit transfer where the achievement is the result of:

  • a training contract variation i.e. change of RTO and/or qualification; or
  • the AA undertaking a training contract with a new employer for the same qualification or its replacement in a new training contract.

This completion payment eligibility criteria will apply to AAs that complete a qualification on or after 1 January 2019.

An AA in an ACT unfunded or fee-for-service training contract is not eligible for a completion payment.



Other restrictions may apply to some programs, so please read the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website for more information.

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