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Want to help people improve their health, wellbeing and confidence? Take the next step in your career and gain vital skills in one of the fastest growing professions around the world with our online personal trainer courses.

Our Diploma provides you with the chance to learn from highly successful and experienced personal trainers, giving you the competitive advantage you’re looking for.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our personal trainer courses, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Exercise Physiology
    2Exercise Principles
    3Human Biomechanics
    4Risk Assessment
    5Aqua fitness, exercise, routines, and equipment
    6Fitness Program Design
    7Delivering A Fitness Program
    8Ergogenic Aids to Performance
    9Safety and Injury
    11Fitness Programs for Special Groups
    12Principles of Fitness
    13Human Anatomy
    14exercise Science
    15Client Communication
    17Fitness Programming
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our personal trainer courses online. For example, you will:

    • Fast track your career as a personal trainer
    • Study a course that has been developed in consultation with senior members of the fitness profession
    • Save time and money by learning remotely rather than in person
    • Set your own timetable, allowing you to fit your course around other commitments
    • Have your own personal tutor
    • Save 10% on your course fee by paying upfront, or choose our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Experience the benefits for yourself by enrolling today!

  • Career Prospects

    The fitness industry is booming. With people keen to look and feel their best, personal trainers are in high demand around the world. According to the Bureau of Statistics, this profession is expected to grow 20% faster than the average of other professions. As well as offering strong job prospects, becoming a personal trainer can be a lucrative career path. You can expect to bill anything from $25 to $60+ for a one hour session.

    Working in this dynamic and rewarding profession, you will harness your knowledge of physiology and exercise to motivate and train your clients. One of the great things about this work is the fact that you won’t be stuck in an office; instead, you’ll be constantly on your feet interacting with different people in a range of environments. And you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to your clients’ health and happiness.

    Diverse opportunities

    You can choose your own path within the personal training profession. For example, you could seek employment in settings including:

    • Fitness centres, gyms and health clubs
    • Swimming complexes
    • Sports clubs
    • Corporate gyms
    • Specialised personal training studios
    • Outdoor fitness companies

    If you want to be your own boss, you also have the option of going it alone and setting up a personal training business.

    Regardless of the route you take, your day-to-day tasks could involve:

    • Helping clients to set fitness goals
    • Developing fitness programmes to enable clients to achieve these goals
    • Motivating, coaching and teaching clients in how to follow their fitness programmes effectively and safely
    • Providing advice on lifestyle, nutrition and health
    • Assisting clients with workouts
    • Recording clients’ progress by taking measurements such as heart rate and body fat levels
    • Promoting your business, if you are self-employed
  • Course Levels Explained

    Executive Diploma

    Our personal trainer course leads to the awarding of an Executive Diploma. This qualification recognises the graduate’s capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into our personal trainer course.

    So, if you want to start helping people to live healthier lives, simply enrol today.

  • Course Length

    Students typically complete their studies within 31 weeks.

    However, the beauty of studying personal training with ICI is that you get to determine your timetable. If you wish to fast track your studies and graduate as quickly as possible, you can do so in a matter of months. Alternatively, you can work through the learning programme at a slower pace. We allow up to two years to complete the course.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our personal trainer course is carried out entirely via distance learning. Also referred to as correspondence learning, this approach puts you in control. It allows you to study whenever and wherever you wish. So, no matter where you’re located, and regardless of any existing commitments you may have, you can work through our personal trainer course at your convenience. You won’t have to worry about meeting deadlines or travelling to attend classes in person.

    You will have a personal tutor on hand for the whole course to answer any questions you might have and to provide support and guidance. In addition, like all ICI health and fitness courses, this training programme has been designed to be highly engaging and relevant, meaning you will find it easy to stay focused throughout.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    ICI is accredited and recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. IARC is a system that provides recognition, approval and endorsement of institutions provided they satisfy a set of academic, ethical and operational standards.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in personal training or a related health and fitness profession? This course is for you. Health and fitness is an industry that never stands still. Our course will help you to upgrade and expand on your knowledge and skills, ensuring you are fully up-to-date with industry best practice and enabling you to give the very best service to your clients.

    You can claim course fees as a tax deduction providing the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our personal trainer course are included in the course fee. Once you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a personal trainer
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (For example: John Smith, EDipPT)
    • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program (Click to learn more).
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 22nd September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish.

    Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

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$49 x 50 weeks
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How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons above and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career as a personal trainer – in a matter of days!

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.