Fitness Australia’s policies and guidelines provide direction and support to personal trainers, fitness instructors and fitness business owners, to ensure they meet nationally recognised fitness industry standards and best practice in the Australian health and fitness industry.
These policies and guidelines also articulate the position of Fitness Australia and policy directions for the health and fitness industry.
All Exercise Professionals have a duty of care to prevent harm, which could reasonably be expected to occur in the course of providing advice or instruction to clients. The professional standards and guidelines we’ve developed help you exercise your duty of care and mitigate risk.
If a Registered Exercise Professional is alleged to have breached their of duty of care, we will examine their compliance with our standards and guidelines.
For the ongoing good reputation of the fitness industry and your business, it is important that together we support the Professional Registration System. As a business and employer, you have the ability and a responsibility to ensure that professionals who are employed or contracted are registered.
The Scope of Practice for Registered Exercise Professionals provides clarity about their role, responsibilities and professional boundaries and reinforces many of the existing exercise professional standards and policies.
The Fitness Australia Code of Ethics of Registered Exercise Professionals and their practice requires its members to discharge their duties and responsibilities, at all times, in a manner which professionally, ethically, and morally compromises no individual with whom they have professional contact, irrespective of that person’s position, situation or condition in society.
Registration Requirements Fitness Australia Registered Exercise Professionals are required to complete a prescribed amount of continuing education...
Fitness Australia understands the key role local government and statutory authorities play in promoting health and well-being by providing open spaces for recreational opportunities and supporting infrastructure on public land to encourage physical activity among the community.