Fitness Australia AusREPs are required to complete a prescribed amount of continuing education (20 CECs during the 2 year registration term) and maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications in order to be eligible for re-registration. Typical sources of evidence of CEC completion include transcripts of results and/or completion certificates. Registrants also agree to abide by the Fitness Australia Exercise Professional Code of Ethics.
At the time of registering, the Professional declares a commitment to fulfill these requirements, maintain relevant evidentiary records and acknowledges that he or she may be selected as a part of a future random audit.
Fitness Australia conducts a random audit of 10% of registrants over a two year period.
- A registrant selected for audit will receive notification via email and/or mail including an outline of the audit process and requirements.
- The registrant will be required to submit evidence of their compliance with registration requirements within a 30 day period. If evidence is not submitted within 30 days, the registrant is deemed non-compliant.
- Fitness Australia will review the evidence presented within a 14 day period.
- If the registrant is found to have complied with registration requirements, he or she will be notified via email or mail immediately.
If a registrant is found to be non-compliant with re-registration requirements, he or she will be notified immediately and the following process will apply:
- The registrant will be asked to complete the unfulfilled requirements within a three (3) month period. Eg: Attainment of the CECs required for the registration term or completion of First Aid/CPR certifications.
- If the registrant remains non-compliant after the three month term, he or she will be sanctioned. This may result in de-registration for a set term.
- Non-compliance will be assessed on a case by case basis and all reported circumstances will be considered during the process.
- Individuals who are de-registered will be required to obtain 20 CECs during the two (2) year term prior to their re-entry date.
Registrants who are sanctioned as a result of the audit process may appeal the decision in accordance with the following terms:
- A written appeal clearly stating the reason for appealing the decision must be submitted to Fitness Australia within 28 days of receiving notice of the sanction.
- The appeal will be assessed by a designated Fitness Australia audit appeals committee in a timely manner.
- The exercise professional will be notified about the committee’s decision via mail immediately.
Fitness Australia recognises that registrants may need to defer the audit due to unforeseen circumstances. To defer the audit process, the registrant must submit a detailed written explanation to Fitness Australia. Those who defer the audit process will still be chosen for audit post the deferral period. The maximum deferral period is 3 months.
All correspondence required as a part of the audit process can be forwarded to:
Fax: 03 9645 0925
Mail: Fitness Australia AusREP Audit Process
Level 3, 80 Dorcas St,
South Melbourne, Victoria. 3205.