Standards, Guidelines & Policies
Fitness Australia provides policies and guidelines, such as the Codes of Practice, to help fitness businesses and Registered Exercise Professionals maintain best practices when working with clients.
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.
State and Territory Fitness Industry Codes of Practice
As the fitness industry has progressed it is evident that the Fitness Industry codes of practice no longer meet the requirement of the current industry landscape. To meet industry needs and align states and territories to one standard, Fitness Australia has removed state based codes as we develop a National Fitness Industry Code of Practice.
In the meantime code legislation still exists in a number of states and territories and fitness businesses must meet these requirements.
- Australian Capital Territory fitness industry code of practice
- Queensland fitness industry code of practice
- South Australia fitness industry code of practice
- Western Australia fitness industry of practice
Legislation also exists for all business in any industry. It is important that fitness businesses are aware of the requirement to meet this legislation. Requirements include but are not limited to:
- Australian Consumer Law
- Work health and safety
- Working with Children's Check
- Anti-discrimination law
Adult Pre-Exercise Screening Tool & User Guide
- Pre and Post-Natal Exercise Guidelines
- Outdoor Training Guidelines
- Safety Guidelines: Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts for Fitness
- Strength Training for Healthy Adults
- Safety Guidelines for Strength Training
- Addendum to Safety Guidelines for Kettlebell Training
- Cardiovascular Exercise Prescription for Healthy Adults
- Kids in Gyms Guidelines
- Work Health and Safety Guide
- Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
- Australian Dietary Guidelines
- Eating Disorder Guidelines
- Sports Medicine Australia Exercising in the Heat Guidelines
- Sports Medicine Australia Safety Guidelines for Children and Young People in Sport and Recreation
Human Resource/Industrial Relations
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