February InForm is out now
This month, we ask if smart watches are getting too smart, we look give you a snapshot of the gym and fitness centre industry, plus… yawn… we explain why you need to have your superannuation under control. Plus, everything you need to know to market your business effectively. Download your February InForm now!

New policy statement: Recognition of University Degrees for Registration
As of the 27th of February 2017 Physical Activity Australia will no longer register University Degree qualifications including Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science or similar. As of September 1st 2016 the Fitness Training Package including SIS30315, SIS40215 and SIS20215 is the only ASQA approved fitness qualification for delivery. These changes to the training package mean that any previous course mapping no longer satisfies minimum requirements and requires updating.

Without direct course mapping from a University Physical Activity Australia cannot provide the registration equivalent of a Certificate III, IV or Diploma in Fitness to tertiary students. All University qualifications will be referred on to a Registered Training Organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning.
Physical Activity Australia will work with Universities that wish to develop a mapping process in order to streamline the registration process for relevant students. For more information please contact the Physical Activity Australia office on 1300 784 467.

PAA Statement on Registration and Choice
PAA strongly supports choice of professional industry registration.

We believe that personal trainers should not be restricted in their choice of registration provider, as this can lead to them becoming captive to higher fees and a lower quality of service if they cannot switch their registration in response to better price and service. Restrictions on choice of registration provider are therefore likely to be detrimental to consumers and the industry overall.

Read the Statement in full here >