Following industry consultation, Fitness Australia has moved to increase the professional standing of the industry by introducing Quality Assurance Employment.

This provides the first step towards closer alignment with allied health by having a high standard for service delivery in AusREP registration.

Quality Assurance Employment – Fitness Australia to recognise other association memberships

As part of Fitness Australia’s Quality Assurance Employment, all exercise professionals and personal trainers working within a Fitness Australia registered business must hold AusREP registration with Fitness Australia.

For a limited time, Fitness Australia is offering free transferable membership from any other organisation. Fitness Australia will provide free membership to exercise professionals who are currently employed by a Fitness Australia registered business, by recognising any remaining period of their existing membership term with Physical Activity Australia, ESSA or Fitrec.

The Quality Assurance Employment program provides businesses with the confidence and guarantees that their exercise professionals and employees are following industry best practice, protocols and guidelines.

For exercise professionals and personal trainers, it provides industry credibility, ongoing support and access to continued learning.

The Quality Assurance Employment AusREP registration is part of Fitness Australia’s Service Excellence Program that also includes the upcoming launch of AusREP Accreditation. Achieving accreditation demonstrates a higher level of service and commitment across four key pillars; Knowledge, Delivery, Experience & Validation. The AusREP Accreditation is voluntary and has no financial cost.

More information about Fitness Australia’s Quality Assurance Employment can be found here.

To transfer another organisation’s membership to Fitness Australia, exercise professionals need to contact Fitness Australia directly and show their existing membership. Fitness Australia can support those transferring with complimentary education and the necessary associated CECs.

COVID-19 AusREP Relief Package

Fitness Australia is focused on the wellbeing and interest of members during COVID-19. To provide support and assistance with AusREP membership Fitness Australia has launched the following offers.

If you are an exercise professional looking to take advantage of a Fitness Australia AusREP registration, now is the time to join with a reduced joining fee. For a limited time, AusREP membership is only $195 for two years (usually $275) or members ca choose a new 12 month option for only $125. To learn more about Fitness Australia AusREP benefits visit https://fitness.org.au/registration/ausreps/benefits

New members can join Fitness Australia by contacting info@fitness.org.au or 1300 211 311. Fitness Australia offers a wide range of member benefits, for details visit https://fitness.org.au/registration

CEO Barrie Elvish said the impact of COVID-19 had been devastating for the fitness industry and as the peak industry association it is important to support members as much as possible.

“The fitness industry has been impacted considerably throughout COVID-19, our Victorian members in particular are still feeling the full effects of closures. Fitness Australia is not only committed to advocating on behalf of the industry but also on supporting members with financial concessions where we can, to help them get back on track,” Mr Elvish said.

“Our commitment to our members and the broader community has never been stronger – the essential  role gyms and fitness facilities play in our community cannot be underestimated and we need to ensure these businesses can survive these difficult times.”