Absolutely appalled with this rto, I asked for a statement of attainment for what I had been marked on only to be told I couldn't have one because their units are "clustered" despite it being the responsibility of the rto to allow past and present students to have access to their results not to mention how differently every assessment is marked due to outsourcing, it seems almost as though they look more at box ticking rather than content most of the time and because of the outsourcing one cannot even speak to the person marking your work as it is always someone different, you could have to resubmit on something like failing to fill in a fake address on a form for a made up case study and wait almost a week to have it marked again by somebody else completely different.
If I can't get my statement of attainment I have to restart again through someone else. Giant rip offs, low quality provider.
Review by Renzo Derrow4 months ago
100000% RECOMMEND! The help from the academy was amazing and I am so thankful as without them I would have failed my course. The hardest thing about it was putting the time and effort into dedicating and motivating myself to study. I struggled with the online learning as it was so different from being in a classroom but if you are wanting something part time around commitments this is definitely the place to come. As long as you put in the work and effort you will be okay! I paid $50 a week until all was paid off and even got discounted as I am doing the Certificate 4 as well and at the time they had a promotion. If you need more time you are able to get a 6 month extension(at an extra cost) and student support are so helpful so don't be afraid to contact them whenever you need, they are there to help. Work experience was a little tricky without a manual on hand so definitely recommend always having that. While doing my course I worked Full Time 40hrs a week, a mother to my son at the time and also at the end was pregnant with my second... Just so you know how busy I was. Anyways GOODLUCK with finding a course and again HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE ACADEMY :)
Review by Pocklington Caicos5 months ago
I’m sure that they’re great when you’re able to actually study, but if you have a change in circumstances and need to drop out or defer for a year, you can’t.
You’re locked in.
Unlike TAFE where you can pay only for the units you’ve completed then quit the course (possibly picking it up again at a later stage and being RPL’d for the previous units) you can’t with AFA. They require you to pay the whole lot with only 1 month buffer.
I signed up for cert III and IV and could barely complete up to unit 5 of the cert III before my personal circumstances prevented me from further study.
So, before you take up these courses, ensure you’re not going to have any unforeseen surprises arise in your life and can afford to pay the course outright or you’ll be left being kicked when you’re down like I was.
A cool $2850 for nothing.
Review by Mistaken8 months ago
Dear student support team,
I would like to thank each and everyone of you guys for the tremendous support which you have given to me during my study for certificate III&IV. I really appreciate how you was very helpful, without your assistance I wouldn’t be able to grasp and complete my modules
Review by Lexidoodah1 year ago
Completed my Cert III and IV in Fitness with them.
The had terribly slow response times, and when they made errors, forced me to wait months on end to be granted my certificates.
Poor service, with never being able to spell my name correctly, small things play a big part, and in a industry based of service not even getting a simple name correct is very poor.
Made you jump through hoops to be granted recognition for prior learning, being told your past hours of placement don't count nor your years of university work.
Would not recommend
Review by Baert1 year ago
Poor online tools, with not enough information to finish the assignments to the level they expect. They take over a week to get back to you on assignments. Rather than giving you one lot of feedback, they make you resubmit work over and over again. Giant waste of time. And I heavily regret choosing them for my fitness study.
Review by Mahnaaz Quan1 year ago
Best content, helpful and understanding staff, easy to understand,
Review by DCarr1 year ago
Currently studying with Australian Fitness Academy online the experience has been really good I am learning a great deal more than I expected and support if needed is only an email away.
The way the online course is set up makes it very user friendly to study and to do assessment tasks which also indicates your progress.
Very good experience so far and would recommend this to anyone looking to study Personal Training.
I found it is complementing my years of Martial Arts Training to a point that I am receiving interest from people wanting me to train them in their individual fitness goals.
My advice go for it you have got nothing to lose.
Review by Seweryn1 year ago
They are a joke! They bring out new course material but if you are working off the old course material they don't let you know there is an updated version you just get marked unsatisfactory because the old material says to only measure the right side of a person so it's not so invasive. Then when you resubmit your assignment (as they tell you that doing 3 different programs for someone who goes to the gym 3 times a week is wrong, they'd rather you did one program for a person to do the same program all week) after they have said doing the right side only is ok it comes back with this still a problem. Also your new program is wrong as it doesn't include a lunge??? My program only had 3 different compound leg exercises targeting the 3 main muscle groups! This is constantly a problem as they outsource a lot of their marking so you can't speak to the person who does the marking. Student support tell you they will speak to them but obviously don't. The amount of work they make you do between a log book and work experience is ridiculous and gyms are not happy to let you do all the work with clients that afa want you to do. To top all this off, I had a major injury to my right hand that left me unable to use it for 6 months. They gave me a 3 month extension initially but when I needed longer they made me pay for another extension despite having a Drs certificate and gave me no avenue to argue my case or even let them know what had happened. These jokers don't deserve a cent of my money and I definitely would advise you not to get sucked in and give them a cent of yours.
Review by Itago Vigneri1 year ago
great learning resources
Review by Rowen1 year ago
I didn't always understand what to do in my lessons. It was hard to find the right answer. The student book not always helps so you have to spend too much time to google or find it from somewhere else.
Review by Sangeetha Deaton1 year ago
Awful customer service and experienced very little assistance.
Review by Laylanoelle1 year ago
I enjoyed studying through Australian Fitness Academy, it was self paced, easy to understand and very achievable. Happy to recommend them to anyone.
Review by Nasrun Derrow1 year ago
AFA has helped me with any answers, the subjects, u name it, I have looked like a fool at times with embarrassment and they stil supported me with all the help I needed to not only finish my subjects but to understand the importance of finishing a course with full understanding. Even for sumbody like me who had never had proper computer skills they were patient and understanding with helpful information, I have not only learned about Fitness, but my computer skills, presentation etc have all risen to a level I have never thought of!!
Thank You AFA!! I would recommend them to anybody of all ages!!!
Well done and keep the standard and good work up 🤸🏾♂️🏋️♀️🚴🏊💪👊👍👍👍👍👍👍😁
Review by Singireddy1 year ago
The content was pretty ordinary to listen to and it took a long time for me to complete the course as It really didn't hold my attention.
Review by Degg1 year ago
I enjoyed my studies with Australian Fitness Acadamy, I found the material useful and comprehensive and there was always someone at the other end to help with any questions I had. A really good foundation.
Review by FrancoisUK2 years ago
learning with AFA is the best experience I had past few years. I am now studying kinesiology in Canada and if I want to compare the study material I have to say that most of my knowledge regarding the anatomy and human physiology, I owe to AFA.
you are so supportive and I am happy to be a part of this amazing team.
Review by Trickynicky2 years ago
I am having an average experience with AFA. Majority of my assignments have taken almost 2 weeks to be returned. A couple of them have even come back as not satisfactory all because there was a missing 'client signature' but the rest of the comments are all mostly positive. I don't feel as if this is fair or worth a not satisfactory grade and would suggest to just inform me that it is needed next time rather than failing me and having to wait another 2 weeks to receive a new grade.
Review by Lleigh2 years ago
Found my online training with AFA a good experience. Not too much dramas and questions were answered promptly.
Review by MacMae2 years ago
I have found student support very helpful and quick to respond to my questions.Overall I have been satisfied with the online course but was disappointed that I completed my cert 111 then had to do another bridging course before I could start my cert 4 which was not previously explained to me .
Review by Kyri2 years ago
Great experience. Had all the resources I needed. Support staff was great
Review by Charmant2 years ago
Excellent company with fantastic support and professional development.
Review by LettyAnn2 years ago
very professional and going into details in every subjects....
Review by Waldy2 years ago
Slow correcting process. I had asked for it to be speed up a little bit because I had a job opportunity. They took even longer than any other time to correct it. Otherwise, not bad content, learnt more one on one with my boss than I did in the course
Review by Crazyfriend Chiluveru2 years ago
Very detailed and thorough. Also good student support