I want to do some outdoor teaching 1 on 1, under the banner of personal training. In my council area I need a Certificate of registration with a peak sporting body or willingness to abide by the Fitness Australia code of practice.

As the Peak Body for Dance in Victoria Ausdance VIC advocates, creates, supports and promote opportunities for the Dance sector in the state. Sporting Peak Bodies such as Fitness Australia have the pre requisite of validating registrant’s qualifications in order for them to become members. Fitness Australia members must meet certain qualification criteria and professional development requirements to obtain and maintain registration.

The Dance Industry’s’ code of ethics and standards of safe dance practice, developed by Ausdance in consultation with the Industry, form the basis of the Dance Industry’s code of practice. These components, together with your COVID Safe Plan should be sufficient to demonstrate equivalence to the Fitness Australia code of practice. Find the free Ausdance sample COVID Safe Plan, Risk Register and useful checklists here:

Alternatively, go to Business Victoria COVID safe workplace page. Depending on the stage of the restrictions, you may also be required to carry a work permit.

For proof of your membership with Ausdance VIC as your peak body please email our Membership Coordinator, Alison McIntosh-Deszcz at membership.vic@ausdance.org.au.